America’s Next Top Model (often shortened to Top Model or abbreviated as ANTM) is a television reality show that is hosted by Super Model Tyra Banks in which a number of women compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model and a chance to start their modeling career. ANMT debuted in November 2003 on the UPN.
Adrianne Marie Curry was born August 6, 1982 in Joliet, Illinois and is best known as the very first winner of the reality television series America’s Next Top Model when the show debuted on UPN in 2003 She is married to Christopher Knight, who portrayed Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch. She also runs a weekly show which she is an invester on the NowLive radio network.
Adrienne lives in Los Angeles with husband Christopher Knight and they both star in the VH1 reality series My Fair Brady. She has also appeared on the sitcom Hot Properties on ABC. Adrienne can be seen in magazine ads for the custom-motorcycle shop of Beverly Hills Choppers.
Yoanna House born April 9, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida was the winner of Cycle 2 of America’s Next Top Model. In the Summer of 2008, Yoanna hosted The N’s reality series Queen Bees, which attempts to reform mean girls. She has also filmed a PSA for Declare Yourself, parodying a lipstick commercial. Her son Alastair was born in August 2008. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. She is currently hosting the Style Network’s The Look for Less since 2005 and continues to inspire her many fans around the world.
Eva Marcille born on October 30, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She was the winner of the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model, and was the first African American contestant to win the title. She began portraying Tyra Hamilton on the Daytime Emmy-winning soap opera The Young and the Restless in June 2008. This year in 2009, Eva also appeared in a new show on BET called Played by Fame where contestants have nightmarish dates with celebrities. Eva is now signed to L.A. Models and she has recently been featured on America’s Next Top Model: Exposed on the CW. She is currently living in Los Angeles with her fiance Lance Gross who portays Calvin Payne on the hit comedy television show, Tyler Payne’s House of Payne. Eva and Lance became engaged in December of 2008.
Naima Mora the winner of Cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model was born on March 1, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan.She hosted the 2008 Dee Aguilar Imagine Show for The International Academy of Design & Technology of Sacramento. Naima served as a judge in the Miss Teen USA Pagenat, 2005. Made guest appearances on The Tyra Banks Show, Veroica Mars and did a CoverGirl commercial with Cycle 2 winner, Yoanna House. Naima has appeared in several magazines: CoverGirl, Elle, Star Magazine, Teen Star and US Weekly to name a few. In 2008, Naima did a cover and editorial for Vicious Magazine. In 2006, she appeared in an independent film titled ” Sarbanes-Oxley. Niama is signed with 301 Elite Management in Miami and with Basic Model Management in New York.
Nicole Linkletter born February 27, 1985 is an American fashion model, winner of Cycle 5 of America’s Next Top Model She is the only winner not to have a guest appearance on ANTM since her win. She appeared on ANTM Cycle 11’s “Top models in Action” and starred in a commercial for Playstation Portable and was a finals judge in the Miss USA 2006 pageant. Nicole has walked the runway in several fashion shows as well as the E! pre-Oscar show. Nicole has made several guest appearances on The Tyra Banks Show. Currently, Nicole is signed with Diva Models which is in Singapore, Dream Models, Hong Kong, Agence Presse, Tokoyo, Nous Model Management, Los Angeles as well as the LA Models runway division.
Danielle “Dani” Evans born June 7, 1985 in Little Rock, Arkansas In May 2006, she won Cycle 6 of America’s Next Top Model. Danielle has been featured in MetroStyle, ELLE, Elle Girl, Jewel Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Essence Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine just to name a few.
Evans has walked the runway for Issue, Victorio & Lucchino, Baby Phat Fall ’07 and Zang Toi Fall ’07, BET’S Rip the Runway, Style Salon, Jenni Kayne’s spring collection fashion show. She has received a showcard from her agency, Click Model Mangement, for NY Fashion Week. Evans also walked in the 2009 Spring fashion week.
