America's Next Top Model (cycle 9)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 9)
ANTM9.jpg
Cycle 9 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network The CW
Original release September 19 (2007-09-19) – December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)
Additional information
Judges
No. of contestants 13
Winner Saleisha Stowers
All-stars Bianca Golden
Cycle chronology
← Previous
Cycle 8
Next →
Cycle 10
Season summary

The ninth cycle of America's Next Top Model was the third season of the series to be aired on The CW network. This cycle's promotional tagline was "The Future Of Fashion." The promotional song was "Shut Up and Drive" by Rihanna.

The prizes for this cycle were:

The international destinations for this cycle were St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (for the semi-finals) and Shanghai and Beijing, China.

Among the thirteen finalists was 21-year-old Heather Kuzmich, who has Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. The season averaged 5.12 million viewers, making the cycle one of the most successful in the show's history.[1] This was also the last cycle to date in which Twiggy was featured as a judge. For cycle 10, she was replaced by Paulina Porizkova.

The winner was 21-year-old Saleisha Stowers from Los Angeles, California.

Contestants[edit]

(ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant[2] Age Hometown Finish Place
Mila Bouzinova 20 Boston, Massachusetts Episode 2 13
Kimberly Leemans 20 Ocala, Florida Episode 3 12
Victoria Marshman 20 New Haven, Connecticut Episode 4 11
Janet Mills 22 Bainbridge, Georgia Episode 5 10
Ebony Morgan 20 Chicago, Illinois Episode 6 9 (quit)
Sarah Hartshorne 20 Heath, Massachusetts Episode 8 8
Ambreal Williams 19 Dallas, Texas Episode 9 7
Lisa Jackson 20 Jersey City, New Jersey Episode 10 6
Heather Kuzmich 21 Valparaiso, Indiana Episode 11 5
Bianca Golden 18 Queens, New York Episode 12 4
Jenah Doucette 18 Farmington, Connecticut Episode 13 3
Chantal Jones 19 Austin, Texas 2
Saleisha Stowers 21 Los Angeles, California 1

Episodes[edit]

The Girls Go Cruisin'[edit]

First aired September 19, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Jim Wade
  • Special guests: Jaslene Gonzalez, Gregorio Cuevas, Patrick Dukes

The Models Go Green[edit]

First aired September 26, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Mike Rosenthal
  • Special guest: Benny Ninja
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Lisa Jackson

The Girls Go Rock Climbing[edit]

First aired October 3, 2007

  • Special guests: Colleen Quen, Roy Campbell
  • Featured photographer: Matthew Jordan Smith
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girl Who Goes Bald[edit]

First aired October 10, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Lionel Deluy
  • Special guests: Ken Pavés, Dawn Patton, Brent Poer, Crissy Barker
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girl Who Is Afraid Of Heights[edit]

First aired October 17, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Mike Rosenthal
  • Special guests: Benny Ninja, Ann Shoket, Danielle Evans, Byron Kirkland, Lloyd Eisler, Marc Baptiste
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girl Who Gets A Mango[edit]

First aired October 24, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Fredric Reshew
  • Special guests: Tyson Beckford, Elizabeth Santiso, Lisa Price, Mary J. Blige, Matthew Rolston
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girl Who Runs Into The Glass Door[edit]

First aired October 31, 2007

The Girls Who Crawl[edit]

First aired November 7, 2007

The Girl Who Starts to Lose Her Cool[edit]

First aired November 14, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Trevor O'Shana
  • Special guests: Benny Ninja, Neal Hamil, Ann Shoket, Angela Avanesyan, Richard Chan, Julia Chumak, Angelo Estrada, Justin Green, Erin Helgersun, Yuko Pena
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girls Go To Shanghai[edit]

First aired November 21, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Jim Wade
  • Featured commercial director: Jeffrey Chu
  • Special guests: Louis Liu, Brent Poer
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girls Go On Go-See Adventures[edit]

First aired November 28, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Susan Yang, Shan Jin Ya, Lu Kun, Stephen Peng, Flora Zeta, Helen Lee, Fiona Vong
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

The Girls Go To The Great Wall[edit]

First aired December 5, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Tyra Banks
  • Special guests: Kevin Lee, Ann Shoket
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Heather Kuzmich

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

First aired December 12, 2007

  • Featured photographer: Jim De Yonker
  • Featured commercial director: Brent Poer
  • Special guests: Qi Gang, Darren Duan, Ann Shoket, Jaslene Gonzalez, Stephen Danelian

Summaries[edit]

Call-out order[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 Mila Heather Jenah Jenah Lisa Saleisha Lisa Bianca Chantal Saleisha Chantal Chantal Saleisha
2 Bianca Lisa Heather Sarah Bianca Jenah Heather Jenah Saleisha Bianca Saleisha Saleisha Chantal
3 Jenah Chantal Lisa Heather Ebony Heather Saleisha Saleisha Bianca Chantal Jenah Jenah
4 Chantal Sarah Chantal Lisa Chantal Bianca Bianca Chantal Jenah Jenah Bianca
5 Ambreal Jenah Sarah Janet Jenah Sarah Ambreal Heather Heather Heather
6 Victoria Saleisha Ambreal Ambreal Saleisha Chantal Jenah Lisa Lisa
7 Sarah Ambreal Victoria Ebony Heather Lisa Chantal Ambreal
8 Saleisha Victoria Saleisha Bianca Sarah Ebony Sarah
9 Kimberly Janet Janet Chantal Ambreal Ambreal
10 Ebony Kimberly Ebony Saleisha Janet
11 Janet Bianca Bianca Victoria
12 Heather Ebony Kimberly
13 Lisa Mila
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was the original eliminee but was saved due to the withdrawal of another contestant
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the pool of 20 girls was reduced to 13 who moved on to the main competition. However, this first call-out does not reflect their performance that first week.
  • In episode 6, Ambreal was the original eliminee, but Ebony's withdrawal from the competition automatically saved her from elimination.
  • Episode 7 was the recap episode.

