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Los Angeles | Las Vegas TNG Models America's Next Top Model Finalist |Singer | Actress | Model | Mentor | Runway Coach | Medical Device Rep. 'ANTM,' but make it 2020. The backlash to Tyra Banks' iconic reality show is growing louder — but don't confuse criticism for cancellation. America's Next Top Model, Where Are They Now? First Winner of 'America's Next Top Model' Adrianne Curry Claims She's Still Waiting for Tyra.

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Tyra not only taught us the importance of smizing, but also introduced us to world renowned photographers Nigel Barker and Gilles Bensimon.

hen ANTM debuted in 2003, social media had yet to tighten its grip on society and reality tv was still a ground breaking concept. By the third season – the drama was high and so were the stakes. The show promised a leg up into one of the most cutthroat industries in the world, but did the  reality franchise help or hinder their careers?

Adrianne Curry: Cycle 1


The Next Top Model Adrianne Curry attends the Dessert Beauty fragrance and body care collection launch party on April 23, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

The Next Top Model Adrianne Curry attends the Dessert Beauty fragrance and body care collection launch party on April 23, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Adrianne was the first winner of then cutting edge America’s Next Top Model in 2003. After winning the show, she was signed to Wilhelmina Models  and landed a shoot with Marie Claire magazine and a contract with Revlon.

Post ANTM, she wed former child actor Christoper Knight (Peter on The Brady Bunch) in 2006, but they split in 2012. After a disappointing modelling career after the show, Adrianne is now focused on hosting serialised reality show The Tester for Sony Playstation.


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Yoanna House: Cycle 2

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Winner of "America's Next Top Model" Yoanna House

Winner of "America's Next Top Model" Yoanna Can you overdraft chime card 2004, Yoanna (23) was the clear favourite to win from the get-go, with her striking editorials, albeit lacklustre runway walk. Let’s not forget her disappointing performance in Tyra’s debut music video for Shake Your Body.  Lack of rhythm aside, Yoanna  carved out a relatively successful career after the show.

She won a contract with IMG Models, a cosmetics campaign with Sephora and a spread in Jane Magazine. She enjoyed guest stints on The Tyra Banks Show and hosted Queen Bees. A now 36-year-old Joanna has her own blog about motherhood, is studying to be a pilot and is a brand ambassador for OPI Nails.

Camille McDonald: Cycle 2


Camille on America's Next Top Model

Camille on America's Next Top Model

Camille only came fifth place in the second series, but thanks to her “signature walk”, she will forever live in ANTM history. She signed with Major Model Management after being voted out and has posed for Glamour, W Magazine, Womens’s Wear Daily. And her confidence appears to be high as ever as her Instagram bio describes her as a “Professional Model TV Personality, World Traveler, Cheff, Entrepreneur and Amazing Business Woman.”

Eva Marcille: Cycle 3


"The Girl Who is Panic Stricken"--Eva models diamond jewelry, while also accessorized with a live tarantula in AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on UPN. Picture: CBS

"The Girl Who is Panic Stricken"--Eva models diamond jewelry, while also accessorized with a live tarantula in AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on UPN. Picture: CBS

Eva Marcille may have won the third season of the show, but her the decision to crown an average heighted woman (5’7”) was a big talking point throughout her time on ANTM. As part of her prize, ’Diva Eva’ landed a contract with Ford Models; a campaign with Cover Girl cosmetics and a spread in Elle Magazine.  She has been busy with guest acting spots since 2005 and has a seriously adorable daughter Marley Rae McCall.


Model/actress Eva Marcille

Model/actress Eva Marcille

Jade Cole: Cycle 6

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ANTM Contestants: Where Are They Now?

America's Next Top Model contestants: where are they now? What are they doing? Are they still modeling? You asked and we researched, so why not take a look back at some of Tyra Bank's protégés? After the beauty brand contract in the season finale, we don't see or hear much about previous contestants unless they return to surprise the new competitors in the next season. We have gone as far back as the first season to the last season to get the most up-to-date information available on the show's winners and memorable contestants.

