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List of America's Next Top Model contestants

Adrianne Curry, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 1

This is a list of contestants who have appeared on the American television show America's Next Top Model. Contestants compete against each other to become the next top supermodel. They are judged by supermodel Tyra Banks and her panel of judges, and win a modeling contract with a top modeling agency, a cover and/or spread in a magazine, and a cosmetics campaign. The series first aired in 2003 and as of 2009, there have been twelve "cycles" that have aired. A total of 156 different participants have been selected as finalists in the show in its six years running, with twelve models crowned "America's Next Top Model".

Contestants usually apply to be on the show, or attend casting calls, but the series has been known to recruit contestants for various seasons. For Cycle 9, winner Saleisha Stowers was recruited via Myspace, along with Cycle 11 second runner-up Analeigh Tipton, while Isis King, from Cycle 11 was recruited as an extra from Cycle 10's homeless photoshoot, and Cycle 6 third runner-up Sara Albert was scouted at a mall.

Note 1: Contestant's ages are at the time of the season's filming.

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America's Next Top Model


America's Next Top Model (often shortened to Top Model or abbreviated as ANTM) is a reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of America's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry.

The show was created and is hosted by veteran television personality, former supermodel and current talk-show host, Tyra Banks, who also serves as the head judge and executive producer of the show. The first "cycle" premiered in May 2003 and was one of UPN's highest rated shows. The show's seventh cycle was the first of the shows among regular programming on UPN's successor network, The CW, and thus far is the network's highest rated series. The show will continue until at least the 2009-10 season. The opening theme is performed by Tyra Banks and is produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. Banks co-produces the show with Ken Mok and Anthony Dominici. For the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 television seasons, ANTM was the #1 show in average viewers on The CW.

Each season of America's Next Top Model has from 9-13 episodes and starts with 10-14 contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though in rare cases a double elimination or no elimination was given by consensus of the judging panel. Makeovers are administered to contestants early in the season (usually after the first or second elimination in the finals), and a trip to an international destination is scheduled at about two-thirds of the way through the season (usually with five or six contestants remaining).

Each episode of Top Model covers the events of roughly a week of real time (however, while overseas, an episode roughly covers three to four days, totaling two weeks of filming abroad), and features a fashion challenge, photo shoot or commercial, a critique of each contestant and her performance by the judging panel led by Tyra Banks, and the elimination of one or more contestants. As of Cycle 12, the current judging panel includes runway coach J. Alexander, fashion photographer Nigel Barker and Czech supermodel Paulina Porizkova. Previous judges included fashion icon Twiggy, supermodel Janice Dickinson, fashion stylist Nolé Marin, designer Kimora Lee Simmons and fashion editors Beau Quillian and Eric Nicholson. Photo shoot director Jay Manuel, though not a permanent judge, is featured every episode. Usually, an additional guest judge will sit in on the panel every week. Each episode is usually associated with a theme in the world of modeling, such as dealing with the press in interviews, selling a commercial product, appearing in a runway show or going on "go sees".

An episode usually begins with the contestants receiving training in an area concurrent with the week's theme. For example, contestants may get coached in runway walking, improvisational acting, or applying make-up to suit various occasions. A related challenge soon follows, such as a mock runway show or interview, and a winner is chosen by a judge. She receives some prize, such as clothing, a night out, or an advantage at the next photo shoot, and she is usually allowed to share the benefits with a certain number of other contestants of her choice. In Cycle 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 12 the first week post casting did not feature a challenge, just like the third to last week in Cycle 1. Cycle 12's first week, however, saw a prize being awarded at random. In Cycle 5, 7 and 11 there have been episodes with multiple challenges. In Cycle 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 there have been team challenges. In Cycle 8 only the best girl of the winning team won the prize; in Cycle 9 each girl got a prize and one was chosen by random draw to win an extra one; Cycle 9 also had a challenge with two winners. The first from Cycle 10 had each girl winning a prize and the best one winning an extra prize. All team challenges since has had the contestants sharing the reward equally.

The next segment is a photo shoot, and each contestant's performance will reflect heavily on her judging for that week. Each cycle features photo shoots such as bikini or lingerie shots, beauty shots, posing nude or semi-nude, posing with a male model, and posing with animal(s). Usually one photo shoot per season is replaced with a commercial shoot (excluding Cycles 2, 5 and 9 where there were both a commercial and a photo shoot, and Cycle 4 where there was no commercial at all). In Cycles 2 and 9, a photo shoot was replaced by a music video for Tyra Banks and Enrique Iglesias respectively.

The final segment of each episode is judging. During judging, contestants are often given a challenge in some area such as posing, selling a product, runway walking, or choosing a representative outfit or make-up to satisfy a given prompt, known as a pre-evaluation task. This practice has been discontinued since Cycle 8. Each contestant's photo (or on occasion, their commercial) is then shown and evaluated by the judging panel. After all photos have been evaluated, the contestants leave the room as the judges deliberate. The elimination process is ceremonious, as Tyra reveals and hands out the photos of the contestants that have not been eliminated one-by-one, in order of merit, each time saying, "Congratulations. You are still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model". The last two contestants who have not received their photos are brought up as "the bottom two", and Tyra critiques each one before revealing which of the two is continuing on in the competition (the other being eliminated). However, there have been three exceptions, as Cycle 4 had a double elimination, Cycle 5 had a non-elimination, and in Cycle 9, the original eliminee was saved by another contestant's decision to quit on the spot, just moments after Tyra had called her name for safety.

