America's Next Top Model (cycle 18)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 18)
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Cycle 18 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original network The CW
Original release

February 29 (2012-02-29) – May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)

Additional information
No. of contestants 14
Winner Sophie Sumner
Cycle chronology
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List of America's Next Top Model episodes

The eighteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model (subtitled as America's Next Top Model: British Invasion) premiered on February 29, 2012 and was the twelfth season to air on The CW. It occupied the time slot of the final two scheduled episodes of Remodeled.[1][2] It features fourteen models, placing seven British models who have competed in previous cycles of Britain's Next Top Model alongside seven all-new American model hopefuls in an overall competition.[1]

The promotional catchphrase of the cycle was "The British Are Coming!" The promotional song for this cycle is Engerland (Fabio The Daddyo) by Blues Saraceno. The international destinations for this cycle were Toronto, Canada (for one episode) and the Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong in China.

The winner was 21-year-old British model Sophie Sumner from Oxford, England.

Show and prize changes

This was the first American edition of Top Model to be filmed and broadcast in high definition (HD)[3] and fashion industry public relations maven Kelly Cutrone has replaced Vogue editor André Leon Talley in the role of judge (there was speculation in the media that Talley was fired by Tyra Banks)[4] - the rest of the judging panel remained the same.[1] Following this season, Jay Manuel, J. Alexander, and Nigel Barker were all fired from the show by Banks, with Manuel and Barker making their final appearances to date in the show, while J. Alexander later returned for the twenty-first cycle.[5][6]

The prizes for this cycle were: A modeling contract with LA Models & NY Model Management, a guest correspondent placement with the Extra news magazine, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, and both the cover and a spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of the America’s Next Top Model fragrance "Dream Come True", production of a music composition that will be performed by the winner that will then be released as a record single by CBS Records and a US$100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics. The Express fashion campaign was no longer a prize.[1][7]


The eighteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model was subtitled "British Invasion", and featured seven contestants from previous cycles of Britain's Next Top Model for a second chance to win the title. Cycles 1 and 7 were unrepresented, cycles 2, 3, 4 and 6 were each represented by one contestant, and Cycle 5 was represented by three contestants. This was the second cross-over in the Top Model franchise, after Austria's Next Topmodel winner Larissa Marolt received a place on the fourth cycle of Germany's Next Topmodel as one of her prizes.

The returning contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and their prior placements are:

Previous Season Contestant Rank
Cycle 2 Jasmia Robinson 3rd place
Cycle 3 Louise Watts Runner-up
Cycle 4 Catherine Thomas Runner-up
Cycle 5 Ashley Brown 4th place
Annaliese Dayes 7th place
Sophie Sumner Runner-up
Cycle 6 Alisha White Runner-up


(ages stated are at start of contest)[8]

Country Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
 United Kingdom Jasmia Robinson 24 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m) London, England Episode 1 14
 United States Mariah Watchman 20 N/A Pendleton, Oregon Episode 2 13
 United Kingdom Louise Watts 24 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m) London, England Episode 3 12 (quit)
 United States Candace Smith 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Brooklyn, New York Episode 4 11
 United Kingdom Ashley Brown 22 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Armadale, Scotland Episode 5 10
 United States AzMarie Livingston 24 5 ft 9.75 in (1.77 m) Milwaukee, Wisconsin Episode 6 9
 United States Kyle Gober 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Magnolia, Texas Episode 7 8
 United States Seymone Cohen-Fobish 19 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Augusta, Georgia Episode 8 7
 United Kingdom Catherine Thomas 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Folkestone, England Episode 9 6
 United States Eboni Davis 18 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Seattle, Washington Episode 10 5
 United Kingdom Alisha White 20 N/A South London, England 4 (quit)
 United Kingdom Annaliese Dayes 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) London, England Episode 11 3
 United States Laura LaFrate 20 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) Scotia, New York Episode 13 2
 United Kingdom Sophie Sumner 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Oxford, England 1

Episode summaries

No episode aired on April 4, 2012 due to the CW's broadcast of One Tree Hill series finale.

