All 24 ‘America’s Next Top Model’ winners ranked from least to most...

All 24 ‘America’s Next Top Model’ winners ranked from least to most successful

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Some “America’s Next Top Model” winners are more memorable than others. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

  • After each cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” some winners went on to model in the real world.

  • Other former contestants left the entertainment industry altogether.

  • We ranked the winners based on their post-“ANTM” careers, including whether or not they’re still in the public eye, and social media following.

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McKey Sullivan, the winner of Cycle 11 of “ANTM,” left the modeling industry shortly after her season.

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Sam Alvey and wife Brittany “McKey” Alvey pose with their children. Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

As part of her winning prize package, the model appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine and starred in a six-page spread, won a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, and a contract with Elite Model Management.

She continued to model, appearing on the runways of Amsterdam International Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week in 2009.

However, Sullivan, now 32, largely left the world of modeling behind following her season to help raise her young family and support her husband, Sam Alvey, in his UFC 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 BJJ practitioner.”

She has over 6,000 followers on Instagram.

Teyona Anderson won Cycle 12 in 2009. She now goes by Teyona Asia Anderson or just Asia Anderson.

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Teyona Anderson, winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12, in 2009. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Directly following her win, Anderson went on to do a number of modeling gigs in South Africa, including walking in Arise Cape Town Fashion Week and South Africa Fashion Week, according to the New York Times.

She no longer models professionally, but, as reported by The List, she continues to talk about her time on the show — most recently, she appeared on YouTuber Oliver TwiXt’s channel in November 2020.

In the video, she actually criticized her experience on the show as well as host Tyra Banks, whom she called “not genuine.”

“I haven’t had enough interactions with her to say it’s been good, but what I have had has always been very fake and forced,” Anderson said.

The interview came after Banks and the show faced criticism last year for its problematic challenges and commentary. Banks and a co-creator later apologized.

Anderson, 33, is now the mother of two and has over 8,000 followers on Instagram.

Nicole Fox became an actress after winning Cycle 13, the “Petite Edition” of “America’s Next Top Model.”

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Nicole Fox. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Following her win, Nicole Fox, who now goes by her married name Nicole Abuhamada, modeled for Forever 21, Steve Madden, and Wild Fox.

She has also pursued a career in acting, landing roles in “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Redlands,” and “Girl House,” in addition to a number of short films.

However, Abuhamada’s most recent acting credit was back in 2017. She has since written and illustrated a children’s book titled “Lipton Loves.” Her Instagram account has just under 4,000 followers and is primarily dedicated to showing photos of Abuhamada’s artwork.

Nicole Linkletter won Cycle Five in the fall of 2005 and also appears to no longer model.

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Nicole Linkletter in 2010. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Linkletter’s prizes for winning “America’s Next Top Model” in the fall of 2005 were a contract with Ford Models, a contract with CoverGirl worth $100,000, and a national ad for Ford Fusion.

Following her win, Linkletter modeled for both the American and Singaporean issues of Elle magazine, Nylon Mexico, Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine, and more.

In 2006 and 2007 following her win, Linkletter also walked the runways of multiple major fashion designers’ shows, including Alice and Olivia and Bebe.

Linkletter, 35, whose married name is Nicole Linkletter Nathanson, now appears to be much more behind the camera than in front of it. The former model’s Instagram page, which has 23,000 followers, is now filled with photos of her two children, Theo and Olive.

Ann Ward, the winner of Cycle 15, is now pursuing a career as an artist.

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Ann Ward at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in 2011. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

For winning the show in 2010, Ward received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, a contract with IMG Models, a cover of Vogue’s beauty issue, Beauty In Vogue, fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and Beauty In Vogue, and a feature on the Vogue Italia website.

After leaving the show, Ward did have a number of modeling campaigns and runway appearances in countries around the world. However, the 30-year-old seems to have turned her attention to her art.

According to the former model’s Instagram page, which has more than 27,000 followers, she was recently working as a concept artist, character designer, and animator.

Brittani Kline, the winner of Cycle 16 in 2011, modeled briefly after the show but has also given it up.

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Brittani Kline walks the runway with TRESemme at the Prabal Gurung fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images

Kline’s prizes for winning the show included a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, a modeling contract with IMG Models, a cover of Beauty In Vogue, and fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and Beauty In Vogue. She also walked in New York Fashion Week for designers like Balenciaga and Prabal Gurung.

