Canada's Next Top Model (cycle 2)

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Canada's Next Top Model (cycle 2)
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Cycle 2 cast
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 8
Original network Citytv
Original release

May 30 (2007-05-30) – July 18, 2007 (2007-07-18)

Additional information
No. of contestants 10
Winner Rebecca Hardy
Cycle chronology
← Previous
Cycle 1
Next →
Cycle 3
Season summary

Cycle 2 of Canada's Next Top Model, the Canadian adaptation of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model, aired on Citytv from May to July 2007. The show was hosted by Jay Manuel, replacing former host Tricia Helfer, who left the series to pursue her acting career.[1] Jeanne Beker was the only returning judge from last season, with the new judges being photographer Paul Alexander, and model Yasmin Warsame.[2] This was the last cycle aired on Citytv before it moved to CTV. Encore presentations aired on A-Channel, Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel.

The prize package for this cycle included a modeling contract with Sutherland Models, an editorial spread in Fashion magazine, and a beauty contract valued at $100,000 from Procter & Gamble.

The winner of the competition was 21-year-old Rebecca Hardy from Wilmot, Ontario.[3]



(Ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Mika Emme 25 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Toronto Episode 1 10
Jacqueline Blackman 20 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Vancouver Episode 2 9
Steff Groulx 18 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Cornwall Episode 3 8
Gina Guimont 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Calgary Episode 4 7
Mo Ninalowo 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Toronto Episode 5 6
Cori MacKinnon 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Valley East Episode 7 5
Tia Ayrton-Hill 19 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Montreal Episode 8 4–3
Tara Winspur 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Calgary
Sinead Brady 18 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Chatham-Kent 2
Rebecca Hardy 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Wilmot 1


Other cast members[edit]


No. in
Title Original air date
9 1[4] "The First Cut Is The Deepest!" May 30, 2007 (May 30, 2007)

The twenty semi-finalists arrived in Toronto for casting, where the final ten contestants were selected. After moving into their new home, the finalists took part in a nude photo shoot with male models. At elimination, Mika became the first contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Paul Alexander
10 2[5] "Tantrums, Tresses And Tears!" June 6, 2007 (June 6, 2007)

The remaining contestants received makeovers, and Sinead received a $5,000 gift card for her positive attitude. They later had to pose for an eccentric beauty shoot while decorated with seafood, and after one of the models had fainting scare at panel, Jacqueline became the second contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Dan Lim
  • Special guests: Gino Garcia, Gisela Castillo, John van der Schilden, and Dan Lim
11 3[6] "Skating On Thin Ice..." June 13, 2007 (June 13, 2007)

The remaining contestants arrived at the Hershey Centre to meet J. Alexander for a runway lesson, and had a runway lesson at MuchMusic under the watchful eyes of an audience where Tara was chosen as the winner. They later shot a commercial for Venus razors with Nolé Marin. At elimination, Steff became the third contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured director: Nolé Marin
  • Special guest: J. Alexander
12 4[7] "Getting Carried Away" June 20, 2007 (June 20, 2007)

The contestants practiced their interview skills with judge Jeanne Beker, and later met Degrassi's Adamo Ruggiero for a mock interview challenge meant to test their composure, where Sinead was chosen as the winner. They later had a Bond inspired photo shoot with a helicopter and the yet to be released 2008 Cadillac CTF while decked out in expensive jewelry and gowns. At elimination, Gina became the fourth contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Mike Rosenthal
  • Special guest: Dina Pugliese, Adamo Ruggiero
13 5[8] "Jumping Off The Deep End" June 27, 2007 (June 27, 2007)

The contestants were taken to the Yorkville Gym to participate in a spin class with coach Stacie McKenzie, before having one-on-one conversations with Jay Manuel. Following a pole-dancing challenge won by Cori, the models took part in an editorial photo shoot that had them jumping from a trampoline. At elimination, Mo became the fifth contestant to be eliminated from the competition.

  • Featured photographer: John van der Schilden
  • Special guests: Chris Csak, Krista Knee
14 6 "Some Girls Have All The Luck" July 4, 2007 (July 4, 2007)

The final five contestants attended go-sees with several clients in the city, after which Cori was deemed to be the best performer. They later had a dog-walking photo shoot with America's Next Top Model Judge, Nigel Barker, to promote the new Chocolate cell phone by LG while wearing lingerie. At elimination, Tara and Tia landed in the bottom two, but were both allowed to remain in the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
15 7 "Sweet Child O' Mine" July 11, 2007 (July 11, 2007)

The contestants met model Yanka Clementi for a lesson on visual confidence before heading to French Connection for a challenge in which they had to pose as window mannequins, where Rebecca was chosen as the winner. At the photo shoot, the models were photographed for the cover of Fashion magazine. At elimination, Cori became the sixth contestant to be eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Miguel Jacob
  • Special guests: Yanka Clementi, Susie Sheffman
16 8 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" July 18, 2007 (July 18, 2007)

The final four contestants had a photo shoot for CoverGirl, which saw Tia and Tara leave the competition in a double elimination. The remaining two contestants, Rebecca and Sinead, later arrived at One King Street West for a final runway show to help determine the winner. After the judges reviewed each models body of work and final performances, Rebecca was chosen as the second winner of Canada's Next Top Model.

  • Special guest: Lucian Matis
  • Featured photographer: Jim De Yonker


Order Episodes
1[a] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Tara Cori Sinead Tara Mo Cori Rebecca Sinead Rebecca
2 Steff Tara Rebecca Cori Rebecca Rebecca Sinead Tia Sinead
3 Jacqueline Rebecca Tara Sinead Tara Tia Cori Rebecca Tara
4 Mo Jacqueline Cori Rebecca Sinead Sinead Tara
5 Cori Tia Tia Mo Tia Tara Cori
6 Gina Sinead Mo Tia Cori Mo
7 Rebecca Mo Gina Gina Gina
8 Tia Gina Steff Steff
9 Sinead Steff Jacqueline
10 Mika Mika
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestants were in the bottom two, but nobody was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition


  1. ^ In the first part of episode 1, the group of 20 semi-finalists was reduced to 10 contestants.


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