Make Me a Supermodel (season 2)

Make Me a Supermodel, Season 2, premiered on March 4, 2009, is the second season of Make Me a Supermodel. It is broadcast on Bravo.

Make Me a Supermodel
Season 2
Make me a supermodel season 2.jpg
StarringTyson Beckford
Nicole Trunfio
Jenny Shimizu
Catherine Malandrino
Marlon Stoltzman
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Original networkBravo
Original releaseMarch 4 (2009-03-04) –
June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03)
Season chronology
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Season 1

The new season started with higher than expected ratings after a much publicized campaign on blog sites, bus stops, and shopping malls. A casting special aired prior to the second season opener, featuring many models being photographed, critiqued on the runway, and sent away until only the final choices for the season remained. The casting special premiered in February 2009.

Major changes were made the second season, including viewer voting taken out, with the judges deciding who's eliminated and the winner of the entire show. The number of contestants was also increased from 14 to 16 and reduced the final 4 to only 3 finalists in the finale episode. The judging panel was also completely revamped. Former model Jenny Shimizu, along with fashion photographer Perou, one of the judges in the original British version, French fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and international model scout Marlon Stoltzman all joined as judges. Beckford was no longer a judge, and instead became the sole host of the show and the mentor of the male competitors. Australian model Nicole Trunfio replaced Niki Taylor and became the mentor of the female competitors. Lastly, every week, the featured photographer would choose a model they felt worked the photo shoot the best, and that winning model and their pick would get to go on a casting.

The winner of the competition, chosen by the viewers, would receive: a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine, a cash prize of $100,000 from Maybelline New York, and a one-year contract with New York Model Management.

The winner of the competition was 18-year-old Branden Rickman from Central Point, Oregon, making him the youngest and first male model to win the show.


(ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome Place
Ken Thompson 24 Winterville, North Carolina Episode 1 16
Chris Cohen 22 Libertyville, Illinois Episode 2 15
Karen Kelly 22 Ocean Springs, Mississippi Episode 3 14
Shawn Nishikawa 30 Seattle, Washington Episode 4 13
CJ Kirkham 18 San Ramon, California Episode 5 12
Gabriel Zadok Everett 22 Charlotte, North Carolina Episode 6 11
Laury Prudent 23 Miami, Florida Episode 7 9-10
Kerryn Johns 24 Russellville, Arkansas
Colin Steers 21 Charlottesville, Virginia Episode 8 8
Amanda Crop 21 Banks, Oregon Episode 9 7
Jordan Condra 21 Tucson, Arizona Episode 10 6
Salome Steinmann 19 Altamont, Tennessee Episode 11 5
Mountaha Ayoub 23 Londrina, Brazil Episode 12 4
Jonathan Waud 26 Southampton, United Kingdom Episode 13 3
Sandhurst Tacama Miggins 22 Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago 2
Branden Rickman 18 Central Point, Oregon 1

Pre-show careersEdit

Contestant elimination progressEdit

Model Elimination Progress
Place Model Episodes Episode Title
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
6 Jordan WIN HIGH SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH SAFE LOW OUT 10 - Rocking and Rolling
7 Amanda SAFE SAFE HIGH BTM 3 SAFE SAFE BTM 4 BTM 2 OUT 9 - Naked Ambition
8 Colin BTM 3 LOW SAFE BTM 2 SAFE SAFE BTM 4 OUT 8 - The Simple Life
9-10 Kerryn SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE OUT 7 - Ready to Rumble
11 Gabriel SAFE BTM 2 BTM 2 SAFE BTM 2 OUT 6 - Take a Deep Breath
12 CJ SAFE BTM 3 SAFE SAFE OUT 5 - Menage a Models
13 Shawn SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT 4 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
14 Karen SAFE SAFE OUT 3 - High Wire Act
15 Chris BTM 2 OUT 2 - Eye Candy
16 Ken OUT 1 - Let the Games Begin
  Cornflower Blue background and WIN means that the model won the overall week challenge, with the photo shoot and runway combined.
  Light Blue background and HIGH means the model had one of the highest scores for that challenge.
  Orange background and BTM3 means the model was in the bottom three and was given another chance by the judges to stay in the competition.
  Dark Orange background and BTM2 means the model was in the bottom two and was given another chance by the judges to stay in the competition.
  Pink background and LOW means the model had one of the lowest scores for that challenge, but was not in the bottom.
  Tomato background and OUT means the model was in the bottom three, but was not given another chance by the judges, and was sent home.
  Yellow Green background and OUT means the model was a runner-up for the competition.
  Lime Green background and WINNER means this model won the entire competition, and was chosen by the judges to become a Supermodel.