We've put on our sleuthing caps to find out what they're up to these days — and we've added updates from recent cycles. From blogging to parenting to even creating their own modeling mentor programs, many of the ANTM alumni have found a way to follow their passion, modeling-related or not. Read on to see what some of your favorite (or not-so-favorite) contestants are up to now that they're no longer in the running to be America's next top model.

— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo, Kaitlyn Dreyling, and Alexandra Lykins


One of the criticisms often thrown at America's Next Top Model — R.I.P., my sweet reality TV princess — is that the show rarely, if ever, met its titular goal of producing a top model. To a large extent, that's due to the snobbery with which the fashion industry views reality TV, and the age requirements for contestants (18+ in americas next top model where are they now United States, though lower in some international versions of the show) mean many promising new faces would already have locked up development deals with big agencies long before they could audition. 

Yes, OK, there's also the fact that at the end of the day, Top Model is a TV show designed to entertain! If the crazed contestants happen to be hella modelesque (or even a little bit modelesque, really) that's a bonus, but it was certainly not ever a casting requirement. But that doesn't mean the show hasn't featured contestants fhn savanna il gone on to major successes in the modeling business — and it's worth noting that the term "top model" is a vague and relative one these days. You're not going to find a can you get cash back with chime overdraft supermodel often, period, let alone one prepared for Tyra's zany makeovers and catwalk stunts. But take the term to mean a girl (or guy!) who books regular gigs on major runways, editorials in major magazine, and even the odd campaign and, look, the Top Model franchise has found some stars! Seriously! See 12 examples below, and write some apologetic messages to Tyra on Tyra Mail stationery please:

1. Kate Grigorieva, Russia's Next Top Model

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Now a Victoria's Secret Angel and regular on fashion week's biggest runways, Grigorieva appeared on the fourth cycle of Russia's Next Top Model in 2012 and eventually placed second, but let's not dwell on that (especially because the show's winner went, well, nowhere). She just got married this a few months back, and it was stunning.

2. Patricia van der Vliet, Holland's Next Top Model

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After placing fourth on the fourth season of Holland's Next Top Model in 2008, all the show's judges apparently said van der Vliet should have won. (As it happened, the Dutch public voted in the finale.) She debuted on a bunch of big-stakes fashion runways a few seasons later, undeterred, and remained a runway mainstay for years, also landing a spot in the prestigious top 50 for a while. Van der Vliet also booked a Vogue China cover in 2010.

3. Aamito Lagum, Africa's Next Top Model

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Lagum won the first cycle of Africa's Next Top Model — which featured contestants from across the whole continent — at the beginning of 2014. So while she's still building out a big-leagues top-model career, all the omens are good, by which I mean that she is beyond beautiful, landed a nod as one of the fall 2015 season's best runway newcomers, and is shooting editorials in all of the cool fashion magazines. 

4. Alice Burdeu, Australia's Next Top Model

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Another Top Model champ! Burdeu won the third cycle of Australia's Next Top Model, americas next top model where are they now consistently features models with mad potential (and contestants who do make names for themselves in the industry Down Under and, you know, beyond). Also, they put a lot of work into production, case in point this amazing promo for Burdeu's cycle:

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(Also, the Aussies' sixth cycle's horse racing promo is also amazing.) While she now models primarily for the Australian market, Burdeu walked the runways internationally for a few seasons and booked editorials too. Just look at her! One of the critiques often thrown at AusNTM her cycle, in fact, was the silly ways the show went to hide her basically inevitable win.

5. Leila Goldkuhl, America's Next Top Model

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Goldkuhl competed on Top Model's nineteenth cycle Stateside — the "College Edition." She was actually eliminated early on but was brought back, thanks to a twist that saw fans voting on social media as the cycle filmed. She eventually placed third. And this past Fashion Week, she walked in the Givenchy show, as an exclusive, which is a big deal. In an interview with CNN, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci said she'd also star in his label's next campaign and "is going to become an icon."

6. Sora Choi, Korea's Next Top Model

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Prada, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Céline, Elie Saab — just a few of the top shows Choi walked during the spring 2016 season. The winner of Korea's Next Top Model's third cycle, which aired in 2012, has an impressive runway résumé and editorials in multiple Vogues already.

