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America's Next Top Model is a popular reality series and competition that has been on the air for eighteen cycles spanning the course of nine years. The show features a womens' modeling competition, where women participate in various photo shoots and other modeling challenges in the hopes of becoming the overall winner of the competition and going on to fulfill a real career in the modeling industry.

Typically, the show starts with anywhere between ten and fourteen women, all of which are generally aged between eighteen and twenty five. The women are chosen by judges over the course of modeling try-outs, which are held in various locations, such as shopping malls, across the country.

Each cycle of America's Next Top Model is filmed in a different location, and the contestants often travel to various countries and landmarks to participate in competitions, go-sees, and photo shoots. At the end of each weekly episode, the contestants' performances in their shoots and other activities are assessed by a panel of three judges. After deliberation by the judges, one contestant is chosen to be sent home and the process is repeated each week until only one model remains: America's Next Top Model.

The judges of the competition can vary from cycle to cycle, and during some episodes, guests judges have been brought onto the panel as well. However, Tyra Banks (a high fashion model herself) has always been the host, main judge, and creator of the show itself. Other judges over the years have included fashion icon Twiggy, model Janice Dickinson, and runway coach J. Alexander.

The grand prize awarded to the winner of each cycle of America's Next Top Model is a full modeling contract with a large company, as well as the model's image on the front cover of a high fashion magazine. However, in the past, runners up from the show have also been offered impressive modeling contracts and other jobs in the field. Therefore, it is desirable for any contestant to finish as one of the top several models left standing.

America's Next Top Model continues to be a popular show for young girls and women alike, as many enjoy following the progress of the contestants from the beginning of the cycle until the end. In addition, the show has often brought plus-sized models into the competition, sending a positive message to girls everywhere that top models do not necessarily have to be extremely thin.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on VH1
23 Seasons, 307 Episodes
May 20, 2003
Game Show, Reality
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America's Next Top Model Full Episode Guide

  • In the season finale, the models give it their all at a Paper Magazine photo-shoot spread. Later, the eliminated contestants return to hit the runway alongside singer Tinashe. Who will be crowned Next Top Model?

  • The final four discover the work and sacrifice it takes to be a brand ambassador as they are challenged to replicate and properly execute the Rimmel look.

  • The final five contestants compete in a theatrical scene; the models must transform into beautiful disasters.

  • The models get a taste of what a day in the life of their celebrity host Rita Ora is like as they are bombarded by the paparazzi throughout New York City and later tasked to personify her iconic Paper Magazine Cover.

  • The models are challenged to create a PSA supporting the initiative behind model and activist Amber Rose's "Slutwalk┬Ł". Later, the models embody iconic women in pop culture.

  • The previously-eliminated contestants return to compete against the top seven models in a fashion-music-video shoot featuring rapper French Montana.

  • The models go to an exclusive celebration at Philipp Plein's estate; the ladies contend for the best couple shot.

  • Stacy Mckenzie and choreographer Chris Grant require the models to make up signature dance routines for a block party video shoot.

  • A budding romance between two models could be detrimental; the contestants face off with Supermodel Chanel Iman.

  • Law Roach talks about the importance of personal flare; Nicola Formichetti pushes the models out of their comfort zones.

  • DJ Khaled explains social media branding for the models; Jasmine Sanders assists the contestants with upgrading their profiles.

  • The judges pick out signature looks for each model, but some gals aren't pleased with their makeovers; Ashley encourages the participants to feel comfortable in their own skins as they prepare for a nude-photo shoot.

  • The Top 14 are called to runway boot camp with supermodel and runway leader Stacy McKenzie. Back at the house, the models enter a heated conversation concerning the state of race relations in America.

  • America's Next Top Model returns to New York City, where 28 hopefuls will be eliminated down to 14. New host Rita Ora, as well as her crew of fashion tastemakers, welcomes the models and send them to their first test.

  • In the second part of the season finale, the girls walk in a final runway; the finalists' mothers join them as they learn who is America's Next Top Model.

  • The finalists shoot a campaign for Zappos Couture and anticipate the final runway show.

  • The models participate in a special photo shoot with their mothers, and the photographer is Tyra's mom. Later, the models shoot a mock cover of NYLON magazine and receive tips from supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

  • The models must create and pitch a unique business idea. Later, the models pose in pitch black darkness in the woods.

  • Overconfidence clouds one model's focus during a challenge in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, one model loses sight of the prize.

  • A review of what has happened this season. Plus, behind-the-scenes footage.

  • This week the models shoot a music video for Tyra's new beauty line, where former top model contestant Don Benjamin makes an appearance.

  • The models attend go-sees at modeling agencies and are paired with a previously eliminated contestant, who may get a second chance to re-enter the competition.

  • The models participate in a public service announcement in front of kids. At the photo shoot, the contestants pose as life-size dolls.

  • The models are paired up for a sexy commercial at the beach, but jealousy and bad chemistry could destroy the shoot.

  • The guys and girls are suspended in mid air for a photo shoot where they look possessed and a few of the models struggle.

  • The guys and girls are challenged to a photo shoot that will have no re-touching in the photos, which causes insecurity amongst some of the models.

  • The models participate in an emotional photo shoot that honors war heroes.

  • The remaining models compete in a runway walk on shipping containers raised high above the ground.

  • The models get a surprise when Jonathan and Drew Scott design the cast house. One model leaves the competition. The contestants who remain have to take part in a semi-nude public photo shoot.

  • Male and female models hope to impress Tyra and the judges in the season premiere of the 22nd cycle.

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