America's Next Top Model (cycle 10)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 10)
ANTM Cycle10.jpg
Cycle 10 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original network The CW
Original release

February 20 (2008-02-20) – May 14, 2008 (2008-05-14)

Additional information
No. of contestants 14
Winner Whitney Thompson
All-stars Dominique Reighard
Cycle chronology
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Cycle 9
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Cycle 11
Season summary

The tenth cycle of America's Next Top Model was the fourth season of the series to be aired on The CW network. The promotional catchphrase of the cycle is "New Faces, New Attitude, New York." The promotional song was "Feedback" by Janet Jackson.

A few major changes were made this season. The show was moved back to New York, after being housed in Los Angeles since cycle 4. The number of contestants was also increased to 14, after being maintained at 13 since cycle 5. Finally, the judging panel, unchanged since cycle 5, was also altered; Twiggy was replaced by Czech supermodel Paulina Porizkova due to the former's scheduling conflicts.[1]

The prizes for this cycle were:

The international destination for this cycle is Rome, Italy.

The winner of the competition was 20-year-old Whitney Thompson from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Thompson was the first plus-size model to win the competition. This season averaged 4.23 million viewers.


(ages stated are at start of contest)[2]

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome
Kimberly "Kim" Rydzewski 20 Worcester, Massachusetts Quit in Episode 2
Atalya Slater 18 Brooklyn, New York Eliminated in Episode 2
Allison Kuehn 19 Waunakee, Wisconsin Eliminated in Episode 3
Amy "Amis" Jenkins 20 Bartlesville, Oklahoma Eliminated in Episode 4
Marvita Washington 23 San Francisco, California Eliminated in Episode 5
Aimee Wright 18 Spanaway, Washington Eliminated in Episode 6
Claire Unabia 24 New York, New York Eliminated in Episode 7
Stacy-Ann Fequiere 22 Miami, Florida Eliminated in Episode 9
Lauren Utter 22 Brooklyn, New York Eliminated in Episode 10
Katarzyna Dolinska 22 Roslyn, New York Eliminated in Episode 11
Dominique Reighard 23 Columbus, Ohio Eliminated in Episode 12
Fatima Siad 22 Boston, Massachusetts Eliminated in Episode 13
Anna "Anya" Kop 19 Honolulu, Hawaii Runner-up
Whitney Thompson 20 Atlantic Beach, Florida Winner

Episode summaries[edit]

Starting with this season, episode titles are taken from quotes made by the contestants and crew. It replaces "The Girl is..." episode.

Welcome To Top Model Prep[edit]

First aired February 20, 2008

35 girls arrived in Los Angeles at "Top Model Prep" where they met Mr. Jay Manuel and Miss J. Alexander. They shot a class photo before commencing runway lessons with Miss J., where Lauren was seen as the weakest walker. Next, the girls attended a bonfire where the "Homecoming Queen" was going to be announced. The cheerleaders by the stage were revealed to be a contestants from previous cycles, cycle 6's Furonda and Joanie, cycle 7's twins Amanda and Michelle and cycle 8's Jael. Mr. Jay then announced that the finalists would be taken to New York City. The homecoming queen turned out to be Tyra, who surprised the girls by coming out from behind the curtains. Casting interviews then commenced.

In between interviews, a fight broke out between Shaya (revealed to be a niece of Muhammad Ali) and Fatima, but they later forgave each other when Fatima revealed that she was a survivor of circumcision. However, returning applicant Marvita (failed to join cycle 9) gave somewhat offending comments about her revelation. Memorable auditions included Stacy-Ann's lap dance, Fatima telling the judges about her genital mutilation, and Claire's confession about drinking her own breast milk so that her baby could breastfeed when she returned home. After the interviews, the girls were pared down to the final 20, where they participated in a senior class photo shoot in which they had to do their own hair and make up.

Later in the day, Tyra revealed the final 13. When she called "Aimee/Amy," both advanced, and Amy offered to change her name to avoid confusion. Initially, Anya had been called out as the last contestant to join the finalists, however Tyra mentioned that the remaining seven girls not selected to be in the top thirteen had potential. After revealing that "thirteen is an unlucky number" an extra slot had been opened in the competition in order to allow Dominique to join the cast as the fourteenth girl.

  • Special guests: Furonda Brasfield, Joanie Dodds, Michelle Babin, Amanda Babin, Jael Strauss

New York City, Here We Come[edit]

First aired February 27, 2008

The girls were taken to their loft in New York City, which featured a humanitarian theme. Amy decided to change her name to "Amis." To Amis, Fatima and Kim's frustration, there was a "no smoking" sign which led them to smoke outside of the loft. Mr. and Miss J. arrived and rounded up the girls for a city tour. The final stop was a Badgley Mischka runway show.

After the show, Fatima unintentionally hit Marvita in the face with her hand, brewing tension. The girls were then taken to the Elite Model Management building, where they met Paulina Porizkova and Neal Hamil; Paulina gave each girl brutal and harsh criticism on their appearance.