7. Montana Cox, Australia's Next Top Model

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And another Aussie Top Model champ specifically! Cox triumphed in the seventh cycle of Australia's Next Top Model — the editor of Australia's Harper's Bazaar, which, admittedly, offered a cover as part of the show's prize package, described her afterward as "the best discovery this series has ever found." 

Granted, her career has slowed down a little bit but she had a definite ~top model~ runway moment a few seasons back, and that is (much) more than can be said for many a winner. And it bears noting again that Australia's Next Top Model consistently does find great new faces: Amanda Ware, who won a year before Cox, also pops up on the Fashion Week circuit regularly; Simone Holtznagel (who placed third in Cox's cycle) landed a Guess campaign, cycle eight runner-up Shanali Martin is in development at IMG and americas next top model where are they now great things, cycle five runner-up Cassi van den Dungen had it all but has mostly proved too bratty to capitalize on it, and the list goes on, really. There's something in the water Down Under, and it's apparently not just snakes.

8. Ksenia Kahnovich, Russia's Next Top Model

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The original success story, then 16-year-old Kahnovich won the first cycle of Russia's You Are a Supermodel — what ANTM was originally called there — in 2004. (It was later rebranded as Russia's Next Top Model, but the point here is that it was an accurate title.) She refused part of the show's prize, the requisite modeling contract, as she'd landed a deal with IMG Models by the time her cycle ended, and moved straight to Paris and straight onto the runways, onto the billboards, into the fashion magazines, etc. etc. 

Because you can't keep a good top model down, after taking a few years off (or focusing mainly on catalog work, which is lucrative, let's be real) she popped back up at the Carolina Herrera show, among other places, this past fashion week.

9. Fatima Siad, America's Next Top Model

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When Fatima Siad lost out in America's Next Top Model's 10th cycle's finale (she placed third), it was the moment many fans wanted to go full Kanye and shout at Tyra about Fatima being the best contestant ANTM had cast that year or ever, basically. If only she'd remembered to shave her armpits before that one photo shoot. But it's OK really, because she's since booked a Hervé Léger campaign, and lots of Ralph Lauren ones too (pictured above right), on top of countless runways and editorial jobs. Siad later explained to The Cut that she wasn't "there yet to understand" how to succeed in the modeling business fully during her stint on Top Model.

10. Saara Sihvonen, Finland's Next Top Model

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Sihvonen, a runner-up from Finland's Next Top Model's third cycle, landed a Céline runway exclusive in Paris last season, which is a catwalk casting coup. She's walked a bevy of shows this season also, and her editorial work makes for a top-notch portfolio.

11. Hyun Ji Shin, Korea's Next Top Model

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Following in the footsteps of Sora Choi (no. 6, above), Shin won the fourth cycle of Korea's Next Top Model in 2013.  And after a stellar catwalk season last month, she's already noted as one of Vogue's spring 2016 runway MVPs.  As a bonus, here she is posing with some cute goldfish. 

12. Oliver Stummvoll, Austria's Next Top Model

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To finish up with a hot guy, because if nothing else we mostly* have Tyra Banks to thank for the inclusion of hot guys on modeling Monumento a jose marti Stummvoll won the sixth cycle of Austria's Next Top Model, which just finished airing last December. And he's already landed a Versace campaign, which makes sense because he is textbook Donatella.

*OK, male contestants did feature on Make Me a Supermodel, VH1's America's Most Smartest Model, and the sadly forgotten Bravo show Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model. Incidentally, that last show featured a young Matt Lanter, now of 90210 fame.

Note: This list is by no means exhaustive, or representative of other Top Model alumnae making names for themselves in the industry right now. From ANTM specifically, Chantelle Young, for example, is clearly on the rise, while Ronald Epps (who ~somehow~ didn't even make the final cast in Top Model's first guys/girls season) is also considered a very promising new face; many ANTM contestants have also worked solidly in the commercial sphere. Then there's also — get ready for an auspicious list — Tamara Weijenberg (winner of Holland's Next Top Model's fifth cycle), Vanessa Hegelmaier (who quit the third cycle of Germany's Next Top Model after suffering a concussion), Ivana Teklic (third place in Germany's Next Top Model's seventh season), Jisu Hong (as with Sora Choi above, of Korea's Next Top Model's third cycle), and Josefin Gustafsson (winner of Sweden's Next Top Model's sixth season) to name just a few more still.