During the Fall of 2006, Danielle starred in the continuing CoverGirl commercial campaign which was featured on The CW entitled “My Life as a Cover Girl”. Danielle also starred in a CoverGirl commercial with fellow CoverGirls Queen Latifah and Tiiu KuikDani. Danielle was one of only a handful of Top Model winners to have her contract with CoverGirl renewed to do multiple ads. She has recently been featured as one of CoverGirl’s Top Models in Action. She is currently the spokesmodel for Akademiks line of apparel. Danielle is signed with Ford Models and Click Model Management.
CariDee English was born in Fargo, North Dakota on May 22, 1986 and was named by her brother, after Carrie from Little House on the Prairie and Dee who is her Grandmother. Caridee won Cycle 7 of ANTM. Along with her title, Caridee received a $100,000 contract with Cover Girl Cosmetics as well as a modeling contract with Elite Modeling Agency. She also received a six-page spread in the fashion editorial page of Seventeen Magazine as well as apperaing on the cover.Caridee was also the host of Pretty Wicked on the Oxygen Televsion Network.
Jaslene Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican fashion model, and the winner of Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model. Jaslene Gonzalez was born in Puerto Ricoand grew up in Humboldt Park, Chicago. She shot a cameo in the John Leguizamo film Nothing Like the Holidays. In addition, Jaslene has renewed her contract with CoverGirl. and she has also been featured on CBS’ The Early Showand also made appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly and 106 & ParkTRL as well as The View.
Gonzalez hosted several style spots for CoverGirl TV, including segments titled “Summer Goddess”, “Day To Night” and “Jaslene’s Glamorous Nights”. She was a nominee for the 2007 Teen Choice Awards. She is currently under representation by New York-based publicist Lizzie Grubman.
Saleisha Stowers born January 10, 1986 and was named the winner of Cycle 9 of America’s Next Top Model.She was an extra on the TV series Ugly Betty.Saleisha appeared in the “Welcome Back” music video, appeared in an ad for Two Hour Fitness .She also modeled for Especially Yours wigs, and was featured in a fashion spread for InTouch Weekly. Recently this year in 2009, Saleisha appeared in a campaign for Garage Clothing and modeled their Srping Line. In the Spring/Summer of 2009 in Los Angeles, Saleisha walked the catwalk and modeled a line of Swimwear byBeach Bunny Swimwear. She has also made several guset starring appearences on the Tyra Banks Show.
As part of her prize, Stowers won a contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics and appeared on the cover of the February 2008 issue of Seventeen magazine. She has also won a contract for representation with Elite Model Management.Like previous winners of ANTM, Stowers as well as the other winners of ANTM, appeared in weekly segments of My Life as a CoverGirl during the running of the next new cycle of America’s Next Top Model.
Whitney Thompson was the winner of the 10th cycle of ANTM and is the very first full-figured woman to win the title.
As part of the ANT prize package awarded to her, Thompson received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract from Elite Model Management as all of the other winners of ANMT have received.. She also received the cover and six-page editorial spread in the July 2008 issue of Seventeen. Currently Whitney is the spokesperson for Smile-Stylist and Right Fit. In 2008, she was voted to be
one of the most influential women by MSN and they featured her in their article which was titled ” The Year In Beauty”. Whitney also particpiated in the Broadway Bares event which helps to fight AIDS.
Brittany “McKey” Sullivan born Brittany Sullivan on September 9, 1988 was the winner of the eleventh cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Sullivan was featured in the December 2008 issue of In Touch Weekly She appeared on the cover and had a spread in the February 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine as part of her ANTM prize package. She was featured on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Forest & Bluff Magazine. Recently Sullivan was featured on Yahoo Style with Whitney Thompson and in June 2009, she had a cover and spread in the magazine Chicago Scene. She was also named one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People in 2009.
Sullivan appeared on the cover of Seventeen Magazine witha 6-page editorial spread and also received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract for representation with Elite Model Management. She was featured in several Wal-Mart campaigns, as well as in nationwide CoverGirl campaign ads.
Teyone Anderson, born on August 13, 1983 in Woodstown, New Jersey was the recent winner of Cycle 12 of ANTM. Teyone received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics as well as a contract from Elite Model Management.
Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model will begin on September, 9, 2009.