America's next top model winners: America's Next Top Model

America's next top model winners: America's Next Top Model


Modeling now a day is in trend in every country. Most of us dreamed to become a famous model in our life. Personally, I have seen many of my friends, cousins, etc who always dreamed to become models, and for sure some they also got success. Modeling is a famous future goal for most of the youngsters in every country.


Here model refers to a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography. Though models are predominantly female, there is also a male model, especially to model clothing. Models may work professionally or casually.

Modeling is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as acting or dancing. Although the difference between modeling and performing is not always clear, appearing in a film or a play is not generally considered to be “modeling”. Similarly, appearing in a TV advertisement is generally not considered modeling. Modeling generally does not involve speaking. Person opinions are generally not expressed and a model’s reputation and image are considered critical.

Types of modeling include fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, promotional and commercial print models. Models are featured in a variety of media formats including books, magazines, films, newspapers, internet and television.

Celebrities, including actors, singers, sports personalities, and reality TV Stars, frequently participate in modeling contests, assignments as well as contract in addition to their regular work. Often, modeling is not a full-time main activity.    

America is a country, popular for its power and development in every field. In modeling also America is on top as always. The famous show AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL gives us such talented and deserving models who are well settled now. Welcome to Futurestarr, and today we have come up with an exciting pick of the historical show “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” and will know about 5 winners of “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” and where are they now.


AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is an American television reality series in which aspiring model compete for the title of “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry.

The series was created by Tyra Banks, who also served as an executive producer, and developed by Ken Mok and Kenya Barris, the series was started in May 2003, till 2012 it was aired semiannually after then annually from 2013. The first six seasons (cycles) aired on UPN, before UPN merged with The WB to create The CW in 2006. The following sixteen cycles aired on The CW until the series was first canceled in October 2015. The series was revived in 2016 and has been aired on VH1 ever since. The series was among the highest-rated programs on UPN and was the highest-rated show on The CW from 2007 to 2010. Advertisers paid $61,315 per 30-second slot during the 2011- 12 television season, the highest of any series on The CW. The first 22 cycles of the series and cycle 24 were presented by Rita Ora. The series also employs a panel of two or three additional judges, a creative director, and a runway coach. Cycle 1-6, 19 and 23-24 each consisted of a cast consisted entirely of previous participation in the series. Cycle 17’s cast consisted entirely of previous participants, while cycle 18’s had seven new contestants and seven former Britain’s next top model participants. Cycle 20-22 featured male contestants in the contest including 2 male winners. As of April 2018, 24 people have won the competition. Winners typically receive a feature in a magazine and a contract with a modeling agency, among other prizes. The series is the originator of the international Top model franchise. Over 30 visions of the series have been produced internationally.

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL gives chance to many of the models to make a career in the fashion industry. Many of them got success and spending their life with a successful career. Many early winners from ANTM show to become famous in such a short period. Number 1 winner Adrianne Curry became very popular among the audience. Many others pursue their career in the modeling field. Many other contestants of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL didn’t win. However, they now had a successful career in the relevant media field.       

As the article’s title we will know about the model of ANTM. These top 5 America’s next top model winners have chosen a prosperous life along with fame.

1.   Nikole Linkletter Nathanson

2.   Saleisha Stowers

3.   McKey Sullivan

4.   Teyona Anderson

5.   Lisa D’Amato


Nikole Linkletter Nathonson was born on February 27, 1985, in grand forks, North Dakota. She is an American fashion model who wins cycle 5 of America’s next top model. Her prizes were a contract with ford models, a 100,000 dollar contract with CoverGirl, and her photo taken from a previous photoshoot, which was used as a ford fusion national advert. She is the first winner from North Dakota, the second being CariDee English, cycle 7.


She was graduated from grand forks red river high school in 2003, and attended the University of North Dakota in grand forks and St. cloud state university in St. Cloud Minnesota as a marketing major; she attended California State University Northridge.