However, Kline, now 29, wrote in an Instagram post in 2019 that she would be pursuing grad school and studying strategic communications at Penn State World Campus.

She currently has 29,000 followers on Instagram.

Adrianne Curry, who won the very first season of “America’s Next Top Model,” has spoken out against the show.

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Adrianne Curry attends Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks event in 2016. Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Adrianne Curry’s season aired in 2003. At the time she competed, Curry was 21 years old.

For winning the competition, which only cast 10 girls instead of the usual 12 or more, Curry received a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models in New York City, a photo spread in Marie Claire magazine, and a contract with Revlon cosmetics.

Curry went on to model for several magazines following her “ANTM” win but has since given up modeling.

In a now-deleted Instagram post from April 2020, Curry, 38, said the cast of the first cycle was misled about the show’s prizes.

“We were led to believe daily the winner would be instantly rich and a huge Revlon cover girl. This was a lie,” she reportedly wrote. “They added recordings to what was said after the fact.”

As the first winner of “ANTM,” Curry does have a very respectable following of 179,000 followers on Instagram.

Whitney Thompson won Cycle 10 back in 2008 and continued modeling after the show.

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On her Instagram profile, which has nearly 40,000 followers, 33-year-old Thompson Forrester still describes herself as model. While the majority of her professional modeling work occurred directly after her appearance on the show in 2008, she continued to model years later, including for Panache’s lingerie line in 2014.

However, she told the Huffington Post that she largely stepped back from modeling in 2013 and moved to Tennessee with her husband. She is now a lifestyle blogger, mother, and supporter of the body positivity movement.

The couple also owns their own restaurant, Copper Vault in Springfield, Tennessee, which features locally sourced food, craft beers, and is vegan and gluten-free friendly. The restaurant is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Naima Mora of Cycle Four modeled in New York Fashion Week and appeared on the covers of multiple magazines following her win.

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Naima Mora attends the Klarna STYLE360 event on February 12, 2020. Thomas Concordia/Getty Images

Mora’s prizes for winning the season, which aired in the spring of 2005, included a modeling contract with Ford Models, a fashion spread and cover in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

Mora is still modeling and has over 88,000 followers on Instagram. She also currently leads a free modeling workshop called “Model Know How.”

In addition to her modeling credits, Mora gave a TED Talk in 2013 about her difficult childhood growing up in Detroit and how her religious background as a Buddhist helped her in her modeling career and helped her become a “global citizen.”

Krista White modeled for some major designers after winning Cycle 14.

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Krista White attends the preview event of TLC Network’s “Global Beauty Masters” season 2 on March 9, 2016. Paul Archuleta/WireImage/Getty Images

Among the model’s credits are a New Zealand fashion show for New York designer Nicole Miller and a campaign with Betsey Johnson.

In a 2010 interview with The CW Austin, White, now 36, explained how, despite winning the show, she has to work just as hard as any other model by building her portfolio and going to castings.

“I come off the show and I have to be a regular model like everyone else,” she said. “That’s the part that people don’t recognize about it.”

Despite being less active than she used to be, White still models and shares her work on her Instagram page, which has 60,000 followers.

Yoanna House won the second cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” in 2004 and went on to do a few modeling campaigns and TV shows after her win.

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Yoanna House attends The CW: It’s A Reality at Simyone Lounge on February 23, 2010. Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Following her “ANTM” win, House signed with IMG Models, appeared in a fashion spread and the cover of Jane magazine, and won a cosmetics campaign with Sephora.

The Cycle Two winner modeled for Psychology Today magazine and Metro Style, among others, after her win, and she has since gone on to become a TV host and producer.

House hosted “The Look for Less,” a program on the Style Network, in 2005. In 2008, she hosted a reality series called “Queen Bees,” which attempted to turn “mean girls” into nice members of society.

In 2008, House also gave birth to a son named Alastair. She doesn’t appear to have done much high fashion modeling in recent years, but still includes modeling as one of her occupations on her social media profiles. She currently has 156,000 followers on Instagram.

CariDee English won Cycle Seven of “America’s Next Top Model.” She has continued modeling and is a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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CariDee English attends MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Aerosmith on January 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

For winning her season of “America’s Next Top Model,” she won a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, a modeling contract with Elite Models, and a cover and six-page editorial spread in Seventeen magazine.

