20 May 2003
Upon arriving in New York city, the 10 finalists discover that the lifestyle of a supermodel is not what they expected as each competitor is weighed, waxed, and whisked off to their first-ever bikini photo shoot, a top a NYC high-rise in wind chilling weather. Ken Mok. Fashion photographer Douglas Bizzaro is this week's guest judge. Later, tensions rise as the 10 women discover that their spiritual beliefs divide the penthouse they all share. Meanwhile, the announcement of the first elimination is feared.
27 May 2003
Nine remaining finalists must learn to master catwalk skills in an extreme runway competition and strut their sexiest moves for a racy men's magazine cover shoot to avoid elimination. Renowned runway trainer J. Alexander is this week's guest judge. Meanwhile, a few lucky participants spend a late evening out with recording artist Wyclef. Later, one participant's sneaky attempt to hide notification of an early morning call leads to an emotional group confrontation.
3 June 2003
10 June 2003
When one model's overuse of moisturizer creates a slimy mess in an already filthy penthouse, the situation forces a major confrontation. Commercial director Loren Haynes is this week's guest judge. Acting coach Alice Spivak and choreographer Tracy Staus also lend their expertise. Meanwhile, a visit by a lesbian lover splits the loft, and a formerly confident participant loses focus during an important commercial shoot and jeopardizes her good standing.
17 June 2003
One model breaks down after she is confronted about her alleged eating disorder. Journalist Steve Sanagati is this week's guest judge. Photographer Daniel Garriga, stylist Derek Khan and publicist Cindi Berger also lend their expertise. Denver Bronco running back Clinton Portis co-stars in the models' photo shoot competition. Later, the competitors undergo intense publicity training and the group spends time with Banks where they reveal some intimate secrets, including estranged relationships, self-esteem issues and the truth behind the alleged eating disorder. Meanwhile, two participants are thrilled when their loved ones surprise them with a visit during a photo shoot competition.
24 June 2003
When the remaining participants jet off to Paris, one model is shocked when the man of her dreams suddenly emerges for a risqué photo shoot, and she battles with her strong spiritual beliefs while tempted to explore her sexuality in the romantic city.. Marilyn Gauthier of the Marilyn Agency is this week's guest judge. Photographer Michel Haddi also lends his expertise. Meanwhile, the models are challenged to find their own way through the streets of Paris to important appointments with industry big wigs. But when one girl enlists the help of a complete stranger to finish the challenge, her actions don't sit well with the judges.
1 July 2003
A nude photo shoot finds some of the girls embracing the experience, while others are driven to tears. Stylist Derek Kahn is this week's guest judge. Make-up artist Jay Manuel, photographer Patrick Katzman and House of Carven creative director Pascal also lend their expertise. Later, when the models must compete for the approval of their high society dates with Parisian men, one girl struggles with acting "lady-like," while another leaves a bad impression when she shows disgust with the food...and the men.
8 July 2003
Never-before-seen footage and highlights of some of the most memorable moments from the first seven weeks will be broadcast on a special. The season finale will air in its regular timeslot immediately following this special broadcast. The special will highlight the best catwalks, catfights and confessions of ten young women living together in a penthouse to compete for the title of America's Next Model. The episode will revisit the season's highlights, including opinionated judging sessions, a brutal bikini waxing, a religious rampage, a freezing photo shoot and confessions of an alleged bulimic, among other challenges faced by the models throughout the season.
8 July 2003
13 January 2004
Supermodel Tyra Banks welcomes 12 aspiring models to New York City by immediately challenging them to strut their stuff for marines on a runway built on one of the world's largest naval ships, the USS Intrepid, on the premiere of the second. New York's hot deejay Funkmaster Flex spins the beats for the surprise fashion show. Later, one participant gets off to a rough start when she oversleeps the morning of the first photo shoot and is abandoned by the other girls, meanwhile, another wannabe top model is forced off of the set of a nude shoot. The first participant is eliminated from the competition.
20 January 2004
One girl breezes through runway training, but leaves a chilly air in the loft when her rivalry with another competitor escalates into a house-wide fight. Runway trainer J. Alexander is a guest judge. Supermodel Maggie Rizer lends her expertise on the runway. Top fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo adorns the ladies with his new fashions. Meanwhile, a competitor falls on a runway, while another worries that her body shape is coming under heavy scrutiny. The second participant is eliminated from the competition.
27 January 2004
When the models undergo shocking makeovers, they are challenged to keep their cool while showing off their hot new looks during a photo shoot which requires them to dangle from wires suspending them nearly 100 feet in midair. Art Director Jay Manuel is a guest judge. Guest experts include Sephora catalog beauty editor Julie Redfern, celebrity hair stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricome and fashion photographer Richard Dean who help transform the girls from bland to glam. Later, one of the participants who wins a challenge is rewarded with an intimate dinner date with hot IMG male models Mike Sharits, Mike Randy and AJ, while another model feels socially isolated by the group and the third participant is eliminated from the competition.