The format varies slightly when only three contestants remain. With the exceptions of Cycles 1 and 2, (when CoverGirl wasn't a sponsor), and Cycle 3 where there was no commercial, the three remaining contestants compete in one last photo shoot and commercial for CoverGirl, followed by a judging session in which the judges eliminate the contestant they feel to be the weakest. The final two then compete in a runway show in front of the judges and a live audience, before both their performances there and during the entire competition is considered when the judges declare a winner. Also in Cycles 1 & 2, the finalists were chosen in large part by a go-see with the featured designer.

Since CoverGirl (post Cycle 3) has become a sponsor, on each episode, except for the premiere, Cycle 4's second episode and recap, Cycle 7's second to last episode and the recaps and finales from Cycle 6 onwards, a girl can be voted CoverGirl of the Week by the viewers. From Cycle 11 onwards, this has been replaced by a Top Model in Action segment, focusing on former contestants and their post-show accomplishments.

It was announced on January 24, 2006, that Top Model would be part of the new The CW network, a merger between UPN and The WB, when the next cycle started in September airing on Wednesdays. Prior to the announcement of merging with The CW, UPN had committed to renewing the series through its ninth cycle on January 20, 2006, for which casting was conducted throughout mid-2006.

To celebrate its tenth cycle, ANTM aired a special installment called America's Next Top Model: Exposed in two parts on the CW on Wednesday, February 6 & 13, 2008. It reviewed the best cat fights, mishaps and most memorable photoshoots, personalities, defining moments and contained other segments about the show since Cycle 1 to Cycle 9, and featured a special opening fusing all three openings together. Camille McDonald (Cycle 2), Toccara Jones (Cycle 3), Eva Pigford (Cycle 3 winner), Bre Scullark (Cycle 5), Cassandra Whitehead (Cycle 5), Joanie Dodds (Cycle 6), Jael Strauss (Cycle 8), Dionne Walters (Cycle 8), Heather Kuzmich (Cycle 9), and Bianca Golden (Cycle 9) all returned to comment on events that happened in their or other cycles.

Cycle 13 has been confirmed by The CW.

America's Next Top Model is also very connected with Tyra Banks' talk show: several contestants have made appearances on it, most notably Natasha Galkina (Cycle 8) who worked as a correspondent for the show. The show's stage was also used for the Cycle 5 reunion show.

The Fiercee Awards had categories as follows. Bold names indicate the category winners.

This ceremony was preceded by red carpet interviews of Toccara Jones, CariDee English, Jaslene Gonzalez, Camille McDonald, Keenyah Hill, Carol Alt, Quiana Grant, Melissa Baker and Tyra Banks, followed by an online fashion review by Toccara Jones and Jay Manuel. Amongst Jay's favourites were Jones herself, together with McDonald, while Jones liked Gonzalez. They agreed that Saleisha Stowers, Norelle Van Herk and Banks were amongst the best dressed while English was amongst the worst.

Tyra Banks has decided to launch a new reality show, inside her Tyra Show, called Modelville which featured Renee Alway, Bianca Golden, Dominique Reighard, Fatima Siad and Lauren Utter vying for a $50,000 contract. Dominique won and received a contract from Carol's Daughter.

On July 21, 2006, the writers of America's Next Top Model went on strike while working on Cycle 7, set to premiere on the new CW Network in September 2006. The writers sought representation through the Writers Guild of America, west, which would allow them regulated wages, access to portable health insurance, and pension benefits. These benefits would be similar to those given to writers on scripted shows. The strike was the focus of a large rally of Hollywood writers coinciding with the premiere of the new network on September 20, 2006. The dispute was chronicled in a July 24 interview on the website Television Without Pity with Daniel J. Blau, a former TWoP recapper who covered the series, and at the time was an ANTM show producer. In November 2006, the writers on strike were taken off payroll.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, commenting on ANTM and Project Runway in the September 2006 issue of Harper's Bazaar, slammed it as "trash that is funny for five minutes if you're with other people. If you're alone, it's not funny. Those girls will never be the next Gemma Ward. There is no justice in the fashion business." Ward was discovered in Australia's Search for a Supermodel, a similarly themed model reality show that was created before ANTM and aired in Australia in early 2003. Lagerfeld served as a photographer for the French version of ANTM.

Allure magazine criticized the show in its October 2006 issue, saying that ANTM "hasn't exactly produced any actual supermodels." Compared to ANTM, participants in American Idol are thought to have a better chance at a good career in their field, even if they don't actually win the contest.

Ken Mok and Tyra Banks noticed that most of Cycle 8's girls were unusually heavy smokers. "Tyra and I understand the influence 'Top Model' has on a generation of young people, and we want to make sure we get the right message to our audience," Mok said, which then prompted the "green" theme of Cycle 9.

