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America's Next Top Model (season 13)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 13)
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Cycle 13 cast
WinnerNicole Fox
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseSeptember 9 (2009-09-09) –
November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18)
Season summary

The thirteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model premiered on September 9, 2009 and was the seventh season to be aired on The CW network. The cycle's catch phrase is "'The Lineup Is 5' 7" And Under. Not The Usual Suspects. BOOK 'EM!", and the promotional song was "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester. The ending/elimination song, entitled "Top Model", is sung by Marvin Fequiere, husband of Cycle 10 contestant Stacy-Ann.

The prizes for this cycle are:

The overseas destination for this cycle was Maui, Hawaii.[Note 1] This is the first cycle filmed entirely in the United States.

The winner was Nicole Fox from Louisville, Colorado making her the youngest winner at the age of 18.

Season summary

This cycle featured one major change to the judging panel: judge Paulina Porizkova left the show after the previous season, marking the first change to the judging panel since Cycle 10. With her departure, only three permanent judges remained, a first for the series.

This cycle also moved back to Los Angeles, after being filmed in New York City for cycle 12. The cast size was once again increased to 14 contestants. All of the contestants for this season were of height 5'7" or shorter.


(ages stated are at start of contest)[1]

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Lisa Ramos 19 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Queens, New York Episode 2 14
Rachel Echelberger 18 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Woodland, California Episode 3 13
Courtney Davies 22 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Plantation, Florida 12
Lulu Braithwaite 19 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Brooklyn, New York Episode 4 11
Bianca Richardson 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Columbia, South Carolina Episode 5 10
Ashley Howard 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Chicago, Illinois Episode 6 9
Kara Vincent 18 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Fort Wayne, Indiana Episode 7 8
Rae Weisz 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Rochester, Minnesota Episode 8 7
Brittany Markert 21 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Livermore, California Episode 9 6
Sundai Love 18 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) Bakersfield, California Episode 10 5
Jennifer An 23 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Episode 11 4–3
Erin Wagner 18 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Spring Grove, Illinois
Laura Kirkpatrick 19 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Stanford, Kentucky Episode 12 2
Nicole Fox 18 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Louisville, Colorado 1


How Short Can You Go

First aired September 9, 2009

  • Special guest: Bradford Sisk

The Early Bird Gets A Makeover

First aired September 9, 2009

Fortress of Fierceness

First aired September 16, 2009

  • Featured photographer: Firooz Zahedi
  • Special guests: Sean Patterson, Lauren Conrad

Make Me Tall

First aired September 23, 2009

  • Featured photographer: Jonathan Mannion
  • Special guests: Diva Davanna, Kevan Hall, Yvonne Yue, Ann Shoket, Jaime Rishar
  • Top Model in Action: McKey Sullivan (Cycle 11)

Take My Photo, Tyra!

First aired September 30, 2009

  • Featured photographer: Tyra Banks
  • Special guests: Crissy Barker, China Chow, Sam Fine, Juan Munoz Hortado, Gene Williamson
  • Top Model in Action: Samantha Francis (Cycle 8)

Dance With Me

First aired October 7, 2009

Petite Ninja Warriors

First aired October 14, 2009

  • Featured photographer: Patricia Von Ah
  • Special guests: Neil Lane, Skyler Mattson, Rozae Nichols, Sean Patterson, Gerard Seifert, Lauren Shiohama, Jonathan Skow, Trina Turk, Jessica White, Tracy Wong, Deborah Chen
  • Top Model in Action: Fo Porter (Cycle 12)

Interview 101

First aired October 21, 2009

Let's Go Surfing

First aired October 28, 2009

  • Featured photographers: Erik Aeder (challenge), Tyra Banks (photoshoot)
  • Special guests: Sofia Beschan, Buzzy Kerbox, Kirsty Hume
  • Top Model in Action: Natalie Pack (cycle 12)

Dive Deeper

First aired November 4, 2009

Hawaiian Hip Hop

First aired November 11, 2009

  • Featured photographer: Steve Shaw
  • Special guests: Ann Shoket, Anna Rita Sloss
  • Top Model in Action: Katarzyna Dolinska (Cycle 10)

America's Next Top Model Is...

