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America's Next Top Model (season 7)

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The seventh cycle of America's Next Top Model started airing on September 20, 2006 as the first to be aired on The CW network. The season's catch-phrase is "The Competition Won't Be Pretty." The season's promotional theme song is "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)" by Pussycat Dolls.

America's Next Top Model (cycle 7)
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Cycle 7 cast
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseSeptember 20 (2006-09-20) – December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06)
Additional information
Judges
No. of contestants13
WinnerCariDee English
Season summary

To date, this cycle is the most watched season in The CW, averaging 5.13 million viewers per episode. In addition, a new opening was made, different from the last three cycles. J.Manuel also was added to the final judging panel, for a total of five judges deciding on the winner.

The prizes for this were:

The following prizes have been removed:

The international destination during this cycle was Barcelona, Spain.

The winner was 21-year-old CariDee English from Fargo, North Dakota.

Contents

ContestantsEdit

(ages stated are at time of contest)[1]

Contestant Age Hometown Finish Place
Christian Evans[2] 19 Columbia, South Carolina Episode 2 13
Megan Morris[3] 23 San Francisco, California Episode 3 12
Monique Calhoun[4] 19 Chicago, Illinois Episode 4 11
Megg Morales[5] 18 Los Angeles, California Episode 5 10
A.J. Stewart[6] 20 Sacramento, California Episode 6 9
Brooke Miller[7] 18 Keller, Texas Episode 7 8
Anchal Joseph[8] 19 Homestead, Florida Episode 9 7
Jaeda Young[9] 18 Parkersburg, Iowa Episode 10 6
Michelle Babin[10]1 18 Anaheim, California Episode 11 5
Amanda Babin[11]1 18 Anaheim, California Episode 12 4
Eugena Washington[12] 21 Palmdale, California Episode 13 3
Melrose Bickerstaff[13] 23 San Francisco, California 2
CariDee English[14] 21 Fargo, North Dakota 1

^1 Amanda and Michelle Babin are identical twins; however, they competed individually.

EpisodesEdit

The Girl Who Marks Her TerritoryEdit

First aired September 20, 2006

The thirty-three semi-finalists went on their first photoshoot which consisted of ten poses. They then had their interviews with Jay Manuel, J. Alexander, and Tyra. The cuts reduced the semi-finalists down to twenty-one where they had their first nude shoot. The final cut resulted in thirteen finalists.

The thirteen finalists participated in a challenge where they had to feminize the outfits of male models, with the winner being Melrose. They had a photoshoot where they portrayed different model stereotypes. The judging saw Christian become the first model eliminated.

  • Featured photographers: Oliver Bronson, Dylan Don
  • Special guests: Collin Pulsipher, Jonny Day, Ward Robinson, Sean Murphy, Richard Harris, Ron Harris

The Girl Who Hates Her HairEdit

First aired September 27, 2006

The twelve finalists received makeovers and then had a swimsuit photoshoot. They participated in a challenge where they had to create and sell their own new look, with the winner being Eugena. They had a photoshoot with crazy hair in the style of Hair Wars . The judging saw Megan become the second model eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Tracy Bayne
  • Special guests: Frederic Fekkai, Queen Latifah, Roxanna Floyd, Mr. Little, Lisa B., Weavin' Steven
  • CoverGirl of the Week: Anchal Joseph

The Girl Who Goes To TexasEdit

First aired October 4, 2006

The eleven finalists participated in a challenge that tested their runway walk, poise, and balance, with the winner being AJ. They had a photoshoot where they had walk a rocking runway over water. However, Monique was sick and she didn't attend the photoshoot. The judging saw Monique become the third model eliminated.

The Girl Who Joined the CircusEdit

First aired October 11, 2006

The ten finalists participated in a challenge where they had to become living art, with the winner being Eugena. They had a photoshoot where they portrayed different circus characters. The judging saw Megg become the fourth model eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Mike Rosenthal
  • Special guests: Bao Tranchi, Stacey McKenzie, Jonathan Nosan, Erica Courtney, Atoosa Rubenstein
  • CoverGirl of the Week: AJ Stewart

The Girl Who Punk'd AshtonEdit

First aired October 18, 2006

The nine finalists participated in a challenge where they had to give a red carpet interview, with the winner being Melrose. They had a photoshoot where they had to portray both members of a celebrity couple. The judging saw AJ become the fifth model eliminated.

