Canada's Next Top Model (cycle 3)

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Canada's Next Top Model (cycle 3)
Canada's Next Top Model, Cycle 3.jpg
Cycle 3 cast
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 8
Original network CTV
Original release

May 26 (2009-05-26) – July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)

Additional information
No. of contestants 11
Winner Meaghan Waller
Cycle chronology
← Previous
Cycle 2
Season summary

Cycle 3 of Canada's Next Top Model, the Canadian adaptation of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model, aired on CTV from May to July 2009. Jay Manuel returned for his second season as the show's host. The panel was composed of Jeanne Beker, Yasmin Warsame, and photographer Mike Ruiz, who was the only new addition. Nolé Marin returned as creative director for the show.[1] Encore presentations of the show aired on A-Channel, Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel.[2]

The prize package for this cycle included a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, an editorial spread in Fashion magazine, and a beauty contract valued at $100,000 from Procter & Gamble.[1]

The winner of the competition was 19-year-old Meaghan Waller from Winnipeg, Manitoba.



(Ages stated are at start of contest)[3]

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Alexandra McCallum 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Penticton Episode 1 11 (quit)
Tiffany McDonald 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Toronto 10
Jill Pukesh 19 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Vancouver Episode 2 9
Ebonie Finley 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Repentigny Episode 3 8
Tara Didon 19 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Châteauguay Episode 4 7
Rebeccah Wyse 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Ottawa Episode 5 6
Heather Delaney 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Halifax Episode 6 5
Maryam Massoumi 18 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) North Vancouver Episode 7 4
Nikita Kiceluk 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Calgary Episode 8 3
Linsay Willier 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Edmonton 2
Meaghan Waller 19 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) Winnipeg 1


Other cast members[edit]


No. in
Title Original air date
17 1 "Ice Baby Ice" 26 May 2009 (2009-05-26)

The twenty chosen semi-finalists arrived in Toronto, where Jay Manuel made his final selection, only to reveal that the eleven unselected models were the actual finalists. The contestants were then photographed by Nigel Barker for a photo shoot which involved posing with exotic animals. After being deemed as the best performer, Heather was given the opportunity to visit the Canadian ice flows for a photo shoot with two other contestants, and Alexandra decided to leave the competition. At elimination, Tiffany became the first contestant to be eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
18 2 "Transformers" 2 June 2009 (2009-06-02)

The remaining nine contestants received makeovers. They later visited H&M to meet Jay Manuel and June Ambrose for a styling challenge in which they had to interpret their new looks, where Rebeccah was chosen as the winner. The models were later taken to the Art Gallery of Ontario for their photo shoot, where they had to pose on a ladder with a male model. At elimination, Jill became the third contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographers: John van der Schilden, Max Abadian
  • Special guest: June Ambrose
19 3 "A Warm Safe Place" 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09)

The contestants met Mike Ruiz and Yasmin Warsame at a pool for a lesson on model composure as they attempted to hold down a pose while being splashed with water. They later had a challenge in which they had to re-create CoverGirl's new lip stain commercial, where the Linsay received 50 extra frames for the upcoming photo shoot, which would be taking place in Nassau. Maryam was unable to travel after it was revealed that she had no passport, and the models had a photo shoot on the beach portraying rejected brides. At elimination, Ebonie became the fourth contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Kurt Gardner
  • Special guest: Helen Pak
20 4 "Model Meltdown" 16 June 2009 (2009-06-16)

The contestants met judge Mike Ruiz and model Irina Lazareanu for a challenge in which they had to read a fashion monologue and sell their charisma, where Heather was chosen as the winner. They later had their photographs taken for an avant-garde beauty shoot in which their mouths were covered with duct tape. At elimination, Tara became the fifth contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Chris Nicholls
  • Special guest: Irina Lazareanu
21 5 "Battle of the Blondes" 23 June 2009 (2009-06-23)

The contestants met Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy for a lesson on handling the media spotlight, and later attended Toronto’s LG Fashion Week with judge Jeanne Beker for a challenge in which they were interviewed by Trevor Boris, where Nikita was chosen as the winner. At the photo shoot, the models were paired up and photographed at a nightclub in an campaign for LG cell phones. At elimination, Heather became the sixth contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Dan Lim
  • Special guests: Jessi Cruickshank, Dan Levy, Trevor Boris
22 6 "Bright Lights - No Pity" 30 June 2009 (2009-06-30)

The contestants met Jay Manuel and cycle 2 winner Rebecca Hardy at the top of the CN Tower, where it was announced that they would be traveling to New York City for go-sees. Maryam, who had no passport, was left behind once again while the other four contestants traveled to New York. After the go-sees, Meaghan was deemed as the best performer. At the photo shoot, the models were photographed in a composite shot in which they portrayed a diva and her geeky alter-ego. Panel took place back in Toronto, and Heather became the seventh contestant to leave the competition.

  • Featured photographer: Amber Grey
  • Special guest: Richie Rich
23 7 "Rippin' It Up" 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07)

The contestants received a visit from J. Alexander to practice their runway walks, and later had a challenge where they had to model couture dresses made out of tissue without ripping them, where Linsay was chosen as the winner. At the photo shoot, the models were photographed by judge Mike Ruiz in an ad for CoverGirl's Exact Eyelights. At elimination, Maryam became the eighth contestant to leave the competition, leaving Linsay, Meaghan, and Nikita as the three remaining finalists.

  • Featured photographer: Mike Ruiz
  • Special guest: J. Alexander
24 8 "Rockin' the Runway" 14 July 2009 (2009-07-14)

The final three had a photo shoot for the cover of Fashion magazine, which saw Nikita eliminated from the competition, and the remaining two contestants, Linsay and Meaghan, took part in a final runway show for designers Phillipe & David Blond to help determine the winner. After deliberation, Meaghan was chosen as the third winner of Canada's Next Top Model.

  • Featured photographer: Gabor Jurina
  • Special guest: Susie Sheffman


Order Episodes
1[a] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Maryam Nikita Heather Maryam Meaghan Linsay Linsay Linsay Meaghan
2 Heather Heather Meaghan Nikita Maryam Meaghan Nikita Meaghan Linsay
3 Tara Ebonie Maryam Heather Nikita Maryam Meaghan Nikita
4 Meaghan Tara Rebeccah Meaghan Heather Nikita Maryam
5 Rebeccah Linsay Linsay Rebeccah Linsay Heather
6 Nikita Meaghan Nikita Linsay Rebeccah
7 Ebonie Maryam Tara Tara
8 Linsay Rebeccah Ebonie
9 Jill Jill
10 Tiffany
11 Alexandra
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition


  1. ^ In episode 1, Alexandra quit the competition.


  1. ^ a b "Canada's Next Top Model". Archived from the original on 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ CTV fall season puts focus on Canadian fare - CTV News Archived February 1, 2011, at WebCite
  3. ^ "Canada's Next Top Model - The Finalists". Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2016-06-20.