In addition to a number of modeling credits, the model has helped to spread awareness about psoriasis, a skin condition she lives with and once viewed as a “curse,” in both professional campaigns and on her own social media platforms. She also now works as a professional photographer.

English has 85,000 followers on Instagram.

Jaslene Gonzalez, the winner of Cycle Eight, still models and works to help other potential models enter the industry.

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Jaslene Gonzalez arrives at the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

For winning the title of “America’s Next Top Model,” Gonzalez was awarded a contract with Elite Model Management, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, and a cover and spread in Seventeen magazine.

Gonzalez continued with both print and runway modeling after winning the show and has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Seventeen, US Weekly, and more.

Gonzalez, now 34, leads workshops through her website, On Set with Jaslene, which aims to help aspiring models and online influencers grow their careers.

However, she falls short on social media compared to some of her fellow winners — she has just over 5,000 followers on Instagram.

Laura James of Cycle 19 transitioned to an acting career after her “ANTM” win.

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Laura James attends an event in 2012. Jude Domski/WireImage/Getty Images

Following her win, James walked away with modeling contracts with New York Model Management and LA Models. As part of her prize, she also became the face of “Dream Come True,” the official “America’s Next Top Model” fragrance, won a spread in Nylon Magazine, and starred in modeling campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics.

James also won a $100,000 cash prize in addition to the $30,000 she earned from her three challenge wins during the season, which went into a “scholarship” fund to pay for her college expenses.

However, James has since turned away from modeling as a career and is now an actor on CBS’s “S.W.A.T.” In addition to her role as Molly Hicks on “S.W.A.T.” James has also acted in “The Young and the Restless” and “American Woman.”

She has 104,000 followers on Instagram.

Danielle Evans won Cycle Six in spring 2006, continues to model, and is now the designer and founder of Monrowe, a hat company based in New York City.

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Dani Evans attends the Maybelline New York Fashion Week party on September 7, 2019. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

After winning her season, Evans was awarded a modeling contract with Ford Models, a fashion spread and cover in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

She went on to write a book on how to break into the modeling industry titled “The Skinny on Getting In” and has modeled for Essence, Elle, Elle Girl, MetroStyle, and more.

Evans now lives in New York City and is signed with Elite Model Management. She also has 116,000 followers on Instagram.

In 2012, British model Sophie Sumner won Cycle 18, subtitled “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion,” and is now a TV host and correspondent.

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Sophie Sumner attends a screening “The Climb” at iPic Theater on March 12, 2020, in New York City. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

Sumner was the runner-up of “Britain’s Next Top Model” in 2009 before appearing on the US version in 2012. Following her season, Sumner appeared in Marie Claire, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, and MEG Magazine, along with her winning spread in Vogue Italia, according to PopSugar.

In 2015, she was a main character on the E4 reality show “Taking New York,” which followed a group of British people living in New York City.

Sumner, now 30, hosts shows for Amazon Live, HSN, and Picticular. She also hosts a podcast and is a guest editor at the Daily Front Row.

She has 184,000 followers on Instagram.

India Gants, the winner of Cycle 23, is still working as a model.

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India Gants attends Vince Camuto’s Sunset Soiree on October 2, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

She is signed by Select LA and SMG Seattle and has modeled for IMIRAGE magazine, European Wax Center, and Burberry.

Gants, 24, has also spoken about being interested in pursuing a music career.

“Right now, I have my shoe designs that I’m now pursuing and then modeling at the base of it all. I’m trying to home in on a way to combine them. But I will be doing something in music,” she told Billboard after her win in 2017. Later that year, she shared a link to “Eyes,” a track she co-produced.

She also regularly posts videos about her experience on “ANTM,” as well as modeling tips, to her YouTube channel, which has more than 17,000 subscribers, as well as to her Instagram.

Gants currently has 187,000 followers on Instagram.

Saleisha Stowers, the winner of Cycle Nine, now goes by Sal Stowers and is pursuing an acting career.

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Sal Stowers. Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

The model-turned-actress is currently starring as Lani on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” She also made history for the TV show as part of the first Black couple to get married on-screen in its 54 years on air.

In addition to her work as an actress, Stowers, 35, also models and works with the charity World Vision USA.

“It fills my soul up and is something that I believe I was put on this earth for,” she told Soap Opera Digest of her humanitarian work in 2020.

She has 46,000 followers on Instagram.

Lisa D’Amato, the winner of the “All Star” season of “ANTM,” is now pursuing a music career and is the CEO of bib company Dare-U-Go!