3 February 2004
The "wanna-be" top models face the harshest criticisms when one girl is told by a highly respected fashion expert that her personal style is the same as that of a prostitute and another participant is told that she needs to go back to amateur modeling school, Betsey Johnson is a guest judge. Guest expert Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney's New York, comments on the girls' individual styles. Photographer Andrew Eccles; wardrobe stylist Michael Carl; art director Jay Manuel, and hairstylist Danila lend their expertise. Later, the participant's glam up for a photo shoot posing as legendary celebrities. One model pouts when she is asked to emulate a star that she feels that she does not resemble and another girl faces complications from a serious illness that she has kept hidden from others. Meanwhile, Adrianne Curry, winner of the first cycle of America's Next Top Model, makes a surprise visit to the house to offer some insight to a select group of participants. One of the remaining nine models is eliminated.
10 February 2004
When the girls visit a personality coach in an attempt to learn to become more charismatic, one of the competitors feels she's being attacked by the others. Guest experts include art director Jay Manuel; runway expert Jay Alexander; wardrobe stylist and guest judge Nolé Marin; personality coach Sam Christiansen; intuitive advisor Suzannah Galland; photographer George Holz, and Tyra Banks' mother, who makes a special visit to the loft. Later, the models are overwhelmed with emotion when they must face Janice Dickinson, who interrogates them about their deepest personal secrets during high-pressure interviews. Meanwhile the "wannabe" top models dive into a challenging underwater photo shoot set inside a human-sized aquarium. One of girls blows the judges away with her fabulous picture, while one the remaining eight models is eliminated
17 February 2004
One model fears a close up beauty shot when her lips swell up due to an allergic reaction. The expert panel of judges include: Tyra Banks, Janice Dickinson, Eric Nicholson, Nigel Barker and guest judge IMG manager Kyle Hagler. Guest experts include art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, photographer Bill Hueberger, actress Tasha Smith-Arquese, soap opera actor Mark Collier, director James Gay, The De Le Guarda Performers and wardrobe stylist Eric Niemand. Later, the competitors bond under a waterfall of tears when each is asked to open up to her inner fear and anger, but one model's inability to warm up to the acting exercise leaves her out cold. The models then attempt to out-perform each other during a passionate kissing scene with an "As The World Turns" soap opera star. One of the remaining 7 models is eliminated
24 February 2004
After an argument with her boyfriend about his movie date with another girl back home, one participant shakes her stuff in one of New York's hottest clubs and attracts another The expert panel of judges include Tyra Banks, Janice Dickinson, Eric Nicholson, Nigel Barker and guest judge choreographer Tony Michaels. Guest experts include art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel and music video director Kennedy. Wu Tang Clan's Rza, Kinetic and ODB make a special appearance when they take some of the girls out for a night on the town. Later, the models are surprised when they learn they must master the sexy choreography in order to make the cut and be featured in Tyra Banks' music video for her first ever single, "Shake Ya Body."
2 March 2004
When the competition gets tougher in Milan, a surprise twist tests the models on their ability to perform under intense pressure and criticisms and one participant makes a particularly bad impression as she struts with her "signature walk," The expert panel of judges includes Tyra Banks, Janice Dickinson, Eric Nicholson, Nigel Barker and guest judge Michael Giannini of D'Management Group. Guest experts include art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, IMG Manager Kyle Hagler, David Brown of D'Management Group, Photographer Massimo Costoli and Stylist Nolé Marin. Later, one participant softens her attitude because she thinks it will help her get ahead in the competition while another participant considers quitting all together. One model also accuses another of trying to sabotage her reputation by lying about her in front of Tyra Banks. One of the remaining 5 models is eliminated.
9 March 2004
With only four remaining competitors, this special will recapture the journey thus far and feature never-before-seen footage, including April's ophiophobia, which led to her unseen breakdown before a shoot; how Heather livened up the house with unseen wild pranks and what happens when the judges turned against each other culminating in an outrageous trade of insults between Janice Dickinson and Jay Manuel, to be broadcast on this special episode. The episode will also chronicle the best catwalks, catfights and confessions of the 12 young women competing for the title, including Jenascia's teary-eyed tirade after arriving two hours late to a photo shoot when her fellow comrades allowed her to oversleep; Anna's refusal to participate in the semi-nude shoot, and Mercedes triumphant struggle through a tough shoot when her lupus left her feeling ill. Bonus footage also includes an unintentionally funny freestyle dance performed by April and a scene where house diva Camille and an emotional Catie get into a fight over cleaning duties.
16 March 2004
When the girls invite Italian models over for dinner, one of the girls succumbs to temptation during a passionate evening and must face the consequences of her actions. The expert panel of judges includes Tyra Banks, Janice Dickinson, Eric Nicholson, Nigel Barker and guest judge designer Stephen Fairchild. Guest experts include art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, photographers Alex Martinengo and Amilcare Incalza, and Stylist Nolé Marin. Meanwhile, a nude photo shoot that pairs up the remaining four girls gets them closer to each other. Later, an emotional breakdown by one model interrupts her focus and jeopardizes her chances of winning the competition. One of the remaining four models is eliminated.
23 March 2004
When the intense pressure of the competition overwhelms one of the three remaining participants, she nervously chops into her own hair without consulting anyone just moments before the final close-up beauty photo shoot. The expert panel of judges includes Tyra Banks, Janice Dickinson, Eric Nicholson, Nigel Barker and guest judges Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2. Featured experts include director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, hairstylist Gian Luca Guaitoli and photographer Massimo Costoli. Meanwhile, space gets tight as the girls move into one bedroom together just before the first of two eliminations in this episode. Later, the final fashion show determines the winner as the remaining two go head-to-head and the heel of one competitor's shoe breaks at a critical moment. After intense deliberations by the judges, one girl becomes America's Next Top Model.