Kelly Osbourne

First aired February 29, 2012

The competition started at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, seven new models from America found out that they would battle against previous contestants from Britain's Next Top Model. The culture clash began with a fashion parade with the models on top of a float. The American girls received love from their fans, while the British girls were welcomed by silence from the crowd. After the parade, the models took part in a runway challenge with legendary boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer as master of ceremonies. In the challenge, Ashley was offended when Candace called her a trick, while Jasmia threw her jacket at AzMarie's face.

After the show, the girls arrived at their new home. The American girls begin skinny dipping in the pool, which shocked the British girls. The very first photo shoot had the girls portraying American and British public figures while jumping on a trampoline, with sixty cameras capturing them in a 3D shot.

American Model American Public Figure British Model British Public Figure
AzMarie George Washington Catherine Queen Elizabeth I
Candace Janet Jackson Annaliese Mel B
Eboni Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ashley Princess Diana
Kyle Andy Warhol Louise Amy Winehouse
Laura Madonna Alisha Elton John
Mariah Pocahontas Jasmia John Lennon
Seymone Michelle Obama Sophie Margaret Thatcher

The last duo, Seymone and Sophie, received the most praise; while Kyle, Catherine and Laura were also lauded for their good photos. Alisha broke down into tears, Jasmia and Mariah fell flat in their photos, while Ashley was scolded for thinking beyond the shot.

At panel, Tyra stated that although she was American,[9] she would be unbiased towards judging the girls in the competition. Catherine, Kyle, Laura, Seymone and Sophie received praise, while Ashley and Jasmia found themselves in the bottom two for their poor photos. Tyra handed the last photograph to Ashley, resulting in Jasmia's elimination.

  • First call-out: Seymone Cohen-Fobish
  • Bottom two: Ashley Brown & Jasmia Robinson
  • Eliminated: Jasmia Robinson
  • Special guests: Kelly Osbourne, Oliver Tolentino, Michael Buffer

Kris Jenner

First aired March 7, 2012

The remaining thirteen girls received their makeovers at Sally Hershberger's salon. Most of the girls were content with their makeovers except Louise, who was very dismayed with her short, darker colored makeover. Meanwhile, Eboni was burned with a curling iron upon the completion of her makeover and became upset for the rest of the day.

The following day, the models had an eating challenge where they ate some delicacies from the other team's nation, including haggis, marmite, grits, chitterlings, blood pudding, pig's feet, and peanut butter. Candace irritated Seymone when she joked about Seymone eating haggis all by herself. For the photo shoot, the girls had to pose as toddlers in groups, with Kris Jenner posing as their mother and her real-life daughters Kendall and Kylie posing as their sisters.

Alisha & Louise
Annaliese & Seymone
Ashley & AzMarie
Candace & Eboni
Catherine, Laura & Sophie
Kyle & Mariah

At panel, the judges deemed that the UK girls outperformed the US girls in every shot, but Laura received the first call out. Seymone was criticized for simply looking "pretty" in her shot, while Mariah was reprimanded for being too sexy. AzMarie also struggled to get into character, which led to Ashley outshining her in their shot.

Mariah and Seymone found themselves in the bottom two: Mariah for being unmemorable and Seymone for falling to the back of the pack and having what Tyra called "beginners' luck". Ultimately, Tyra handed the last photograph to Seymone, whose personality saved her, while Mariah became the first American girl to leave the competition.

  • First call-out: Laura LaFrate
  • Bottom two: Mariah Watchman & Seymone Cohen-Fobish
  • Eliminated: Mariah Watchman
  • Featured photographer: Douglas Friedman
  • Special guests: Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sally Hershberger, Victoria Recaño, Neeko, Amy Nadine

Cat Deeley

First aired March 14, 2012

After the elimination of the previous episode, The British girls pulled a prank on Seymone by throwing paper balls at her while she slept which led to a clash between Seymone and the British girls. The next morning, Tyra visited the girls to teach and give them their super model powers, or their "Intoxibella" powers, from her book Modelland. She also spoke to the girls about the "Super Mogul", which was about being a businesswoman and having other jobs related to modeling.