Photo shoot guide[edit]

  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Glamour shots smoking/detriments of smoking
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Couture Rock Climbing
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Flowers & plant life
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Fashion gargoyles
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Eco-friendly fashion
  • Episode 8 music video: Enrique Iglesias, "Tired of Being Sorry"
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Stranded in the desert
  • Episode 10 commercial & photo shoot: CoverGirl queen collection ad & commercial
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Chinese princesses / lion & dragon dance
  • Episode 12 photo shoot: Great Wall of China warriors/Group shot
  • Episode 13 Commercial & photo shoot: CoverGirl wetslicks fruit spritzers commercial & print ad; Seventeen magazine covers

Other cast members[edit]

Makeovers[edit]

  • Ambreal – Cut very short and dyed black
  • Bianca – Head shave (due to honey blonde weave being unable to work due to previous hair damage)
  • Chantal – Long weave with bangs
  • EbonyNaomi Campbell inspired straight weave
  • Heather – Trimmed, straightened, and chestnut brown highlights added
  • Janet – Dyed black
  • Jenah – Long platinum blonde weave
  • Lisa – Cut short
  • SaleishaLouise Brooks inspired chic bowl cut
  • Sarah – Cut short with blonde highlights
  • Victoria – Blonde highlights

Post-Top Model careers[edit]

  • Mila Bouzinova did some test shots, did some print work for Cosmopolitan and used to be signed with Basic Model Management in New York.
  • Jenah Doucette has done some test shots and print work and was featured as one of the presenter in Tyra's Fiercee Awards on The Tyra Banks Show in 2008.
  • Bianca Golden is currently signed with Major Model Management in New York, Fusion Model Management in South Africa, Ford Models in Chicago and Click Models in Boston. She was one of the models in the finale of fifth season of Project Runway. She has modeled in Essence, Cosmopolitan, The Source and for various brands.[3] She has also taken part in Farah Angsana Spring 2010 presentation[4] as well as multiple fashion weeks and BET's Rip The Runway shows. Bianca has also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show several times. She also participated the all-star version of America's Next Top Model along with other returning models, and was eliminated in episode 7 alongside fellow contestant Kayla Ferrel.[5]
  • Sarah Hartshorne is currently signed with IPM Model Management and a comedian in New York City.
  • Lisa Jackson is currently signed with Major Model Management in New York, Studio Model Management in Paris and Muse Model Management in New York.[6] She was one of the models in the finale of sixth season and was the model for designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Season 11, of Project Runway and walked for TRESemme at Mara Hoffman Spring 2010 show[7] amongst many other shows. She has also modeled for Source, Carmen Marc Valvo and numerous brands and magazines.[8] She has also been featured twice in Top Models In Action, the first time in Cycle 11, and the second in Cycle 13. She has appeared in the music video for Sean Paul's "She Doesn't Mind". Lisa also was the winning model on season 11 of Project Runway, winning $25,000 and the cover of Marie Claire.
  • Chantal Jones is currently signed with Nous Model Management, L.A. Model Management, Paragon Model Management in Mexico Muse Model Management in New York.[9] She used to be signed with 62 Models & Talent in Auckland.
  • Heather Kuzmich is currently signed with Elite Model Management in Chicago. She is also pursuing a career in the video game industry and she is currently signed with Major Model Management in New York and Studio Model Management in Paris. She was one of the models in the finale of sixth season of Project Runway and walked for TRESemme at Mara Hoffman Spring 2010 show[7] amongst many other shows. She has also modeled for Source, Carmen Marc Valvo and numerous brands and magazines.[8]
  • Kimberly Leemans is currently signed with Elite Model Management in Chicago, after winning Elite Chicago's E-Tube's contest. She used to be signed with Basic Model Management in New York and International Model Management in Brussels. She was one of the models in the finale of season 6 of Project Runway. She was featured in Ocala magazine. She has appeared on Gossip Girl, Life on Mars, Cupid, Law and Order and HBO's How to Make It in America.[10] In 2014, Kimberly had a small role on The Vampire Diaries as "Young Jo" [11]
  • Victoria Marshman has returned to Yale University and started to finish her Medieval History course.
  • Janet Mills is currently signed with Level Model and Talent Management.
  • Ebony Morgan has gone back to dental school and was seen in Tyra's Fiercee Awards on The Tyra Banks Show as one of the nominated models.
  • Saleisha Stowers is currently signed with Elite Model Management in New York and Los Angeles and with L.A. Model Management. In 2013, she joined the cast of the online revival of All My Children, and in 2015, joined the cast of Days of Our Lives.[12]
  • Ambreal Williams is currently signed with Click Model Management in Los Angeles.

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