The Best Episodes of America's Next Top Model
Last Updated: May 14, 2019
Created by world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks, who executive produces the series with Ken Mok, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels. Fourteen participants will live together and vie for the incredible grand prize: an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl. Cameras catch each moment as participants face weekly tests that determine who makes the cut. With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course that could lead to supermodel fame. Participants are asked to demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they master complicated catwalks, intense physical fitness, fashion photo shoots and publicity skills, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras.
#1 - Next Level Fierce
Season 24 - Episode 15
#2 - The Girl Who Pushes Tyra Over The Edge
Season 4 - Episode 7
Tyra gets upset with Tiffany, when she is sent home and she doesn't represent any sadness, while Rebecca, who is also eliminated, cries her eyes out.
#3 - Season Finale
Season 18 - Episode 13
The final models participate in their Covergirl commercial and photo shoot, where one of the women has a panic attack and is taken to the hospital. For the first time in "Top Model" history, the women will take part in a holographic runway show interacting with lifelike images and also walk in sync with the outline of their own bodies. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join Jay Manuel and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel to choose the winner.
#5 - The Girl Who Gets Rushed To The Emergency Room
Season 1 - Episode 3
That evening after everyone had finished their shoots for the day Tyra took them out to dinner. The next morning Adrianne woke up and was so sick. She felt hot, shaky, and was throwing up. While at the emergency room, doctors found she had food poisoning. The judges were impressed when Adrianne walked into judging that night wrapped in a blanket looking pale.
#6 - The Girls Who get Really Naked
Season 1 - Episode 7
The four remaining girls bare it all at a risque photoshoot. Two of the girls fail to provail, while 2 end up on top. Then the girls get tested on there social skills. Some show too much, and some, no where near enough.
#7 - And The Winner Is...?
Season 10 - Episode 13
The remaining three girls are put to the test when they have to shoot a commercial and a photo shoot for CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara. It is revealed that the winner of the cycle will have her ad on a billboard in Times Square. During the commercial, all of the girls struggle with their lines, but still manage to look like real CoverGirls. During judging, the judges commented that Whitney's commercial was average but deemed her photo stellar, while they were not impressed by Fatima's robotic performance in her commercial. Anya's commercial is described as a "trainwreck", but that is overlooked by her personality on film and her stellar look in the commercial. However, her beauty shot, as portrayed by Paulina, came off as her looking "stupid". Anya was called first for her personality in her commercial, leaving Fatima and Whitney in the bottom two, both for the fourth time. Tyra is still not clear who Whitney actually is and whether she is not as beautiful as she seems to be and act. They also criticize Fatima for being stubborn and uninspiring in photo shoots. Whitney moves on and Fatima is eliminated. Nigel shoots the final two's Seventeen magazine cover for the July edition, where they both do a good job. The two finalists must then compete in a Italian fashion runway show. Anya and Whitney compete against each other in Versace gowns, with their outfits handpicked by the designer herself, Donatella Versace. During the show, Whitney and Anya both have their up's and downs for their runway walks. During the final deliberation, Whitney was told she did a very good job except that she forgot to pose long enough at the end of the runway. Anya was told she didn't walk as strongly compared to Whitney's confident strut, but she still looked stunning. The judges then examine both Anya and Whitney's body of work. The judges felt that Anya's photos were more "edgy" and "high fashion", while Whitney's were more "warm and approachable".
#8 - The Runway Ahead
Season 2 - Episode 12
What have the girls of Season 2 been up to since the finale in March? All was revealed in this ANTM special.
#9 - Patrick Demarchelier
Season 15 - Episode 6
It’s that point in the season between the beginning and the end: we aren’t going abroad yet or doing go-sees, but the numbers are whittling down. In the first scene, several contestants express their feelings about the competition. Kayla expresses hope that she will win. Ann says she feels more confident now that she has received so much praise. Chelsey says she really wants to win and start her modeling career.
#10 - The Amazing Model Race
Season 12 - Episode 10
The remaining six contestants have arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they will be challenged to a scavenger hunt throughout the city, testing their navigational skills. The photo shoot finds the ladies posing as cultural icons.
#13 - Nicholas Tse
Season 18 - Episode 10
The models are challenged with having to learn a fight sequence and act in a scene with Nicholas Tse, international actor and pop star. The pressure is on as the women have to pose while harnessed atop a high rise tower in extreme rain and wind. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judge Nicholas Tse as well as Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for elimination.
#14 - The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model
Season 1 - Episode 9
After returning from Paris and the elimination of Robin, the girls resume living in the Flatotel, learning more about go-sees and auditioning for fashion shows. Baby Phat productions, created by Kimora, is holding auditions for their up and coming show and the girls try out. Elyse, Shannon and Adrianne get some more pointers from Tyra on how to walk a catwalk. Elyse remarks that Shannon will surely be the next to be eliminated because of her refusal to pose nude. The girls have some free time to shop and explore NYC and discover the fun side of Shannon. After a sleepy performance in front of a lecture on go-sees from a top fashion expert, Elyse is eliminated from the competition. So Shannon and Adrianne are left for one more challenge, to work it with the top models in the biz at the Baby Phat fashion show during NYC's fashion week. Shannon and Adrianne both strut their stuff and impress the judges. Tyra explains that she really has no idea who will end up on top. The judges examine Shannon and believe she has a lot to offer and has the right look, but a little too home grown, while Adrianne has got an edge and an unique beauty, but needs some serious polish. In the end Adrianne took first place and Shannon was gracious as ever when she hugged a shocked Adrianne and screamed 'congratulations'. Adrianne is sure this will change her life and now she will be able to provide for her family.
#16 - The Girl Who Gets Bad News
Season 4 - Episode 8
The girls are put on the spot in this week's challenge. One girl has a hard time disassociating the photo shoot from her personal life.
#18 - The Girl Who Makes a Disclaimer
Season 5 - Episode 4
Sarah and Kim's relationship heats up while Cassandra's getting hot and bothered by her short hair, and not in a good way. The girls learn how to walk the walk, especially on a moving platform and learn to runaway from the evil fashion police witch.
#19 - The Girl Who Drives Everyone Crazy
Season 1 - Episode 4
One girl becomes obsessed with moisture, while another proves she a good liar. All the girls get a real eye openner when they arrive at their photoshoot.
#24 - The Girl Who Deals With A Pervert
Season 1 - Episode 6
The girls head for Wilhelmina where they are told they have to go on go-sees. While there, the girls are surprised with a trip to Paris. When the girls arrive in Paris, Robin proves she's full of hot air.