First aired November 18, 2009

Cycle 13: REVEALED

First aired November 18, 2009


Call-out order

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 Jennifer Rae Erin Kara Brittany Brittany
Jennifer[n 1]
Nicole Jennifer Nicole Jennifer Nicole Nicole
2 Erin Nicole Brittany Nicole Jennifer Laura Nicole Jennifer Nicole Laura Laura
3 Rachel Jennifer Laura Erin Rae Brittany Brittany Laura Laura Erin
4 Kara Ashley Nicole Sundai Nicole Laura Erin Sundai Sundai Erin
5 Lulu Courtney Kara Jennifer Erin Nicole Jennifer Laura Erin Sundai
6 Rae Erin Jennifer Bianca Laura Sundai Rae Erin Brittany
7 Ashley Lulu Sundai Laura Sundai Erin Sundai Rae
8 Brittany Rachel Rae Ashley Kara Kara Kara
9 Bianca Laura Lulu Rae Ashley Ashley
10 Courtney Kara Ashley Brittany Bianca
11 Nicole Brittany Bianca Lulu
12 Amber Sundai Courtney
13 Laura Bianca Rachel
14 Sundai Lisa
15 Amber
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant won the challenge and was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was immune from elimination
     The contestant was eliminated outside of the judging panel
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the group of 20 semi-finalists was reduced to 14.
  • At the start of episode 2, it was revealed that due to personal issues, Amber would not be continuing on in the competition. She was replaced by Lisa.
  • In episode 3, Rachel was eliminated from the competition after performing the worst during a meeting with a Wilhelmina representative.
  • In episode 5, Brittany won immunity from elimination for performing the best at the photo shoot. She also won an extra reward as a result.
  • In episode 6, Brittany, Jennifer and Rae were called first together, as they had the best group shot.
  • Episode 13 was the recap episode.

Photo shoot guide

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Runway shots/Polaroid shots (casting)
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Re-enacting baby photos
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Posing topless on a horse
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Elongating oneself
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Beauty shots with fabric
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Cirque du Soleil Mystère
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Ninja warriors
  • Episode 8 commercial: CoverGirl exact eyelights collection
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Biracial Hapas
  • Episode 10 photo shoot: Posing underwater
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Pele, Goddess of volcanoes
  • Episode 12 photo shoots & Commercial: CoverGirl lashblast mascara & Seventeen Magazine cover


  • Ashley – Centered in the middle and dark brown weave
  • Bianca – Bleached eyebrows
  • Brittany – Dyed chocolate brown
  • Courtney – Dyed red and trimmed
  • Erin – Dyed ice blonde with bleached eyebrows
  • Jennifer – Cut off dead ends and eyebrows shorter
  • Kara – Blonde highlights added
  • Laura – Added different colors of highlights
  • Lisa – Trimmed
  • Lulu – Shoulder length weave with bangs
  • Nicole – Super curly and dyed red
  • Rachel – Darker brown extensions
  • Rae – Dyed ice blonde with bleached eyebrows
  • SundaiRihanna inspired cut