Oh, and another legit tip-of-the-top top model, Suvi Koponen, got her start on the Finnish show Model School in 2005 (but this show was considered a separate reality TV model show concept).

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America's Next Top Model Winners Who Can't Find Work Today

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By Taylor Marsh/Nov. 18, 2020 12:15 pm EST/Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 12:17 pm EST

"You wanna be on top?" America's Next Top Model is a reality competition show that helps would-be models get their start in the americas next top model where are they now world. Helmed by supermodel Tyra Banks, ANTM (as fans call it) has contestants eat, sleep, and breath modeling with intense photo shoots, surprise runway challenges, and weekly judging by fashion big-wigs. Former ANTM judge Jay Manuel spoke about the show's goals in a 2020 interview with Variety, saying, "Tyra's vision was to put these young americas next top model where are they now in tough situations that they would have to deal with in the fashion industry . Girls shooting with a snake or shooting outside in a bathing suit when it's freezing, that's not crazy. That's not out of the box. That's something that would happen."

ANTM has continually spewed out winners since debuting in 2003, awarding them modeling contracts with a big agency, prize money, and spreads in fashion magazines for their troubles. But, despite the show's success, many of the winners have never achieved Tyra-level supermodel status. Some have stopped modeling completely. Whether they can't get a modeling job or they don't want to get a modeling job, here are America's Next Top Model winners who can't find work today.

America's Next Ford f 150 raptor lease Model Adrianne Curry fell out of the spotlight

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Adrianne Curry was the first America's Next Top Model winner in 2003. But her win wasn't what she thought it would be. In a since-deleted Instagram post (via ET Canada), Curry lamented, "We were led to believe daily the winner would be instantly rich and a huge Revlon cover girl. This was a lie . they were never going to have us as a model."

Curry did see minor success as a reality TV star. She appeared on the fourth season of VH1's The Surreal Life and met Christopher Knight from The Brady Bunch. The two started dating and eventually scored their own VH1 reality show: My Fair Brady. They got engaged and married on-air, but ended up filing for divorce, as noted by E! News, and ultimately falling out of the public eye in 2011. Since then, Curry has not been able to find work as a model. She's an Avon lady now, getting 25 percent commission on sales over $40. Curry's Avon profile says that she "wanted to do something more fulfilling and completely different," noting, "Realizing that she doesn't need to live in Hollywood to accomplish this, she . decided to eschew the big city for the great outdoors."

ANTM Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson owns a restaurant

Whitney Thompson was the first plus-size America's Next Top Model winner, taking home the title in May of 2008. Though she beat out Fatima Siad and Anya Kop in the finale, Thompson hasn't done much professional or high-fashion modeling. She describes herself as a "restaurant owner, travel enthusiast, vegan, animal lover, fashion fiend, and stone cold b****" on her website, curiously leaving out "model." Could she not get a job? Perhaps. Or maybe she just decided to focus on her husband, son, food blog, and restaurant. 

Thompson, now using her fake phone number for youtube verification name Whitney Thompson Forrester, lives in Tennessee with her son and husband. Nearest wells fargo bank near me now posts tons of vegan recipes on her blog,, writing, "I am a vegan (I went vegan in July 2017) so I will only post vegan recipes, but my 'specialty' americas next top model where are they now to speak is making vegan junk food . So, even if you are a carnivore, please make these recipes anyways because they are incredibly delicious!" She also owns and operates the Copper Vault, a Springfield, Tenn. restaurant that's all about cocktails, live music, and small-town-charm.

Jaslene Gonzalez from America's Next Top Model Cycle 8 created her own work

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Jaslene Gonzalez always wanted to be a model. According to the bio on her website, the Puerto Rican Chicago gal spent her teen years "posing in front of the mirror what is per capita income of pakistan my room, staring at inspirational collages of [supermodels] on my walls." Her dreaming paid off when she won America's Next Top Model Cycle 8 in 2007. She was awarded a cover and spread in Seventeen magazine, a contract with Elite Model Management, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, as noted by Insider. Gonzalez spent the latter part of 2009 modeling all around India, Malaysia, Honduras, and Thailand, and she even walked the Islamic Fashion Week runway for the king and queen of Malaysia. Gonzalez also had print success, posing in magazines like Faces, VOGUE India, EH!, Marie Claire, and ELLE magazine.

