You are a Supermodel
() was a Russian reality show
on the STS TV channel
, a competition of non-professional aspiring models for a contract with the international model agency Point Models
and prize money of 250,000 dollars. The anchor of the show for the first two cycles was Fyodor Bondarchuk
(Федор Бондарчук). Then Alexander Tsekalo (Александр Цекало) took over for Cycle 3. The host of the fourth cycle is Bondarchuk's wife, popular presenter Svetlana Bondarchuk (Светлана Бондарчук).
Each cycle consists of 12 episodes with a live final in a TV studio. Save for cycle 1, when there were four girls left in the very last episode, the ranking order of the top 3 is determined in the final.
Each episode the (usually) 13 chosen finalists, live in a house together in Moscow, and face different competitions in modeling, sports and entertainment. At the end of each episode there is an elimination round where one girl is sent home until there is only left: The Supermodel of the Year
Prominent faces of Russia's entertainment and modeling industry co-star as mentors or guest judges, giving their opinions and helping decide the eliminations at the end of the show. The main photographers as of the end of cycle 4 are Dmitry Zhuravlev and Vladimir Glynin.
The first cycle was held in 2004 and was won by then 17 year old Ksenia Kahnovich
who refused the first priztze which was a contract with the modelling agency NEXT
as she already got a more... Read More