America's Next Top Model (cycle 3)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 3)
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Cycle 3 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network UPN
Original release

September 22 (2004-09-22) – December 15, 2004 (2004-12-15)

Additional information
Judges
No. of contestants 14
Winner Eva Pigford
Cycle chronology
← Previous
Cycle 2
Next →
Cycle 4

The third cycle of America's Next Top Model debuted on September 22, 2004 and was hosted by model Tyra Banks. It was the first cycle to gain partnership with cosmetics magnate CoverGirl and ran weekly commercials during the show named Beauty Tip of the Week with Jay Manuel and Elsa Benitez as well as the CoverGirl of the Week contest.[citation needed] Also the cast was increased to 14 contestants. The season's catch-phrase was "Beauty In Progress".

The prizes for this cycle were:

The following prizes have been removed:

The international destinations during this cycle were Montego Bay, Jamaica (for one episode) and Tokyo, Japan, the show's first visit in Asia and across the International Date Line.

The winner was 19-year-old Eva Pigford from Los Angeles, California.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant[1] Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Magdalena Rivas[2] 24 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Worcester, Massachusetts Episode 2 14
Leah Darrow[3] 24 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 13
Julie Titus[4] 19 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Kent, Washington Episode 3 12
Kristi Grommet[5] 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) St. Louis, Missouri Episode 4 11
Jennipher Frost[6] 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Pocatello, Idaho Episode 5 10
Kelle Jacob[7] 20 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) New York, New York Episode 6 9
Cassie Grisham[8] 19 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Norman, Oklahoma Episode 7 8
Toccara Jones[9] 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Dayton, Ohio Episode 8 7
Nicole Borud[10] 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Minot, North Dakota Episode 9 6
Norelle Van Herk[11] 19 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) Newport Beach, California Episode 11 5
Ann Markley[12] 21 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Erie, Pennsylvania Episode 12 4
Amanda Swafford[13] 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Hendersonville, North Carolina Episode 13 3
Yaya DaCosta[14] 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Harlem, New York 2
Eva Pigford[15] 19 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Los Angeles, California 1

Episode summaries[edit]

The Girl With The Secret[edit]

First Air Date: September 22, 2004

The series began with thirty-four semi-finalists' interviews with Tyra Banks, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel. The first episode concludes with the selection of the top 14.

The Girl Who Is Codependent[edit]

First Air Date: September 29, 2004

The fourteen finalists were flown to Montego Bay for their first photo shoot, in which they modeled bikinis on a coral reef. Magdalena became the first finalist eliminated from the competition the day after the photo shoot, and the judging session saw Leah become the second finalist eliminated.

  • Eliminated outside of judging panel: Magdalena Rivas
  • First call-out: Yaya DaCosta
  • Bottom two: Leah Darrow & Ann Markley
  • Eliminated: Leah Darrow
  • Featured photographer: Nick Cardallicio
  • Special guests: J. Alexander, Michelle Mock, Douglas Barcellos, Mathu Anderson, Danilo
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford

The Girl Everyone Thinks Is A Backstabber[edit]

First Air Date: October 6, 2004

The twelve remaining finalists received makeovers. The week's challenge was in make-up, and was won by Norelle. For the week's photo shoot, the finalists shot a campaign for Nivea. The judging session saw Julie become the third finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Amanda Swafford
  • Bottom two: Julie Titus & Kelle Jacob
  • Eliminated: Julie Titus
  • Featured photographer: Troy Ward
  • Special guests: Kiara Kabukuru, Anthony Palermo, Leonard Zagami, Debra Jaliman M.D., Dr Zarabi, Danilo
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Yaya DaCosta

The Girl Who Sets A Trap[edit]

First Air Date: October 13, 2004

For the week's challenge, the eleven remaining finalists walked in a fashion show for Heatherette, with Eva being chosen as the challenge winner. The photo shoot was a campaign for Lee Jeans, in which the models shot together in one group. The judging session saw Kristi become the fourth finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Cassie Grisham
  • Bottom two: Jennipher Frost & Kristi Grommet
  • Eliminated: Kristi Grommet
  • Featured photographer: Hyungwan Roo
  • Special guests: J. Alexander, Yoanna House, Danilo, Richie Rich, Heatherette
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Yaya DaCosta

The Girl Who Cries When She Looks In The Mirror[edit]