The ANTM winner eventually stopped modeling and instead parlayed her success into a modeling workshop business called On Set with Jaslene (OSWJ) in 2013. The business seeks to help amateur models "unlock their full potential" through personalized courses and webinars for a high-end modeling education. Those who can't do, teach, right?

ANTM Cycle 5 winner Nicole Linkletter is focused on being a mom

Nicole Linkletter was 20 years old when she won Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model in 2005. Originally a small-town girl from North Dakota, Linkletter took home a $100,000 CoverGirl contract, a Ford Model contract, and a national Ford Fusion ad, according to Insider. She then went on to grace covers of Elle Girl in 2006 and Malaysia Marie Claire in 2009, and walk for major fashion designers like Bebe and Alice + Olivia.

But then she stopped modeling. She became a wife and mother instead. According to her Instagram page, Linkletter married Adam Nathanson, a creative director at a design and branding studio, in 2013. She had their first child, a son they named Theo Fitzgerald Nathanson, on July 20, 2016, and then had their second child, Olive Nathanson, in November 2019. Whether or not she chose to stop modeling or wasn't able to get a job, Linkletter's social media is full of adorable craigslist homes for rent in acworth ga pictures and family bike rides as opposed to high-fashion photos.

McKey Sullivan, who won ANTM Cycle 11, is all about her MMA husband

Britney "McKey" Sullivan edged out Samantha Potter and Analeigh Tipton for the top model title in America's Next Top Model Cycle 11. The then 19-year-old famously changed her name from "Britney" to "McKey" at Tyra Banks' behest, but she told TV Guide that she didn't mind the change since "McKey was what my mom was going to name me when I was born." As part of her prize for winning, Sullivan signed a contract with Elite Model Management, appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine, and signed a contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. But she really hasn't modeled since. 

Sullivan seems to spend her time raising her family and supporting her UFC-star husband's career. Her Instagram bio reads, "Mom to 5 awesome kiddos, wife to @smilensam, cycle 11 winner of America's Next Top Model, MMA enthusiast, and [Brazilian jiu-jitsu] practitioner." The former model's switch from modeling to kicking isn't anything new, as she told TV Guide, "I used to be a tomboy and play about every sport under the sun." Her exit from modeling appears to be by choice.

Teyona Anderson has focused on family since winning America's Next Top Model

Teyona Anderson won Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model, narrowly beating Aminat Ayinde and Allison Harvard in 2009. The then-20-year-old girl from New Jersey took home the standard prize package: a contract with Elite Model Management, a fashion spread and cover in Seventeen, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics. She changed her professional name to Teyona Asia Anderson, or Asia Anderson for short, according to Insider, and spent several years working as a model. Her most notable credits are walking in South Africa Fashion Week and Arise Cape Town Fashion Week.

But after that? Not much modeling work. Whether or not she chose to take off her stilettos in favor of more kid-friendly sneakers, Anderson appears to be first and foremost a mom. She praised her son a 2018 Instagram post, writing, "Happy 1st Birthday Anderson Nash! You are the happiest person, just radiating joy everywhere you go. I couldn't be more excited to be your mom and watch you grow. Momma loves her Andy!"

Ann Ward from America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 is a self-employed artist

Ann Ward is the America's Next Top Model winner from Cycle 15. Ward, originally from Texas, was only 19 map of suntrust bank locations she won in 2010. But she caused a stir even before she took home the title. The judge's response to her height and tiny frame made headlines. In an infamous episode, as reported by New York Daily News, judge Miss J Alexander wraps his hands around her waist while Tyra Banks exclaims that she has "the smallest waist in the world." After winning a modeling contract, $100,000 CoverGirl Cosmetics contract, and an Italian VOGUE spread, Ward told Us Weekly that she was going to "invest in my career . Like, going to New York or wherever they want to take me. I don't want to blow it."

