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America's Next Top Model (cycle 15)

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America's Next Top Model (cycle 15)
Cycle 15 cast
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original network The CW
Original release

September 8 (2010-09-08) – December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)

Additional information
No. of contestants 14
Winner Ann Ward
All-stars Kayla Ferrel
Cycle chronology
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Cycle 14
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Cycle 16
List of America's Next Top Model episodes

The fifteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model premiered on September 8, 2010 and was the ninth season to be aired on The CW network.[1] The promotional song for this cycle is "California Gurls" by Katy Perry. The episode titles for this cycle were based on the guest judges.

The catch-phrase for this cycle is "Are You Ready For High Fashion."

Several changes were made to the show in a bid to place greater emphasis on high fashion, including a lineup of prominent fashion industry guest judges as well as a change in prizes.

The prizes for this cycle are:

The following prizes have been removed:

All three permanent judges from the previous cycle – Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley, photographer Nigel Barker and Tyra Banks herself – remain.

The international destinations for this cycle are Venice, Milan, Verona and Como; Italy, making this the third time the show has travelled to Italy, and the second time it has travelled to Milan, Verona and Como (Cycle 2); Rome was visited in Cycle 10.

The winner was 19-year-old Ann Ward from Dallas, Texas.


(ages stated are at start of contest)[2]

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Anamaria Mirdita 18[3] 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Queens, New York Episode 2 14
Terra White 24 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 3 13
Sara Blackamore 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Menifee, California 12
Rhianna Atwood 20 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) San Diego, California Episode 4 11
Lexie Tomchek 18 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Geneva, Illinois Episode 5 10
Kacey Leggett 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Palmdale, California Episode 6 9
Kendal Brown 23[4] 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Northport, Alabama Episode 7 8
Esther Petrack 18 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Boston, Massachusetts Episode 8 7
Liz Williams 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 9 6
Chris White 20 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) Arlington, Texas Episode 10 5
Kayla Ferrel 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Rockford, Illinois Episode 11 4–3
Jane Randall 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Baltimore, Maryland
Chelsey Hersley 22 5 ft 10.75 in (1.80 m) Boise, Idaho Episode 13 2
Ann Ward 19 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Dallas, Texas 1


Starting from this season, the guest judge name of the episode was aired and is included in the title. It replaces titles with quotes from contestants and cast.

Welcome to High Fashion

First aired September 8, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg

First aired September 15, 2010[5]

Patricia Field

First aired September 22, 2010

  • Featured photographers: Keith Major (makeovers), Anne Menke (photoshoot)
  • Special guests: Patricia Field, Matthew Preece, Edgardo Falcon Jr., Ryan Stybel, Michael Kanyon, Marco Berardini

Matthew Rolston

First aired September 29, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Matthew Rolston
  • Special guests: Valente Frazier, Julie Matos, Troy Jensen, Michael Kanyon

Karolina Kurkova

First aired October 6, 2010

  • Featured photographers: Eddie Brakha, Moshe Brakha ("Brakha Squared")
  • Special guests: Karolína Kurková, Robert Steinken, Sunnie Brook Jones, Charlie Altuna, Jany Stanley

Patrick Demarchelier

First aired October 13, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
  • Special guests: Lori Goldstein, Derek Blasberg, Molly Stern

Francesco Carrozzini

First aired October 20, 2010

Zac Posen

First aired October 27, 2010

  • Featured commercial director: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Zac Posen, Johnny Stuntz, Joanna Konjevod, Amanda Fields[6]

Margherita Missoni

First aired November 3, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Simone Falcetta
  • Special guests: Margherita Missoni, Angela Missoni, Lidia Permunian, Fabio D'Onofrio, Mario D'Amico, Alessandro Possati

Kyle Hagler

First aired November 10, 2010

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Kyle Hagler, Giovanni Di Corrinto, Andrea Cairo, Angelo Azzena, Danilo Di Pasquale, Vincenzo Cavicchi, Simone Bredariol

Franca Sozzani

First aired November 17, 2010

High Fashion Highlights

First aired November 24, 2010[7]

Roberto Cavalli

First aired December 1, 2010[8]

  • Featured photographers: Vincent Peters, Federico De Angelis
  • Special guests: Valentina Serra, Roberto Cavalli, Ivan Bart, Krista White


Call-out order

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13
1 Anamaria Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann Liz Chris Kayla Kayla Ann Ann
2 Kendal Kayla Kayla Kacey Chris Jane Kayla Jane Jane Chelsey Chelsey Chelsey
3 Rhianna Chelsey Chelsey Esther Chelsey Kendal Ann Chelsey Chelsey Ann Jane
4 Chris Kendal Chris Chris Kayla Esther Chelsey Kayla Ann Jane
5 Jane Lexie Rhianna Kendal Liz Chris Chris Liz Chris Chris
6 Chelsey Liz Liz Lexie Esther Chelsey Jane Ann Liz
7 Liz Jane Jane Kayla Kacey Liz Esther Esther
8 Sara Esther Kacey Jane Kendal Kayla Kendal
9 Lexie Chris Kendal Chelsey Jane Kacey
10 Esther Rhianna Esther Liz Lexie
11 Kacey Kacey Lexie Rhianna
12 Kayla Sara Sara
13 Ann Terra Terra
14 Terra Anamaria
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated outside of the judging panel
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the group of 32 semi-finalists was reduced to 14.
  • In episode 3, Terra was eliminated after the makeover shoot.
  • Episode 12 was the recap episode.