At the photo shoot, the girls had to portray homeless women being surrounded by high fashion models (where one of the background models was eventually a contestant on cycle 11, Isis King). Most of the girls received positive feedback, but Amis' over-enthusiasm and Kim's dead expressions were criticized. Later, Kim admitted to Fatima that high fashion was not her interest.

At judging, Paulina Porizkova was revealed to be the new panel judge, replacing Twiggy. When Kim was called for evaluation, she stated her lack of desire for the fashion industry, and proceeded to quit the competition, despite having a stellar photo. She was the third contestant to voluntarily leave the show, after cycle 5's Cassandra Whitehead and cycle 9's Ebony Morgan.

  • Quit: Kim Rydzewski (see below)

Despite the shocking departure of Kim quitting, Tyra announced that there would still be an elimination. Anya was commended for her high fashion photo, while Claire's strong and editorial photo also received praise. Lauren, Whitney, Fatima, Katarzyna, Stacy-Ann, Marvita and Aimee's photos were also given favorable reviews, while Dominique, Allison, Amis and Atalya's photos fell flat in the judges' eyes. Atalya and Amis were revealed to be the bottom two: Atalya for lacking a high fashion appeal, and Amis for looking lost in her photo. However, the judges felt Amis had more potential, and Atalya was the first girl eliminated.

  • First call-out: Anya Kop
  • Bottom two: Amis Jenkins & Atalya Slater
  • Eliminated: Atalya Slater
  • Featured photographer: Sarah McColgan
  • Special guests: Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Neal Hamil, Taz Tagore, Isis King
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Claire Unabia

Top Model Makeovers[edit]

First aired March 5, 2008

The girls received Apple Bottoms apparel that came in white purses. Allison was offended when Fatima told her that she had a larger body than hers, and Allison revealed her past struggles with anorexia. The girls were taken to Wal-Mart for a CoverGirl make up challenge, which Claire won. Back at the house, Allison used dolls to represent the earlier incident between herself and Fatima. Playing with an African-American doll, Allison re-enacted the incident offensively with somewhat racist remarks. Fatima took this badly, and fired back that it wasn't her problem that she had an eating disorder and needed to take responsibility for her own anorexic issues.[3]

Later, the girls received their makeovers. To mimic a true agency, Tyra didn't tell the girls their makeovers. Fatima's new weave came with a lot of pain, but she ended up loving it. There was general satisfaction among the other girls as well, even for Stacy-Ann, who wished for Naomi Campbell's long hair but ended up with short hair that she said "Brought out her features, so she had no choice but to bring it", but it was at first unclear whether or not Allison liked her hair, though later she appeared to and claimed she did in interviews. This was the first makeover episode without breakdowns over hair or tears when hair was cut. Even Aimee, who received one of the more drastic makeovers, was still satisfied.

The photo shoot took place on a yacht with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. They met Elle Macpherson and modelled her line of lingerie called "Intimates".

At judging, Lauren's awkwardness translated into high fashion in her photo, and Marvita and Aimee also excelled. Amis managed to have a better shot than last week while Katarzyna was criticized for looking too sexy. Tyra was disappointed when she found out that the stylist covered up Whitney's sexy full figured body. Dominique and Allison landed in the bottom two; Dominique for thinking that she was "perfect", and Allison for not saying "thank you" when the judges told her how good her new makeover looked as well as for her arrogant personality, and both ultimately for their lackluster photos. Allison was shockingly the second contestant eliminated, while Dominique was saved, and informed that she would have her hair dyed again in order to get rid of the soccer Mom look.

  • First call-out: Lauren Utter
  • Bottom two: Allison Kuehn & Dominique Reighard
  • Eliminated: Allison Kuehn
  • Featured photographer: George Holz
  • Special guests: Elle Macpherson, Stephen Knoll, Brent Poer, Molly Stern
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Claire Unabia

Where's The Beef?[edit]

First aired March 12, 2008

The girls were taken to the New York City Fire Department, where they met Miss J. for a runway teach. They had 90 seconds to change into proper outfits, but Fatima failed to change shoes. The mock runway was performed in front of the firefighters.

Tension brewed in the house when Aimee called a shower all to herself, being uncomfortable nude in front of the others. When Whitney defended Aimee's conservative views, Fatima and Marvita told Aimee to stand up for herself.

The girls were then taken to a runway show where they had to walk for fashion label "Tuleh." They met cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez, who critiqued them after the show. Fatima and Whitney's wardrobe malfunctions didn't go unnoticed and Lauren's speedy walk was heavily criticized. Katarzyna won the challenge, and picked Amis and Marvita to join in her prize – a Lot 29 photo shoot in Seventeen magazine with Jaslene.

For the week's photo shoot, the girls were taken to the Meat Packing District, posing with and wearing meat. Aimee, Amis and Fatima all struggled in the strange environment.

Twenty minutes before panel, Amis was still sleeping, and she only had time to put on a headband and hooded jacket. Unsurprisingly, she was criticized for not dressing like a model. At panel, Anya's high fashion photo and Whitney's quirky and creative shot received universal praise, but Lauren's shot was once again deemed the best by the judges. However, she wasn't called first because of her poor walk.

