Tyra Banks Talks Return To "America's Subsequent Prime Mannequin"

Wanna be on prime? 

For 24 straight seasons (sorry, cycles) a whole lot of 1000's of runway rookies very a lot did. Leggy natives of Joliet, Illinois and Grand Forks, North Dakota turned as much as the America's Subsequent Prime Mannequin set to the be taught the artwork of the smize and the booty contact and, most significantly, find out how to construct a profession in style á la host Tyra Banks, who very a lot dominated the sector from 1996 (the yr she first appeared on the duvet of the Sports activities Illustrated Swimsuit Situation) onward. 

Sure, as longtime artistic director Jay Manuel has recently highlighted, a number of the critiques and challenges definitely really feel off-putting now—and had been every bit as questionable within the early 2000s. (Blackface in any iteration is solely not okay, a sentiment Banks no doubt agrees with, having tweeted, "Wanting again, these had been some actually off decisions.") 

However when the truth collection premiered greater than 17 years in the past, first on the now-defunct UPN, then The CW and, most lately, VH1, it dominated, at one level netting upwards of 6 million viewers keen to observe wannabe cowl women sob by their pixie lower "Ty-over" and try and nail the proper industrial for LashBlast Mascara.

Arguably, the present's harshest critique is that the successful fashions by no means actually went on to supermodel standing. Whereas Banks continues to dominate within the trade, most lately lending her talents to Dancing With the Stars, few of her expenses have reached family title standing. (And, most lately, Banks and the present got here below hearth for allegedly paying contestants $40 a day.)

Although, a six-figure CoverGirl contract and featured placement in a girls's month-to-month was nothing to sneeze at. And, for essentially the most half, every winner did go on to have a comparatively fruitful profession, whether or not that meant posing for manufacturers equivalent to Burberry and Guess, strolling Off-White runways or discovering their method in entrance of different TV cameras. 

Let's have a look into the place the victors landed after they claimed their spot on prime. 

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Adrianne Curry Rhode, Cycle 1

Although she would go on to pose for Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, the collection' inaugural winner is, maybe, most well-known for the waaaaay she grew to become a Brady spouse. Marrying Christopher Knight after they met on VH1's Surreal Life, she and the Brady Bunch alum would go on to star on the community's spinoff My Honest Brady earlier than ending their five-year union in 2011. Now remarried to voiceover actor Matthew Rhode, she defected from L.A. to Montana had been she runs her blog and sells Avon merchandise. 

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Yoanna Home Lineberry, Cycle 2

Having gleaned a factor or two about hustling from Banks, the educated vocalist from Florida is juggling modeling (she walked in New York Trend Week in 2015) an HSN gig and internet hosting work. However her "proudest achievement", as she put it on Instagram, is parenting son Alastair with lawyer husband Gregory Lineberry, the person she's referred to as her "finest pal."

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Eva Marcille, Cycle 3

Then generally known as Eva Pigford, the 5-foot-6 L.A. native confidently claimed her throne atop the ANTM empire, then assuredly pivoted from modeling (having landed quite a few shoots and runway exhibits) into appearing with a 2007 arc on Home of Payne. A two-year stint on The Younger and the Stressed and elements in movies equivalent to Sistercode and Busted adopted. And, up till announcing her departure this June, the Rickey Smiley Morning Present host and mom of three (married to lawyer Michael Sterling) was Gone With the Wind fabulous on Bravo's Actual Housewives of Atlanta

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Naima Mora, Cycle 4

Since her 2005 win, the scholar has grow to be the instructor. In between modeling gigs (the previous Detroit resident is represented by EMG and MMG), she's provided recommendation on the 'gram, in her 2012 guide Mannequin Conduct and on her Model Tips Live podcast. A current visitor: fellow cycle Four alum, Keenyah Hill

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Nicole Linkleter Nathanson, Cycle 5

The 20-year-old scholar from Grand Forks, North Dakota (a hometown she affectionally refers to as "the tundra") walked away from the fifth spherical with a cool prize: a $100,000 CoverGirl contract and a profession that noticed her posing for the likes of Burberry and Bebe. Now dwelling in L.A. with husband Adam Nathanson, she's signed with HRI Expertise, but additionally works as a courtroom appointed particular advocate and on her weblog, No Way Mama, named for her son Theo's first phrases. She welcomed her second baby, daughter Olive, in November 2019. 


