America's Next Top Model (cycle 2)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 2)
Cycle 2 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 11
Original network UPN
Original release January 13 (2004-01-13)[1] – March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
Additional information
No. of contestants 12
Winner Yoanna House
All-stars Camille McDonald
Cycle chronology
← Previous
Cycle 1
Next →
Cycle 3

The second cycle of America's Next Top Model, premiered on January 13, 2004, and was hosted by model Tyra Banks. The show aimed to find the next top fashion model.[2] The cycle's catch-phrase was, "They are all gorgeous, but only one has what it takes".

The prizes for this cycle were a contract with IMG Models, a fashion spread and a cover in Jane magazine, and a cosmetics campaign with Sephora.

This was the only season to feature a cast of 12 contestants. The international destination for the cycle was Milan, Italy.

The winner was 23-year-old Yoanna House from Jacksonville, Florida.[3]

This was also the first appearance of Nigel Barker as a judge.


(ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Anna Bradfield[4] 24 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) LaGrange, Georgia Episode 1 12
Bethany Harrison[5] 22 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Houston, Texas Episode 2 11
Heather Blumberg[6] 18 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Moreno Valley, California Episode 3 10
Jenascia Chakos[7] 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Burien, Washington Episode 4 9
Xiomara Frans[8] 25 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Morganville, New Jersey Episode 5 8
Catie Anderson[9] 18 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Willmar, Minnesota Episode 6 7
Sara Racey-Tabrizi[10] 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Seattle, Washington Episode 7 6
Camille McDonald[11] 25 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) Mamaroneck, New York Episode 8 5
April Wilkner[12] 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Miami Beach, Florida Episode 10 4
Shandi Sullivan[13] 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Kansas City, Missouri Episode 11 3
Mercedes Scelba-Shorte[14] 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Valencia, California 2
Yoanna House[15] 23 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Jacksonville, Florida 1


The Girl Who Overslept[edit]

First aired January 13, 2004

The twelve finalists partook in a fashion show on a U.S. Navy ship, and a Garden of Eden-themed nude photo shoot for Fresh Look contact lenses with male models. Anna refused to participate in the shoot.[16] The judging session saw Anna become the first model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Ed Libby, Jim De Yonker, Mike Randy, Ian Jones, Yohanea Cepeda

The Girl Who Floats Like a Butterfly and Stings Like a Bee[edit]

First aired January 20, 2004

The eleven remaining finalists participated in a runway challenge, which was won by Catie. For the week's photo shoot, the finalists shot a campaign for Steve Madden 90210. The judging session saw Bethany become the second model eliminated from the competition.

The Girl Who Can Cry At The Drop Of A Hat[edit]

First aired January 27, 2004

The ten remaining finalists received makeovers, and later had a make-up challenge, won by Yoanna. For the photo shoot, the finalists modeled pieces of clothing from Laundry by Shelli Segal while suspended over a giant hole. The judging session saw Heather become the third model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Richard Dean
  • Special guests: Edward Tricomi, Joel Warren, Karima Casteneda, Julie Redfern, Mike Sharits, Mike Randi, Eric Niemand, Halle Bowman

The Girl Who Needs Six Months Of Modeling School[edit]

First aired February 3, 2004

The nine remaining finalists met fashion designer Betsey Johnson for a challenge on their personal style, which was won by Shandi. For the week's photo shoot, the contestants portrayed celebrities. The judging session saw Jenascia become the fourth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Andrew Eccles
  • Special guests: Simon Doonan, Adrianne Curry, Martin Snow, Danilo, Michael Carl, Betsey Johnson

The Girl Who Is A Visual Orgasm[edit]

First aired February 10, 2004

For the week's challenge, the eight remaining finalists did an interview with Janice Dickinson. The challenge winner was Mercedes. The week's photo shoot was a campaign for Quench Water and was shot underwater. The judging session saw Xiomara become the fifth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: George Holz
  • Special guests: Sam Christensen, Suzannah Galland, Carolyn London, Nolé Marin

The Girl Whose Lip Puffed Up[edit]

First aired February 17, 2004

For the week's photo shoot, the seven remaining finalists had simple black-and-white beauty shots taken. The finalists participated in an acting challenge with Mark Collier, which was won by April, and shot a Matrix-themed commercial for Rollitos chips. The judging session saw Catie become the sixth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Bill Heuberger
  • Featured commercial director: James Gay
  • Special guests: Tasha Smith-Arqese, Mark Collier, De La Guarda, Eric Niemand, Kyle Hagler

The Girl Who Is Dripping With Hypocrisy[edit]

First aired February 24, 2004

The six remaining contestants partook in a dancing challenge, which was won by April. Instead of a photo shoot, they appeared in the music video for Tyra Banks' "Shake Ya Body". The judging session saw Sara become the seventh model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured director: Kennedy
  • Special guests: Rodney Jerkins, Tony Michaels

The Girls With the Signature Walk[edit]

First aired March 2, 2004

The five remaining finalists were flown to Milan, where they went on go-sees. This challenge was won by Camille. The photo shoot was a campaign for Solstice sunglasses. The judging session saw Camille become the eighth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Special guests: Kyle Hagler, David Brown, Elena Cimarosti, Carlo De Amici, Kesia Elwin, Liliana Rolando, Nolé Marin, Michael Giannini
  • Featured photographer: Massimo Costoli

The Girl Who Is Afraid Of Snakes[edit]

First aired March 9, 2004

This episode was an overview of the past eight episodes of the cycle which featured previously unseen footage.

