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America's Next Top Model (season 15)

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America's Next Top Model (season 15)
Cycle 15 cast
No. of contestants14
WinnerAnn Ward
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseSeptember 8 (2010-09-08) –
December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)
Season chronology
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The fifteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model premiered on September 8, 2010 and was the ninth season to be aired on The CW network.[1]

Several changes were made to the show in a bid to place greater emphasis on high fashion, including a lineup of prominent fashion industry guest judges as well as a change in prizes.

All three permanent judges from the previous cycle, Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley, photographer Nigel Barker and Tyra Banks, remained in place.

The prizes for this cycle included a modeling contract with IMG Models, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, and both the cover and a spread in Beauty In Vogue, along with an editorial feature on, and a US$100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

The winner of the competition was 19-year-old Ann Ward from Dallas, Texas.



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

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Anamaria Mirdita 18[3] 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Queens, New York Episode 2 14
Terra White 24 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 3 13
Sara Blackamore 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Menifee, California 12
Rhianna Atwood 20 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) San Diego, California Episode 4 11
Lexie Tomchek 18 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Geneva, Illinois Episode 5 10
Kacey Leggett 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Palmdale, California Episode 6 9
Kendal Brown 23[4] 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Northport, Alabama Episode 7 8
Esther Petrack 18 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Boston, Massachusetts Episode 8 7
Liz Williams 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 9 6
Chris White 20 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 10 5
Kayla Ferrel 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Rockford, Illinois Episode 11 4–3
Jane Randall 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Baltimore, Maryland
Chelsey Hersley 22 5 ft 10.75 in (1.80 m) Boise, Idaho Episode 13 2
Ann Ward 19 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Dallas, Texas 1


Other cast members

  • J. Alexander – runway coach
  • Jay Manuel – creative director


Welcome to High Fashion

First aired September 8, 2010

32 semi-finalists arrived in Los Angeles, California to begin the fifteenth cycle. Contestants included sisters Chris and Terra – the first sibling contestants since Amanda and Michelle (Cycle 7). Kacey, who had been a semi-finalist from Cycle 11, and Vanessa Johnston, Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2009 Were some notable participants shortly after the episode began. The girls met Mr. & Ms. J in Palm Springs; later, they met Tyra. Their first challenge was a runway walk modeling clothes from Cynthia Rowley. The girls were split into categories as defined by the fashion industry – "quirky," "sexy," "strong bone structure," "browns," "blonds" and "brunettes" – and were tasked to stand out from their competition. Tensions rose when Kacey instigated Lexie to verbalize Jordan's supposed lack of desire for the competition, when it was in fact, just a misunderstanding, causing Lexie to be deemed as malicious by some of the girls. Also, Emily was questionably accused of being a racist. Later, the interviews commenced, and the group was pared down to 20 who moved on to a Cynthia Rowley garden party where they were paired up for a photo shoot. Later that night, the final 14 girls were chosen.

Diane von Furstenberg

First aired September 15, 2010[5]

The chosen 14 girls arrived at Venice Beach, California, where they met Venice Beach icon Harry Perry, who passed them the keys to their new loft. Amongst the first few conversations in the house, Ann's awkwardness raised eyebrows, Anamaria admitted to taking a carbohydrate-restricted diet in order to remain thin, and Kayla revealed she was a lesbian. Afterwards, they were taken to the Hollywood and Highland Center, and were tasked to walk in a Diane von Furstenberg runway that is hoisted 4 storeys in the air; they also had to do their own hair and makeup. Kacey faced some trouble when she was unable to see the end of the runway because of her myopia, but put on a strong performance nevertheless; and Anamaria fell on her way backstage. This week's photo shoot takes place at Smashbox Studios, themed on "Teen Bullying." Tyra and singer/actress Demi Lovato dropped by at the shoot to offer advice and raise awareness. Each girl was drawn with a word that hurt her the most as a victim of bullying, as well as a "power word" that made her overcome it.

Model Bully word Power word
Anamaria Bucktooth Sexy mouth
Ann Giant Amazon
Chelsey Casper Fearless
Chris Bony Slim
Esther Weirdo Independent
Jane Big face Big square head
Kacey Oreo Nubian Queen
Kayla Queer Free
Kendal Lanky Fierce
Lexie Elf ears Unique
Liz Mutt Biracial beauty
Rhianna Stupid Undefinable
Sara Manly Athletic
Terra Soup cooler Luscious lips

At the photo shoot, Ann, Kayla and Chelsey were lauded for their performance, whilst Sara and Terra were criticized for looking plain and nervous respectively. Anamaria on the other hand was castigated for her overt thinness showing on film, which she ignored. At panel, Diane von Fürstenberg sat in as the guest judge. Ann, Kayla, Chelsey and Lexie's pictures received universal praise, and while Kendal's photo was deemed as not doing justice to her beauty, Diane would still hire her in an instant. In the end, Terra landed in the bottom two, but it was Anamaria's lack of regard for how thin she was that got her eliminated.

  • First call-out: Ann Ward
  • Bottom two: Anamaria Mirdita & Terra White
  • Eliminated: Anamaria Mirdita
  • Featured photographer: Deborah Anderson
  • Special guests: Demi Lovato, Diane von Fürstenberg, Harry Perry, Isaac Prado, Anita Patrickson, Marky Andrews, Damien Carney

Patricia Field

First aired September 22, 2010

Tyra dropped by at the house and informed the girls that they would receive makeovers. Tyra also giving some clues for the girls and which makeovers they will have, such as: Kayla will be given a new look that is fire like, Kendal will given "more sensuality and sexuality," Sara is getting darker than she is, both of Ann and Rhianna will given a look that make their edgy and quirky look more sophisticated, while Chris will given something that "flows her up." Panic ran through the house when Liz found a list of fantasy makeovers created by Ann, Lexie and Rhianna and assumed the credulous makeovers as genuine. However, their excitement quickly faded when they are told that whoever performed the worst at the post-makeover shoot would be eliminated. A large majority of girls were satisfied by their new looks, except Liz and Terra, who were both averse to having a shorter hairstyle. Sara and Lexie struggled at the makeover shoot, but Terra was deemed the worst and was sent home.