Danielle Evans, Cycle 6

So decided to depart her hometown of Little Rock within the rearview, ("I wasn't even hungry, I used to be starved to get out,") the 5-foot-11 magnificence acquiesced barely when knowledgeable host Tyra Banks wished her to eradicate the house between her entrance tooth, agreeing to shut the hole each so barely. "I used to be not going to permit one thing that's bodily on my face to cease me from getting out to make a greater life for myself," she recently explained, responding to the resurfaced video. Nonetheless, she pressured to her "younger queens" she totally believes that magnificence is on the within—and her grace has propelled her to infinite bookings and a second job as founder and designer of hat line, Monrowe


CariDee English, Cycle 7

Submit-win, the Fargo native turned her greatest legal responsibility—a daring persona that had her teasing decide Nigel Barker in regards to the "stick up his ass"—into her biggest asset. Together with advert campaigns (she grew to become the face of Ray Ban in 2013) and runways, she scored work as a number (MTV's Scarred, Oxygen's Fairly Depraved) an advocate (with the Nationwide Psoriasis Basis) and as a singer and drummer. She additionally returned to her pictures roots, sharing her work on Instagram @iseethisandthat.

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Jaslene Gonzalez, Cycle 8

The bodily embodiment of not giving up in your goals, she grew to become the eighth winner after getting handed over for cycle 7. Little doubt that perseverance is a message the L.A. resident espouses in workshops by her firm On Set With Jaslene. Nicely, that and mastering six signature poses that make you stand out. 

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Sal Stowers, Cycle 9

Making the transition to appearing after a handful of style weeks, the California native (who'd modeled beforehand on The Tyra Banks Present) caught to what she knew, scoring a visitor function on The Exes in 2012 as a supermodel. Elements on New Lady and All My Youngsters adopted, ultimately main the World Imaginative and prescient ambassador to her common gig as Lani on Days of Our Lives

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Whitney Thompson Forrester, Cycle 10

A 10-season drought was damaged when the Floridian was named the primary full-figured victor because of her measurement six(!) garb. She now shares the experiences she gained touring the world for varied jobs on her Whitney's Wanders blog and her love of vegan eats at Copper Vault, the Springfield, Tenn. multi-concept restaurant she owns with husband Ian Forrester. Their different joint mission: son Winston, born in 2019. 

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McKey Sullivan, Cycle 11

Almost 12 years after she got here out on prime, the 6-foot Renaissance faire fanatic remains to be preventing. Wed to skilled MMA fighter Sam Alvey since 2013, she can also be a combined martial arts fanatic, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and, as her Instagram bio raves, "Mother to five superior kiddos." 

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Teyona Anderson, Cycle 12

After amassing her prize within the Brazilian finale, the New Jersey native (now working professionally as Teyona Asia Anderson) headed additional south, strolling some 30 exhibits in Cape City's style week. However in her private life, she's extra more likely to be discovered behind the digital camera, capturing photographs of 3-year-old son Anderson Nash. "Generally I simply sit and stare at you in amazement and surprise, 'How'd I get so fortunate,'" she gushed in a single put up.

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Nicole Fox, Cycle 13

Proving good issues are available in barely smaller packages, the winner of the petite season (at 5-foot-7, she's really an inch taller than Marcille) went on to guide main advert campaigns for Without end 21 and Steve Madden together with elements on The Daring and the Lovely and in 2016 movies Hero of the Underworld and Paradise Membership

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Krista White, Cycle 14

The twelfth(!) time auditioning was the allure for the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff magnificence, who nabbed the crown in 2010. Although she's since labored runways in NYC, Los Angeles and Milan, in accordance to her website, she's now centered on TV internet hosting gigs to comply with up her two-season stint as a decide and scholar mentor on TLC's World Magnificence Masters, whereas additionally serving as style director for DLXVRSN Journal. 

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Ann Ward, Cycle 15

Although the lanky 6-foot-2 Texan (runway specialist J. Alexander infamously wrapped his arms round her tiny waist) remains to be working as a mannequin, gracing covers of each Velvet Journal and ENE Journalher Instagram feed is devoted to her different ardour: illustrations from her work as a idea artist, character designer and animator.

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Brittani Kline, Cycle 16

Regardless of a portfolio crammed with spectacular titles (Vogue ItaliaVogue MexicoInterview!), the Lock Haven College grad's Insta profile describes herself as a former mannequin and "present human elevating a tiny human." Together with citing 3-year-old son Rowan with "supportive life associate" Erik Fetter, she lately began grad faculty at Penn State, she shared in a post, "and am excited to dive deeper into the world of strategic communications."