Claire performed well once again, and Katarzyna and Dominique's photos showed signs of improvement. Aimee and Marvita, however, performed worse this week than the week prior. The bottom two were Amis, for her lack of focus, and Fatima, for her inability to model head to toe. Amis was eliminated because the judges thought she lacked passion and aimed less.

  • First call-out: Anya Kop
  • Bottom two: Amis Jenkins & Fatima Siad
  • Eliminated: Amis Jenkins
  • Featured photographer: Trevor O'Shana
  • Special guests: New York City Fire Department, Bryan Bradley, Andrew Weir, Jaslene Gonzalez, Ann Shoket, Janice Welles
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Claire Unabia

Top Model Takes It To The Streets[edit]

First aired March 19, 2008

The girls met posing instructor Benny Ninja, who teamed up with supermodel Vendela Kirsebom to teach the girls different poses for catalogue, commercial and couture shots in an abandoned warehouse. Back at the house, Whitney created a phone list, which was a schedule that assigned each girl a limited amount of time to call home. When Dominique missed her phone time, she caused a row with Whitney, escalating to the point where Dominique accused Whitney of being a racist, which the latter angrily denied.

For their challenge, Benny and Vendela tested their knowledge of the three types of poses by pitting them against each other in a posing challenge. Team A consisting of Anya, Fatima, Lauren, Dominique, and Aimee, while Team B, consisting of Claire, Katarzyna, Marvita, Stacy-Ann and Whitney.

Team A Team B Winner
Dominique Claire Both (tie)
Lauren Marvita Lauren
Anya Stacy-Ann Stacy-Ann
Fatima Whitney Whitney
Aimee Katarzyna Katarzyna

First battle was Dominique and Claire, both of them did well, and resulted a point for each group (tie). Next step was Lauren and Marvita. Lauren did mediocre but Marvita did pretty poorly, so one more point for Team A. Anya and Stacy-Ann was next, both of them did well, but eventually Stacy-Ann was chosen as the winner and Team B received one more point.

Fatima and Whitney were next. Fatima did too many poses and got closer and closer to Whitney, and almost kicked Whitney's face with her shoe, meanwhile, Whitney did different poses, and did a split, and she was chosen as the best, and one more point for Team B. The last one was Aimee and Katarzyna, with Katarzyna was chosen as the best and Team B ultimately won a trip to a swag tent. Claire was deemed the best overall and won an additional prize – a trip to Bora Bora.

The week's photo shoot required the girls to do an extreme beauty shot with paint as their main makeup. Most girls delivered once again but Marvita struggled with her shot. At panel, most of the girls were praised for strong shots, especially Stacy-Ann's, but Marvita and Whitney's pictures were deemed unsatisfactory. The judges thought Fatima's picture was beautiful but she was heavily criticized for not shaving her armpits, which showed in her picture.

In the end, Whitney and Marvita landed in the bottom two, both for their bad photos and questionable passion for the competition. The judges felt that Whitney had more desire and Marvita was eliminated despite auditioning again for Top Model.

  • First call-out: Stacy-Ann Fequiere
  • Bottom two: Marvita Washington & Whitney Thompson
  • Eliminated: Marvita Washington
  • Featured photographer: Peter Buckingham
  • Special guests: Benny Ninja, Vendela Kirsebom, Karen Wood
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Katarzyna Dolinska

House Of Pain[edit]

First aired March 26, 2008

This episode started with Dominique's alarm clock going off sporadically throughout the night, irritating her roommates especially Claire. Anya claimed that "it is frustrating to have Dominique in the house because it just seems like she drains everything out of everyone and needs to learn to communicate better". Fatima had tried to explain to Dominique that Claire had apologized to her after Claire yelled at Dominique. Tension mounted when Claire, Whitney and Lauren accused Dominique of being a negative person, and ganged up on her bringing her to tears. However her Mom convinced her that she was better than them, and Dominique believed her and tried to ignore them.

Tyra taught the girls how to pose at the end of the runway and how to pose while looking pained. She then declared a pose-off, in which Anya impressed Tyra the most. The teach was actually a secret challenge, and Anya won a chance to shoot timeless nude photographs taken by Nigel Barker.

The photo shoot this week was taken place at McCarren Pool for embodying different genres of music as follows:

Model Music Genre
Aimee R&B
Anya Punk rock
Claire Country
Dominique Folk
Fatima Heavy Metal
Katarzyna Emo
Lauren Pop
Stacy-Ann House
Whitney Grunge

Whitney redeemed herself as she was commended for her photo and received the first call-out, while Fatima was once given approval for her range of poses. Katarzyna produced her best photograph to date while sporting a wig, which inspired Tyra to give her a haircut. Stacy-Ann, on the other hand, was criticized for her photo.

In the end, it was Aimee and Claire who landed in the bottom two, both for the first time. Despite both the girls having two of the easiest genres, each one produced a bad photo, with Aimee's being deemed lackluster and Claire's too harsh for a country theme. In the end, Claire was saved, and Aimee was eliminated, despite having delivered previous great photographs.