The Girl Who GraduatesEdit

First aired October 25, 2006

The eight finalists had an impromptu black and white photoshoot. They participated in a challenge where they had to walk sexy on a dining table runway, with the winner being Melrose. They had a second photoshoot where they shot romance novel covers. The judging saw Brooke become the sixth model eliminated.

The Girls Who Made It This FarEdit

First aired November 1, 2006

The episode was an overview of the past six episodes of the cycle which featured previously unseen footage.

The Girl Who Wrecks the CarEdit

First aired November 8, 2006

The seven finalists participated in a challenge where they shot their own action shots, with the winner being Michelle. They had a photoshoot where they did a campaign for Cover Girl TruBlend Whipped Foundation set in outer outerspace. The judging saw Anchal become the seventh model eliminated.

The Girl Who Breaks DownEdit

First aired November 15, 2006

The six finalists participated in a challenge where they had to shoot a silent film, with the winner being CariDee. The models travelled to Barcelona, Spain, where they shot a commercial for Secret Deodorant in Catalan. The judging saw Jaeda become the eighth model eliminated.

  • Featured commercial director: Denis Rovira
  • Special guests: Tasha Smith, Lee Norris
  • CoverGirl of the Week: CariDee English

The Girl Who Sticks Her Foot In Her MouthEdit

First aired November 22, 2006

The five finalists participated in a challenge where they had to go on go-sees, with the winner being Melrose. They had a photoshoot where they portrayed Spanish matadors. The judging saw Michelle become the ninth model eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Nigel Barker
  • Special guests: Pancho Saula, Julie Cher, Susana Castano, Jorge Paulo de Oliveira Terra, Victoriano Simon, Julie Sohn
  • CoverGirl of the Week: CariDee English

The Girl Who GratesEdit

First aired November 29, 2006

  • Featured photographer: David Ruiz
  • Special guests: Nacho Blancho, Naama Hernandez Ruiz
  • CoverGirl of the Week: CariDee English

The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top ModelEdit

First aired December 6, 2006

  • Featured photographers: Jim De Yonker (first part), George Holz (second part)
  • Special guests: Dani Evans, Victorio & Lucchino, Atoosa Rubenstein, Beau Quillian, Michelle Callahan

SummariesEdit

Call-out orderEdit

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13
1 Melrose Michelle Melrose A.J. CariDee Brooke Amanda CariDee Melrose Eugena Melrose CariDee CariDee
2 Jaeda CariDee Anchal Jaeda Eugena Melrose CariDee Melrose Eugena Melrose Eugena Melrose Melrose
3 Michelle A.J. Amanda Brooke A.J. Amanda Anchal Jaeda Amanda CariDee CariDee Eugena
4 Eugena Megan Michelle Anchal Melrose CariDee Melrose Amanda Michelle Amanda Amanda
5 Brooke Anchal A.J. Michelle Michelle Michelle Jaeda Eugena CariDee Michelle
6 Anchal Megg CariDee Melrose Anchal Eugena Michelle Michelle Jaeda
7 A.J. Monique Brooke Megg Amanda Anchal Eugena Anchal
8 Christian Amanda Eugena Amanda Brooke Jaeda Brooke
9 Megg Jaeda Megg CariDee Jaeda A.J.
10 Megan Eugena Monique Eugena Megg
11 CariDee Brooke Jaeda Monique
12 Amanda Melrose Megan
13 Monique Christian
     The contestant was covergirl of the week and eliminated
     The contestant won the challenge and was covergirl of the week
     The contestant was covergirl of the week
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  • In episode 1, the pool of 21 girls was reduced to 13 who moved on to the main competition. However, this first call-out does not reflect their performance that first week.
  • In episode 4, Monique did not participate in the photo shoot and was eliminated anyway.
  • Episode 8 was the recap episode.