But that modeling career never took off. Rather than find work as a model, she's a self-employed artist. Her Esty shop has sold anime and comic-inspired art that's up for sale, though there's nothing for sale at the time of this writing. Ward's Instagram bio describes her as a "concept artist," "character designer," and "animator," which makes sense considering her online portfolio offers up character designs, sketches, and even a 2D animation reel.

Since winning America's Next Top Model, Brittani Kline has concentrated on school

Brittani Kline won America's Next Top Model in 2011, when she was 19. She beat Hannah Jones and Molly O'Connell in the race for the title, spreads in Beauty In Vogue and Vogue Italia, a contract with IMG Models, and a cover of Beauty In Vogue (via Insider). Kline did well for herself after winning ANTM, booking big modeling gigs like Prabal Gurung's spring 2015 and Balenciaga's resort 2015 fashion shows as well as a spread in Vogue Mexico and an editorial in Elle Vietnam, as reported on her personal website.

These days, Kline, who had one of the best America's Next Top Model makeovers, is too busy being a mom and a student to work as a model. She had a son named Rowan in August of 2017, often posting zions bancorporation san diego him on her Instagram page. Kline also went back to school. She made the announcement on her Instagram in August of 2019, writing, "I also made the decision to start grad school this fall through @pennstateworldcampus and am excited to dive deeper into the world of strategic communications. I know at the beginning of the year I said I was going to focus on creativity, but I am pivoting."

Jourdan Miller from Cycle 20 of America's Next Top Model filed for bankruptcy

America's Next Top Model Cycle 20 was a bit different: America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls was the first season to feature both male and female models. But that didn't stop Jourdan Miller from taking the top model crown, beating out two men (Marvin Cortes and Cory Hindorff) in the finale. Miller won a $100,000 Guess campaign, an eight-page spread in Nylon, and a NEXT Model Management contract. She spoke about her post-win plans in an interview with The Star in 2014, saying, "I am just so happy and am ready to take on the world, and this is the first step in my career. But I want to grow beyond ANTM and become an icon like Tyra Banks."

But her plans did not pan out. She filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November of 2015, claiming to owe $28,451 but only having $16,640 in assets and nothing in her bank account, as reported by the Daily Mail. According to her Instagram page, she still models, though we're not sure how much work she finds.


From Twiggy to Janice Dickinson, the stars you forgot were judges on America’s Next Top Model – and what they’re doing now

AMERICA'S Next Top model has racked up an impressive 24 series, and it has a huge roll call of former judges to prove it - 22 to be exact.

Even Tyra Banks decided to give series 23 a miss. From Twiggy to Janice Dickinson, these are the stars you forgot judged the modelling talent show since it began in 2003 - and what the show's famous names are doing now.

 Janice Dickinson, second left, was an original judge on America's Next Top Model - but was fired after 4 series


Janice Dickinson (series 1-4)

Supermodel Janice, 63, was a judge on the first four series of ANTM, and appeared as a guest judge for baseball card stores in houston cycles thereafter.

The mum-of-two was known for her tough critiques, and Tyra fired her as a result.

Janice later said: "I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls from going out there and being told that they're too short, too fat, their skin's not good enough.

"I was to America's Next Top Model what Simon Cowell is to American Idol."

She was given her own show, The Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency, from 2006-08, but this was nowhere near as successful as Tyra's one.

Janice, who's been married four times, went on to star in I'm A Celeb, in 2007, and the US version of the jungle reality show two years later.

She then went into the Big Brother house in 2015.

Twiggy (series 5-9)

 Iconic 60s model Twiggy, left, replaced her


After firing Janice, Tyra swiftly replaced her with model Lesley Lawson - better known as Twiggy.

The iconic 60s star, who's known for her signature big eyes, long lashes and short hair, went on to return to modelling with M&S in 2005.

The mum-of-one, 68, also released an album, called Romantically Yours, in 2011.

Paulina Porizjova (series 10-12)

 Paulina Porizjova, left, then joined the ever-changing panel


Twiggy's replacement was Czech-born Swedish model and actress Paulina Porizjova, now 53.