  • First call-out: Whitney Thompson
  • Bottom two: Aimee Wright & Claire Unabia
  • Eliminated: Aimee Wright
  • Featured photographer: Russell James
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Anya Kop

If You Can't Make It Here, You Can't Make It Anywhere[edit]

First aired April 2, 2008

Tension brewed when Fatima accused Lauren of dumping away her unfinished coffee. While Fatima remained calm, Lauren started swearing at Fatima.

The girls arrived at the Elite building for their go-sees challenge, in which they were split into two groups of four. The models walked for three designers, where they all received rather positive reviews; however, the designers criticized Lauren's walk. There was concern that Whitney and Dominique's dislike of each other would impede their team's progress, but their team nevertheless won the challenge, with Stacy-Ann receiving the most bookings on the winning team. The entire team won a shoot for the June issue of Seventeen magazine.

At the photo shoot, the girls had to pose over a mylar sheet in water from the off-Broadway show Fuerzabruta. Claire hurt her neck after falling straight down on the sheet (which she had been specifically told not to do), causing her to struggle with her shoot. Half of the girls shone, while the other half struggled. Whitney impressed Jay highly, probably because she wasn't afraid to show another side of herself. While Anya constantly made very good poses, Fatima also impressed Jay, and was praised for her variety of movement and smiling giving her great frames to use.

Katarzyna received her shorter haircut, and was at first a little upset at the quick way her long hair was cut off and the drastic change, but was initially happy at the mid-neck length result. She also impressed Jay even though she was a little bit slow at first. Dominique also impressed Jay and used her bone structure to her advantage. Stacy-Ann failed to fully impress Jay, she did mediocre but turned out producing decent photos. However, Lauren failed to bring her awkwardness to the camera and didn´t impress Jay, and Claire's work didn't turn out very well after she hurt her neck.

At panel, Fatima, Anya, Katarzyna and Whitney received universal praise, Katarzyna's haircut getting highly complimented from all the judges. Dominique received praise for her photo but her appearance at panel was criticized. Stacy-Ann was congratulated for her challenge win, but her film was criticized. Lauren's awkward personality, weak presence in the judging room, and mediocre photo landed her in the bottom two together with Claire, who was criticized for her lack of versatility and her "one note look." Despite a stellar portfolio, Claire was sent packing.

  • First call-out: Fatima Siad
  • Bottom two: Claire Unabia & Lauren Utter
  • Eliminated: Claire Unabia
  • Featured photographer: Mike Rosenthal
  • Special guests: Karen Lee, Kristy Hinze, Shoshanna Gruss, Pamella De Vos, Stacey Bendit, Ann Shoket
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Katarzyna Dolinska

TOP MODEL 10 Confidential[edit]

First aired April 9, 2008

This was the cycle's recap episode. It reviewed the first seven episodes and showed some never-before-seen footage, including Stacy-Ann singing to the judges during casting, Claire's breastmilk-pumping antics, Marvita parading around the house naked as well as annoying the other girls by playing badly on a guitar, the New York firefighters' mock runway show, Anya photographing the other girls, a playful wrestling fight between some girls and a fun night out at "Libation," a New York pub, where Stacy-Ann took a bottle of "complimentary" vodka back home.

For Those About To Walk, We Salute You[edit]

First aired April 16, 2008

The girls learned about interview skills from Paulina Porizkova. Later, Lauren cut the tip of her thumb while chopping onions and needed stitches.

This week's challenge required the girls to work a "green" carpet at a 7 Up party and handle themselves well at the party. Anya was praised for her ability to connect with others, and won another nude photo shoot for 7 Up and $10,000 as payment. Back at the house, Stacy-Ann confessed that she was jealous of Anya for winning the challenge.

Tyra Mail hinted to the girls that they were going abroad, and the girls packed their belongings. They were taken to an airplane-themed photo shoot where Jay told them that they would be portraying a group of jet-setters boarding the airplane, using their suitcases as props. Fatima ran into trouble regarding her travel documentation (since she was not a United States citizen, but a permanent citizen holding a Green Card) and missed the photoshoot because of an appointment the show's producers had made to fix the issue at an unidentified consulate.

After the shoot, the girls were told that judging would take place immediately at the tarmac airplane hangar. It was also revealed that after judging, the top six girls would be jet-setting to their abroad location, though Tyra did not reveal where this was. Anya once again gave phenomenal poses, and really stood out in the group thus receiving her third first call-out. Lauren was highly praised for keeping her face in a right expression, while Katarzyna was praised for looking different from the other girls. Whitney was criticized for being too "pageant," though Mr. Jay gave her credit for working hard on set. Stacy-Ann was lambasted for not knowing her angles.

In the end, Fatima landed in the bottom two with Stacy-Ann. Fatima was severely reprimanded for missing the photoshoot and not having her travel documents, and Stacy-Ann for her overall potential. Fatima was ultimately saved for the second time by her better and improving portfolio. This made Fatima the second girl in ANTM history to miss a photo shoot and not get eliminated, after Shannon Stewart of cycle 1. Fatima is also the first girl ever in ANTM history to miss a photo shoot and be kept over a contestant that had taken a photo shoot.

After Stacy-Ann's elimination, Tyra announced that the remaining six girls would go to Rome, Italy for the rest of the competition.