Linkletter is currently signed with Nous Model Management in L.A., Diva Models in Singapore, Dream model in Hong Kong, Agence Presse in Tokyo (signed to by the model scouting firm modelscouts.com), and L.A. Model runway division, paragon Model management in Mexico, M and P Model management in London, and SMG Model. She appeared in Elle Magazine (April 2006), Elle girl (February 2006), women’s health and fitness magazine (Mar 2006), Lemonade Magazine (April 2006), and Vanidades magazine (July 2006), cover girl cosmetics and eyewear, ford fusion, secret deodorant, and vigoss jeans, yank clothing, Sele clothing, milk clothing, so low, crystal rock by Christian Audigier, trovata, people magazine, jewel magazine, and many more.

She was a finals judge at the Miss USA 2006 pageant. Linkletter’s television credits also include numerous appearances on the Tyra Banks Show.


In 2013 she married Adam Nathanson. He runs his own design and branding studio, where he serves as Creative Director. On July 20, 2016, they blessed with a baby boy named Theo Fitzgerald Nathanson. They announced their second later in 2019 and blessed with a baby girl, Olive, on November 24, 2019.


Saleisha Lashawn Stowers was born on January 20, 1986, in Pasadena, California, U.S. She is an American actress and model. She won the ninth season of America’s next top model. She portrays the role of Lani Price on NBC’s soap opera days of our lives.

Stowers was born in Pasadena, California. She was raised in Madera by her grandmother. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a receptionist before appearing on America’s Next Top Model.


Stowers was signed with Photogenics Model Management and had also appeared in a commercial for fast-food restaurant Wendy's, with actor Tom Lenk. She had modeled for DOMIJ clothing, and d.e.m.o. She was also an extra in an episode of the TV series Ugly Betty and on two episodes of the Tyra Banks Show, modeling for Rami, Project Runway season four contestant. Stowers appeared in the "Welcome Back" music video, and had an ad for 24 Hour Fitness. She also modeled for Especially Yours wigs and was featured in a fashion spread for InTouch Weekly. She was recruited for America's Next Top Model, where she subsequently won the ninth cycle of the competition, beating Chantal Jones in the final. She was signed with Elite Model Management and L.A. Model Management. As part of her prize, she won a contract with Cover Girl Cosmetics which featured her campaigning for WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers, and appeared on the cover of the February 2008 issue of Seventeen magazine. She also won a contract for representation with Elite Model Management. Like previous winners of the competition, Stowers appeared in weekly segments of My Life as a Cover Girl during the running of the show's tenth cycle.


In 2013, Stowers was cast as the daughter of Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Cassandra Foster on the Prospect Park's continuation of All My Children, she made her debut on April 30, 2013.

In March 2015, Stowers guest-starred on an episode of the ABC Family show, Switched at Birth as Tara. In June 2015, Stowers joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in the role of Lani Price. She made her first appearance on September 25, 2015. In the same year, she guest-starred in an episode of Major Crimes as Heather. In 2016, she recurred on Caged as Shawna Carlson. In 2017, she was cast in the lead role of Krista in a film called "Tomboy", as well as Josie Miller in the series "Beyond Therapy". In 2018, she guest-starred in an episode of The Fosters as Priya.



McKey Sullivan was born September 9, 1988, in Lake Forest Illinois is an American fashion model most notable as a winner of the 11th cycle of American’s Next Top Model.

 Sullivan was born to Michael and Gayle Sullivan and has three siblings, Bridgette, Jimmy, and Mikey. She is a graduate of Lake Forest High School and attended Ripon College where she majored in government and chemical biology and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.[citation needed] She also trains in mixed martial arts with her husband, Sam Alvey. She was known for appearing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which inspired her medieval fashion sense. Sullivan got into modeling when she tried out for Elite Model Look following a sports injury and won the regional division of the competition.


She was feature in the December 2008 issue of In Torch Weekly. She appeared on the cover and had a spread in the February 2009 issue of seventeen magazines as part of her ANTM prize package. She also has been on the cover of Forest and Bluff magazine, January 2009 issue, and Nylon magazine, march 2009.

She has recently been featured on Yahoo Style with Whitney Thompson. She had the cover and a spread in Chicago scene, June 2009 as well as various advertisements for forever 21, Rendezvous, Myer, Crabtree, and Evelyn and sass and bride.


IN 2005, Sullivan met her husband, Sam Alvey, a mixed martial artist at the Bristol Renaissance Faire where was working.

