Germany's Next Topmodel Cycle 1 is the first season of Germany's Next Topmodel that aired on German television network ProSieben. The show started airing on 25 January 2006 with twelve girls in the competition. 18-year-old Lena Gercke came off as this season's winner. She became a successful model after the show and the host of Austria's Next Topmodel. IMG Models manages the winner and also managed first runner-up and second runner-up for one year.