  • First call-out: Anya Kop
  • Bottom two: Fatima Siad & Stacy-Ann Fequiere
  • Eliminated: Stacy-Ann Fequiere
  • Featured photographer: Bill Heuberger
  • Special guests: Jay Godfrey, Courtney Kish, Lara Spencer, Ric Ocasek, April Wilkner, Jaslene Gonzalez, Ann Shoket, Hillary Wolf
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Lauren Utter


First aired April 23, 2008

The girls arrived in Rome, where they toured the city before going to their new home. Not long after, Fatima came down with a fever; Anya helped her by bringing her dinner while Dominique gossiped about her.

Claudio Brassini gave the girls a fashion tour on Segways. Afterwards, they went to their challenge, where Gai Mattiolo judged their walks and how they looked in his clothing. Anya won the challenge, and her prize was a long white red carpet dress, designed by Gai Mattiolo.

The girls filmed a CoverGirl commercial in Italian. Fatima, Katarzyna and Whitney were the only ones able to get their lines out fully. Jay called out Whitney for acting too fake, and Katarzyna for being too flat, while he named Fatima the best of the day. Anya's lines were unintelligible, Dominique overacted and didn't get many words right although she did put in the effort and tried, and Lauren looked like she didn't even try.

At judging, the only girls that were able to impress all the judges were Katarzyna and Fatima, because they delivered the dialogue really well, however Tyra was afraid that they looked too flat and not selling the CoverGirl, Anya and Dominique failed to delivered the dialogue well, and Whitney was deemed too fake. However, the most criticism came to Lauren, who seemed like she really didn't even try at all. For the second time each, Whitney and Lauren were revealed as the bottom two. Whitney received the last photo and Lauren was the first girl in Italy and the eighth official contestant to be eliminated. Although wanting to win the competition and knowing that she had not performed well in the commercial, Lauren still felt that she achieved enough while being a contestant on America's Next Top Model.

  • First call-out: Fatima Siad
  • Bottom two: Lauren Utter & Whitney Thompson
  • Eliminated: Lauren Utter
  • Featured commercial director: Piersandro Buzzanca
  • Special guests: Gai Mattiolo, Claudio Brassini, Attilio Vaccari, Brent Poer
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Anya Kop

We are Spartans![edit]

First aired April 30, 2008

The girls were brought to a gladiator fighting school, where fighting instructor Alex Mariotti taught them the basics of gladiator fighting. After donning gladiator costumes, Mr. Jay and Miss J. explained that the teacher was supposed to help them bring out more versatility and power in their photos, before revealing the photo challenge, which was using the moves that they had just learned, while still keeping grace and composure. Whitney won the challenge and was given a €1000 shopping spree; she chose Anya to accompany her.

The girls were taken to a Roman castle for their photo shoot, where they were dressed in modern Renaissance fashion. Fatima and Dominique received universal praise during the photoshoot . At panel, Dominique was heralded for producing a gorgeous shot, but was criticized for dressing too "game-showish." Anya's photograph received universal praise, though the judges voiced concern over her generic personality. Katarzyna was criticized for having dead eyes in her photograph[4] and for her seemingly flat personality, while Whitney was criticized for her "cramped" poses.

At panel, Fatima, Dominique and Anya were all safe in first, second and third places, respectively, while Katarzyna and Whitney landed in the bottom two. Whitney (for the third time) for her inability to live up to her full modeling potential, and Katarzyna who was ultimately eliminated in her first ever bottom two appearance because the judges felt that she was just "coasting along" rather than really making an impression.

  • First call-out: Fatima Siad
  • Bottom two: Katarzyna Dolinska & Whitney Thompson
  • Eliminated: Katarzyna Dolinska
  • Featured photographer: Tyra Banks
  • Special guests: Alex Mariotti, Marianna Bertagnolli
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Katarzyna Dolinska

Ready For My Close-Up[edit]

First aired May 7, 2008 To help them better understand their role in front of the camera, the girls received a photography lesson. This was followed by a challenge in which they directed and shot Paulina Porizkova, as Seventeen editor Ann Shoket looked on. Dominique's lack of focus and Anya's over-enthusiasm were critiqued, while Fatima and Whitney's professionalism were praised. Fatima was chosen as the winner, with a reward of 50 extra frames at the upcoming photo shoot.

At the photo shoot, with Nigel Barker as the photographer, the girls portrayed Italian movie stars being pursued by the paparazzi. Mr. Jay and Nigel experienced difficulty getting the girls into character, leaving all feeling vulnerable. At the panel, no one produced the super-super good photo except for Anya who Nigel pointed out that it was highly accidental. Dominique was criticized for looking like a drag queen and Fatima for not taking direction from Mr. J and Nigel on the shoot. Both Dominique and Fatima landed in the bottom two. Deemed as having more potential, Fatima was saved for the third time and Dominique was eliminated in her second bottom two appearance. Dominique was the second girl and the second last girl to have appeared in the bottom two.

