America's Next Top Model

The WORST episodes of America's Next Top Model

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 3/14/2022Network: VH1
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Top Model 11 Confidential
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4.00
35 votes

#1 - Top Model 11 Confidential

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/15/2008

This is the recap episode featuring some never-before-seen footage, including Samantha being left without a bed at the start of the competition, an argument between Elina and Sheena regarding animal activism, McKey cooking meals for the girls because she feels left out, Sheena losing hair during her makeover, Nikeysha rapping, a night out at Red Pearl Kitchen in Hollywood and a bee attack. Top Model in Action: Nicole Linkletter (Cycle 5)

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The Early Bird Gets A Makeover
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4.21
39 votes

#2 - The Early Bird Gets A Makeover

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/9/2009

Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model finally gives short girls their chance to shine...all contestants this time around are five-foot seven and shorter! Fourteen petite beauties are chosen to live in the model house, but not all chosen will show up... Tyra wastes no time giving the girls their makeovers, and it seems that past episodes have not taught some girls that cranky reactions to their new looks do not go over well with the judges.

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The Girl Who Is Rushed To The Emergency Room
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4.40
40 votes

#3 - The Girl Who Is Rushed To The Emergency Room

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/3/2006

While in Thailand, the girls competed by learning and performing an intricate Thai dance and perform in front of judges. One of the girls was unable to participate in the challenge as she was taken to the hospital for exhaustion, dehydration, and food poisoning, but she returned in time for the week's photoshoot. To arrive at the shoot, the girls traveled by elephant deep into the jungle, where they posed on the elephants to advertise Venus razors.

Fun and Games
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4.60
42 votes

#4 - Fun and Games

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/4/2009

America's Next Top Model returns for cycle 12 with 13 new contestants eager to be crowned the next top model. To find the 13 selected, the 34 models are first put through a photo shoot at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Tyra then chooses the best 13 and sends them to the loft in New York City. Next, the ladies work a fashion show and then bring back some childhood games as they participate in another photo shoot.

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Put Your Best Face Forward
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4.87
47 votes

#5 - Put Your Best Face Forward

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/25/2009

Former season 3 contestant Toccara Jones hosts a slumber party for the women and offers up tips concerning the model industry. Later, the contestants compete in a posing challenge and use images of immigrants of the early 1900's for a photo shoot at Ellis Island. One model is eliminated at the panel.

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The Girls Go On Go-See Adventures
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4.88
75 votes

#6 - The Girls Go On Go-See Adventures

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/2007

The final five must battle it off in go-sees in Shanghai. While in the challenge, some girls get praises from designers while others just fall flat. Later, the ladies participate in a photo shoot with Nigel where they must stand out from a crowd of Chinese costume dragons and lions.

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Good Times and Windmills
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4.98
50 votes

#7 - Good Times and Windmills

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/12/2008

Paulina teaches the models how to hold an object in their hand while modeling, such as a fish or toilet paper. Later, a group of guys are invited over for a night of fun by the girls.

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Natural Beauty
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5.02
53 votes

#8 - Natural Beauty

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/1/2008

Paulina drops by to give the models a lesson on how to model unflattering clothing. Meanwhile, the photo shoot of the week requires the ladies to pose as Los Angeles natural disasters.

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The Final Five
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5.02
52 votes

#9 - The Final Five

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/5/2008

The girls go on 'go-sees': this is defined as simply an appointment arranged by the model or actor/actress (or by the agency). It is an opportunity for the model or actor/actress to interview with clients such as magazine editors, art directors, casting directors, catalogue houses, and the people who make TV commercials and movies. Later, Tyra is the photographer and takes two pictures of the girls - one with a simple, clean face and one as a diva.

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What Happens in Vegas
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5.09
47 votes

#10 - What Happens in Vegas

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/4/2009

America's Next Top Model returns for cycle 12 with 13 new contestants eager to be crowned the next top model. To find the 13 selected, the 34 models are first put through a photo shoot at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Tyra then chooses the best 13 and sends them to the loft in New York City. Next, the ladies work a fashion show and then bring back some childhood games as they participate in another photo shoot.