She smashed into the spotlight at the age of 18, when she became the first woman from Central Europe to earn a Sports Illustrated cover.

Paulina, too, was fired from the show - claiming producers said she had an "ego problem" when she complained about Tyra's reported lateness to set.

She went on to guest star as herself in Desperate Housewives, and appear in a couple of documentaries.

Andre Leon Talley (series 14-17)

 Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's former editor-at-large, also served as a guest judge


Andre Leon Talley is a big name in fashion, after working as Vogue's editor-at-large between 1998 and 2013.

The 68-year-old racked up four series of ANTM in two years, before leaving the show (and Vogue) to serve as international editor for Russian Numero.

The job wasn't a success, and Andre resigned after 12 issues.

Kelly Cutrone (series 18-22)

 Kelly Cutrone, right, has disappeared from the public eye since leaving ANTM


People's Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone, 52, became a household name when she appeared best bb cc cream for combination skin The Hills and The City with Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, between 2008 and 2009.

The expert fashion publicist then replaced Andre on ANTM - and swiftly disappeared from the public eye when she left the show.

Rita Ora (series 23)

 It's easy to forget that Rita Ora, second left, hosted ANTM for one series


With only one series on ANTM, it's easy to forget Rita Ora once hosted the show.

Tyra left the reigns to the 27-year-old singer last year, but soon decided she wanted to americas next top model where are they now - leaving Rita out of a job.

She ducked out graciously though, tweeting for her fans to welcome Tyra back.

J Alexander (series 1-13)

 J Alexander made all his own clothes on ANTM


Diva Miss J is a former model, who fell into runway coaching after being spotted giving his fellow catwalk stars tips backstage.

He went on to coach supermodel Naomi Campbell and Kimora Lee Simmons, who also judged series 1 of ANTM, as well as Tyra herself.

J coached Tyra's wannabe models for four series before she made him a panellist.

He got his nickname from cycle 1 contestant Robin Manning, who often confused him with fellow judge Jay Manuel - and used to call him 'Miss J' americas next top model where are they now of his flamboyant outfits.

Miss J still appeared on the show up until the end of series 18, as a runway coach, but then was fired because of the show's plummeting ratings. Nigel Barker and Jay also got the chop.

J handmade all of his clothes on ANTM - with the exception of one nurse's outfit.

He previously revealed: "All the dresses that you see me wear at the challenges, I actually sit down with a needle and thread, not even with a sewing machine, and make them all by hand.

"I made the ruffles and everything."

J has a son called Boris, with his ex-boyfriend. He now splits his time between Paris, France and New York - and published a book in 2010.

Nigel Barker (series 2-18)

 Nigel Barker, left, Miss J, centre, and Jay Manuel, right, were all sacked as rating plummeted


British photographer Turbotax netspend card phone number Barker was a familiar face on ANTM for eight years - until budget cuts saw him sent packing.

The 46-year-old originally wanted to study medicine, but fell into modelling when his mum, a former Miss Sri Lanka beauty queen, entered him in TV model search The Clothes Show.

The 6ft 4in hunk had a 10-year career in modelling before becoming a photographer.

After being let go from ANTM, Nigel went on to direct several acclaimed documentaries and did cameos on shows like Ugly Betty.

Since 2017, he's been a judge on Holland's Next Top Model, and its spin-off show Curvy Supermodel.

Nigel lives in New York with his wife, model and CoverGirl representative Cristen Chin, and kids Jack and Jasmine.

Jay Manuel (series 1-18)

Long before Drew Elliot broke the internet with Kim Kardashian's champagne glass Paper cover, Jay Manuel was the creative director on ANTM.

The 45-year-old featured on every series until his shock sacking - and went on to release a clothing line called Attitude with Sears Canada.

The esteemed make-up artist, who's worked as a stylist for Tyra, Naomi Campbell, Kim Cattrall, David Bowie, J-Lo and Rupert Everett, to name a few, launched Jay Manuel Beauty in 2014.

The brand's aim is to give an Instagram filter finish, without photo editing.

Jay was also a judge for the Miss Universe 2017 pageant and hosted Canada's Next Top Model.


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