America's Next Top Model (season 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
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]This was the first American edition of Top Model to be filmed and broadcast in high definition (HD).[3] The cycle featured fourteen contestants, placing seven British models who had competed in previous cycles of Britain's Next Top Model alongside seven all-new American models.[1]

Fashion industry public relations maven Kelly Cutrone replaced Vogue editor André Leon Talley as a judge for the series.[4] The rest of the judging panel remained the same.[1]

The international destinations for this cycle were Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong in China.

The prizes for this cycle included a modeling contract with LA Models & NY Model Management, a guest correspondent placement with Extra, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, and both the cover and a spread in Beauty In Vogue, becoming the face of America’s Next Top Model fragrance "Dream Come True", production of a record single released by CBS Records, and a US$100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.[1][5]

The winner of the competition was 21-year-old British model Sophie Sumner from Oxford, England.[6]


The cycle featured seven contestants from previous cycles of Britain's Next Top Model for a second chance to win the title.[7] 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. The returning contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and their prior placements were:

Previous season Contestant Finish
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 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Pendleton, Oregon Episode 2 13
 United Kingdom Louise Watts 25 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



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

Kelly Osbourne[edit]

First aired February 29, 2012

Kris Jenner[edit]

First aired March 7, 2012

Cat Deeley[edit]

First aired March 14, 2012

  • Featured photographer: Jerry Metellus
  • Special guest: Cat Deeley

J. Alexander[edit]

First aired March 21, 2012

Beverly Johnson[edit]

First aired March 28, 2012

  • 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[edit]

First aired April 11, 2012


First aired April 18, 2012

  • Featured photographer: Ben Shaul
  • Special guest: Estelle

Georgina Chapman[edit]

First aired April 25, 2012

Barney Cheng[edit]

First aired May 2, 2012

  • Featured photographer: Paul Tsang
  • Special guests: Barney Cheng, Toby Leung, Isabel Augusto, Clement Chan, Anita Patrickson

Nicholas Tse[edit]

First aired May 9, 2012[9]

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guest: Nicholas Tse, Anita Patrickson

Jez Smith[edit]

First aired May 16, 2012[10]

  • 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

  • Special guest: Anansa Sims

Season Finale[edit]

First aired May 30, 2012

  • Featured Photographer: Jez Smith
  • Special guest: Valentina Serra


Order Episodes
1 2 3[a] 4 5 6 7 8 9 10[b] 11 13
1 Seymone Laura AzMarie Kyle Eboni Catherine Sophie Alisha Annaliese Laura Sophie Sophie
2 Kyle Eboni Sophie Laura AzMarie Alisha Annaliese Sophie Sophie Sophie Laura Laura
3 Sophie Kyle Laura AzMarie Sophie Sophie Eboni Annaliese Laura Annaliese Annaliese
4 Laura Catherine Kyle Catherine Kyle Annaliese Seymone Catherine Eboni Alisha
5 Catherine Sophie Catherine Sophie Laura Seymone Laura Laura Alisha Eboni
6 Candace AzMarie Seymone Annaliese Annaliese Laura Catherine Eboni Catherine
7 Mariah Annaliese Annaliese Eboni Catherine Eboni Alisha Seymone
8 AzMarie Ashley Louise Alisha Seymone Kyle Kyle
9 Eboni Louise Alisha
Ashley Alisha AzMarie
10 Louise Alisha Seymone Ashley
11 Alisha Candace 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

Photo shoots[edit]

  • 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 perfume in a life-sized bottle
  • Episode 13 photo shoot & commercial: Beauty in Vogue spread; CoverGirl Blast Flipstick commercial and print ad


  • Alisha – Black brown weave with one side shaved
  • Annaliese – Crazy teased weave, later; weave removed
  • Ashley – Strawberry blunt cut
  • AzMarie – Shaved design
  • Candace – Extra long weave
  • Catherine – Magenta pink
  • Eboni – Straight brown weave with bangs
  • Kyle – Strawberry blonde with bangs
  • Laura – Dyed platinum blonde with blue & red clip-in extensions
  • Louise – Beige blunt cut
  • Mariah – Ombre with bangs
  • Seymone – Milk chocolate weave
  • Sophie – Cotton candy pink with bleached eyebrows


During filming, an argument took place between judge Kelly Cutrone and contestant Louise Watts, resulting in Watts voluntarily leaving the show.[11] Following transmission of the episode, Cutrone posted mocking videos to Watts online,[12] and came under fire from fans of the show who accused her of cyberbullying.[13][14]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ In episode 10, Alisha quit the competition after Eboni's elimination.


  1. ^ a b c d "The British are coming!; America's Next Top Model: British Invasion premiered Wednesday, February 29". The CW. February 9, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "'America's Next Top Model' Lisa D'Amato Q&A: 'Being a mentor was fun'". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lo, Danica (February 29, 2012). "Kelly Cutrone on Judging America's Next Top Model: "If I Keep Smacking Down, We Might Not Have Any Girls Left."". Glamour. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ Molly Friedman (February 28, 2012). "Will Kelly Cutrone and Tyra Banks Butt Heads on New ANTM Cycle 18 Judges' Panel?" (Web page). Wetpaint Entertainment. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "About Cycle 18 Of America's Next Top Model". The CW. February 9, 2012. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Nessif, Bruna. "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion Finale: Who Claimed Victory?". Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kirsch, Becky. "Meet the Ladies of America's Next Top Model: British Invasion". Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ "America's Next Top Model Cast | Bios | Laura". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Listings – – The Web's Best Television Resource". 
  10. ^ "Listings – – The Web's Best Television Resource". 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ FuckMathVEVO (March 17, 2012). "Kelly Cutrone's Response To Louise Watts!!" – via YouTube. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Kelly Cutrone on 'ANTM: British Invasion' Quitter Louise: My PR Minions Will 'Take Her Down'".