Model Intoxibella Power
Alisha Gam-A-Tronica
Annaliese Excite-To-Buy
Ashley Charismia
AzMarie Andro-Genia
Candace Exotica
Catherine Era-Descent
Eboni 30-Never
Kyle Next-Doorsia
Laura Zagalicious
Louise Chameeleoné
Seymone Fiercely Real
Sophie Illuminata

Later, the girls met Kelly Cutrone for their photo shoot, which was an ad campaign for After the girls were divided into groups by nation, they assigned themselves a concept for the photo shoot, a leader for the group, wardrobe, hair and make-up, props, and castings for male models which were done via Virgin Mobile Phone.

Categories UK US
Theme 60's British Mod Punk Love
Leader Annaliese AzMarie
Wardrobe Annaliese & Louise AzMarie & Eboni
Props Alisha & Catherine Kyle & Laura
Casting Ashley & Sophie Candace & Seymone

At the photo shoot, Candace struggled to give more expression with her face, while Eboni failed to sell the dress. Ashley looked "disgusted" in her session, while Louise blamed Annaliese for wasting time and not acting as a leader. During the session, Kelly castigated Louise for her behavior on set. After the photo shoot, the models were allowed to choose their final photo. Back at the house, the British girls discussed Annaliese's disorganized leadership.

At the panel, Sophie and Catherine received praise, while Alisha and Ashley did not. During Louise's critique, Nigel called her "mean" and Kelly called her rude which resulted in Louise telling Kelly she was being rude. This ultimately led to the judges commenting on Louise's attitude which causes her to dramatically break down and walk off-set, subsequently quitting the competition. During the elimination ceremony, Louise's name was called and Tyra revealed that she would have remained in the competition had she not left on her own accord (despite having a bad attitude and talking back to the judges). Alisha, Ashley, Candace, & Eboni were called forward as the bottom four, all of whom were not liked by the client. Nevertheless, Tyra handed the girls a single sheet with all four of their photographs and decided to not send any of them home, partially due to them being able to handle criticism.

  • Quit: Louise Watts
  • First call-out: AzMarie Livingston
  • Bottom four: Ashley Brown, Alisha White, Eboni Davis, & Candace Smith
  • Eliminated: None
  • Featured photographer: Jerry Metellus
  • Special guest: Cat Deeley

J. Alexander

First aired March 21, 2012

After Louise's exit, the British girls became emotional after panel. Eboni became frustrated over her brand (30-Never) and she felt she couldn't portray this youthful and innocent title due to her troubled upbringing. She developed tension towards Kyle when Eboni complained about her shot at panel. The contestants were later introduced to Martin Lindstrom for their challenge, which was to present and sell a fictional product while remaining true to their brands.

Model Commercial product
Alisha TV dinner
Annaliese Universal remote control
Ashley Toilet paper
AzMarie Facial tissues
Candace Coffee
Catherine Hair dryer
Eboni Pooper-scooper
Kyle Breath mints
Laura Trash bags
Seymone Vitamins
Sophie Hand sanitizer

The judges for the challenge were a group of regular people chosen off the streets of Los Angeles. Annaliese and Sophie received good feedback, while Eboni was criticized for coming across as a "know-it-all". Kyle received good feedback from the crowd, which angered some of the girls, who had thought her commercial wasn't good. Eboni and Alisha continued to attack Kyle, which pushed to her limits and made her consider leaving the competition. Annaliese ultimately won the reward challenge prize with the British girls.

For the photo shoot, the girls were taken to the Sepulveda Dam at the Los Angeles River, where they posed with vintage American cars while wearing hats by Irish designer Philip Treacy with Nigel as their photographer. Most of the girls received good feedback and did generally well, while Sophie, Seymone, and Candace struggled during the shoot.