First Air Date: October 20, 2004

For the week's challenge, the ten remaining finalists posed as mannequins in a La Perla store window. The challenge winner was Kelle. The photo shoot was a campaign for Dooney & Bourke purses. The judging session saw Jennipher become the fifth finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Amanda Swafford
  • Bottom two: Jennipher Frost & Kelle Jacob
  • Eliminated: Jennipher Frost
  • Featured photographer: Matthew Jordan Smith
  • Special guests: Simon Doonan, Savvas, Lanny Ward
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Toccara Jones

The Girl Who Mutilated The Precious Brownies[edit]

First Air Date: October 27, 2004

For the week's challenge, the nine remaining finalists climbed fourteen flights of stairs, doing a photo shoot at the top. The challenge winner was Yaya. The photo shoot was a campaign for YJ Stinger energy drinks. The judging session saw Kelle become the sixth finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Eva Pigford
  • Bottom two: Kelle Jacob & Ann Markley
  • Eliminated: Kelle Jacob
  • Featured photographer: Sascha Pflaeging, Che Graham
  • Special guests: Joy Bauer, Captain Leif Wade, Kate Dillon Levin
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Toccara Jones

The Girl Who Forgot Her Shoes[edit]

First Air Date: November 3, 2004

For the week's challenge, the eight remaining finalists attended go-sees. The challenge winner was Yaya. For the photo shoot, the models portrayed alter egos. The judging session saw Cassie become the seventh finalist eliminated from the competition.

The Girl Who Is Panic-Stricken[edit]

First Air Date: November 10, 2004

For the week's challenge, the seven remaining finalists gave interviews on a red carpet. The challenge winner was Yaya. For the photo shoot, the finalists had beauty shots taken wearing Verragio diamonds and posing with a live tarantula. The judging session saw Toccara become the eighth finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Nicole Borud
  • Bottom two: Toccara Jones & Ann Markley
  • Eliminated: Toccara Jones
  • Featured photographer: Bill Diodato
  • Special guests: Paul Wilmot, Hampton Carney, Sarah Pyper, Rebecca Weinberg
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Toccara Jones

The Girls Meet Taye Diggs[edit]

First Air Date: November 17, 2004

The six remaining finalists had an acting challenge with Taye Diggs. The challenge winner was Yaya. The finalists were flown to Tokyo, where they shot a Campbell's soup commercial speaking Japanese. During the judging session, the girls were set a test in which they had to read a commercial and eat umeboshi. Nicole become the ninth finalist eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Ann Markley
  • Bottom two: Nicole Borud & Yaya DaCosta
  • Eliminated: Nicole Borud
  • Featured commercial director: Zente Yoshie
  • Special guests: Taye Diggs, Sande Shurin, Toko Niwa
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford

The Girl Who Goes Ballistic[edit]

First Air Date: November 24, 2004

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

  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford

The Girl The Lionesses Are Hunting[edit]

First Air Date: December 1, 2004

For the week's challenge, the five remaining finalists learned and then were tested on their knowledge about the Tea Ceremony. The challenge winner was Yaya. The photo shoot was a campaign for T-Mobile; the models posed as geishas in kimonos. The judging session saw Norelle become the tenth model eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Amanda Swafford
  • Bottom two: Norelle Van Herk & Ann Markley
  • Eliminated: Norelle Van Herk
  • Featured photographer: Amiko
  • Special guests: Toko Niwa, Kuineo Koike, Yoko Takahashi, Kyoko Higa
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford

The Girl Who Didn't Hug Goodbye[edit]

First Air Date: December 8, 2004

For the week's challenge, the four remaining finalists attended go-sees. The challenge winner was Eva. For the photo shoot, the finalists modeled an anime-inspired look on a motorcycle. At the judging session, the girls were required to incorporate Japanese Street Fashion:Lolita fashion into their personal style. Ann become the eleventh model eliminated from the competition.

  • First call-out: Amanda Swafford
  • Bottom two: Ann Markley & Eva Pigford
  • Eliminated: Ann Markley
  • Featured photographer: Takashi Miesaki
  • Special guests: J. Alexander, Toyohiko Mikimoto, Sawa Vaughters, Carolyn London
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford

The Girl Who Wins It All[edit]

First Air Date: December 15, 2004

The final three contestants, Amanda Swafford, Eva Pigford and Yaya DaCosta shot an ad campaign for CoverGirl. Amanda was the twelfth model eliminated from the competition at the penultimate judging session.

  • First call-out: Yaya DaCosta
  • Bottom two: Amanda Swafford & Eva Pigford
  • Eliminated: Amanda Swafford
  • Featured photographer: Shu Scenzu

Eva and Yaya partook in a Noriko Fukushima fashion show. The final judging session saw Eva crowned America's Next Top Model.