After filming Cycle 10, the producers of America's Next Top Model were served with a lawsuit from Michael Marvisi who owns the loft used as the Top Model house. The lawsuit claims the contestants as well as the production crew caused an estimated $500,000 in damages to the loft. Marvisi claims the contestants engaged in food fights, made holes in the walls, caused water damage to the bathroom, damaged a $15,000 chandelier beyond repair, and caused $90,000 worth of damage to an electrical store. Also, the production crew has been accused of damaging the flooring and making holes in the ceiling for lighting equipment.

The America's Next Top Model franchise has released a new clothing and accessories line based on the top model show. The line is sold at most Walmart stores. The line ranges from cosmetic products to handbags.

The show has been referred to in many series, such as ABC Family's GREEK and The Big Bang Theory and FOX's Family Guy. It also had its own E! True Hollywood Story episode, featuring, among other, past contestants Elyse Sewell, Mercedes Scelba - Shorte, Kim Stolz and Bre Scullark.

Oxygen Network, which has acquired the cable rights of ANTM, is going to air a series of documentary called Top Model Obsessed, featuring past contestants Lisa D'Amato, CariDee English and Bianca Golden.

This list is not exhaustive.

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Joanie Dodds

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Joanie Dodds (b. September 20, 1981, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania) is an American fashion model. Dodds currently resides in Hollywood, California. She had her debut television appearance as the runner-up on Cycle 6 of the CW reality TV series, America's Next Top Model.

Joanie is the oldest of five children, three of which are half brothers and sisters. She was born in Beaver Falls, and also lived in Rawson, Ohio for 7 years, and graduated from Cory-Rawson High School. Her parents divorced when Joanie was 3 years old, putting Dodds into shared custody with her sister Jennifer for years. Both of her parents remarried and had more children. Joanie's father, John, is a minister of the Churches of God in Mansfield, Ohio at Ridgeway Church of God. Her mother is the Purchasing Manager for a steel company in Beaver Falls. In High School, Dodds was considered a goofy, fun girl, but never the popular one. Not until her senior year and after her move to Rawson, did Dodds blossom and her personality came out. Joanie was involved in Cheerleading, Track, Theater, Choir and Student Council. She was Student-body president and Senior Class Vice President her senior year as well as the Vice President of the Choir. She has been playing the saxophone and piano for over 15 years and was involved in Concert and Jazz Bands until the tenth grade. After High School, she attended the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio. She was a computer science major and economics minor. During her time in College she was involved in Summerstock Theater Programs in which she starred in several shows, including "The Will Rogers Follies" and "Born Yesterday". She left University to follow her career in Modeling after she was "discovered" at a ProScout event in Columbus, Ohio in September, 2001. From ProScout, Dodds was signed with Paulines Agency in New York and Aria in Chicago. Dodds modeled in New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland before auditioning three times for America's Next Top Model in 2003 and 2004, finally getting called back in her third attempt. Joanie is also a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters and makes University and Charity Appearances to speak to the students and talk about the show and self esteem.

Joanie was accepted into the casting of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6. During her session with the casting judges, she dished about how her father is a preacher and how she was a cage dancer under his nose. She was called 5th to join the final 13. Joanie has set three records in top model history. She currently holds the record for most consecutive first call outs, three times. She also has the records for most collective first call outs, five times (later matched by Anya Kop of Cycle 10) and no bottom two appearances (matched by Jaslene, Cycle 8, Anya, Cycle 10 and McKey, Cycle 11). Joanie is also recently featured on Vietnamese Next Top Model as a guest judge.

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America's Next Top Model, Cycle 4

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America's Next Top Model, Cycle 4 aired in spring 2005, with the shooting location being moved from New York City to Los Angeles. The catch-phrase of the season was "Dive In".

The international destination during this cycle was Cape Town, South Africa. The winner was 20 year old Naima Mora. She won a contract for representation with Ford Models, a fashion spread within ELLE magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

Both Tiffany and Mary from last cycle were back. At panel, Tiffany revealed she has taken anger management classes, Kahlen impressed everyone, Brittany was compared to Janice, Lluvy revealed she was part of a gang and Naima recounted her dysfunctional childhood. In between auditions, the girls took part in a truth or dare, enjoyed a night at a club/bowling (depending on their age) and celebrated two of the girls' birthdays, where Lady Kat made a few enemies among the girls. After the first cut, the girls were told they were going to do their shoot in a photomachine. Eventually, 14 girls were called and Mary was once again left out, despite showing more personality and confidence, and told Tyra that she broke her heart.

The cycle began with Jay Manuel, the show's director of photography, taking the fourteen contestants to an LA movie, where they met the judges, Nigel Barker, Janice Dickinson and Nolé Marin. The judges were dressed as the "fashion police" and introduced the contestants to their first photo shoot, Aliens In Manhattan. Many contestants impressed the judges, but the situation quickly soured when Brandy complained about having had to wait, irking photographer Nigel.

After the shoot, the girls were driven to the luxurious house that would be their residence for the rest of the cycle, before heading to a salon for makeovers. Brandy and Keenyah both complained throughout the process; Brandy because her eyebrows were to be bleached orange, and that her boyfriend would be disappointed with her new look.

