Canada's Next Top Model (season 1)
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|Canada's Next Top Model (cycle 1)|
Cycle 1 cast
|No. of contestants||10|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original release||May 31 –|
July 19, 2006
Cycle one of Canada's Next Top Model, the Canadian adaptation of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model, aired on Citytv from May to July 2006. The show was hosted by Canadian model and actress Tricia Helfer, who also served the role of head judge with a judging panel composed of columnist and designer Jeanne Beker, former model Stacey McKenzie, and make-up artist Paul Venoit. The creative director of America's Next Top Model, Jay Manuel also made guest appearances in the cycle, and later went on to host the show for its next two seasons.
(Ages stated are at start of contest)
|Sylvie Majcher||23||Sherwood Park||Episode 1||10|
|Dawn Buggins†||22||Calgary||Episode 2||9|
|Natalie Talson||22||New Westminster||Episode 3||8|
|Heather Dorssers||20||Blenheim||Episode 4||7|
|Tenika Davis||23||Newmarket||Episode 5||6|
|Ylenia Aurucci||23||Vancouver||Episode 6||5|
|Brandi Alexander||22||Vancouver||Episode 7||4|
|Sisi Wang||23||Richmond||Episode 8||3|
Other cast members
- Sima Kumar
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Hit The Dance Floor Running"||May 31, 2006|
The ten finalists arrived in Victoria, where they met Jay Manuel to have their polaroids taken before being instructed to assemble outfits from Miss Sixty for a catwalk lesson, in which Heather was deemed to be the best performer. After moving into their new house and meeting host Tricia Helfer for a night out, the models took on their first photo shoot, in which they had to portray iconic women of rock. After deliberation, Sylvie became the first contestant to leave the competition.
|2||2||"Float Like a Butterfly, Fight Like a Babe"||June 7, 2006|
The remaining nine contestants received makeovers, and took part in a Fight Club themed photo shoot session with photographer Christopher Wadsworth. At elimination, the models were asked to name the contestant they thought should be sent home. After deliberation, Dawn became the second contestant to leave the competition.
|3||3||"Walk This Way"||June 14, 2006|
The models met judge Stacey McKenzie for a runway lesson at a bowling alley, and had to perform in a show in front of the Victoria Vikes rugby team for a challenge, which was won by Brandi. and later had a diamond photo shoot with a Cadillac XLR in which they had to portray the role of an annoyed partner being stood up by her boyfriend. At panel, Natalie became the third contestant to leave the competition.
|4||4||"Topping It All Off"||June 21, 2006|
The contestants were challenged to a fitness test, which was won by Brandi, and later headed for a night out. At the photo shoot, the models discovered that they would have to pose in lingerie with a male model. At elimination, Heather became the fourth contestant to leave the competition
|5||5||"She Has The Weakest Photograph"||June 28, 2006|
The remaining contestants learned some discomforting truths about the modeling industry during a meeting with fashion journalist Michael Gross, and later took part in an editorial shoot where they had to pose with a falcon before trying to stand out in a group shot. At elimination, Tenika became the fifth contestant to leave the competition.
|6||6||"Beauty Is As Beauty Poses"||July 5, 2006|
The contestants received a visit from Tricia Helfer, who taught them how to master their facial expressions and channel their emotions. They later had a challenge in which they had their natural beauty shots taken in black and white, where Brandi was chosen as the winner. For the main photo shoot, the models had a new set of beauty shots taken for Pantene. At elimination, Ylenia became the sixth contestant to leave the competition.
|7||7||"Get Ready, Get Set, Go See!"||July 12, 2006|
The final four contestants were sent on go-sees under a time restraint, at the end of which Andrea and Sisi were chosen as the best performers. For the photo shoot, the models were styled in 1980s workout garb as they posed with several random items. At elimination, Brandi became the seventh contestant to leave the competition, leaving Alanna, Andrea, and Sisi as the three remaining contestants.
|8||8||"Runway Race To The Finish"||July 19, 2006|
The final three shot a commercial for CoverGirl, after which Sisi was eliminated from the competition. Alanna and Andrea had one last photo shoot for the cover of Fashion magazine, before taking part in a final runway show to help determine the winner. After the final deliberation, Andrea was crowned as the first winner of Canada's Next Top Model.
- The contestant was eliminated
- The contestant won the competition
- Dawn – Bangs
- Natalie – Blonde extensions with bangs
- Heather – Bob cut
- Tenika – Long chocolate brown weave and eyebrows shaped
- Ylenia – Layered with highlights
- Brandi – Straightened
- Sisi – Extra shine
- Alanna – Bob cut and dyed chestnut red
- Andrea – Long dark red hair extensions intended; later, cut short
After winning the competition, Muizelaar appeared on the cover of Canadian wedding magazine SPOSA, which also included a spread. She appeared in CoverGirl campaign ads and also did a publicity mall tour after the show's finale, mostly at Sears stores, but four months after the winning, Muizelaar announced she was leaving the modeling world.
Muizelaar initially stated that modeling was "not the best thing out there". It was eventually revealed that it was due to her struggles with anorexia, noting that there was pressure to remain skinny, as she was often told "how good [she] looked at [her] skinniest". Ever since leaving modeling, she started to gain back the weight she lost during her eating disorder days. Additionally, although she initially stated that she booked most of the jobs she went for, she then stated that winning the show actually brought her few opportunities, and also noted that the winnings were subject to income tax.
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