Top Model is a Scandinavian reality television show, based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model. The competition was divided into three separate competitions: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Each contest begins with a group of twenty-something national semi-finalists that are narrowed down to nine national finalists in the first episode. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, until there are just three contestants remaining in each competition. At that point, the three competitions merge into one overall competition. The last contestant standing from each country competed in the finale, and from this group a winner is chosen.