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Lisa D'Amato, Cycle 17

Putting simply sixth throughout cycle 5, she was nonetheless unforgettable for attention-grabbing antics that noticed her utilizing a diaper whereas on set and having prolonged chats with a pampas grass plant she named Cousin It. Nabbing the title within the all-star spherical, she translated that notoriety into additional display screen time on Superstar RehabMarriage Boot Camp Actuality Stars and Shark Tank. (Her pitch for Dare-U-Go!, half bib, half storage container earned her $350,000.) Wed to entrepreneur Adam Friedman, they welcomed their first son Daxel in September 2013 and second son Venice almost three years later. Naturally, his arrival was streamed stay on Fb. 

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Sophie Sumner, Cycle 18

The Oxford native got here for Prime Mannequin honors within the collection' British Invasion spherical. After edging out American runner-up Laura LaFrate, she launched her single "Aiming For You" on iTunes, then served as host of a TRL-esque weekend countdown present on Music Alternative. However now the New York Metropolis resident is pivoting into producing, at present engaged on a TV proposal, she shared in a January post. "Slightly know enjoyable reality—I've been writing remedies since I used to be 14, each my dad and mom work in tv and it has at all times been a ardour of mine to provide my very own present," she wrote, including, "This dream is getting nearer to changing into true."

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Laura James, Cycle 19

Having schooled the competitors within the Faculty Version spherical, the New Yorker graduated to the large leagues. Not solely did the daughter of Dynasty actor John James and Miss World contestant Denise Coward shoot campaigns for Guess, she constructed up the fairly the appearing resume because of visitor spots on Grandfathered and The Younger and the Stressed and a recurring gig on S.W.A.T. Although, at present, she says she's busy bingeing "unhealthy actuality exhibits" and Amazon Prime crime drama Hunters with actor boyfriend and "lovely soul" Jon-Michael Ecker.

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Jourdan Miller, Cycle 20

Within the first battle of the sexes, the 6-foot Oregon teen dominated, besting male finalists Marvin Cortes and Cory Hindorff. So no shock she's been working steadily ever since. Amongst her recent jobs, shared together with her 232,000 Instagram followers, the duvet of Western-themed cowl of Desnudo Journal Italia.

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Keith Carlos, Cycle 21

As soon as the previous NFL large receiver received within the recreation, he rapidly proved to be a winner. The collection' first male victor, he is posed for the likes of Macy's, Diesel, Guess and Nike. From there, the cofounder of multimedia firm Dream Katchers Enterprise, "made a pure transition into appearing," as his bio on the corporate web site explains. Among the many standout roles for the daddy of Keith Jr.Cardi B's "Be Cautious" music video, the 2017 drama Chocolate Metropolis: Vegas and a recurring function on The Daring and the Lovely

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Nyle DiMarco, Cycle 22

A transparent winner: After smizing his approach to the highest of the ANTM heap in 2015, the present's second male winner (and first deaf victor) shimmied to mirrorball gold on Dancing With the Stars the next yr. Then he made his subsequent transfer into producing and appearing (credit embody Troublesome FolksSwitched at Delivery and Dan + Shay's "Tequila" music video) whereas persevering with his work as an activist for the listening to impaired together with his Nyle DiMarco Foundation.

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India Gants, Cycle 23

With the fixed comparisons to Gigi Hadid, plus the abilities to keep away from the dreaded backside two, the Seattle native's 2017 victory wasn't all that stunning. Neither is the truth that she's been steadily working within the years since, a job for Las Vegas' Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar incomes her an enormous billboard on the aspect of the MGM Grand. "I've been modeling for over Eight years and have accomplished all the things from magazines to look books to TV to net campaigns to commercials, and extra," she shared in a November 2019 post. "However by no means have I EVER had a giant marketing campaign like this."

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Kyla Coleman, Cycle 24

A fast scan by the twentysomething's Instagram feed proves she's made essentially the most of her 2018 victory. In between posting for manufacturers equivalent to Calvin Klein, Wrangler and Alexander Wang, she's cementing her spot on the runway. Most lately that took her to the Metropolis of Gentle. "first szn in paris & i debuted with @off____white," she raved, "so mf main - i am actually dwelling a dream."

(Initially printed Could 20, 2020, at 8 a.m. PT)


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