Cast Members

Post-Top Model careers

  • Jennifer An has modeled for Knitscene Magazine and taken a few test shots. She was also a model for a skit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
  • Lulu Braithwaite has modeled for D.A.M. Magazine, Issue 12.
  • Courtney Davies is signed with Wilhelmina Models in Miami and LA. She has appeared in Glamour, Atlantic Ave Magazine, Short Hair Guide, Fashion Market Magazine, and Venue Magazine. She also appeared in the ABC family TV series Pretty Little Liars as Quinn in a recurring role for 2 episodes in 2011.
  • Rachel Echelberger has been signed with BMG Models in New York.[2]
  • Nicole Fox is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models. She received a six-page spread in Seventeen Magazine,[3][4] and an ad for Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara. She has also modeled for Illiterate Magazine, in which she had a spread, and been featured on, More magazine and in OK! Magazine. She was featured in Wild Fox Couture's 2010 fall collection lookbook along with models Rachel Ballinger and Daria Plyushko.[5][6]
  • Ashley Howard has done some modelling work but since then has gone back to her job as a dance teacher.
  • Laura Kirkpatrick has been signed to Wünder Model Management[7] and AB/FAB Management.[8] She has received several representation offers from modeling agencies, including Tyra Banks' Bankable Productions. She has also taken part for some charity print work for 2010 Haiti earthquake relief. In 2011, she participated in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 17 with several returning models.[9]
  • Sundai Love is taking a few more shots, as she did some modeling work previously. She's also been on the cover of Bella Petite Magazine.[10] She can be seen in the music video "Dirty Picture" by Taio Cruz.[11][12]
  • Brittany Markert is signed with Passport Model Management in San Francisco,[13] Paragon Model Management in Mexico and has modeled for an editorial in Harper's Bazaar.
  • Lisa Ramos is signed with Basic Model Management in New York and Elite Model Management in Miami,[14] has done some test shots and print work for a summer magazine. She's also been in Seventeen Magazine and modeled for, Anjel's Hair Salon, Capture and Create Magazine, Peony Red, Me & Thee, Spring/Summer 2010, W25 Magazine (June 2010) and Supermodels Unlimited.
  • Bianca Richardson is signed with Wilhelmina Models and Pink Models. She has modeled for Mallard Magazine[15] and Betsey Johnson.
  • Kara Vincent has taken a few test shots and has been signed to Paragon Model Management in Mexico City.[16]
  • Erin Wagner has been signed with Wilhelmina Models and Paragon Models and has done some test shots. She can be seen in an ad for Editor's Closet for sunglasses, as well.[17]
  • Rae Weisz has modeled for Rochester Magazine in 2009.[18]


  1. ^ Though this cycle had no international destination, Hawaii was a Sovereign Kingdom until United States made a Provisional Government in 1893, made itself a republic a year later. Later it became the islands' Territory for 61 years until it became part of the United States on August 21, 1959.


  1. ^ "America's Next Top Model – Cycle 13 – Cast". August 16, 2009. Archived from the original on August 16, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Rachel Echelberger – BMG Models[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Teen Fashion 2016 – Latest Fashion Trends & Clothing for Teens". Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "America's Next Top Model Winner Nicole Fox Covers Seventeen – Celeb Dirty Laundry".
  5. ^ "Wildfox Couture Fall 2010 – Sidewalk Hustle".
  6. ^ "Wildfox Couture Fall 2010: It's Witchcraft!". November 21, 2010. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "Laura Kirkpatrick – Wunder Management". Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "Laura Kirkpatrick AB/FAB Management". Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Ward, Kate (May 12, 2011). "'Top Model All-Stars' cast reported: Lisa D'Amato, Isis King in; Jade out". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  10. ^ "NEW! MTV SHOW "MADE" Coach Sundai Love [ANTM] – Bella Petite".
  11. ^ "Sundai Love Biography".
  12. ^ "Sundai Love in Taio Cruz's "Dirty Picture" Music Video (June 2010)". October 3, 2010.
  13. ^ "Brittany Markert – Page 2 – the Fashion Spot". Archived from the original on November 19, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  14. ^ "Elite Model Management – Portfolio". Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  15. ^ "Brittany Markert & Bianca Richardson". November 4, 2009.
  16. ^ "K A R A – Paragon". Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  17. ^ "E R I N – Paragon". Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  18. ^ "Rochester Magazine (". Archived from the original on June 21, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012.

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