At the first judging, Brandy and Keenyah's bad attitudes were frowned upon. Brandy was in the bottom two with Brita. In the end, Brita was eliminated because the judges think that Brandy still had much room for improvement, but Brita was unable to mask her age in photo shoots.

The girls met runway coach Miss J. Alexander at a stadium, where they were taught how to walk in a straight line, up and down gradients while carrying items. While most girls adapted well, Sarah struggled and walked awkwardly throughout the entire duration.

The next day, they were brought to K-Mart for their reward challenge. They each had to pick an item to use while walking down the supermarket aisle, and evaluation was elimination style. Rebecca won the challenge, and was rewarded with designer shoes by Stuart Weitzman, along with five friends. She picked Kahlen, Sarah, Noelle, Lluvy, and Naima to share her prize. The girls who didn't win the challenge had to serve the other girls while at the Stuart Weitzman store which caused a rift between the girls.

This week's photo shoot was for 1-800-Flowers. Rebecca, Michelle, Keenyah, Lluvy, Tiffany & Tatiana all excelled while Brittany, Kahlen & Sarah had a hard time fitting the character. While Rebecca's photo was being evaluated, she experienced a relapse of her childhood balance disorder and fainted. She was sent to the hospital, but Tyra decided to continue on with judging and elimination. Keenyah was criticized for her poor choice in wardrobe, but made up for her previous week's poor performance with a stellar photo. Tatiana, Tiffany, and Michelle were all praised for beautiful photos, while Kahlen, Brittany, and Sarah were criticized for their mediocre photos.

Brittany was criticized for being sexy to the point where it was pornographic in her photos, but Sarah was eliminated for her low self-esteem.

The girls were given a ballet lesson. They went to dinner one night and Tiffany drank too much and threw up. The next day, they talked with Beverly Johnson. Later, they were taken to a tennis court, where they were told that they were shooting various tennis shots for a big client. Unknown to them, this was actually a test to gauge their response to being under pressure. The "client" was actually an actor who was told to give the girls a hard time. Almost all the girls got frustrated, and Brandy later took out her irritation on Tatiana. After the shoot, Jay Manuel finally revealed that the photo shoot was a test, and Naima was crowned the winner for being the only one who stayed calm under pressure. She picked Kahlen and Tiffany to accompany her on her reward, which was dinner with tennis star Serena Williams. Naima was also given an autographed tennis racquet.

In this week's photo shoot, the twelve remaining girls became the twelve signs of the zodiac and were featured in a Warneco calendar. Brandy once again showed her bad attitude on set.

Brittany redeemed herself by producing a stellar Sagittarius picture. Michelle, Keenyah, Kahlen, and Christina were praised for their pictures. Conversely, Lluvy's Pisces photo was deemed by Tyra as "the worst photo in the history of America's Next Top Model", which landed her in the bottom two along with Brandy. Brandy was eliminated because of her continuous bad attitude.

The theme for the week was makeup application, and Jay Manuel met the girls at an art studio, and introduced the task. They each had a limited amount of time to rush over to the various CoverGirl stations to apply makeup resembling "haute couture". Naima was the only one to fully grasp the concept, and won the challenge. She chose Christina and Lluvy to share in her prize of Lauren Scherr custom made handbags.

Michelle's blemish problem was revealed to be impetigo, a common bacterial skin infection usually caused by the same strain of bacteria that causes strep throat (Streptococcus pyogenes), and she began a course of topical antibiotic treatments. Because of the possible skin-to-skin contact with children, Michelle ended up posing with a doll, which caused some jealousy among the other contestants who had to pose with heavy, unwieldy children. However, Mr. Jay did recognize the fact that it was still hard for Michelle to pose, even with a doll, because the doll could not interact like a real human child.

At judging, Noelle and Lluvy landed in the bottom two. The judges felt that Noelle didn't dress like a model in person (despite strong shots), and Lluvy just couldn't deliver a good picture, but Lluvy was spared.

Tyra taught the girls about the business side of modeling, and introduced her parents. Tyra talked about the ins and outs of the industry, and warned the girls against signing a contract without reading or understanding it.

After this session, the girls were invited to a CoverGirl Cosmetics industry party, where they were given time to converse with guests and possibly gain contacts. Unknown to them, the party was a secret challenge to see who could leave the best impression. Keenyah won the challenge and chose Brittany to accompany her for a stay at a hotel and spa.

For the week's photo shoot, the girls had to pose at an old gas station while being blasted with cold rain and strong winds. Many girls succumbed to the surroundings. To add tension, another girl was added in the background of each model.

During judging, while the judges were wowed by Kahlen's strong, fierce photo, they were fed up that Lluvy and Rebecca were both not making any progress. Lluvy was eliminated in her third consecutive appearance in the bottom two, due to her inability to translate her unique beauty into film.

The girls were given scripts to read and memorize before having to act in a scene with male model Boris Kodjoe. While many girls flubbed their lines due to anxiety, Naima once again won the challenge. She picked Michelle and Tatiana to share in her prize, which was $10,000 worth of diamonds.