Episode GuideEdit

Episode Episode Title Original Air Date Summary
Casting "Meet the Models" February 7, 2009 The Season 2 cast of models is spotlighted.
1 "Let the Games Begin" March 4, 2009 Sixteen aspiring models arrive in New York City to compete for $100,000, a modeling contract and a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine.
2 "Eye Candy" March 11, 2009 The models must use candy as their inspiration for their next photo shoot.
3 "High Wire Act" March 18, 2009 The models head back to high school to test their wire work as they capture an authentic sports moment.
4 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" March 25, 2009 The models learn their prize for winning the photo shoot is a trip to Montreal and the opportunity to walk in Montreal Fashion Week.
5 "Menage a Models" April 1, 2009 The remaining models compete in a military-themed challenge; photographer Kelly Klein serves as a guest judge.
6 "Take a Deep Breath" April 8, 2009 The models compete in an underwater photo shoot with photographer Howard Schatz; guest judge Alexandre Herchcovitch.
7 "Ready to Rumble" April 22, 2009 The models flash back to the 1960s with photographer Roxanne Lowit; stylist Rebecca Weinberg serves as a guest judge.
8 "The Simple Life" April 29, 2009 The models head to the country for a photo shoot with photographer Aliya Naumoff; supermodel Maggie Rizer returns as a guest judge.
9 "Naked Ambition" May 6, 2009 The seven remaining models carefully choose their accessories for a revealing photo shoot with Bill Diodato.
10 "Rocking and Rolling" May 13, 2009 The models display music producer Dallas Austin's fashion line and take part in a photo shoot with Patrik Andersson.
11 "Beach Blondes" May 20, 2009 The models have an outdoor winter photo shoot in New York City; the models wear fashions from the design team The Blonds.
12 "Blowin' Up" May 27, 2009 The final four models participate in an explosive session with photographer Clay Patrick McBride, then hit the catwalk in tuxedos and evening gowns by designer Catherine Malandrino.
13 "Finale" June 3, 2009 The final three models take part in two major photo shoots and a catwalk challenge; family members accompany the models to a SoHo art gallery; the judges make a decision.

Photo shootsEdit

  • Episode 1: Let The Games Begin

The models work in pairs regardless of gender, modeling sleepwear outside, in a suspended Plexiglas box.

Featured photographer - Perou

Winner - Salome

Winner's pick - CJ

  • Episode 2: Eye Candy

The models act out as various types of candy. Contestants were assigned to represent either pixie sticks, lollipops, chocolate, gumballs, candy canes, rock candy, or sprinkles.

Featured photographer - Suza Scalora

Winner - Jordan

Winner's pick - Mountaha

  • Episode 3: High Wire Act

The models are suspended by wires and have to pull off sports action shots, in groups.

Featured photographer - Justin Steele

Winner - Amanda

Winner's pick - Kerryn

  • Episode 4: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...

The photo shoot is all about reflections; the models have to pose with mirrors and evoke different emotions.

Featured photographer - Indira Cesarine

Winners - Amanda & Branden

Winner's pick - Mountaha & Colin

  • Episode 5: Menage A Models

The photo shoot was all about capturing a sexual fantasy. The models were portraying military personnel sneaking off to engage in illicit erotic encounters. The models posed in groups of three.

Featured photographer - Joshua Kogan

Winner - Jonathan

Winner's pick - Gabriel

  • Episode 6: Take A Deep Breath

The models were challenged to pose underwater, entangled in nets.

Featured photographer - Howard Schatz

Winner - Jordan

Winner's pick - Salome

  • Episode 7: Ready To Rumble

The models were paired in a 60s themed, mod photo shoot, where they had to emulate the essence of night life and having a good time.