22 September 2004
Supermodel Tyra Banks welcomes the new crop of top model hopefuls to Los Angeles, where things heat up quickly when some girls become unwitting targets of mischief at a pool party that gets out of control, and another finds herself embroiled in a cat fight at a bar during a night out on the town. Meanwhile, the girls become increasingly competitive as they fight to avoid elimination, and one reveals a shocking personal secret
29 September 2004
6 October 2004
Tyra and Jay Manuel give the aspiring models dramatic makeovers at an upscale New York City salon, and after confiding to one of her housemates that she has an eating disorder, one of the girls gets a harsh lesson in trust and competition when she discovers that her secret has spread through the house. Meanwhile, CoverGirl Kiara Kabakuru makes a special appearance as the ladies are given ten minutes to doll themselves up for an industry party while in a moving limousine. Later, one of the girls frets about how she looks when the models are challenged to pose without any makeup, and yet another is sent home.
13 October 2004
When the girls are challenged to star in a glamorous runway fashion show for famous designers Heatherette, one model has trouble staying in her outfit, another has trouble staying on the runway and one model's success on the catwalk stirs up jealously from the others that builds and explodes into confrontation. Later, believing one of her housemates is stealing, a crafty competitor sets a trap in hopes of catching the alleged thief red-handed. Meanwhile, Yoanna House, winner of the second cycle of America's Next Top Model, pays a surprise visit and imparts some valuable advice on surviving in the competition. The models pose topless for a sexy jeans ad that will appear in a major magazine. One of the 11 remaining girls is eliminated.
20 October 2004
The ladies learn the nuances of sexy posing from none other than sassy supermodel Janice Dickinson and later are challenged to pose while wearing revealing lingerie in a New York City storefront window as passersby look on. Meanwhile, after a few rounds of heated competition, one model's confidence is so shaken that she can't look herself in the mirror without bursting into tears. Barney's creative director Simon Doonan and male model Lanny Ward make special appearances, and photographer Matthew Jordan Smith is a guest judge. Later, Tyra visits the model apartment to meet one on one with the ladies, and at a photo shoot, the models are challenged to strike a pose while roller-skating. One of the remaining ten models is eliminated
27 October 2004
The ladies get a visit from Tyra Banks, model Kate Dillon and nutritionist Joy Bower to discuss body image and eating healthy and later, a military trainer puts them through a grueling physical fitness test. Meanwhile, fed up with her housemate's mess after baking brownies, one model retaliates by carving an anonymous note into the baked goods, sparking confrontation, and escalating into a house divided. Model Kate Dillon also serves as a guest judge. Other special guests include photographer Sasha Pflaeging (for the trampoline shoot), photographer Che Grahm (for the rooftop shoot) and trainer. Captain Leif Wade. Later, the models meet with Jay Manuel at an airport hangar for a photo shoot, where they pose for an energy drink ad, while jumping on a trampoline. One model is furious when she changes her often-criticized posing style, only to see one of her competitors receive praise for that same pose. One of the remaining 9 models is eliminated.
3 November 2004
One of the models seems to be loosening up around the others, so much so that she shares a playful kiss with another. Meanwhile, Tyra Banks sends the ladies to be evaluated by some of New York's top fashion designers, including Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore, and Marc Bouwer, but the appointments turn into a disaster for some after they get lost trying to help one model buy shoes. Marc Bouwer serves as guest judge. Special guests include photographer Davide Cernuschi, fashion designers Nicole Miller, Nanette Lepore, Diane Von Furstenberg and Cynthia Rowley and runway trainer J. Alexander. Meanwhile, the girls face a challenging photo shoot in which they are transformed into two drastically different characters and pose opposite "themselves" in the same photo. One of the remaining 8 models is eliminated.
10 November 2004
After meeting with style and publicity experts who discuss image and personal style, the models face a red carpet photo challenge where one competitor seems to have undergone a sharp personality change for the worse, another suffers from the diva syndrome and a third offends another when she openly discusses her distaste towards her to an US Weekly reporter. Later, the ladies must pose covered in diamonds and a live tarantula, which sends one of them into hysterics. Special guests include publicist Paul Wilmot, publicist Hampton Carney, US Weekly's Sarah Pyper, photographer Bill Diadato and Tyra's mom Carolyn London. Stylist Rebecca Weinberg serves as guest judge.. Meanwhile, some of the models mischievously read a fake "Tyra mail" as a prank on their roommates, leaving the victims thoroughly annoyed. One of the remaining seven models is eliminated.
17 November 2004
When the models take acting lessons, they are surprised to learn their challenge is to perform in a scene opposite Taye Diggs. Later, the girls acting skills are put to the test once again when they must shoot a Campbell's Soup TV commercial in the local language with a director who doesn't speak any English. When one model has a tough time with her performance during the shoot, she stirs controversy by saying she hopes another model "bites it." One of the remaining 6 models is eliminated
24 November 2004
Never-before-seen footage from the first eight weeks of including a confrontation between the two divas, Yaya and Eva and the girls putting on a lingerie fashion show for Kelle., The episode will feature some of the most hilarious and intriguing moments, including Ann and Eva demonstrating their funniest impersonations of Janice Dickinson; Cassie revealing her past as a stripper to her mother; and Toccara's opinions about Amanda's shockingly blonde makeover.