For the week's photo shoot, the girls modeled for Wonderbra while depicting a pillow fight scene in bed with male model Rib Hillis. Most of the girls struggled with the awkward situation, most notably Rebecca, who was in constant worry about her fiance's reaction.

For this week's pre-evaluation test, the girls read a passage filled with fashion-related jargon, testing their improvisational skills as well as fashion knowledge. Tiffany did not even attempt the challenge, and gave up. Tyra showed her disappointment in Tiffany, prompting another weak try from Tiffany before she gave up again. This negative response landed Tiffany in the bottom two with Rebecca, whose high fashion appeal pleased the panel, but had clearly struggled with the photo shoot. In the end, both Rebecca and Tiffany were eliminated when Tyra pulled out a blank photo, to the shock of all of the girls. This marked the only episode in any ANTM cycle in which both girls in the bottom two were eliminated.

Tyra called Rebecca and Tiffany back. While she commended Rebecca on her emotion, she chastised Tiffany for her joking attitude. When Tiffany started to explain in a combative manner, Tyra lost her cool and exploded at Tiffany, yelling at her to stop defending herself and take responsibility for her own actions.

The girls were taught how to conduct interviews. They were then put to the test as they interviewed rapper Eve. Christina was chosen as the winner because of her preparedness and clarity of speech, and won an exclusive interview on Entertainment Tonight.

For the judging challenge this week, the panel posed as journalists asking the girls questions in a mock press conference for the America's Next Top Model clothing line. The judges found most of the girls let the judges get the better of them.

At judging, the judges learned about Kahlen's news and were stunned by her incredible picture. Michelle and Tatiana produced bland shots, however, which landed them in the bottom two. The judges felt that Michelle had more potential and desire to win and sent Tatiana home.

The girls were driven to an empty parking lot, where their challenge for the week required them to show their "wild side" and posed as animals. The girls were told that they were flying to Cape Town, South Africa. Since Brittany posed the best and had the best facial expressions, her enthusiasm won her the challenge.

Upon landing in South Africa, the girls were treated to a scenic safari ride that ended at a clearing. Brittany was then told that she could pick two friends to share in her prize and chose Christina and Keenyah.- The three of them had a luxury accommodation at a hotel, while the other three had to rough it out in the wilderness. As Kahlen, Naima and Michelle bonded in their tents, Brittany, Christina and Keenyah had to deal with a bug infestation problem at their hotel.

For the week's photo shoot, the girls had to pose as animals in the South African safari with a crocodile for Lubriderm.

The judges were once again amazed with Kahlen and her portrayal of the springbok, the national animal of South Africa. Keenyah's weight issue and Michelle's inability to handle pressure landed them in the bottom two. Despite having a strong photograph, Michelle was eliminated as she was deemed not strong enough to handle the tough modeling industry.

For their challenge, the girls went on go-sees and met several important people in the fashion industry. Several made comments about Keenyah's weight problem, but in the end, she won the challenge and picked Brittany to accompany her to designer Craig Port's house. Naima was the only one who missed the 4:30 deadline, and got criticized for it, because she felt it was important to see everyone.

This episode revealed the first crack in Brittany and Keenyah's seemingly solid friendship. Brittany unwittingly stole the show from Keenyah at Craig Port's party, getting drunk off many glasses of wine and ending the evening mimicking the doggy style sexual position with Craig Port while the other guests looked on and laugh. Keenyah regretted bringing Brittany along.

For this week's photo shoot, the girls were taken deep into the South African jungle, and they stopped at a picturesque waterfall for their shoot. They had to make their own outfits from their surroundings, including leaves and mud. Brittany flopped around in mud to make her outfit.

At judging, the girls were told to critique each others photos, and state who they felt had the most and least amount of potential, Kahlen receiving most praise and Christina the least. Kahlen and Naima amazed the judges with their acute fashion-based analysis, while Brittany's comments lacked insight, landing her in the bottom two with Christina who found herself in the bottom two for the first time because although Tyra referred to Christina as "the girl with a heart of an angel", the judges found her persona "icy cold". Her inability to mask this in front of the panel got her eliminated.

The reward challenge this week required the contestants to learn the traditional South African dance and performed it in front of a live audience. Keenyah told the South African dancers that she felt like she was "home," and that she had much more of a connection with South Africa since she is the only black girl, which Naima took offense to as she was half-black. Naima got her fourth challenge win of the season, and won 30 extra frames for the photo shoot. She was allowed to pick friends to share with her the reward of extra frames, and Kahlen was strategically left out due to Naima perceiving her as the biggest threat.

The girls were brought to see Nelson Mandela's cell afterwards. Keenyah, who felt a connection with her roots in Africa, and hearing of Mandela's ordeal for democracy, cried, even though she knew nothing about Mandela. This irked the girls, most notably Brittany, who was irritated that Keenyah whined to her how great Mandela was but did not even know whether he was alive or dead. At the prison, the guide passed a key to Naima to open the cell, which upset Keenyah because she thought that it was her "birthright". The bad air was cleared momentarily as the final four soaked in the history of the location.