  • First call-out: Anya Kop
  • Bottom two: Dominique Reighard & Fatima Siad
  • Eliminated: Dominique Reighard
  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Francesco Licata, Ann Shoket
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Whitney Thompson

And The Winner Is...[edit]

First aired May 14, 2008

The remaining three girls were put to the test when they had to shoot a commercial and a photo shoot for CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara. It was revealed that the winner of the cycle would have her ad on a billboard in Times Square. During the commercial, all of the girls struggled with their lines, but still managed to look like real CoverGirls.

During judging, the judges commented that Whitney's commercial was average, but deemed her photo stellar. Anya's commercial was described as a "train wreck," but that was 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." They were not impressed by Fatima's performance in her commercial.

Anya was called first for the fifth and last time for her personality in the commercial leaving Fatima and Whitney in the bottom two, both for the fourth time. Tyra was still not clear who Whitney actually was, and whether she was not as beautiful as she seemed to be and act. They also criticized Fatima for being stubborn and uninspiring in photo shoots. Ultimately, Whitney moved on and Fatima was eliminated.

  • First call-out: Anya Kop
  • Bottom two: Fatima Siad & Whitney Thompson
  • Eliminated: Fatima Siad
  • Featured photographers: Jim De Yonker

After Whitney and Anya posed for their Seventeen magazine cover shots, they finally competed in an Italian fashion runway show. Cycle 9 winner Saleisha Stowers joined them for the show. Whitney and Anya competed against each other in Versace gowns, with their outfits handpicked by the designer herself, Donatella Versace. During the final deliberation, Whitney was told she did a very good job, but she forgot to pose long enough at the end of the runway. Anya was told she didn't walk as strong as Whitney, but she still looked stunning, and improved a lot since the beginning of the competition. The judges then examined both Whitney and Anya's body of work. The judges felt that Anya's photos were edgy, high fashion, and made the clothes appear worth buying while Whitney's were warm, approachable, and attractive to men.

The girls were called back in, and Tyra announced Whitney as the tenth winner of America's Next Top Model.

  • Final two: Anya Kop & Whitney Thompson
  • America's Next Top Model: Whitney Thompson
  • Featured photographers: Nigel Barker
  • Featured commercial director: Brent Poer
  • Special guests: Saleisha Stowers, Ann Shoket

The Tyra Banks Show episodes[edit]


This reunion aired on The Tyra Banks Show aired on October 1, 2008. The only girls that didn't attend were Kim, Allison, Aimee, Katarzyna and Anya.

The girls discussed both the coffee-gate and the alarm-gate and Lauren stated she thought Fatima was spoiled and didn't see coffee in the pot, while the judges were shocked to see her yell at Lauren that she was crazy. Next Marvita was discussed. A photo of her birthday was shown where the girls were around a stripper pole which made them take a jab at Stacy-Ann. Marvita said she had made-up with Fatima, although she'd rather not talk about her being called ghetto. Then Amis told that she might pursue a styling career as the show made her realize that she was too loud to be a model. A featurette was also shown about castings and Michelle Mock-Falcon and Lisi Albert stated the girls should not cover in make-up, scarfs and turtle-necks but have a personality for reality TV.

Then the men were brought on the stage and Stacy-Ann's husband revealed he wrote her a song about being a top model after her elimination, since she was his top model. Then came Claire's husband and daughter Halina, who is modeling for Gap, Target and Parent Magazine. Finally Whitney revealed she had adopted a dog and done a photoshoot with him. Nikeysha and Sharaun from cycle 11 were brought to discuss their eliminations and Sharaun revealed she used to be teased and compensated with her confidence while Nikeysha said there was a time to talk (castings) and a time not to (panel).

Nigel revealed his wife was pregnant with a girl and that they met during their modeling days. She was the one to bring him to the states. Tyra then asked him and the Jays who was the true diva (Nigel said Fatima and the Jays Dominique) and who spent the most time naked in the house. It was stated that the girls even said goodnight to Dominique's hair and that Miss J. used to walk naked at his hotel. Whitney was asked if she cared about being called a plus size when she wasn't that big and said she had become fine with it. Stacy-Ann, Marvita, Fatima and Whitney were all revealed as signed, with Whitney having filmed a CoverGirl commercial with Rihanna and Tyra gave a shout out to Katarzyna, who was in Greece at the time modeling. Finally the Jays did a quick yes or no for aspiring models and Stacy-Ann's husband's song was played through the credits.


Months later after the second episode (see top), Kim Rydzewski appeared on the October 15, 2008 episode of the said show together with fellow cycle 10 contestants Marvita Washington, Dominique Reighard and cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez where they talked about domestic violence. Rydzewski revealed that the true reason she quit the contest is because she experienced depression due to her ex-boyfriend's suicide happening three months prior to the competition, which in turn, revived her experiences of her mother's suicide as a child. She also said that she just tried to join ANTM to help her divert her emotions, but she felt that it was not working for her and later used a weak excuse just to voluntarily leave the contest. She then confessed that she really liked fashion and wanted to pursue it as a career.