At panel, AzMarie and Laura received strong praise for their photos. Despite having a good shot, Kyle was reprimanded for not looking like a model and Sophie was confronted by the panel for failing to deliver. But it was Seymone and Candace who ultimately found themselves in the bottom two for their mediocre photographs. Seymone was saved once again and Candace was eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: AzMarie Livingston
  • Bottom two: Candace Smith & Seymone Cohen-Fobish
  • Eliminated: Candace Smith
  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guest: Martin Lindstrom

Beverly Johnson

First aired March 28, 2012

The remaining models were informed that they would go to Toronto for the LG Fashion Week. The models underwent castings for several different fashion shows. Ashley, Catherine and Seymone failed to book any shows, while Laura and Kyle were fired from the Pink Tartan show after being viewed as inexperienced. Eboni and Sophie ended up winning the reward challenge for booking the most shows and for their excellent performances, as well.

Castings Models
Pink Tartan Kyle, Laura, Sophie
UNTTLD Eboni, Sophie
Triarchy Annaliese, AzMarie, Eboni
Travis Taddeo Annaliese, Sophie
Cassie Dee Alisha, Eboni
Martin Lim Eboni
Jay Manuel
AzMarie, Kyle, Laura, Sophie

For the photo shoot, the girls were covered with maple syrup and leaves. The girls flew back to Los Angeles for panel and most of the praise went to the American girls. While her photo was critiqued, Catherine broke down to tears for not booking any of the shows in Toronto. Eboni's excellent photograph earned her first call-out, while Ashley and Catherine landed in the bottom two for not booking any of the castings. Catherine was ultimately saved due to the sheer strength of her photograph, while Ashley was eliminated from the competition despite her endearing personality.

  • First call-out: Eboni Davis
  • Bottom two: Ashley Brown & Catherine Thomas
  • Eliminated: Ashley Brown
  • Featured photographer: Miguel Jacob
  • Special guests: Beverly Johnson, Kim Newport-Mimran, Jairo Betancur, Hans Koechling, Adam Taubenfligel, Travis Taddeo, Cassie Dee, Pao Lim, Danielle Martin, Jose Manuel St. Jacques, Simon Belanger, George Antonopoulos, Cynthia Florek, Erika Larva, Patrick Rahme, Anita Patrickson

Jessica Sutta & Nadine Coyle

First aired April 11, 2012

In the beginning of the episode, some of the girls accidentally ripped Laura's stuffed elephant, which was given to her by her deceased friend Kevin, and threw the ear into the swimming pool. Laura then displaced her anger towards Kyle, who was trying to help but instead pushed Laura over the edge. Later, All-Star winner Lisa D'Amato informed the models that they would have to perform in a group music video.

Team Group name Music video title
Alisha, Annaliese, Catherine, Sophie Fiercely British "We'll Mash You Up"
AzMarie, Eboni, Kyle, Laura, Seymone United Sirens of America "Stop, Drop and Tooch"

At the recording studio, the UK girls did substantially better that the US contestants. Catherine excelled while Kyle, Eboni, AzMarie and Sophie struggled. Later, Tyra taught the girls about the different types of "booty tooch". AzMarie refused to participate in the lesson after refusing to wear the butt pad. During the music video shoot, the British contestants excelled, although Sophie struggled with her rhythm, while the American girls failed to work as a team. Kyle pulled down the performance of her teammates, while AzMarie was castigated for her attitude on set.

At panel, all of the British girls received good feedback, with Sophie and Alisha deemed the contenders. This leads to Alisha earning a first call-out during the elimination ceremony, making her the first British girl to receive one. She was quickly followed by the remaining Brits: Sophie, Catherine and Annaliese. Most of the American models received mixed feedback from the judges, but it was Kyle and AzMarie who ultimately landed in the bottom two. AzMarie was reprimanded for being overconfident and not pushing through her performance, while Kyle was told that she didn't own her "model look". Despite her previous strong performances, AzMarie was eliminated after Tyra handed the last screen-grab to Kyle.

  • First call-out: Alisha White
  • Bottom two: AzMarie Livingston & Kyle Gober
  • Eliminated: AzMarie Livingston
  • Featured director: Tony Croll
  • Special guests: Nadine Coyle, Jessica Sutta, Lisa D'Amato, Tom Polce


First aired April 18, 2012

After the elimination, Laura and Sophie were still furious with Kyle. For the challenge, the models were separated into teams of two (UK vs US) to shoot an anti-bullying commercial for Tyra's B.I.O. campaign. Later, they were introduced to their partners, who turned out to be bullied girls.

