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A Model Life (also called A Model Life with Petra Nemcova) was a short-lived reality series where it follows six young models from all around the world as they move to New York City and try to earn a modeling contract with NEXT modeling. In addition, there were no weekly eliminations.
Six new models are brought to the biggest stage in modeling and viewers follow them from their first test shoot to the runways of New York Fashion Week. Host Petra Nemcova serves as a mentor and friend to the prospective models as they learn the trade of modeling and the business of fashion. Using her own life experiencea, Nemcova advises the models on how to succeed as a model and underscores the importance of having a well-rounded life. Over a span of several weeks, the six girls live through the harsh business of modeling ranging from finicky photographers and clothing designers to contradicting advice on weight and body image from bookers to nutritionist. Throughout the process, NEXT modeling evaluates the potential of these fresh new faces and ultimately determines how many of the models deserve a contract with the agency at the end of the series.