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Here's Your Test
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5.12
69 votes

#11 - Here's Your Test

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/1/2009

The fallout of the previous week's elimination continues to rock the house as the girls return home, and a divide is created between Aminat, Teyona and Tahlia and the rest of the house, resulting in Aminat and Natalie getting into a verbal altercation.

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America’s Next Top Model Is...
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5.13
52 votes

#12 - America’s Next Top Model Is...

Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/19/2008

The final three received Tyra Mail informing them that their CoverGirl commercials would be the next day. When they arrived, the girls found out that the commercials would be held on a boat traveling through Amsterdam, and that they would each have to deliver a "scene-stealing kiss" at the end of the commercial. Afterwards, all the girls shot their CoverGirl print ads with Jim De Yonker. The final two were then announced, who then shot their Seventeen Magazine cover tries, in an attempt to impress Ann Shoket. They then joined Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson and Holland's Next Top Model, Cycle 4 winner Ananda Marchildon at a whimsical, fairytale-themed fashion show. * Featured photographers: Jim De Yonker, Nigel Barker * Featured commercial directors: Jay Manuel, Elyssa Traub * Top Model in Action: Anya Kop (Cycle 10)

The Girls Go To Phuket
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5.17
60 votes

#13 - The Girls Go To Phuket

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/10/2006

It’s down to the final four models who meet Thai designer Pichita Rucksajit. They are tasked with traveling by “tuk tuk”, a Thai taxi, to meet and impress local designers. Next the girls fly on to Phuket where Tyra gives them a lesson about the regions culture and local history which includes the 2004 Tsunami. Later the girls hit the beach for a photo shoot modeling Op bikinis to appear in a June/July 2006 spread in ElleGirl magazine and Amp’d Mobile with Nigel Barker behind the lens.

Acting Like a Model
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5.29
42 votes

#14 - Acting Like a Model

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/8/2009

The models take an acing class which will be judged by Clay Aiken, followed by season 11 winner McKey helps the remaining ladies in preparation for a cosmetics commercial shoot.

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Highlights
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5.32
93 votes

#15 - Highlights

Season 18 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/23/2012

Rewind and review the challenges, photo shoots and dramatic personalities that make up the British Invasion cycle of “Top Model."

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Cycle 12 Rewind
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5.33
3 votes

#16 - Cycle 12 Rewind

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/8/2009

The first half of the season is recalled.

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New York's Finest
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5.34
74 votes

#17 - New York's Finest

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/18/2009

Miss J and two former contestants teach the models runway etiquette before taking part in a Jill Stuart fashion show. Next they will participate in a photo shoot aboard a tour bus. One person will be eliminated at panel.

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High Fashion Highlights
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5.35
114 votes

#18 - High Fashion Highlights

Season 15 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/24/2010

This is the recap episode of the cycle chronicling the first eleven episodes, and included some unbroadcast footage. Chelsey's 23rd birthday, Jane's makeover to a thug, some funny moments and fights.

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The Girl Who Is A Model, Not A Masseuse
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5.39
56 votes

#19 - The Girl Who Is A Model, Not A Masseuse

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/2006

This episode began with a session of press training, in which the final six contestants were taught how to deal with difficult interview questions and given pointers on how to improve. Before long, the contestants were told that they would be heading to Bangkok, Thailand for the remainder of the competition. Upon arriving in the city, they were given the assignment to pose hanging upside down from nets as mermaids over an open floating market.

Planes, Trains and Slow Automobiles
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5.61
75 votes

#20 - Planes, Trains and Slow Automobiles

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/29/2008

When the girls arrive in the Netherlands they are split into pairs to find their house through a series of tasks. The girls then go to the Red Light district for yet another challenge, this time posing as store-front models selling various designers' dresses. For the photo shoot, the girls pose in 17th century couture gowns on a boat.