After this, the girls were brought to Mandela's residence, where they listen to Mandela's advice and philosophy.

For the photo shoot, the girls posed while dancing with male models. Naima and Brittany excelled, but Keenyah got disturbed when her male model touched her and grunted in her ear, and confronted him after the shoot. Kahlen, who up until now was producing stellar photos, had her worst photo shoot ever, and admitted that she still wasn't comfortable "being sexy". On the drive back, Keenyah complained about the incident with the male model. The girls, already irritated by her actions throughout the day, ignored her. When she touched on the subject about the cell, Brittany finally let loose and gave Keenyah a severe verbal lashing.

This confrontation took its toll on Brittany, who landed in the bottom two for her dwindling personality with Naima, for her stifled personality, despite both having great pictures. In the end, the judges felt that Brittany's defeated demeanor was too obvious to ignore and she was eliminated.

This was the recap episode of the cycle, which aired one day before the finale. Never before seen footage included Christina and Naima being "passionate" with Kahlen, Christina and Brittany's moms coming to visit and some indoor roughhousing.

The final three met Jay Manuel and shot a commercial and print ad for CoverGirl. Naima breezed through both rounds and was the first selected for the final two. Kahlen produced a stunning CoverGirl shot, but her performance in the commercial was moderate. Keenyah, on the other hand, had a decent commercial and photo. Keenyah's weight problem and arrogant attitude got her eliminated, as the judges felt that Kahlen's stunning portfolio showed more potential.

Kahlen and Naima were brought back into panel where it was then announced that Naima was the fourth winner of America's Next Top Model.

It also focused on the ANTM tour featuring Shannon Stewart, Mercedes Scelba - Shorte, Shandi Sullivan, Catie Anderson, Ann Markley, Norelle Van Herk, Eva Marcille, Amanda Swafford, Toccara Jones, Kahlen Rondot, Brittany Brower, Tiffany Richardson, Keenyah Hill and Naima Mora.

Several alums, including Naima Mora, Kahlen Rondot, Christina Murphy, Brittany Brower, Tiffany Richardson, Rebecca Epley, Keenyah Hill and Michelle Deighton have taken part in ANTM related fashion shows.

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America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5


America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 was the fifth cycle of America's Next Top Model. The judging panel ensemble was altered - Janice Dickinson was replaced by one of the most recognizable models of the 1960s, Twiggy, and Nolé Marin was replaced by runway coach J. Alexander. The cycle's catch-phrase was "Bling It On".

The international destination during this cycle was London, United Kingdom. 19 year-old Nicole Linkletter, from Grand Forks, North Dakota, won the grand prize of an Elle Girl magazine cover, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, a contract for representation with Ford Models, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and to have her Ford Fusion picture run as a national ad.

The cast size was reduced from 14 to 13, which was maintained up until Cycle 10. The house that the girls stayed in the first half of the competition was later used for the first season of the VH1 show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.

The casting process started out with 36 girls who were then interviewed by Tyra, and the two Jays, after a little pose-off. Notable interviews included Coryn revealing the fact that her mother struggled with depression, Nicole getting on her knees, Bre admitting she rarely showers, Jayla stating she went against her whole religion (Jehovah's Witness), and a girl named Susanna that had breast cancer. Nik was quickly judged to be similar to Naima Mora.

After the interviews the contestants were narrowed down to just 20 who were then sent to do a mock runway show. Sarah was the only girl to stumble. After that each girl got one on one time with Tyra, where Ebony's desire impressed Tyra, while Lisa used the time to ask Tyra about Will Smith. The judges deliberated and chose just 13 to be in the running this time.

After moving into their new home, the contestants went to a party with celebrities and had to walk a runway, portryaing different styles given to them by MC Nate Dogg.

Sarah, who was given size 10 shoes (she wears a seven) stumbled, while Kim, who didn't know how to put on make-up was blown off by Ashley. Sarah and Kim shared a kiss in the limousine on the way home.

The week's photoshoot had a superhero theme. Nik, Cassandra, Jayla and Lisa excelled but Kim, Ashley and Sarah struggled. Coryn managed to overcome her fear of height. During judging the judges liked Kim's look but not her picture, Diane's face but not her pose or walk and Twiggy criticized Jayla's and Bre's walks as well as Bre's lack of eye contact. Sarah landed in the bottom two because she lost her confidence on the runway but it was Ashley who was eliminated and shocked because the judges felt that she was not a model and was just trying to get by as a pretty girl.

In the makeover episode, Cassandra, a former beauty pageant competitor who was very attached to her long brown hair, was given the most dramatic makeover. Tyra had doubts about whether Cassandra was more dedicated to pageants or modeling, so she decided to test Cassandra's resolve by giving her a very short blonde hairdo similar to Mia Farrow's character in Rosemary's Baby. Despite much consideration and a major breakdown which surprised everyone, Cassandra went through with the makeover. The girls were then photographed showing off their personal styles.

At the challenge each girl gets 500$ to shop in Beverly Hills for an outfit that represents their personal style in 1 hour 30. Lisa wins and gets to keep her outfit as well as 3 items from the girls and picked Ebony and Kim who kept theirs and 1 item from another girl.