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Lisa D’Amato on “Shark Tank.” Eric McCandless/Walt Disney Television/Getty Images

After “ANTM,” Lisa D’Amato signed with LA Models and LA Talent and appeared in a number of editorial modeling campaigns and runway shows. However, since then, she has shifted her career to focus more on her music ventures.

D’Amato, now 40, has released two albums in her career, though neither achieved much chart success. In addition to pursuing music, the former model also made an appearance on Shark Tank Season 10, where she pitched her product, Dare-U-Go!, and made a deal with Barbara Corcoran for $150,000 cash, plus a $200,000 loan in exchange for a 35% stake.

She has 146,000 followers on Instagram.

Cycle 20 winner Jourdan Miller is still a working model.

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Jourdan Miller walks the runway at Mister Triple X fashion show during Style Fashion Week in 2014. Joe Kohen/Getty Images

Her prizes for winning included a contract with Next Model Management, an eight-page spread in Nylon magazine, and a $100,000 ad campaign with Guess.

After her win, Miller told The Star in 2014 that she saw winning the show as the “first step” in her career and that she wanted to “become an icon like Tyra Banks.”

According to her Instagram page, Miller, 27, is still modeling. She has appeared in Desnudo Italia magazine, Remix Magazine, and a number of other fashion campaigns, including one for Maison Valentino Fragrances.

She has 250,000 followers.

Kyla Coleman, the most recent “ANTM” winner and Cycle 24 alum, is now a professional model.

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Kyla Coleman walks the runway during the Valentino as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear show on March 1, 2020. Estrop/Getty Images

Coleman’s prizes for winning the competition included a contract with Next Model Management, a fashion spread in Paper magazine, and a cash prize of $100,000 from Pantene shampoo.

Since, she has modeled for Urban Outfitters, Ivy Park, Calvin Klein, and Alexander Wang.

According to the model’s Instagram page, which has 137,000 followers, she is currently signed with Heffner Seattle modeling agency, Photogenics LA, The Society NY, and Elite Model Management.

Keith Carlos continued to model and act after winning Cycle 21, which aired in 2014.

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Keith Carlos attends the premiere of “Sleepless” at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on January 5, 2017. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Carlos became the first male contestant to win “America’s Next Top Model.” Among his prizes was a contract with NEXT Models, and he continued to model after the cameras stopped rolling.

According to Carlos’ IMDb page, he has modeled for a number of high-profile modeling campaigns, including ads for Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Diesel, Lucky Brand, Guess, Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Men’s Warehouse, True Religion, Walmart, and Giorgio Armani.

Carlos, 33, has also walked the runway for top designers like Betsey Johnson, Civil Society, and August Getty. He continues to post his modeling work on Instagram, where he has 1 million followers.

Recently, Carlos has also turned his attention to his acting career, appearing as Danny on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and as the leading man in Cardi B’s music video for her song “Be Careful.”

Following his “ANTM” win in 2015, Nyle DiMarco went on to win season 22 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and is an advocate for the deaf community.

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Nyle DiMarco attends the “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 premiere party. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

In addition to his modeling work and appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” DiMarco has landed acting roles on shows such as Hulu‘s “Difficult People,” Freeform’s “Switched at Birth,” and Sundance TV’s “This Close.”

DiMarco, 31, is also the executive producer of two Netflix docuseries focusing on the deaf community in the US, “Deaf U” and “Audible.”

He has 1.7 million followers on Instagram.

After winning Cycle 3 of “America’s Next Top Model,” Eva Pigford, who now goes by Eva Marcille, went on to star on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

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Eva Pigford at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 23, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic/Getty Images

From winning the third season of “America’s Next Top Model,” Marcille won a CoverGirl cosmetics contract, a spread in Elle magazine, and a modeling contract with Ford Models.

She later appeared on the covers of Brides Noir, Women’s Health and Fitness, IONA, and Essence.

After switching her management and changing her name in 2006, Marcille, now 36, went on to pursue a career in acting. Some of her most notable TV performances include her role on “The Young and the Restless,” VH1’s “Scared Famous,” and the 10th season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

In June 2020, Marcille announced she would be exiting “RHOA,” saying, “I am thankful for the opportunity I was provided, however, after speaking with my family and representatives, I believe that what I hope to accomplish for the culture and community will be better served by focusing on other opportunities.”

Marcille has 4.4 million followers on Instagram.

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