1 December 2004
While the girls visit a Los Angeles Animal park to study the movement of wild animals to incorporate into their modeling poses, Tyra surprises them with the news that they will be going on a safari in South Africa. Special guests include runway trainer J. Alexander and photographer Gerda Genis who also serves as a guest judge. Meanwhile, on a safari, one model fails to adhere to the safety instructions putting everyone in danger, while another realizes she has suddenly gained weight. Later, at the photo shoot, the models must each evoke a different wild animal, and, at judging, Janice Dickinson shocks everyone with a vivid demonstration of how to pose with "passion." Another model is eliminated.
8 December 2004
The girls are separately left to their own devices to navigate the streets of Tokyo in a mad dash to find an outfit that represents Tokyo street style to present to a Japanese fashion designer. As time ticks away, one competitor gets lost as she searches for her final destination. Fashion designers Shingo and Hitomi appear as guest judges. Special appearances by stylist Sawa Vaughters; Toyohiko Mikimoto, Chairman of Mikimoto; photographer Takahashi Mizzaki; and Tyra's mom Carolyn London. Meanwhile, during the photo shoot, the girls are made over in a Japanese anime look and pose on motorcycles. As the judges heatedly deliberate who should go home, the girls get into a heated conversation of their own. One of the remaining four models is eliminated.
15 December 2004
The mounting pressure begins to take its toll on the three remaining girls as one expresses her blatant dislike for another competitor, and the final. Fashion designer Noriko Fukushima serves as special guest judge. After a close-up beauty photo shoot for CoverGirl Cosmetics, one girl is eliminated leaving only two to fight for the number-one spot. At the final challenge, a fashion show for a top Japanese designer, the two finalists are surprised when they see the unusual design of the runway and find out how they must walk it. In the end, one of the competitors is named America's Next Top Model.
2 March 2005
Supermodel Tyra Banks welcomes a new group of top model wannabes to Los Angeles, where some girls from the past are given a second chance, another finds herself stripping after a game of truth or dare and all of the girls showcase their best runway strut for Tyra, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander, on the premiere of the fourth Meanwhile, one of the girls tries to be the center of attention and stirs up trouble with the rest of the group. After a photo booth test shoot, some girls are sent home and the final 14 participants begin their journey to compete for the title of "America's Next Top Model."
9 March 2005
Supermodel Tyra Banks takes the 14 new ladies to rooftop in New York City to spring the good news that they will immediately be heading to Jamaica for a sexy swimsuit shoot; but when the girls arrive at this tropical paradise, they are shocked to learn that one will be eliminated before the trip's end, Upon returning to New York, the girls settle into their lavish new apartment at the Waldorf Astoria, but not without some disputes over rooms, and a few of them discuss whether one of their roommates is becoming too co-dependent on another. Later, Tyra comes to visit the girls to discuss the art of hiding their imperfections, the models meet the judges and yet another is sent home.
16 March 2005
One of the models is rushed to the emergency after passing out at a critical point, leaving her ability to continue the competition in question, on J. Alexander makes a special guest appearance, and modeling/talent scout Sandi Bass serves as a guest judge. Also, when one of the girls celebrates her victory of a runway walk-off challenge with a shopping spree, bitterness emerges among the losing models as they must cater to the needs of the winner and her guests. One of the thirteen models is eliminated.
23 March 2005
When the participants are hoisted in the air to pose as astrological signs for a dramatic photo shoot, the judges tell one model she has the worst photo in America's Next Top Model history. Tennis Superstar Serena Williams, Ballet Instructor Stefan Wenta, Photographer Alex Reznik, Stunt Coordinator Mike Li and Photographer Tracey Bayne make special guest appearances, and supermodel Beverly Johnson serves as a guest judge. Also, a confrontation ignites between the competitors as one of the models calls out another on her bad attitude, and the models are tested when they work with a harsh photographer who has zero patience but plenty of insults. One of the twelve remaining models is eliminated
30 March 2005
When one of the participants contracts a horrifying, contagious skin condition that disfigures her face, the other models are sent into a complete panic and fear for their own safety. Make-up expert Paul Thompson and photographers Delaney and Gitte make special guest appearances and photo shoot producer Jim De Yonker serves as a guest judge. Later, at a shoot for a "Got Milk" ad, the girls are transformed into a different ethnicity using the miracle of make-up. One of the eleven remaining models is eliminated.
6 April 2005
The models get a crash course in the business side of modeling by learning about contracts and are secretly evaluated by judges on their ability to handle themselves around industry insiders at a party for CoverGirl. Tyra's father and mother, Don Banks and Carolyn London, make guest appearances along with CoverGirl Kiara Kabukuru, Eva Chen of Elle magazine, Anais Lombard of Elle Girl magazine, Rachel Hayes of Cosmopolitan magazine, and CoverGirl Marketing Director Paul Yocum. Make-up artist and photographer Mathu Anderson serves as a guest judge .Later, at a sexy photo shoot, the participants must fight treacherous rain and wind machines in order to get a perfect pose and, at judging, one model shows the judges her "deliciously tacky dance." One of the ten remaining models is eliminated.