In the next photo shoot, each contestant partnered with another contestant of her choice, and the two were photographed separately in the same couture-inspired outfit. Ebony regretted chosing Lisa and struggled a lot.

At panel during Cassandra's evaluation Tyra revealed that she specifically told them to cut her hair like Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby, so she scheduled her hair to be cut shorter and Jayla was told she was get short hair. Cassandra, Nicole, Coryn, Kim, Lisa and Nik were featured in a mock story as they were picked as the winners. Diane and Ebony landed in the bottom two, Diane for not using her body well and Ebony because of her poor performance in the shoot and eliminated because she judges felt her dream of modeling was just a dream.

Tyra stopped by to see how the girls were doing. Miss J helped the girls with their walks by a pool in the ritzy part of L.A. They donned fun hats and skirts and danced around the pool. Their challenge was to walk on a runway and pose on a turning platform for Sue Wong, which Bre won. After the winning girls went out to eat caviar,and Kim and Sarah made out in one of their beds together (seen on security camera). They also went for a swim together and talked on the lawn chairs.

Then the girls posed as fashion victims being chased by Miss J. as a fashion police witch. The shoot was taken on a moving platform in front of a green screen. During the shoot, unwilling to have her hair cut shorter, Cassandra refused this assignment and became the first contestant ever to quit. In panel, the judges told the girls to give their signature walk. Bre impressed the judges with her walk. The judges placed Kim and Sarah in the bottom two: Kim for giving a disclaimer before demonstrating her runway walk, and Sarah for her weak shoot and bad runway walk. Sarah was eliminated.

The girls talked with Twiggy about their flaws and then took a photo shoot to show and hide them. Kyle won the challenge, which was a spa treatment with two friends. She chose Kim and Coryn. Kim expressed that she missed Sarah.

At panel, Nik, Lisa, and Kyle impressed the judges, but Diane failed to show her personality more and landed in the bottom two together with Bre, who wasn't strong enough to handle criticism (despite a strong photo). In the end Bre was saved and Diane was eliminated due to lack of confidence and inability to own her curves.

The next episode's challenge was to complete a commercial shoot, photo shoot, and press interview, all advertising Secret deodorant, in the space of thirty minutes. Behind the scenes, there was a lot of drama, because Jayla stole Nik's secret, on camera; this caused Nik to lose sight of her objective and ultimately deliver a bad interview.

The undeclared prize was that the girl with the strongest photograph would have her picture run as an actual advertisement for the product in print media. The judges agreed that Lisa had the strongest performance this week, but they chose Nicole's photo as the best one, and selected it. Meanwhile Kim and Jayla also did well on both. Bre had a great commercial and interview but her photo was criticized. Nik's lack of focus and poor performance during her commercial landed her in the bottom two with Coryn. Coryn was eliminated because she could not overcome her melancholy demeanor.

The girls were coached in a black and white photo shoot with Tyra assisting them. They then went to a boot camp where they had to do all sorts of physical activities, including crawling in the mud, and then directly (without changing or showering) to a go-see with Elle Girl, a challenge which Lisa won, allowing her to meet and be taught by fashion stylist Todd Hallman.

The contestants shot advertisements for Ford Fusion dressed as Vargas "pin-up" girls. They also learned that the future winner of the cycle would have her picture run in magazines as a real ad. Kim and Lisa impressed the judges, while Kyle was eliminated in this round as she failed to be expressive in her face in the pin-up shot and use the potential she had to stand out in photo shoots.

This was the recap episode of the season. Revealed during the episode was a bird that almost became the girls' mascot. They named it Mr. Bojangles, and upon Kyle's revelation that the bird kept flying into things, Nicole suggested that all non-domesticated birds were blind. The episode also involved drunk moments with Lisa naming a bush "cousin it". The episode's title was taken from a quote by Cassandra, regarding fellow contestant Kyle - who Cassandra remarked was "like a pretty flower that someone wanted to step on".

The girls went to see a photoshoot featuring Cycle 3's winner Eva Pigford and learned some valuable information from her about entourage, and proceeded to have a challenge in which they had to choose their own entourage. They had to also impress Benny Medina by doing a storyboard on their lifes, and Kim won. She got to guest star in an episode of Veronica Mars. The girls then did a photoshoot with Wild Boyz, who helped portray various scenarios that were meant to annoy and anger the girls.

Steve-O's immature personality did not sit well with Bre, and neither did Lisa's proclamation that she was going to urinate in a diaper while on-set. Meanwhile Nik and Kim did well, Bre stepped up and wowed Jay and the judges. Nicole and Jayla failed to impress the judges with their photographs and were called forward as the bottom two. Tyra shocked the contestants by announcing that both girls were "packing their bags", then revealed a picture of the Union Jack. Both girls were still in the running to becoming America's Next Top Model because everyone would be packing their bags to go to London.

This was the first (and to date, only) non recap episode in America's Next Top Model history in which no one was eliminated.