Model Partner
Alisha Anahi
Annaliese Chyna
Catherine Michelle
Eboni Natalie
Kyle Alicia
Laura Esthefany
Seymone Zara
Sophie Raquel

Alisha got emotional with her partner Anahi because of her story. The British girls won the challenge and were rewarded with video messages from their loved ones via Virgin Mobile Phone.

For the photo shoot, the models posed as an art installation at a dinner party with guest star Estelle while "booty tooching".

Alisha, Kyle & Laura
Annaliese, Catherine, Eboni, Seymone & Sophie

Some of the girls were irritated with Kyle after she was allowed to have a butt pad while the rest of the models had to tooch on their own. Despite the advantage, Kyle struggles on set, along with Alisha and Catherine. At panel, Sophie received the first call-out, while Alisha and Kyle landed in the bottom two: Alisha for failing to translate her beauty into her pictures and Kyle for her declining progress and lack of versatility. In the end, Tyra handed the last photo to Alisha and Kyle was sent home.

  • First call-out: Sophie Sumner
  • Bottom two: Alisha White & Kyle Gober
  • Eliminated: Kyle Gober
  • Featured photographer: Ben Shaul
  • Special guest: Estelle

Georgina Chapman

First aired April 25, 2012

Most of the girls (especially Laura) were happy due to Kyle's elimination. The girls were sent to the Beverly Hills Hotel where they met with Kelly Cutrone and announced that they would do castings for the Dorchester collection. Alisha, Annaliese and Sophie were all chosen to open for a fashion show collection. During the challenge, Catherine slipped during rehearsals while Seymone got irritated by her feedback. Alisha won the challenge after her show (Anndra Neen) was deemed the best.

Shows Opening model
Anndra Neen Alisha
Giulietta Sophie
Julian Louie Annaliese
Siki Im Sophie

For the week's photo shoot, the remaining girls wear heavy couture dresses made of Hello Kitty-themed accessories designed by Filipino fashion designer Francis Libiran. Annaliese wowed the photographer and Jay, but two US girls struggled with the shoot: Eboni looked incredibly stiff, and Seymone was slated for her constant complaining.

At panel, Alisha was praised for her photo and her performance during the challenge, ultimately receiving the first call-out. Most of the other girls received mixed feedback, but Eboni and Seymone landed in the bottom two: Eboni for not selling her given brand and Seymone for not taking the competition seriously. In the end, Eboni was saved and Seymone was sent home after landing in the bottom two for the third time.

  • First call-out: Alisha White
  • Bottom two: Eboni Davis & Seymone Cohen-Fobish
  • Eliminated: Seymone Cohen-Fobish
  • Featured photographer: Ann He
  • Special guests: Georgina Chapman, Brownwyn Cosgrave, Phoebe Stephens, Annette Stephens, Sofia Sizzi, Julian Louie, Siki Im, Giovanna Bataglia, Derek Blasberg, Elizabeth Saltzman, Keren Craig, Francisco Costa

Barney Cheng

First aired May 2, 2012

With Seymone's elimination, only two American girls stood amongst four British girls. Despite being both American, Laura admitted to Eboni that she didn't like her. Nigel surprised the girls with some Chinese food and told them that they would go to Macau for the rest of the competition. Upon arriving in Macau, they learned that they would stay at grand MGM Macau hotel for the remainder of the competition. Sophie irritated Alisha for not putting her belongings back in her bag.

After the girls received their fortunes and auras from a Chinese astrologer Clement Chan and his students, they were instructed to recreate their aura with fashion. Laura won the challenge and shared her prize with her co-American model Eboni, which was a massage at the MGM Six Sense Spa.

For the photo shoot, the girls posed with silk gowns by Barney Cheng accessorized with silkworms. At panel, Laura received the first call-out for her stunning photograph. Alisha and Catherine landed in the bottom two, Alisha for making the gown look cheaper and Catherine for her weak photograph and lacking consistency. In the end, Alisha was saved and Catherine was sent home.

