There's plenty of crying, nervous tension, and of course, the standard reality show backbiting as the contestants vie for the title: Germany's Next Top Model. At the conclusion of each episode, Heidi softly and insincerely utters her now famous words, "Ich habe leider kein Foto für dich, auf Wiedersehen." (I have unfortunately no photo for you, Goodbye.) You see, a contestant needs her photograph to continue with the competition. It's really quite simple: no photo, no come back.
This cliche packed show is among Germany's most popular. It doesn't matter than none of the show's previous winners have made it to super model stardom. It's kind of like the Miss America Pageant. Nobody really cares who wins. The winner is in the spotlight for only a few minutes, then quickly forgotten. I guess Andy Warhol was right when he said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."