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You're Beautiful, Now Change
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5.62
76 votes

#21 - You're Beautiful, Now Change

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/17/2008

The girls are ecstatic when Tyra announces it's time for makeovers, but of course tears are shed at the end results of the maneuver. Meanwhile, supermodel Susan Holmes stops by to guide the girls through a swimsuit-themed photo shootTyra joins the models over pizza, after which she announces that makeovers will commence the following day. Unlike most previous cycles, the girls are not aware of their new looks until after they are completed. Many of them love their new look, but Elina cries expressing that her look does not fit the image she has of herself. Afterwards, the girls are taken to Wal Mart for a CoverGirl makeup challenge in which they have to record a 30-second commercial without a script. Hannah's commercial is deemed the best, earning her a featured spot on the CoverGirl website and a $1000 Wal Mart gift card. The girls takes part in a Sports Illustrated-style photo shoot featuring Susan Holmes swimwear. As some added pressure to the situation, Holmes herself is present for the shoot, and Jay Manuel holds back all critique and direction..

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The Ladder of Model Success
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5.75
77 votes

#22 - The Ladder of Model Success

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/10/2008

The contestants meet posing coach Benny Ninja and contortionist Bree Robertson for a lesson on extreme posing inside fabric tubes. The following day, the posing challenge features Tarina Tarantino jewelry and handbags. Many of the girls utilize awkward poses, but Sheena's inappropriately suggestive pose gets criticized. Elina wins the challenge, and receives a handbag full of the featured jewelry for being the best. At the house, Isis is shown injecting hormones to aid in her gender transition; they make her nauseous. Elina kisses Clark during a game of truth or dare. Tensions rise when Hannah pushes Isis in the jacuzzi, and later says seemingly racist remarks, and is confronted. The photo shoot has the models hanging from a rope ladder, the images are later digitally composited to photos of a hot air balloon. At judging, after first denying that she had surgery, Sheena admits she did have breast augmentation.

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The Girl Who Walked Through The Ancient City
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5.76
87 votes

#23 - The Girl Who Walked Through The Ancient City

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/17/2006

It's down to Joanie, Jade and Danielle. In the end, a runway challenge through an ancient city will reveal this year's America's Next Top Model.

Fierce Eyes
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5.77
81 votes

#24 - Fierce Eyes

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/24/2008

The girls get a runway lesson at a bowling alley from J. Alexander. The next day, they participate in a runway show for Jeremy Scott. There are two twists. Firstly, they will be wearing see-through blindfolds, and secondly, one girl will be instantly eliminated following the challenge. Despite being instructed not to do so, Samantha pulled up her dress while posing on the runway. However, Hannah was deemed the worst walker and was thus eliminated. Hannah is the second ANTM contestant to be eliminated outside of judging panel. The first is Magdalena Rivas of Cycle 3. Joslyn's performance was deemed the best, winning her a photo shoot for Seventeen which she shared with Isis and Sheena. This week's photo shoot would be taking place in their own pool. Nigel Barker photographs the girls as they pose with their faces partially underwater, with an emphasis on their eyes. While many receive positive feedback, Elina, Isis and Joslyn struggle with the shoot.

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The Notorious Fierce Fourteen
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5.77
77 votes

#25 - The Notorious Fierce Fourteen

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/2008

The 33 semifinalists are driven to San Fernando Valley, California, where they meet Alpha J and Beta J (Jay Manuel and Miss J.) at the fictitious “Top Model Institute of Technology”. Inside, they go through a series of reviews and catwalk analysis. Later, Tyra-bot (Tyra Banks) meets the contestants and individual interviews begin. In between, Isis reveals that she is transgender, surprising some of the other contestants. Twenty of those vying continue and they take part in the first photo shoot – posing in blue metallic catsuits. After final deliberations, fourteen contestants are chosen.

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