  • First call-out: Laura LaFrate
  • Bottom two: Alisha White & Catherine Thomas
  • Eliminated: Catherine Thomas
  • Featured photographer: Paul Tsang
  • Special guests: Barney Cheng, Toby Leung, Isabel Augusto, Clement Chan, Anita Patrickson

Nicholas Tse

First aired May 9, 2012[10]

The house was divided with Alisha and Eboni both despising Laura. The girls were taken to Hong Kong where they met Nicholas Tse, who taught them some basic martial arts in preparation for their challenge. At the challenge, each girl took a motion shot with lines given to them to deliver. Laura won the challenge and won an opportunity to star in a video with Nicholas Tse back in Hong Kong. After the challenge, the girls joked that Laura seduced Nicholas, and Eboni added that Laura was sleeping her way to the top, which angered her.

At the photo shoot, the girls posed atop the Macau Tower (with harnesses that are later edited out of the photos), which they took with the rain and wind. Sophie struggled with her fear of heights, but still managed to take good photos. At panel, Alisha and Eboni were criticized for their lackluster photos, while Annaliese was compared to Mercedes Scelba-Shorte from Cycle 2 for being a presenter rather than a fashion model. Laura was praised for not letting anything come down to her nerves, while Sophie was commended for facing her fear and producing a stunning photograph.

Laura received her second first call-out in a row (also her third in the competition), while Alisha and Eboni landed in the bottom two for their relatively weak performances throughout the competition despite having strong potential. Tyra handed the last photograph to Alisha, but Alisha burst into tears and surprisingly quit the competition, explaining that she did not want to take the opportunity away from girls who wanted to be there more than her, and that she had lost her spirit. Tyra allowed Alisha to leave, however Eboni was still eliminated regardless of Alisha's decision to quit, unlike in cycle 9 when Ambreal was saved from elimination due to Ebony's withdrawal. This marks the first time in ANTM history that more than one contestant decided to quit during one season.

  • First call-out: Laura LaFrate
  • Bottom two: Eboni Davis & Alisha White
  • Eliminated: Eboni Davis
  • Quit: Alisha White
  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guest: Nicholas Tse, Anita Patrickson

Jez Smith

First aired May 16, 2012[11]

The final three headed to Hong Kong and were welcomed by Kelly Cutrone for their go-sees, where they could earn HK$1,000 for each go-see booked. They each selected their own male models that will help guide them through the city. Laura was castigated mainly on her runway walk, Annaliese received mixed feedback from the designers, while Sophie was liked by almost all of the designers and ultimately won the challenge. They celebrated through the night together with their companions.

For the photo shoot, the remaining girls posed inside a life-sized bottle for a youth-themed "Dream Come True" campaign, with Ben Bennett as their client. Sophie impressed the client and Mr. Jay with her shoot, while Annaliese looked stiff and did not bring her personality to the shoot, and Laura impressed to look soft and sweet.

At panel, Sophie easily received the first call-out for her outstanding performance at the go-see challenge and her perfect photograph. Annaliese and Laura landed in the bottom two for the first time; Annaliese for being a presenter rather than a model despite improving immensely throughout the competition, and Laura for her runway walk and photograph, which came across as sexy rather than sweet and dreamy. In the end, Tyra handed the last photo to Laura and eliminated Annaliese.

  • First call-out: Sophie Sumner
  • Bottom two: Annaliese Dayes & Laura LaFrate
  • Eliminated: Annaliese Dayes
  • Featured photographer: Jez Smith
  • Special guest: Ben Bennett, William Tang, Gregory Derham, Henry Lau, Marisa Zeman, Evelyn Ho, Marco Chan, Anita Patrickson


First aired May 23, 2012

This episode recapped the previous episodes of this cycle, running through the challenges, photo shoots and dramatic moments along with never-before-seen footage. Previously unaired footage includes an impromptu Eboni vs. Sophie rap battle, Mariah's culture, Seymone's breakdown when the Brits ganged up on her, Sophie's first time cleaning, Sophie and Catherine's ninja skills, Sophie's imitation of the panel and much more.