Photo shoot guide

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Paired up wearing Cynthia Rowley designs (casting)
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Teen bullying
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Fallen angels
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Underwater beauty shots
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Lucha Va Voom
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Walking down Rodeo Drive
  • Episode 7 photo shoot: Portraying iconic fashion designers
  • Episode 8 commercial: H2T water on roller skates
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: Gondola group shoot with a casanova
  • Episode 10 photo shoot: Marble statues coming to life
  • Episode 11 motion editorial: Modelli folli ("model madness")
  • Episode 13 photo shoot and commercial: CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion print ad and commercial & beauty In Vogue spread


  • Ann – Dyed copper brown and extensions added
  • Chelsey – Dyed ice blonde
  • Chris – Bigger extensions
  • Esther – Extensions and dyed darker
  • Jane – Lightened up and highlights added
  • Kacey – Trimmed up and contacts instead of glasses
  • Kayla – Cut shoulder length, bangs added, and dyed bright red
  • Kendal – Extensions added
  • Lexie – Dyed brown
  • Liz – Cut short
  • Rhianna – Blonde extensions added
  • Sara – Dyed chocolate brown
  • Terra – Cut shorter

Cast members


  • J. Alexander – runway coach
  • Jay Manuel – photo shoot director

Post-Top Model careers

  • Rhianna Atwood has been signed to Paragon Model Management in Mexico City.[9]
  • Sara Blackamore has been signed to Ford Models in Los Angeles.
  • Ann Ward has been signed to IMG Models in New York City.[10] Her cover of Beauty In Vogue was published in May 2011 and her editorial in Vogue Italia was published in March 2011, shot by Ellen Von Unwerth; instead of having a two-page spread, she received a five-page spread in Vogue Italia. Ward also modelled for the cover of Velvet Magazine in fall of 2011 and has walked for Alex London together with fellow contestant Jane Randall, Alexandria Everett and Hannah Jones. She was also featured in the season finale of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 16 in the fashion show for Vivienne Westwood with the season's finalists.
  • Kendal Brown is signed with Wilhelmina Models as of 2011.[11]
  • Kayla Ferrel was signed with Donna Model Management in Japan.[12] In 2011, she participated in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 17: All-Stars along with other past competitors.[13] She also presented the Grammy award to Miranda Lambert at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
  • Chelsey Hersley has been signed to Passport Model Management in San Francisco and Urban Talent Management in Boise.[14][15]
  • Kacey Leggett has taken several test shots.
  • Anamaria Mirdita has taken several test shots, and has modeled for Eryn Brinie's Line.
  • Esther Petrack was signed with the Israel fashion agency A.D.D. and worked with Grip for its Winter 2010/2011 collection. In December 2011, she became a tank instructor in IDF.[16]
  • Jane Randall has been signed to IMG Models in New York City and in London and has also walked for Alex London along with fellow contestants Ann Ward, Alexandria Everett and Hannah Jones.[17][18]
  • Lexie Tomchek was featured in and currently works using her real name "Alexia".[19]
  • Chris White has done multiple print ads and test shots and has also stated that she may pursue an acting career in the future.
  • Terra White has been pursuing a career in modeling. She may pursue a career as a health teacher if modeling doesn’t work out.
  • Liz Williams has taken some test shots and had a cover of TyraMag.[20]


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  6. ^ "America's Next Top Model After Show Season 20 "Episodes 1–3" | AfterBuzz TV". YouTube. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
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  8. ^ "Listings – AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on The CW". December 1, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rhianna – Paragon Model Management (Mexico City)". 
  10. ^ "Ann – IMG Models (New York City)". 
  11. ^ "Kendal Brown – PADDYLAST INC". 
  12. ^ "'America's Next Top Model's' Kayla Ferrel: 'I was confused about what they wanted'". October 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Chelsey – Passport Model Management (San Francisco)". 
  15. ^ "Chelsey – Urban Talent Management (Boise)". 
  16. ^ A Model Shoulder: America's Next Top Model Becomes IDF Tank Instructor. March 28, 2012.
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  18. ^ "Jane – IMG Models (London)". 
  19. ^ "PhotoVogue – Vogue". 
  20. ^ "Redirect Notice". 

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