13 April 2005
Tyra is pushed beyond her limit and yells at a model for her negative attitude and the participants' acting skills are put to the test when they must perform a scene opposite actor Boris Kodjoe. Model turned actor Boris Kodjoe serves as a guest judge and makes a guest appearance along with male model Rib Hillis, photographer Kwaku and acting coach Larry Moss. Later, some of the participants are stressed out when they must pose in an intimate lingerie photo shoot with a top male model. Another model is eliminated.
20 April 2005
The participants are schooled on the nuances of television interviews by "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Jann Carl and one of the models struggles to cope with the competition when she receives shocking news from home. Rapper/ actress Eve and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Jann Carl make guest appearances, and photographer Johann Wolf serves as a guest judge. Later, the models must use what they have learned to interview famous actress, rapper and fashion designer Eve, while a photo shoot challenge puts the competitors on edge. Another model is eliminated.
27 April 2005
4 May 2005
The participants trek across land and water to get to scenic location for a photo shoot, and when they are instructed to create their own wardrobe using nature's elements surrounding them, one model dives into the mud. Special Guests include designer Craig Port, photographer Anton Robert, Elle South Africa fashion director Jackie Burger and National Association of Modeling Agencies CEO Paola de Vito, who also serves as a guest judge. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, South Africa, the models are challenged to impress local fashion experts, and one model's fierce competitiveness upsets two of her rivals. At judging, Tyra turns the tables and forces the competitors to judge each other's photos, leading to some pointed and painful comments. Another model is eliminated.
11 May 2005
The winner of a unique dance challenge earns a reward in which her strategic decision of how to share the reward causes hard feelings and one model's belief that she is special irritates the others and leads to arguments that fray friendships. Special guests include runway trainer J. Alexander, photographer Johan Wilke and South African clothing designers Bebe and Mandela, who also serve as a guest judges. At a photo shoot, the models must dance and pose with male models and one of the girls gets upset when she feels a male-model's intense flirtation crosses the line. Another model is eliminated, leaving only three competitors left to vie for the title of America's Next Top Model.
17 May 2005
Never-before-seen footage from the first eleven weeks including Kahlen playing a prank on Christina, Tiffany trying sushi for the first time and judge Janice Dickinson intimidating the models at a photo shoot In addition to never-before-seen footage, the special night will recap moments such as Rebecca's collapse, Michelle's skin disease and Tyra's tiff with Tiffany.
18 May 2005
In Cape Town, South Africa, the three remaining models are challenged to perform in a CoverGirl Outlast make-up commercial, and after the challenge one girl is eliminated, leaving only two to fight for the number-one spot. Special guests include commercial director Russell Underhill, photographer Helmut Rautenbach, runway trainer J. Alexander, designer Robyn Lidsky, designer Gavin Rajah, and designer Gretha Scholz, who also serves as a guest judge at the first elimination. Later, the two finalists face-off in an ultimate runway show featuring Cape Town's top fashion designers. The models are surprised to learn the unique design of the runway will force them to walk on water, and after lengthy deliberations, one of the competitors is named America's Next Top Model.
21 September 2005
During semi-final casting, the girls must meet with Tyra one on one to show their personality and walk in an impromptu fashion show to impress J. Alexander and Jay Manuel to make the cut Robin Leach ("Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous") and photographer Mike Ruiz make guestappearances.
21 September 2005
The chosen final 13 become Superheros for their first photo-shoot, and two girls get 'acquainted' in the 'Top Model' limo...
28 September 2005
In the second hour, the 13 finalists find that they will live like real-life supermodels when they move into their new Bel-Air mansion home and are driven around town in an extravagant stretch limo. Later, one model trips while strutting her stuff in a Life & Style fashion show, and another model shocks everyone when she dives in to kiss a competitor. One of the 13 models is eliminated.
5 October 2005
At a Beverly Hills salon, Tyra, Jay Manuel and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari surprise the models with their plans for their makeovers, and the girls are sent on a shopping challenge by personal stylist James St. James along the famous Rodeo Drive to show their personal style. Personal stylist James St. James also serves as a guest judge. Later, one competitor annoys the others by giving out too much advice, and at a photo shoot with guest photographer Craig De Cristo, the models are spilt into pairs with matching outfits and are judged on who poses better. Another model is eliminated.
12 October 2005
When the models must point out each others worst physical features, one girl's harsh comments stirs tension, and Twiggy and Jay Manuel teach the competitors how to turn their negative flaws into positive. Photographer Jay Goldman makes a guest appearance and Smashbox Enterprises co-owners Dean and Davis Factor serve as guest judges. Later, Janice Dickinson makes a surprise appearance that leaves one of the models in tears. At a photo shoot, the models are challenged to take plastic surgery to the extreme with exaggerated make-up and devices.
19 October 2005
Supermodel Iman surprises the girls when she stops by the house to share her beauty secrets, and TV personality/comedian Chris Spencer challenges the models skills on to be an effective spokesperson for a skin care product. Photographer Jason Wilheim makes a guest appearance, and director Bill Heuberger serves as a guest judge. Later, the models demonstrate their ability to juggle a supermodel's busy schedule when they must film a commercial, pose for a photo shoot and be interviewed by "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Ryan Devlin all in one day. Meanwhile, a blatant accusation by a model starts a fierce rivalry.