  • Special guest: Anansa Sims

Season Finale

First aired May 30, 2012

The finalists shot for their CoverGirl Blast Flipstick commercial and photoshoot. Some of the clips were taken throughout their journey in the competition. Laura impressed with the shoot, although she later suffered from a panic attack and was taken to the hospital, unable to finish her commercial. Mr. Jay later dropped by the hotel in order to wrap up her commercial.

The following day, Valentina Serra welcomed the girls for their shoot in a spread for Vogue Italia; Sophie impressed, while Laura shone and impressed the clients.

Tyra later visited the models in their apartment in order to interview both of them. Laura spoke about her life struggles. Meanwhile, Sophie talked about her insecurities for competing in an American competition.

In the final runway, for the first time, the girls participated in a holographic runway show for Forever 21. Eliminated contestants Catherine, Eboni, Alisha and Annaliese, also joined the models for the show. Both of the girls impressed the judges.

At panel, Laura was criticized for her CoverGirl photo, but she redeemed herself with her commercial. Sophie excelled more in her photo than in her commercial. Laura's rebel personality and Sophie's bright presence were both praised.

After deliberation, Sophie was revealed to be the eighteenth winner of America's Next Top Model, making her the first ever non-American winner of the show.

  • Final Two: Laura LaFrate & Sophie Sumner
  • America's Next Top Model: Sophie Sumner
  • Featured Photographer: Jez Smith
  • Special guest: Valentina Serra


Call-out order

Tyra's call-out order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13
1 Seymone Laura AzMarie AzMarie Eboni Alisha Sophie Alisha Laura Laura Sophie Sophie
2 Kyle Ashley Sophie Laura AzMarie Sophie Seymone Sophie Annaliese Sophie Laura Laura
3 Sophie Eboni Laura Kyle Sophie Catherine Eboni Catherine Sophie Annaliese Annaliese
4 Laura Catherine Kyle Catherine Seymone Annaliese Annaliese Laura Eboni Alisha
5 Catherine Candace Catherine Annaliese Laura Seymone Laura Annaliese Alisha Eboni
6 Candace Kyle Seymone Eboni Kyle Laura Catherine Eboni Catherine
7 Mariah Sophie Annaliese Alisha Alisha Eboni Alisha Seymone
8 AzMarie Annaliese Louise Ashley Annaliese Kyle Kyle
9 Eboni Louise Alisha
Sophie Catherine AzMarie
10 Louise Alisha Seymone Ashley
11 Alisha AzMarie Candace
12 Annaliese Seymone
13 Ashley Mariah
14 Jasmia
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was part of a non-elimination bottom four
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 3, Louise would have been called 8th had she not quit the competition. After revealing this, Tyra asked Alisha, Ashley, Candace, and Eboni to step forward and announced that they were all safe.
  • In episode 10, Alisha quit the competition after Eboni's elimination.
  • Episode 12 was the recap episode.

Photo Shoot Guide

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: American vs. British public figures
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Toddlers of Kris Jenner
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: trends campaign
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Posing with British hats and American cars
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Covered in maple leaves and syrup
  • Episode 6 music video: Booty Tooch group video
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Art installments at a dinner party hosted by Estelle
  • Episode 8 photo shoot: Hello Kitty couture
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Wearing silk gowns with Silkworms
  • Episode 10 photo shoot: Harnessed on the Macau Tower
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Dream Come True fragrance in a life-sized bottle
  • Episode 13 photo shoot & commercial: CoverGirl Blast Flipstick commercial and print ad, and Beauty in Vogue spread


  • Alisha - One side shaved
  • Annaliese - Crazy teased weave
  • Ashley - Strawberry blunt cut
  • AzMarie - Shaved design
  • Candace - Super straight weave
  • Catherine - Magenta pink
  • Eboni - Extra long weave
  • Kyle - Milk chocolate weave
  • Laura - Red, blonde & blue
  • Louise - Beige blunt cut
  • Mariah - Ombre
  • Seymone - Extra long weave
  • Sophie - Cotton candy pink