The Girl Who Cheated[edit]

First aired March 16, 2004

For the week's challenge, the four remaining finalists were required to put together outfit that was high fashion and complemented their body the best.[17] The challenge winner was Shandi. For the week's photo shoot, the girls did a nude shoot in pairs. The judging session saw April become the ninth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographers: Almicare Incalza, Alex Martinengo
  • Special guests: Jean Luc, Nolé Marin, Loris Rocchi, Stephen Fairchild

The Girl Who Is America's Next Top Model[edit]

First aired March 23, 2004

The final three contestants were Yoanna House, Mercedes Scelba-Shorte and Shandi Sullivan. The penultimate judging session saw Shandi become the tenth model eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Massimo Costoli

Mercedes and Yoanna participated in a fashion show for DSquared². The final panel saw Yoanna crowned America's Next Top Model.[18]

  • Special guests: Nolé Marin, Gian Luca Guaitoli, Dean Caten, Dan Caten


Call-out order[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11
1 Camille Catie Shandi Mercedes Sara April Shandi Shandi Yoanna Mercedes Yoanna
2 Shandi Yoanna April Xiomara Mercedes Yoanna Mercedes Yoanna Shandi Yoanna Mercedes
3 April Camille Yoanna Shandi April Mercedes Camille April Mercedes Shandi
4 Mercedes April Mercedes Yoanna Yoanna Shandi April Mercedes April
5 Catie Mercedes Sara Sara Catie Sara Yoanna Camille
6 Sara Sara Camille April Shandi Camille Sara
7 Heather Xiomara Jenascia Camille Camille Catie
8 Yoanna Heather Catie Catie Xiomara
9 Bethany Jenascia Xiomara Jenascia
10 Xiomara Shandi Heather
11 Jenascia Bethany
12 Anna
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, Anna refused to participate in the shoot.
  • Episode 9 was the recap episode.

Photo shoot guide[edit]

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Adam and Eve with sequins and paint
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Steve Madden shoes
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Laundry by Shelli Segal suspended over a giant hole
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Portraying celebrity icons
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Quench underwater nymphs
  • Episode 6 photo shoot & Commercial: Black and white beauty shots; Rollitos chips commercial
  • Episode 7 music video: "Shake Your Body" by Tyra Banks
  • Episode 8 photo shoot: Solstice sunglasses in the Verona Arena
  • Episode 10 photo shoot: Nude in pairs
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: High fashion beauty shots

Other cast members[edit]


  • April – Darkened with bangs
  • Camille – Braids removed and long black straight weave added
  • CatieTwiggy inspired pixie cut
  • Heather – A little more blonde
  • Jenascia – Layered shoulder-length hair to suit height
  • Mercedes – Animalistic curly extensions and lightened eyebrows
  • Sara – Honey blonde highlights
  • Shandi – Dyed platinum blonde and given contact lenses
  • Xiomara – Wild extensions
  • Yoanna – "Modern mohawk" style short crop

Top Model after the show[edit]

  • Catie Anderson has done runway and has been signed with a few different LA agencies. She is currently signed with New York Model Management.
  • Anna Bradfield has done print work for Robin Callender, Anthony R. Lloyd, The Cotrice Collection and Lila couture bridal gowns and has been featured on
  • Jenascia Chakos appeared in a few Seattle calendars, modeled for Jhon Catano-Betancur and had a child. She is now a fashion director for a magazine and appeared on an episode of Wheel of Fortune in June 2010.
  • Xiomara Frans signed with Boss Models and has also appeared in the New York Post Latino Issue.
  • Bethany Harrison got married and was featured in the Totally Texas Calendar.
  • Yoanna House collected her prizes and signed with 1st Opinion Models. She has walked for various designers and did noted modeling work for Psychology Today, Hannah Anderson, Careline Cosmetics, Jane, Jacksonville, Metro Style, and is currently an icon for Sephora. She did commercial work for Declare Yourself, voting campaigns and cosmetics commercials with cycle 4 winner Naima Mora. She has also hosted television series such as Queen Bees and The Look for Less.
  • Camille McDonald signed with Major Model Management, walked in a number of fashion shows and appeared in few magazines. She also launched her own line of lingerie called Lingerwear, for which Naima Mora modeled. She participated in the America's Next Top Model All Stars cycle alongside other former contestants, finishing in eleventh place.[19]
  • Sara Racey-Tabrizi signed with TBM Models, APM Models and Mensa Management, has done print work for L'Oréal, Converse, Pulse, King and Maxim and has landed small acting roles.
  • Mercedes Scelba-Shorte did some commercial and print work and is a spokesperson for the Lupus foundation. She was once signed to Nous Model Management and is currently signed to Elite Model Management and Click Models under the name "Mercedes Yvette".
  • Shandi Sullivan was signed with Trump Model Management. She now works as a DJ in New York City.
  • April Wilkner signed with Race Model Management and Wilhelmina Models in New York City. She has done some print, runway and acting.


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