26 October 2005
Tyra directs a surprise, no-frills photo shoot with the models, and during the weekly challenge after enduring grueling work out, the models must immediately outshine each other at a meeting with the top editors from ELLEgirl magazine. Photographer Richard Dean serves as a guest judge. Later, the girls pose in the style of a 1940's pin-up model, complete with tight corsets, in an ad for the new Ford Fusion automobile.
9 November 2005
The models visit Top Model Cycle 3 winner, Eva Pigford, on the set of an ELLEgirl magazine photo shoot where the beautiful models are made up for a challenge to look angry while posing in wild scenarios with the stars of MTV's series "Wild Boyz," and one model attempts to steal attention with her crazy antics. Photographer Nadia Pandolfo serves as a guest judge. Later, the models meet with top entertainment manager Benny Medina who selects one competitor to appear in a guest starring role in the November 9 episode of VERONICA MARS.
16 November 2005
Emotions explode when one model is confronted about constantly talking behind her competitors' backs, and "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Kevin Frazier teaches the girls about the importance of never letting their guard down in public, as he reveals candid photos that they didn't know were being taken of them. Special guests include Model Jenny Shimizu, celebrity photographer Mark Anderson and photographer Nick Maroudias, who also serves as guest judge. Later, the participants arrive at an overseas destination and are swarmed by paparazzi. At the photo shoot, the models are challenged to stand out from their competitors when they all pose together, wearing only underwear, inside a tight telephone booth.
23 November 2005
Challenged by J. Alexander to pose like statues in a park, the models find the task to be a little too realistic as they're swarmed by pigeons, and after one competitor suspects another of stealing, she retaliates leading to a series of escalating confrontations. Photographer Barry Lategan serves as guest judge. At the photo shoot, the models pose as modern interpretations of classic art for legendary photographer Barry Lategan, who took the first photo of Twiggy in 1966.
30 November 2005
After Barney's New York Creative Director Simon Doonan and Twiggy teach the girls about the different British fashion trends, the competitors are sent to impress top London designers by dressing in each trend and whoever performs the best earns a special advantage over her competition. Designer Barbara Hulanicki serves as guest judge. Later, the models are photographed by Nigel Barker at a Bollywood-inspired photo shoot, but before they step in front of the camera, one model takes medicine from another and then regrets it.
7 December 2005
With only three models remaining, the girls are first challenged to shoot a CoverGirl commercial and a national print ad, and after one competitor is eliminated, legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon shoots each of the final two girls with Tyra Banks for the February 2006 cover of ELLEgirl magazine. Special guests include past TOP MODEL winners Eva Pigford and Naima Mora, photographer Gilles Bensimon, director Sara Dunlop, photographer Kate Martin, and designers Vanya Strok and Nargess Gharani, who serve as guest judges at the first elimination. Then, the final two models strut their stuff in one last fashion show for London designers Vanya Strok and Nargess Gharani, and one of the competitors is named AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.
8 March 2006
8 March 2006
After 32 aspiring models arrive in Pasadena, Calif., to face host Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel and runway expert J. Alexander, the field quickly narrows to 13 finalists, however, the finalists are given little time to settle into their posh new mansion in Los Angeles before Jay Manuel reveals in a jaw-dropping announcement that they will be bald for their first photo shoot, on the sixth-cycle. Meanwhile, Janice Dickinson makes a surprise appearance, adding even more pressure for the 13 finalists as she leads them into a grueling press conference in front of TV personality and radio host Todd Newton ("E! News"); TV personality and actress Rolanda Watts ("My Wife and Kids"); "Access Hollywood" special correspondent and son of actor Will Smith, Trey Smith; news reporter Tina Frazier; and fashion industry expert Trish Moreno.
15 March 2006
At a Beverly Hills salon, Tyra, Jay Manuel, J. Alexander and salon owners Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi transform the models with unbelievable makeovers; and the participants are challenged to show off their personal style by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and Cycle 4 Winner Naima Mora, who give the girls the opportunity to win a $5,000 shopping spree at Los Angeles boutique, Nanette Lepore, and then head off to a photo shoot where they pose with ice sculptures. Personal stylist Rachel Zoe also serves as a guest judge. Later, one competitor decides it's time to let her inner-diva out by laying down some house rules for everyone to follow, only to have another model take her to task.
22 March 2006
When designer Jared Gold is brought in for the aspiring models' "Runway Challenge," Clint Catalyst is featured as one of his panel of "style experts" to choose which of the girls performed best on the catwalk (while rocking a bedazzled Madagascar Hissing Cockroach as a fashion accessory).
29 March 2006
Actor/model Vaughn Lowery stirs up controversy when he kisses contestant, Nnenna, who already had a boyfriend.
5 April 2006
After getting a lesson in improvisation at the legendary comedy workshop The Groundlings, the models are challenged to successfully deliver a mostly-improvised CoverGirl commercial, and one lucky girl, whose improv skills are superior, wins a guest starring role on "Veronica Mars." Nick Cannon ("Men In Black II") makes a guest appearance. Later, some of the models appear in a public service announcement about HIV prevention in support of KNOW HIV/AIDS, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Viacom, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.