During filming, an argument took place between judge Kelly Cutrone and contestant Louise Watts, resulting in Watts voluntarily leaving the show.[12] Following transmission of the episode, Cutrone posted mocking videos to Watts online,[13] and came under fire from fans of the show who accused her of cyberbullying.[14][15]

Post-Top Model careers

  • Ashley Brown has been signed with The Model Team Scotland.[16]
  • Seymone Cohen-Fobish has done some test shots and has been signed with L.A. Models.[17]
  • Eboni Davis has been participated in several runway shows and is signed with Fusion Models Cape Town South Africa and SMG Model Management.[18][19]
  • Kyle Gober became the face of Ghost Enchanted Bloom fragrance.[20]
  • Annaliese Dayes has been signed with Reality Check Management and Zone Model Management in London and has also done some hosting and corresponding work.[21][22]
  • Laura LaFrate has been signed with Woman Model Management in New York and Paragon Model Management in Mexico City and has modeled for TMD Studios.[23][24] She will also appeared in a movie and a music video with Nicholas Tse in Hong Kong as a part of her challenge win in episode 10. She is also developing a clothing line, earned her skydiving license and has also done some TV commercials.
  • AzMarie Livingston has been on a cover in various magazines and is currently signed with Bookings Models in London.[25] She also participated in fashion shows, including London Fashion Week and BET's Rip the Runway and appeared in the music video of Motivation by Kelly Rowland.[26] She currently appears as "Chicken" in the Fox drama Empire.[27]
  • Jasmia Robinson has been signed with Charles & Ko Models and is also the face of the UK hair brand Sensationnel.[28]
  • Candace Smith has done a few test shots, did a cover for Essence Magazine and is now searching for an agency. She also appeared in the 2014 film, Heaven is for Real as a pay clerk.
  • Sophie Sumner has collected her prizes and has been signed with LA Models & NY Model Management.[29][30] She also remains signed to Storm Model Management in London, who she was signed with prior to her appearance on ANTM.[31] Her debut single, 'Aiming For You' is now on iTunes.[32] Sumner has stated that she is moving to the States and is currently deciding whether to move to New York City or Los Angeles. She is also currently active in raising funds for Breast Cancer Research with the help of her pink dog, Darcy. She created a fund raising page on a website of Cancer Research UK which she named PinkDarcyDog.[33] She also modeled for Bench in "Bench Universe" in the Philippines with Allison Harvard & Dominique Reighard and Bench for Philippine Fashion Week. She also made the cover of the December 2012-January 2013 issue of Meg Magazine on the same country. She also did a photo shoot in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and France. She appeared in the season finale of Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 1 as the opening of the final runway challenge. Sophie is set to appear in a new E4 reality show called Taking New York that follows a group of Brits living in New York and trying to pursue their dreams [34]
  • Catherine Thomas has been signed with Model Division and appeared in various magazines including - Heat, Sunday, You, Closer, Look and Reveal. She also appeared in the music video In One Ear by Cage The Elephant.[35]
  • Mariah Watchman has been signed with Wilhelmina Panama.[36]
  • Louise Watts has been signed with Hughs Models in London.[37]
  • Alisha White has been signed with International Fashion & Model Agency and has done several test shots. She has also walked for Harvey Nichols fashion show in London.[38]


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  18. ^ Eboni - Fusion Models Cape Town South Africa
  19. ^ Ebonee Davis - SMG Models
  20. ^ Kyle Gober - Ghost Enchanted Bloom Fragrance
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  30. ^ Sophie Sumner - L.A. Model Management
  31. ^ Sophie Sumner - Storm Models
  32. ^ ANTM Single Showdown: Sophie Sumner's "Aiming for You" vs. Lisa D’Amato "Ace of Spades"
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  35. ^ Model Division - Catherine Thomas
  36. ^ Wilhelmina Panama - Mariah Watchman
  37. ^ Louise Watts - Hughs Models
  38. ^ "I Model It" by Alisha White - Harvey Nichols