Call-out order[edit]

Tyra's call-out order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13
1 Allison Anya Lauren Anya Stacy-Ann Whitney Fatima Anya Fatima Fatima Anya Anya Whitney
2 Fatima Claire Marvita Whitney Dominique Katarzyna Anya Lauren Katarzyna Dominique Whitney Whitney Anya
3 Katarzyna Whitney Aimee Katarzyna Claire Fatima Katarzyna Dominique Anya Anya Fatima Fatima
4 Kim Lauren Claire Claire Anya Lauren Whitney Katarzyna Dominique Whitney Dominique
5 Stacy-Ann Aimee Stacy-Ann Dominique Lauren Anya Stacy-Ann Whitney Whitney Katarzyna
6 Aimee
Fatima Fatima Stacy-Ann Aimee Dominique Dominique Fatima Lauren
7 Marvita Anya Lauren Katarzyna Stacy-Ann Lauren Stacy-Ann
8 Claire Katarzyna Whitney Marvita Fatima Claire Claire
9 Whitney Stacy-Ann Katarzyna Aimee Whitney Aimee
10 Marvita Dominique Amis Fatima Marvita
11 Lauren Allison Dominique Amis
12 Atalya Amis Allison
13 Anya Atalya
14 Dominique Kim
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the finalists were selected from the group of 35 semi-finalists. Aimee W. and Amy J. were called simultaneously when Tyra vaguely said their name. Amy J. later changed her name to "Amis" to avoid confusion with Aimee W.. The judging panel originally intended to have thirteen contestants in the final cast, but after the final thirteen were revealed, Tyra announced that a fourteenth girl, Dominique, would also be part of the cast.
  • In episode 2, Kim quit the competition when she was called forward for her individual evaluation at judging panel.
  • Episode 8 was the recap episode.

Photo Shoot Guide[edit]

  • Episode 1 photo shoots: School ID (casting)
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Homeless models
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: "Intimates" lingeries by Elle Macpherson on a yacht by the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Meat packing factory
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Extreme beauty shots with paint
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Music genres
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Fuerza Bruta on mylar
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Vintage jet setters boarding an airplane
  • Episode 10 Commercial: CoverGirl queen collection vibrant hue lipcolor commercial in Italian
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Roman castle renaissance haute couture
  • Episode 12 photo shoot: Paparazzi divas
  • Episode 13 Commercial and photo shoot: CoverGirl lashblast mascara commercial and print ad; Seventeen magazine covers

Other Cast Members[edit]

  • Jay Manuel – Photo Director
  • Sutan Amrull – Make-up Artist
  • Christian Marc – Hair Stylist
  • Anda & Masha – Wardrobe


  • Aimee - Dyed red and bangs added
  • Allison - Dyed copper and volumized
  • Amis - Golden blonde wavy weave with bangs
  • Anya - Shoulder length cut and dyed platinum blonde
  • Claire - Bleached and shaved
  • Dominique - Cut short and dyed dark brown; later, re-dyed dark blonde
  • Fatima - Straight chestnut brown weave
  • Katarzyna - Paulina Porizkova inspired brown hair and later, long bob cut
  • Lauren - Blonde hair extensions with strawberry highlights
  • Marvita - Horse mane weave
  • Stacy-Ann - Cut short
  • Whitney - Wavy light blonde extensions

Post-Top Model careers[edit]