12 April 2006
One model surprises everyone including herself when she loses her temper with one of her competitors, and J. Alexander gives an impromptu lesson on advanced runway techniques, which leads to a meeting with movement experts Richard and Ron Harris, who teach the girls how to swirl and twirl on the runway. Fashion Designer Lloyd Klein, Jewelry Designer Sol Rafael, Photographer Trevor O'Shana, Movement Experts Richard and Ron Harris and Tommy The Clown make special guest appearances; and Special Events Consultant Roy Campbell serves as guest judge. Later, the models are challenged to sashay down the runway of a church fashion show, and at a downtown Los Angeles photo shoot, the girls must model a line of shoes while "krumping" (a form of dancing) with famous dancer Tommy The Clown.
19 April 2006
After getting a lesson about the ugly side of modeling, the participants are tested on their ability to handle harsh criticisms, and one model must face a difficult surgical procedure, while two lucky models receive special visitors from home. Supermodel Janice Dickinson and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cycle 3 winner Eva Pigford make special guest appearances. Photographer Pascal Demeester serves as guest judge. Later, the models visit with supermodel Janice Dickinson and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cycle three winner Eva Pigford on the set of a photo shoot for designer MarcEcko and ElleGirl magazine, and then are directed by Tyra for a black and white photo where they must be Tearful, yet beautiful.
26 April 2006
The models are coached on how to handle challenging interview questions from public relations expert Rachel McCallister, then put to the test by tough interviewer and Vanity Fair contributor George Wang; and they all receive surprise news that they will travel overseas to a major fashion destination. Public relations expert, Co-President of MPRM Rachel McCallister and Vanity Fair contributor George Wang make special guest appearances. Photographer Jaturong Hirankarn serves as guest judge. After arriving to their new location, the models visit a spa where the losers of an earlier challenge have to pamper the winners; and at an unusual photo shoot, the models are put into a harness and wired to hang upside down over a floating market to pose as freshly caught mermaids.
26 April 2006
Loaded with never-before-seen footage from the first nine weeks of UPN's hit dramality series, this special episode includes Gina's habit of biting others, Joanie imitating Furonda and Danielle playing a prank on Jade. This episode also features the girls' reactions to Nnenna's kiss with a male model, the participants having dinner with Janice Dickinson and Jay Manuel surprising the girls with a visit to the model house.
3 May 2006
In their overseas location of Thailand, one of the models is suddenly rushed to the emergency room and the competitors participate in a challenge that requires them to perform an intricate Thai dance moves. Artistic director Patravadi Mejudhon, photographer Pongsak Tangtiwaja, Professor of Dance Sirithon Srichalakom, and Thai classical dancer Petra Sriwaranon make guest appearances; and Elle Thailand editor Siri Udomritthiruj serves as a guest judge. Later the models are transported via elephant to the middle of the jungle where they must pose on top of an elephant, and one model is irritated when another copies her poses.
10 May 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.
17 May 2006
It's down to Joanie, Jade and Danielle. While Joanie and Jade do well in the shooting of the CoverGirl commercial, Danielle continues to struggle with her Southern accent. In the end, a runway challenge through an ancient city will reveal this year's America's Next Top Model.
20 September 2006
In Los Angeles, Tyra Banks, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander narrow down thousands of aspiring models to 33 semi-finalists.
27 September 2006
Tyra makes a surprise visit to the house to announce that the girls will be getting makeovers by beauty guru Frederic Fekkai.
4 October 2006
Runway expert J. Alexander prepares the models for their rockiest challenge yet.
11 October 2006
The models learn to strike an extreme pose from a contortionist and are put to the test in a high fashion challenge with an extravagant prize.
18 October 2006
A red carpet challenge with Janice Dickinson leaves some of the girls speechless.
25 October 2006
Tyra picks up her camera for a "scary" impromptu photo shoot.
1 November 2006
America's next top model takes a look back- with the finale only five weeks.
8 November 2006
Pro Athlete/Model Gabrielle Reece teaches the girls the art of action modeling while they bump, set and spike.
15 November 2006
During an intense acting challenge, one model chastises the group while another reveals something traumatic in her past.
22 November 2006
The models hit the foreign streets with their portfolios to meet local designers.
29 November 2006
In Barcelona, the models' nerves are wearing thin. After a Flamenco photo shoot challenge, one girl breaks down in tears when her dancing is criticized.
6 December 2006
The last three models standing must be on point for the most important commercial and photo shoot yet.
13 December 2006
28 February 2007
In part one of the 8th season premiere, 32 young women arrive in LA, only to be whittled down to 13 finalists who will compete to become America's Next Top Model. A boot-camp with J. Alexander and some tough-talk from Tyra Banks await.
28 February 2007
In part two of the 8th season premiere, the 13 contestants move into their new home -- a mansion in the Hollywood Hills -- and directly into a controversial photo shoot with judge Nigel Barker.
7 March 2007
A runway session with J. Alexander preps the girls for two related fashion shows: one with a prom theme, another with a high school theme.
14 March 2007
Makeover day! As one model is put through two different makeovers, another has to endure a painful session.
21 March 2007
The girls are given a lesson in how to pose by Benny Ninja, then their skills are put to the test in a laser maze challenge. Later, the girls participate in crime scene photo shoot.
28 March 2007
The girls are divided up into teams, where they are tasked with creating their own department store displays, where they then have to pose as the mannequins. Later, in a photo shoot where the girls pose as men, one girl's transformation shocks her competition.
