Parents' Guide to

A Model Life with Petra Nemcova

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

A kinder, gentler America's Next Top Model.

TV TLC Reality TV 2007
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Is It Any Good?

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In line with its softer, gentler approach, A Model Life doesn't do eliminations or necessarily have a grand prize. All of the models will be considered for a contract at the end of the season, so the show isn't a structured competition. Despite that, the young women sometimes seem competitive, and occasionally criticize one another during individual interviews. These interviews with the models, Nemcova, and the professionals who interact with the young women beef up the on-the-job footage to give viewers a sense of the entire process. Each model has her own strengths and weaknesses, and it's these, as well as strong personalities, that give the show its texture.

Though A Model Life is surely more realistic than America's Next Top Model, it suffers a bit from cheesiness. Nemcova seems like a very likeable and sweet person, but her equanimity feels a bit fake and bland.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 13, 2007
  • Cast: Petra Nemcova
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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