  • Final two: Eva Pigford & Yaya DaCosta
  • America's Next Top Model: Eva Pigford
  • Special guests: J. Alexander, Noriko Fukushima
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Eva Pigford[16]

Summaries[edit]

Call-out order[edit]

Tyra's call-out order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13
1 Ann Yaya Amanda Cassie Amanda Eva Eva Nicole Ann Amanda Amanda Yaya Eva
2 Leah Kristi Nicole Ann Yaya Amanda Ann Eva Eva Yaya Yaya Eva Yaya
3 Kelle Julie Eva Nicole Norelle Nicole Yaya Amanda Norelle Eva Eva Amanda
4 Cassie Jennipher Yaya Toccara Eva Yaya Norelle Yaya Amanda Ann Ann
5 Yaya Kelle Toccara Eva Nicole Toccara Amanda Norelle Yaya Norelle
6 Kristi Cassie Jennipher Amanda Toccara Norelle Nicole Ann Nicole
7 Julie Toccara Cassie Norelle Ann Cassie Toccara Toccara
8 Magdalena Nicole Norelle Yaya Cassie Ann Cassie
9 Nicole Eva Ann Kelle Kelle Kelle
10 Amanda Norelle Kristi Jennipher Jennipher
11 Norelle Amanda Kelle Kristi
12 Toccara Ann Julie
13 Jennipher Leah
14 Eva Magdalena
     The contestant was eliminated outside of judging panel
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the field of 34 girls was reduced to 14 that would move on to the actual competition. This first-callout does not reflect their performance that first week.
  • In episode 2, Magdalena was eliminated outside of the judging panel due to her poor performance at the photo shoot, and therefore took no part at panel. After the call-out ceremony, Leah was eliminated when Ann survived her first bottom two appearance.
  • In episode 4, the call-out order was changed by editing; Toccara and Nicole were swapped.
  • Episode 10 was the recap episode.

Photo Shoot Guide[edit]

  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Swimsuits on the beaches of Jamaica
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Nivea beauty shots
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Lee Jeans topless group shot
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Dooney & Bourke purses on roller skates
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: YJ Stinger energy drink on a trampoline
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Alter-egos with Ford Mustang
  • Episode 8 photo shoot: Verragio diamonds beauty shot with a tarantula
  • Episode 9 Commercial: Japanese Campbell's commercial
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Geishas in kimonos for T-Mobile phone
  • Episode 12 photo shoot: Harajuku-inspired motorcyclists
  • Episode 13 photo shoot: CoverGirl wet slicks crystals ad

Other Cast Members[edit]

  • Jay Manuel - Photo Director
  • J. Alexander - Runway Coach
  • Mathu Anderson - Make-Up Artist
  • Danilo - Hairstylist

Makeovers[edit]

  • Amanda - Ice blonde extensions
  • Ann - Platinum blonde highlights
  • Cassie - Curls added and a brightened
  • Eva - Spiked with honey blonde highlights
  • Jennipher - Dyed blonde with bleached eyebrows
  • Julie - Layered hair
  • Kelle - Long wavy extensions
  • Kristi - Long bangs added
  • Nicole - Cut short with bangs and dyed fire-engine red, ala Lucille Ball
  • Norelle - Darkened shag and braces removed
  • Toccara - Coffee brown volumized extensions
  • Yaya - Braids removed and face treated for acne

Post-Top Model careers[edit]

  • Nicole Borud did some test shots and has pursued acting.
  • Yaya DaCosta has worked in Ford Models and Models 1, was featured in a few magazines and catalogues and has turned to acting, including the female lead role in the movie Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas, and a brief stint on All My Children. She has also appeared in season 4 of Ugly Betty as Nico Slater, the 2010 Academy Award nominated film The Kids Are All Right. In 2015, she starred in the Lifetime biopic movie Whitney portraying the late R&B/Popstar Whitney Houston. In the fall of 2015, she was cast as April Sexton on NBC's Chicago Med in a main role.
  • Amanda Swafford has been signed with Storm Model Management and has appeared on the covers of Bliss for Bride Magazine and Access Magazine, and has modelled for Levi's Jeans, Felt It! Stitch It! Fabulous! and WEBS. Due to her retinitis pigmentosa, she is now completely blind.
  • Julie Titus has not pursued modeling, but has done a few test shots.
  • Norelle Van Herk had modelled in Asia but has since left the industry to finish her education.

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