Featured photographer - Roxanne Lowit

Winner - Salome

Winner's pick - Mountaha

  • Episode 8: The Simple Life

The models were sent to a ranch, where they had to pose with farm animals.

Featured photographer - Aliya Naumoff

Winner - Sandhurst

Winner's pick - Branden

  • Episode 9: Naked Ambition

The models posed nude, working with one chosen accessory.

Featured photographer - Bill Diodato

Winner - Salome

Winner's pick - Jordan

  • Episode 10: Rocking and Rolling

The models were pictured wearing Rowdy clothing, and had to embody the punk, grunge and urban aspects of the brand.

Featured photographer - Patrik Andersson

Winner - Salome

Winner's pick - Mountaha

  • Episode 11: Beach Blondes

The models had to capture a hot swimsuit shot in cold weather, while posing with various dead animals from the sea. Sports Illustrated model Jessica Gomes was brought in to individually give the models advice, prior to their shoots.

Featured photographer - Markus Klinko and Indrani, Stylist GK Reid

Winner - Salome

Winner's pick - Mountaha

  • Episode 12: Blowin' Up

The models had one chance to capture a shot embodying the "rocker" look, while flames exploded around them in a warehouse at night.

Featured photographer - Clay Patrick McBride

Winner - Sandhurst

Winner's pick - None: All models worked as informal models for Bloomingdale's. As a group prize, each model was rewarded a $2000 shopping spree, while Sandhurst won an additional $2000 for his spree.

  • Episode 13: Finale

Featured photographer - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Winner - None.

Catwalk challengesEdit

  • Episode 1: The models present clothing from four high fashion designer lines.
  • Episode 2: Walking in pairs (or solo in Kerryn's case), and using candy as a prop.
  • Episode 3: The models wear sports underwear with wire shoulder pads and must pose like athletes.
  • Episode 4: The models are styled as "freaks"; their walks should juxtapose the elegance of their outfit and their shocking make up.
  • Episode 5: The models wore cross-over styles usually worn by the opposite gender. The men had to appear masculine, while the women were challenged to maintain femininity, on the runway
  • Episode 6: The catwalk was all about embodying specific emotions brought out by the clothing. The female models were dressed in deep scarlet clothing and had to portray sensuality and "fire", while the male models were dressed in white and had to embody "ice", or smoothness.
  • Episode 7: The models had a walk-off against their partners from the photo shoot, wearing improv Couture clothing.
  • Episode 8: The models wore classic tweed, high society outfits with western themes.
  • Episode 9: The catwalk was all about being an art showcase. The models wore form-fitting clothing, while wearing a large, monarch-filled plastic bubble on their heads.
  • Episode 10: The models wore bright, playful street outfits, and had the added but optional challenge of walking in Heelys (which all of the models accepted).
  • Episode 11: The models modeled two looks designed by celebrity designer The Blonds: high glamour and goth. The models were expected to create a character and bring these characters to life.
  • Episode 12: The models wore high class looks. The male models hit the catwalk in tuxedos and were challenged to embody James Bond, while Mountaha walked in an evening gown by designer and judge Catherine Malandrino.

Post-show careersEdit

  • Branden: is currently signed with New York Model Management in New York, Wilhelmina Models in Los Angeles and Image Modeling Development in Medford.
  • Jonathan: is currently signed with Nous Model Management in Los Angeles and L.A. Model Management in Los Angeles. He has since signed a job with Forever 21, appearing in the first issue of Forever 21 magazine.
  • Mountaha: is currently signed with New York Model Management in New York.
  • Salome: is currently signed with Click Models in Atlanta.
  • Jordan: is currently signed with Ford Models in Arizona and APM Model Management in New York.
  • Amanda: did not pursue a modeling career after the show.
  • Colin: is currently signed with Basic Model Management in New York.
  • Ken: is currently signed with PGK Men in New York, The Block Agency in Nashville, and Fuse Models in Raleigh, NC.

External linksEdit

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Season 1
Make Me a Supermodel
Season 2
Succeeded by