The girl get a visit from Jenny Shimizu which inspires Kim as well as a lesson about image where they see bad pictures of them. While Nik is phoning a friend, Kim makes a joke to the person at the other, irritating her. They then take passeport pictures, which revealed to eb a challenge that Bre won. She picks Nik to share her prize. Then each of the girls gets a message from their close ones. They then take the plane much to Lisa's relief, who was getting impatient. In the limo Kim is confronted by Nik, Jayla and Bre about talking about people behind their back when she catches Nik and Bre talking about her. After being told by Bre she has an ugly character, Kim starts to cry and apologize.

Arriving in London the girls are ambushed by paparazzi and photographed by them. They then move into their hotel and later that night two English gentlemen take Bre and Nik out on a carriage in London, while Kim writes an apology letter but Nik and Bre are still not convinced. The girls then pose together in a phone booth with only underwear, their galoshes, and a newspaper to cover themselves, as if they had been caught by paparazzi.

At judging, it is revealed that the paparazzi "attack" was a judging test and Jayla is the only one without a bad picture. Bre was noted for taking another strong shot and so was Kim. Jayla was in the bottom two again because she has done mediocre photographs but it Lisa was who was eliminated for her spitfire arrogance, despite taking great photos.

For this week's challenge, the girls had to pose as statues in a park. Nicole struggled as pigeons surrounded her, while Nik won, and chose Jayla and Bre for the prize - a shopping spree. The following morning, Bre found that someone had taken her supply of granola bars, which she blamed Nicole for,and retaliated by dumping out all of her Red Bull down the sink. The five remaining contestants then posed as modern interpretations of classical art in an advertisement for Quench body lotion by Olay.

An argument brewed between Bre and Nicole over Bre's stolen "Granola Bars". All of the girls, with the exception of Kim, impressed the judges at panel. Bre and Kim ultimately landed in the bottom, Bre for lashing out against Nicole and Kim for her lackluster photo. Whilst the judges were deciding who was out, Bre and Kim fought behind the scenes. Bre claimed that Kim was an "Ugly Person" and had an "Ugly Personality". Despite the fight Kim was eliminated due to a lack of consistency during the competition.

The girls went on go-sees. They had to dress mod, bollywood, preppy, and punk. Nik won the challenge and chose Nicole to share in the prize. Nicole then picked Jayla. Nik won 100 frames. Nicole won 80 frames. Jayla won 60 frames. Bre only got 50 frames and couldn't see herself before the photo shoot. The girls then split in groups of two (Nik & Jayla, Bre & Nicole) to go see London and Bre and Nicole made up, with Bre even agreeing to compensate Nicole's energy drinks.

The final four were photographed in a Bollywood-inspired shoot to stand out in front of the crowd and reflecting the Indian influence on British fashion in recent years. Having been sick the day of the photoshoot, Bre takes some medicine, which makes her sleepy and makes her underperform at the shoot. At panel, Nik and Nicole, once again, wowed the judges, and Jayla was eliminated because, despite her previous strong performance, she did not stand out as well as the other girls in the photoshoot.

In the season finale, Nik, Bre, and Nicole shot a CoverGirl commercial and stills. While Nik's strong performance was an improvement from her previous showing in the Secret shoot, Nicole struggled. Nik was chosen first to continue on in the final round. Nicole's bad performance in the commercial landed her in the bottom two with Bre, who was sent home because she did not seem as strong as the other two girls.

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Seventeen (magazine)


Seventeen is an American magazine for teenagers. It was first published in 1944 by Walter Annenberg's Triangle Publications. News Corporation bought Triangle in 1988, and sold Seventeen to K-III Communications (later Primedia) in 1991. Primedia sold the magazine to Hearst in 2003. It is still in the forefront of newsstand popularity among growing competition. This Magazine is mostly for young girls from the ages of 13-20. The competition is Cosmo Girl and many others.

As of January 2007, Ann Shoket is the editor in chief. She was formerly executive editor of CosmoGIRL! since October 2003. She replaced Atoosa Rubenstein, who left in November 2006, after the departure of nine editors in September 2006.

The content of Seventeen includes information and advice about fashion and trends, celebrities, beauty – skincare, hair and make-up – and lifestyles. It also has a health section about nutrition and exercise, a sex and body section, and quizzes and horoscopes. The article length is kept deliberately brief, high quality photographs emphasize regular celebrity and clothing themes and it is well supported by advertising keen to reach the big-spending demographic of fourteen- to early-twenty-year-olds. Originally, it was geared towards seventeen-year-olds, but since then has been trying to hit a wider demographic without toning down the content.

As a promotion for the magazine, Seventeen partnered with MTV to create a reality show contest called Miss Seventeen that was broadcast from October 2005 to December 2005 on the MTV network, which only ran it for one season. Terrez was announced as the newst member of "Miss Seventeen".

The winners of America's Next Top Model from cycles 7-11 have each graced a cover of Seventeen magazine including Caridee English, Jaslene Gonzalez, Saleisha Stowers, Whitney Thompson and McKey Sullivan.

The editors at Seventeen magazine write a weekly advice column called Dear Seventeen for King Features Syndicate, advising young girls who write in needing advice on subjects ranging from body image, and everyday awkward experiences.

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