  • Katarzyna Dolinska ("Kat Doll") is signed with Elite Model Management in New York City and Ace Models in Athens, Greece,[5] She has also walked in Athens Fashion Week S/S 09 for designers Vassilis Zoulias, Custo Barcelona, Elena Strongyliotou, Afroditi Hera. She walked for Issey Miyake in Paris Fashion Week F/W 09.10.[6][7] She closed the Christophe Josse show in Paris Haute Couture fashion week S/S '09 and walked in Dilek Hanif Haute Couture S/S '09. She was one of the Top Models in Action featured in cycle 11 and was featured again in cycle 13. She was on a billboard with Jaslene Gonzalez in Times Square for a Lot 29 advertisement. She has been on the cover of Women's Wear Daily and TJF Magazine and has appeared in City Magazine, Cosmogirl, OZON, Young Magazine Greece, Cosmopolitan Greece, Diva Magazine Greece,[8] LaMilk,[9] L'Officiel.[10] Gerlan Jeans Look Book,[11] Vogue Australia, Italian Glamour, Bolero, Ninja Magazine and Tokion.[12][13][14][15]
  • Stacy-Ann Fequiere is signed to Base Models in Miami. She has walked for various designers for Miami Funkshion fashion week and Toronto Fashion Week. She has modeled for Cooyah clothing and appeared in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 2009 Calendar.[16] She made it to the semi-finals of the Victoria's Secret model search.[17] She appeared in magazines like Seventeen, JamRock, Fair Lady, Winter Park, Chellea, Vocess and Glamour South Africa. She also worked for Iman's Global Chic collection on HSN.
  • Amis Jenkins has done some test shoots; but she revealed on the Tyra Banks Show that the show helped her realize that she is not interested in modeling, but instead wants to pursue a styling career.
  • Anya Kop has signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York and Style International Management in Hong Kong and was once signed with Elite Model Management.[18] Rozova has appeared in both Level Magazine and Nylon Magazine.[19][20] Rozova has appeared in several Hong Kong based publications including Elle Hong Kong, Cosmogirl Hong Kong, Marie Claire Hong Kong, Daily Sun, "Jessica Magazine" and Jessica Code.[21] She shot a Fall 2009 campaign for the Chinese brand "Calfland".[22] Anya has also appeared in Vogue Nippon. Anya walked the Nuj Novakhett and Julian Louie runway shows during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 season. She also walked for shows during Hong Kong fashion week in the Fall/Winter 2009 season such as Fashion Shenzen, Taipei in Style, In Full Bloom, HK Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2009, Brands Collection Show I and The 9th Footwear Design Competition Awards Hong Kong 2009. In August 2009, Rozova was featured in Project Runway All Star Challenge as one of the models for Sweet P Vaughn's collection. She retired from modelling.
  • Allison Kuehn is signed to DreamModels Workshop in Hong Kong and BMG Models in Chicago.[23][24] She was previously with Ford Models in Milwaukee, Vue Model Management and I Model and Talent in Los Angeles. She has been in Wedding More, Jessica Code and Pop magazine.[25] She currently lives in Hong Kong with cycle 1's Elyse Sewell.[26]
  • Dominique Reighard has signed with House of Talent pa. She has won Modelville, as a result, she is currently a spokesmodel for Carol's Daughter. She was a contestant on the first All-Star Season of America's Next Top Model. She has been seen in J'Adore, Fashion Q&A, Ebony, C Magazine and Seventeen. Reighard had also been featured on the websites of Essence and Sovereign Soles and ads for Carol's Daughter and Grove City Dental.[27][28][29][30] She has walked in Philippine Fashion Week for Michael Cinco and modeled for Bench in "Bench Universe" with Sophie Sumner and Allison Harvard. Dominique has released her first music video called "On Top of the World".
  • Kim Rydzewski has modeled for Twenty Three Vintage, Calico and Swimwear Plus and done some test shots.[31]
  • Fatima Siad is currently signed with IMG Models NY. She has signed to New York Model Management, LA Model Management, Ace Models in Athens, Greece and Ice Models in Milan, Italy.[32][33][34] She has been in In Fashion Magazine and Elle, March 2009 and July 2009.[35][36][37] Siad has a contract with the Swiss cosmetic company, Arbonne and is one of the new faces for Arbonne FC5, appearing in ads for the products.[38][39] She was in Marie Claire in July 2010. In addition, Siad had an ad campaign with BCBG Max Azria for their Spring/Summer 2010 campaign. She was also chosen for the Spring 2012 Herve Leger campaign by Max Azria.[40] Fatima also walked for noted fashion houses such as Dries van Noten and Hermès during the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion week.
  • Atalya Slater is signed with Wilhelmina Models under the W Media division in New York and has walked for Jose Duran in New York Fashion Week and House of Dereon on the Tyra Show. She appeared in Source Magazine, New York Daily News, American Cheerleader magazine, Cosmogirl Prom F/W 2009, Cosmopolitan, April 2009 and has modeled for hair magazines. She also has a campaign with South Pole and had a Billboard in Times Square.[41][42][43][44] Atalya played a female fan in the movie Notorious.[45] She is also on the cover of the Book Friend Til the End.[46] She has modeled on The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck's clothing line.[47] and the clothing line Coogi.[48] She featured in the Fabolous video "Throw it in the Bag".[49] She has also appeared on the June 19, 2009 broadcast of The Today Show modeling swimwear and later Fall fashion.[50][51][52] and appeared in Seventeen magazine August 2009 issue.[53]
  • Whitney Thompson has collected her prizes though has since ended her representation with Elite Model Management and has since switched to Wilhelmina Models in New York. Whitney created a jewerly line called ShopSupermodel. She's also the spokesmodel for Smile Stylists, modeled for Metrostyle, JC Penney, People Magazine, Diana Warner Jewelry, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, the face for Torrid, Converse One Star, Fashion Bug, and a campaign with Pure Energy/Target, Fall 2010. She's also an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, and a spokesperson for the Right Fit brand of Fashion Bug.[54] She has also shot a CoverGirl commercial with Rihanna. In January 2010, Whitney became a model for the Faith 21 line by Forever 21. In 2015, she made an appearance on cycle 22 as a judge.[55]
  • Claire Unabia signed to Empire Model Management in New York City.[56] She has modeled for Fati Light and has an ad for Kodak. She appeared on the cover of Parents magazine with her daughter Halina in 2007 and February 2009 and was in Unvogue,[57] New York Daily News and Supermodels Unlimited.[41] Recently she appeared as one of the models for Ven Budhu on Project Runway season 10's season premier.
  • Lauren Utter is signed to VIP Stars Models in New York.[58] She has done some test shoots and starred in Modelville (see above) which she later quit. She modeled for Pomp and Circumstance magazine, Thorn and Class Struggle.[59][60] She also appeared in the season finale on the sixth season of Project Runway.
  • Marvita Washington is signed with Ikon Model Management. She appeared in Ebony Magazine, December 2008.[42] and Supermodels Unlimited.[41] She has walked for various designers, including at BET's Rip the Runway 2009.
  • Aimee Wright is signed to Heffner Model Management in Seattle, Washington.


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