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“GNTM”: After allegations against the show and Heidi Klum, finalist Martina speaks

“GNTM”: After allegations against the show and Heidi Klum, finalist Martina speaks
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The 17th season of “GNTM” recently ended.Image: dpa / Sven Doornkaat

The recently broadcast “GNTM” finale was overshadowed by serious allegations that former candidates made against the show and Heidi Klum. Lijana Kaggwa, who made it to the final in 2020, started with a 30-minute YouTube video. The 25-year-old spoke of manipulation: “The second family will be the editors and the team. We started building trust. That trust was used to manipulate us into doing what they want.” During the broadcast, she received hate comments, death threats and was placed under police protection.

Nathalie Volk, semi-finalist from 2014, supported Lijana. She also spoke of injuries she is said to have received during production. “I never said anything about it, this show is just as wrong as the alleged model mom and should have been canceled a long time ago,” she emphasized. The broadcaster has already defended itself against her and Lijana’s allegations. Youtuber Ramon Wagner now spoke to Martina, who made it to the final with daughter Lou-Anne, about the events. She said how she felt about the shooting.

Martina comments on the “GNTM” allegations

Ramon initially said: “There are many critical voices on the subject of ‘Germany’s next top model’. What are your thoughts on this?” Her initial answer was this: “From my perspective, these voices speak about the past and not about how ‘Germany’s next top model’ has now developed. Fundamental changes have just happened.” The 50-year-old explained that minors are no longer allowed to participate. In addition, she found “nothing despising women” in her season.

“It can almost certainly be related to the fact that we older people were there. That’s a system factor why there’s been less catfighting. I do believe that we have had a balancing effect”, so Martina. She would also not allow herself to be bullied. Lieselotte or Barbara wouldn’t have put up with something like that either. And further:

“Of course there were moments when others had the feeling that they weren’t being treated with kid gloves. I don’t want to deny these feelings at all. But what I observed and what I experienced myself was that they respectful and extremely hard working. That was really what amazed me the most in such a huge production.”

For example, when they flew to Mykonos, the machine would have been occupied by 28 “GNTM” participants and the production. “You have to imagine how huge it is. Heidi’s people weren’t there yet. I figured it would be a little cooler to make it work. But it was not like that”, stressed Martina. Winner Lou-Anne’s mother always felt “human and well treated”. She got a lot of attention. For this reason, she could not understand the serious allegations against the show.

Therefore, it is Martina “also important to report from the present”. She clarified: “It’s been 17 years now. If we think about it, the fashion industry has changed, and Heidi has also evolved.” Nevertheless, Martina admitted: “You can say that the tone of conversation was rougher in the past. But I also have to say that modeling used to be rougher. I can remember it myself. That means I believe that there what did.”

Martina comments on the accusation of creamed feet

Finally, the Youtuber wanted to know from her how she had experienced the tone of the younger candidates. Martina said: “I didn’t observe anything there, but individual candidates said that it was a bit rougher. Someone pushed them away while shooting because they shouldn’t be in the picture now if you wanted to record a certain scene. What I could observe is that if, for example, an outfit or shoes didn’t fit perfectly, the styling team tried to find a solution and make it fit.”

Martina had to laugh a lot about the allegation that some models’ feet had been creamed on the set. When asked if this was done to her, she said: “No, of course not. That’s absurd. I can’t speak for others, but I didn’t get any foot lotion unless I asked for it. In the final, I had shoes on for the second walk, which really hurt, and then I said: ‘Please put lotion on my feet so I can slip on them better.’ That was then done. I asked for something myself that was denounced elsewhere.”

Regarding the allegations of manipulation that the production had initiated a dispute, she finally said: “It never happened. No one ever came to me and said there were any rumours. But what has been recorded is when they saw that something had happened.” The discussion with Lieselotte after the casting was also shown on the show. “We had often discussed it without cameras. That was noticed and then I was asked if I wanted to talk about it with Lieselotte in front of the camera. I could have said no, I don’t want that.”

Even with her competitors, she did not notice that there had been any manipulation. “These were absolutely real situations. If there was such a thing, I should have missed it. We’ve also become fewer and fewer and I do believe that something like that wouldn’t go past me if a quarrel had been provoked that wasn’t actually there.”

There was also enough food, they were always very well looked after on the set and they cooked themselves in the evenings. Production went shopping for them twice a week and they could express their wishes. “Chocolate was not bought for us at the villa, that’s correct,” she said. She really appreciated the food though. “I always said it was paradise because I didn’t have to worry about anything”so Martina.

Regarding how she was portrayed, the third-place winner explained: “Before I applied, I made up my mind what I wanted to show of myself. I made rules for myself. Twice I skipped my skin. That wasn’t always in front of the camera, otherwise I behaved as I am. It was important to be respectful, that’s the highest value for me.”

By the way, before it even started, the models would have gotten an onboarding together with the PR team, the social media team and the psychologist. The latter was always available to them. The psychologist also said to her: “‘Martina, you have to be aware that what you say can be used. If the camera is with you, you can’t go there afterwards and say, ‘I don’t like it.'”

So she determined: “We were absolutely enlightened. I thought that was really good. I also know that some people consulted him while we were at the villa. After we were out he was there for me too.” In the course of the broadcast, she received practically no hate at all. The only accusation that hit her emotionally was that she would not begrudge Lou-Anne, her daughter. “It brought me down a bit,” she admitted.

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The recently broadcast “GNTM” finale was overshadowed by serious allegations that former candidates made against the show and Heidi Klum. Lijana Kaggwa, who made it to the final in 2020, started with a 30-minute YouTube video. The 25-year-old spoke of manipulation: “The second family will be the editors and the team. We started building trust. That trust was used to manipulate us into doing what they want.” During the broadcast, she received hate comments, death threats and was placed under police protection.

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