4 April 2007
Twiggy informs the girls on how she got her iconic nickname, then each girl gives herself a nickname, which she must then use during a Hollywood party. Eencounters with rapper 50 Cent, talent manager Barry Medina elevate the drama, as does a confrontation involving all of the remaining girls -- and Tyra. Finally, the girls participate in a photo shoot where they must highlight four of their inner personalities.
11 April 2007
Efren Ramirez and Tia Mowry give the models a crash course in character acting, prior to their weekly challenge. The photo shoot highlights scandalous moments from past seasons and features contestants from previous cycles.
18 April 2007
The girls get lessons in hosting, and are later informed by Tyra of their travel destination. Once there, they must lean on their new hosting abilities while they interview local residents. Finally, the girls are asked to star in a Cover Girl commercial, where one potential model struggles with her lines.
25 April 2007
A cycle 8 recap episode, with previously unseen footage of the six remaining contestants.
2 May 2007
Only five girls remain, and on this episode, the contestants are sent on go-sees to top Australian designers. While one girl requests to keep the clothes she models, another breaks down after a late arrival. Later, when Tyra shoots the girls in swimwear, one model impresses Tyra, while another falls flat.
9 May 2007
The girls are taught about the art of self expression and storytelling and are later put to the test when they must tell stories of their own using their new skills. Later on, the girls go out but one model stays home sick, giving the other three the chance to gossip about her while she is absent. In their photo shoot, the girls are body painted and must use traditional clothing and Aboriginal dance to express themselves. While one model completely embraces the dancing, another bitterly complains about having to do so. Finally, the panel lights on fire when the girls are asked to give the name of the person who they think has the most potential at winning the competition and one girl gets verbally attacked by the rest.
16 May 2007
The three finalists are ultimately put to the test in their final photo shoot and commercial for CoverGirl. Things do not go so well when one model struggles to look youthful in her pictures and another struggles to say her lines naturally for the commercial. After the CoverGirl shooting is done, one model is eliminated and the final two face off in the final runway challenge, after which the winner of cycle 8 is crowned.
19 September 2007
In the ninth season premiere, 33 semifinalists are sent out on a Caribbean cruise, where a life-jacket runway challenge, a beach-set photo shoot, and an appearance by Cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez help thin the pack down the final 13.
26 September 2007
Jay Manuel introduces the girls to a "green" form of transportation. Then, the contestants move into their mansion, where J. Alexander gives them all a style lesson. Finally, the models participate in a photo shoot portraying the negative aspects of smoking.
3 October 2007
First, the girls don straightjackets for a runway session with Miss J. Then, while the girls help one contestant with her image, an argument breaks out. Finally, the winner of the couture runway challenge is sent to Paris, and the rest of the ladies face-off in a rock-climbing wall photo shoot.
10 October 2007
It's the makeover episode! One contestant is shocked when she is told that all of her hair will be cut off. Later, the models face off in a runway challenge and a jungle-themed photo shoot.
17 October 2007
Benny Ninja takes the models for a lesson on high fashion posing on high grounds as the models are required to pose in the air while jumping off a trampoline and later while being lifted by an ice skater for their challenge. Finally, the top models must work the camera in a fierce photo shoot that requires them to pose as gargoyles on the top of a building.
24 October 2007
The girls get a lesson on how to be a spokesperson and later must improvise a sales pitch and divide into groups to create public service announcements for charity. The winner of the challenge gets to participate in a makeup photo shoot directed by Mary J. Blige. Meanwhile, the week's theme for the photo shoot is "green," which finds the ladies posing as recyclable materials.
7 November 2007
Tyra surprises the girls and gives them an in-depth lesson about how to model in front of a moving camera. One model continues to get jealous and be very critical of her competition.
14 November 2007
The models go to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) and are paired with a student designer to be their creative muse to design a dress.
21 November 2007
When the models arrive in China they are introduced to their new penthouse suite, and one model who is left without a place to sleep becomes very upset.
28 November 2007
The remaining five models are sent on designer go-sees in Shanghai. Some girls get the designers' praise while others do not impress and one model loses her way.
5 December 2007
The girls learn some Chinese history from J. Alexander and Twiggy and move into their new Beijing home. During a shopping challenge the models must change a traditional Chinese dress into their own style by purchasing accessories at a local mall.
12 December 2007
The final three use all things they've learned up to this point in the competition for the penultimate shoot; a commercial and national print ad for Cover Girl.
20 February 2008
The current crop of finalists is selected from a pool of 35 contestants. This time Tyra opts to take 14 girls to New York City instead of the usual 13.
27 February 2008
The girls hit Manhattan and drop into their first challenge: A fashion show for Badgley Mischka on a runway set up in Times Square. Amy decides that from this episode forward she is to be called Amis. Kimberly admits to the judges that she has no interest in fashion and accepts Tyra's invitation to go home, and Atalya is eliminated.
5 March 2008
Contestants get their makeovers and are not allowed to see their new hairstyles until they are finished. Elle MacPherson appears to dress them in her new lingerie line, but in the end Allison gets sent home.
12 March 2008
The contestants pose with racks of beef in the meatpacking district. Cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez returns to judge a challenge. In the end, Amy (better known as Amis) is asked to pack her bags.
19 March 2008
The contestants pose on the streets of New York City after a supermodel guest, Vendela, tutors them on the finer points of posing for commercial, couture and catalog photos. In the end, Marvita gets the high fashion boot.