On August 7, 2011, after 4 years of dating, Alvey proposed to Sullivan. They married January 19, 2013 at the Wilderness Hotel in Wisconsin Dells. They have 5 children together.


She was born in 1988 in Woodstown, New Jersey, and is an American fashion model, and the winner of cycle 12 of America’s Next Top Model.


Anderson is signed with Elite Model Management in Cape Town, South Africa, and New York.

She has walked in nearly 30 shows in Arise Cape Town Fashion Week and taken part in South Africa Fashion Week. She is now recognized as Asia Anderson. A model with the ambition to work with the agencies and other cosmetic companies around the world. She is currently achieving her dreams by working with agencies across the globe. She did model poses for female beautifully.

Anderson appeared in a spread for In Touch Weekly. Anderson had a cover and spread in Seventeen Magazine, July 2009, as part of her ANTM prize package. A plus point to her huge fan following is that she is very much in touch with her followers on Twitter and Instagram. She posts her daily life updates to her fans to cheer them up and motivate them. She has also modeled for Destiny Magazine, Glamour magazine (South Africa), Edgars Club Magazine, and Soul Magazine.


Lisa Marie D’Amato was born on October 22, 1980, in Los Angeles, California is an American recording artist. She first came into the public eye as a participant on the 5th cycle on the television series America's Next Top Model, placing 6th, and eventually went on to win the All-Star cycle (17th cycle). Her parents divorced when she was seven, with her mother raising her as a single parent. D'Amato started modeling at the age of 12.


She has been modeling since the age of 18, starring in advertisements for companies such as XOXO, Barneys New York, Mervyn's, Teen Magazine, Sassy, YM, Seventeen, Guess, Flojos, Surfer Magazine, Dragonfly. She has traveled around the world doing runway shows and print for Barneys New York, XOXO, Guess, Jared Gold, Devon Becke's, Levi's, H&M, Diane Von Furstenberg, 2BeFree, Clementyne, Sebastian's International, Coca-Cola's Bon Voyage campaign, Q101 (a local radio station in Chicago, Illinois), Target, and The Gap's "Mellow Yellow" campaign.

After ANTM, D'Amato signed with L.A. Models and L.A Talent which resulted in her starring in an ad campaigns for Black Chandelier, designed by Jared Gold, Clementyne, DaftBird, Swindle Magazine (where she appeared in a six-page editorial and write-up), Lemonade magazine (where she had a six-page spread and write-up). D'Amato lost the award for "The Reality Remix Awards" for "Favorite Altered State."She was recently[when?] voted as one of the most memorable contestants by AOL Entertainment. and as the tenth biggest villain in reality TV by TV Guide. She has also modeled for Shoshanna Lonstein,[ DaftBird, Ford Fusion, Clementyne, Lip Service, Elle Girl Magazine, Lemonade magazine, Lilian Kha, and Permission magazine, where she appeared on the cover of its October 2006 issue. Her runway shows include Jared Gold, 2BeFree, Alice + Olivia's Fall 2006 collection and Jared Gold's Caspian Runway Show.


D'Amato has pursued a career in music and has made a transition from modeling to performing, particularly in the rap, electro-rap, and hip hop genres. On October 8, 2007, the music video for her song "Ace of Spades" was released. Later she worked with Cisco Adler (Whitestarr, Shwayze, Dirt Nasty, Mickey Avalon). This partnership resulted in tracks including "My Name Is Lisa" and "Bikini". Adler and D'Amato collaborated on videos for those tracks. Her song "Can't Touch It!" was featured on the HBO show Entourage. She has opened for or worked with LMFAO, Hyper Crush, 3OH!3, Shwayze, Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy, Mickey Avalon, Ultraviolet Sound, Electric Valentine, Boomkat, and The Beach Boys.


She married entrepreneur Adam Friedman on September 30, 2012, in the Hollywood Hills. On May 29, 2013, she announced that she was expecting a boy. She also mentioned that she had been pregnant for five months. On September 28, 2013, D’Amato and Friedman welcomed their first child, a boy, named Daxel. On September 22, 2016, they welcomed their second son, Venice Sire Friedman. The birth was live-streamed on Facebook.

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After 22 cycles, 12 years, and many models pose for photoshoots the reality TV series America’s next top model (ANTM) is now coming to an end.  

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