  • Eliminated outside of judging panel: Terra White

This week's photo shoot took place on the beaches of Malibu, where the girls posed as fallen angels while evoking different kinds of emotions.

Model Emotion
Ann Longing
Chelsey Mysterious
Chris Heartbroken
Esther Fearless
Jane Scorned
Kacey Rebellious
Kayla Evil
Kendal Desire
Lexie Predatorial
Liz Power/Victory
Rhianna Hopeless/Sultry
Sara Seductive

At panel, Patricia Field sat as the guest judge. A large majority of the photos receive mixed to negative critiques, with only Ann, Kayla, Chelsey and Chris photos standing out. Sara and Lexie landed in the bottom two for having the most unsatisfactory photos. Tyra cited Sara's inability to translate her beauty in photos (despite a drastic makeover) for her elimination.

  • First call-out: Ann Ward
  • Bottom two: Lexie Tomchek & Sara Blackamore
  • Eliminated: Sara Blackamore
  • Featured photographers: Keith Major (makeovers), Anne Menke (photoshoot)
  • Special guests: Patricia Field, Matthew Preece, Edgardo Falcon Jr., Ryan Stybel, Michael Kanyon, Marco Berardini

Matthew Rolston

First aired September 29, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Matthew Rolston
  • Special guests: Valente Frazier, Julie Matos, Troy Jensen, Michael Kanyon

Karolina Kurkova

First aired October 6, 2010

  • Featured photographers: Eddie Brakha, Moshe Brakha ("Brakha Squared")
  • Special guests: Karolína Kurková, Robert Steinken, Sunnie Brook Jones, Charlie Altuna, Jany Stanley

Patrick Demarchelier

First aired October 13, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
  • Special guests: Lori Goldstein, Derek Blasberg, Molly Stern

Francesco Carrozzini

First aired October 20, 2010

Zac Posen

First aired October 27, 2010

Margherita Missoni

First aired November 3, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Simone Falcetta
  • Special guests: Margherita Missoni, Angela Missoni, Lidia Permunian, Fabio D'Onofrio, Mario D'Amico, Alessandro Possati

Kyle Hagler

First aired November 10, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Kyle Hagler, Giovanni Di Corrinto, Andrea Cairo, Angelo Azzena, Danilo Di Pasquale, Vincenzo Cavicchi, Simone Bredariol

Franca Sozzani

First aired November 17, 2010

High Fashion Highlights

First aired November 24, 2010[7]

Roberto Cavalli

First aired December 1, 2010[8]



Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13
1 Anamaria Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Liz Chris Kayla Kayla Ann Ann
2 Kendal Kayla Kayla Kacey Chris Jane Kayla Jane Jane Chelsey Chelsey Chelsey
3 Rhianna Chelsey Chelsey Esther Chelsey Kendal Ann Chelsey Chelsey Ann Jane
4 Chris Kendal Chris Chris Kayla Esther Chelsey Kayla Ann Jane
5 Jane Lexie Rhianna Kendal Liz Chris Chris Liz Chris Chris
6 Chelsey Liz Liz Lexie Esther Chelsey Jane Ann Liz
7 Liz Jane Jane Kayla Kacey Liz Esther Esther
8 Sara Esther Kacey Jane Kendal Kayla Kendal
9 Lexie Chris Kendal Chelsey Jane Kacey
10 Esther Rhianna Esther Liz Lexie
11 Kacey Kacey Lexie Rhianna
12 Kayla Sara Sara
13 Ann Terra Terra
14 Terra Anamaria
     The contestant won the challenge two times
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant won the challenge and was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated outside of the judging panel
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the group of 32 semi-finalists was reduced to 14.
  • In episode 3, Terra was eliminated after the makeover shoot for having the worst reaction to her makeover.
  • Episode 12 was the recap episode.

Photo shoots

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Paired up wearing Cynthia Rowley designs (casting)
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Teen bullying
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Fallen angels
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Underwater beauty shots
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Lucha Va Voom
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Walking down Rodeo Drive
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Portraying iconic fashion designers
  • Episode 8 commercial: H2T water on roller skates
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Gondola group shoot with a casanova
  • Episode 10 photo shoot: Marble statues coming to life
  • Episode 11 motion editorial: Modelli folli ("Model Madness")
  • Episode 13 photo shoot and commercial: CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion print ad and commercial; beauty In Vogue spreads


  • Terra – Cut shorter
  • Sara – Shoulder length cut and dyed chocolate brown with bleached eyebrows
  • Rhianna – Blonde extensions added
  • Lexie – Trimmed, extensions added and dyed brown
  • Kacey – Long weave and contacts instead of glasses
  • Kendal – Long, straight middle-part black weave
  • Esther – Extensions and dyed black
  • Liz – Pixie cut
  • Chris – Long wavy weave added
  • Kayla – Cut to shoulder length, bangs added, and dyed bright red with bleached eyebrows
  • Jane – Dyed blonde and extensions added
  • Chelsey – Dyed ice blonde and tooth gap accentuated
  • Ann – Dyed copper brown and extensions added


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