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10 of the Most Successful Contestants to Have Passed Through ‘America’s Next Top Model

The modeling world has received some of its finest assets from the reality competition show, “America’s Next Top Model,” hosted by the world-famous supermodel Tyra Banks. 

Many stars were plunged into the sea of fame through their appearance on various household reality shows. One of these shows is the competition series, “America’s Next Top Model.”

The show lived up to its name for years, kicking off the careers of several supermodels including Winnie Harlow and Nyle DiMarco. With the iconic actress and supermodel, Tyra Bank, at the helm of affairs, who’s to expect less from the quest to select the next big shot in the modeling world.

Years after the show went off-air, the success of most of these “ANTM” alums remains undeterred, so much that they rank among the most sought-after supermodel of all time to date. Meet ten of the hottest shots.

1. NATALIE PACK

Model Natalie Pack shot to fame after starring in one season of the famed competition show. Following her stint on “ANTM,” Pack switched to pageantry, making her bid for the Miss California crown, which she won.

She has since modeled for Guess campaigns and is currently married to actor Aaron O’Connell.

2. LIO TIPTON

Formerly known as Analeigh Tipton, Leo Tipton emerged third following their stint on Cycle 11 of “America’s Next Top Model,” with an impressive number of fans. Years later, they came out as non-binary, effecting their name change.

As the host Tyra Banks rightly predicted, Tipton has found greater potential in the movie industry. Steering away from modeling, the icon shot to superstardom by snagging major roles in movies like “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

3. ALLISON HARVARD

Starring on both Cycles 12 and 17 of the reality competition show easily made Allison Harvard a household name in the United States. She became a fan-favorite during both stints thanks to her eye-catching features that could make any outfit look chic.

Harvard wasted no time landing deals with top brands and campaigns, including the Got2B hair products and Lime Crime Makeup. Additionally, the model has made the covers of top magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

4. NYLE DIMARCO

Model Nyle DiMarco proved to the world that even men could rule the modeling world, by emerging as the winner of the show in 2015. The feat marked the second time a male took home the trophy. More than being the second male winner, DiMarco also became the first deaf contestant to take home the trophy.

Using his influence, DiMarco has become a staunch advocate for the deaf community. Additionally, he remains a top model, featuring on the covers of Gay Times, Paper, Nylon, and Attitude among others.

5. WINNIE HARLOW

Vitiligo has proven to be a superpower for model Winnie Harlow, who has soared to the top despite being eliminated in her first week on the show. Remaining dauntless, the star returned for another season, placing sixth among other contestants.

Harlow, who has embraced her skin condition was the first woman with vitiligo to star on the show. Her modeling prowess earned her several top gigs and collaboration with beauty mogul Kim Kardashian.

6. ADRIANNE CURRY

To be fair, Adriane Curry deserves a spot on this list, being the first-ever winner of the competition show. After making history as the first of many “America’s Next Top Model” winners to grace the modeling world, she went on to work on television.

She has since starred in the reality show “My Fair Brady,” and “The Surreal Life,” where she met ex-husband Christopher Knight. The model also hosts several shows and is reputed for her cosplay at the Comic-Con event which takes place annually.

7. FATIMA SIAD

After competing in the 10th cycle of “ANTM,” and emerging as the second runner-up, Fatima Siad became highly sought after in the modeling world.

Today, she is recognized as the most successful high fashion model to rise from the show. In 2012, Siad landed a spot as the face of Herve Leger. She has also done shows for big shots like Hermes and Ralph Lauren among others.

8. EVA MARCILLE

Reality star and model Eva Marcille, formerly Eva Pigford, impressed “America’s Next Top Model” judges and viewers with her outstanding performance during the show’s third cycle. She ended up winning the cycle, skyrocketing her to stardom.

Following her stint on the show, Marcille snagged a Covergirl cosmetic contract and another modeling contract with Ford Models. Before long, she landed a spread in Elle magazine, also appearing on the covers of Brides Noir, Essence, IONA, and Women’s Health and Fitness.

The icon has also pursued a career in acting, appearing on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Young And The Restless,” and “Scared Famous” among others.

9. KEITH CARLOS

In 2014, African-American model Keith Carlos stamped his name in “ANTM” history when he won Cycle 21 of the franchise. In addition to becoming the first-ever male contestant to bag a win, the star landed a contract with NEXT Models, an agency that paved his way to stardom.

Carlos has since taken up modeling campaigns with top brands like Adidas, Walmart, Guess, Nike, and Giorgio Armani. Additionally, he has done runway shows for Civil Society and August Getty among others.

Outside modeling, the star has built a successful acting career, starring in movies like “The Bold And The Beautiful,” while appearing in celebrity music videos.

10. LISA D’AMATO

Singer and entrepreneur Lisa D’Amato easily became the star among stars after winning ‘America’s Next Top Model” all-stars season. Ultimately, she signed contracts with LA Models and LA Talent, availing her numerous opportunities to host a handful of modeling campaigns.

Now 40, D’Amato has gradually steered away from the modeling world, embracing her music career. She also runs the bib company, Dare-U-Go.

Walking through the lives of these all-time famous models is enough testimony of the contribution of “ANTM” in unveiling potential talents and gearing them for success.

Judith
I'm Judith Ike, a passionate writer, and lover of words who enjoys exploring new ideas. As a fun and adventurous person, I enjoy pouring my wildest imaginations into the pages of a book. Through my works and creative ideas, I hope to help readers keep up with current trends while being a part of them.
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