Photo Shoot GuideEdit

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Rooftop nude shot (casting)
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Model stereotypes
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Hair Wars
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Runway on water
  • Episode 5 photo shoot: Circus characters
  • Episode 6 photo shoot: Portraying famous celebrity couples
  • Episode 7 photo shoots: Romance novels with Fabio; Black & white scary/sexy beauty shots
  • Episode 9 photo shoot: CoverGirl TruBlend whipped foundation in outer space
  • Episode 10 commercial: Secret Deodorant commercial in Catalan
  • Episode 11 photo shoot: Spanish bullfighters
  • Episode 12 photo shoot: Floating water nymphs in pairs
  • Episode 13 photo shoots & Commercial: CoverGirl Outlast Double Lip Shine commercial & print ad; Seventeen Magazine covers

Other Cast MembersEdit

  • Jay Manuel – Photo Director
  • Sutan – Make-up Artist
  • Christian Marc – Hair Stylist
  • Anda & Masha – Wardrobe

MakeoversEdit

  • A.J.Linda Evangelista inspired cropped hair
  • Amanda – Straightened and dyed red
  • Anchal – Layered hair with adjusted hairline
  • Brooke – Dyed chocolate brown
  • CariDee – Wavy blonde extensions
  • Eugena – Lusicous wavy weave
  • JaedaHalle Berry inspired pixie cut and dyed darker
  • Megan – Bleached platinum blonde
  • Megg – Wild curly extensions
  • Melrose – Dyed platinum blonde ala Nadja Auermann
  • Michelle – Dyed flame orange
  • Monique – Weave removed and Tyra Banks inspired curly weave added

Post-Top Model careersEdit

  • Amanda and Michelle Babin, who had been represented by L.A Models prior to the show, have continued modeling. They appeared in cycle 8, posing for photographs with contestant Brittany Hatch. They were featured in an editorial in the December 2006 issue of Seventeen. They have also recently modeled in Milan. They later appeared in episode one of cycle 10. They also appeared in the thriller flick, From Within and in a song "Don't Listen To Him," sung by Leila Avila.
  • Melrose Bickerstaff is currently signed with Lenni's Model Management in London, has done ads for Scoop NYC, Jack Rabbit Belts, and the Beau Soleil Fall 2007 Collection, and walked the runway at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2008 for designer Aminika Wilmot. She was previously signed to Bleu Model Management and L.A. Models, as well as Storm Model Management in late 2007.
  • CariDee English has collected all of her prizes. She is also working with the Psoriasis Foundation and has been featured in several magazines, fashion shows and campaigns. She continued to be signed with Elite Model Management but is now represented by The Suchin Company. In March 2009, she began hosting Pretty Wicked, a reality show for the Oxygen network that seeks to find inner beauty in ten bad girls. CariDee is pursuing a music career alongside her modeling career. She is currently signed with First Option Model Agency in Dublin.[15] She starred in a commercial for Stelara.[16]
  • Christian Evans signed with Elite Model Management in Atlanta, runway division.
  • Monique Calhoun has modeled in Tokyo and was signed with L.A. Models and Code Model Management. She is now signed with Heffner Management under the name 'Monique Stateena'.
  • Anchal Joseph has modeled in Miami and Morocco, booked magazine editorials in ZOOM, French VOGUE with Bruce Weber, ELLE Singapore, Night, and Artemis. In addition to that she has booked campaigns for SOFI Swimwear and Eva Danielle NYC as well as shows for FUNKSHION Miami Fashion Week. She is represented by Manny Roman and is signed with Mars Model Management, and Roman Management.[17] In 2018, she was chosen as a briefcase model for a revival of Deal or No Deal on CNBC; her briefcase is number 22.
  • Brooke Miller has graduated from University of Texas at Austin, and has taken test shots.
  • Megg Morales was signed with Red Model Management and did some print work and has gotten a showcard for Fashion Week SS09. She is now a Model/Artist living in Berlin, Germany. Megg is still involved in the fashion scene internationally (she is self managed from Berlin/Europe). She also is a performance artist, and is a singer in a two piece band called "S0S0SAI". Megg's Artist name is RecklessRedemption.
  • Megan Morris has been signed with NEXT Model Management.
  • A.J. Stewart has modeled in Hong Kong, Tokyo and South Korea.
  • Eugena Washington has walked the runway in shows for L.A. Fashion Week, including Anthony Franco and Kevan Hall. She has also modeled for Southpole. She had her own billboard in Times Square, appeared in ads for Wal-Mart, and can be seen in TJ Maxx's "Maxxinista" commercial. She made an appearance in the music video Nothing On You by B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars. She is signed with Elite Model Management and appeared in cycle 11 Top Model's in Action. She also made an appearance in the tenth season of Hell's Kitchen as a model walking on a runway. In 2015, Eugena became a Playboy Playmate and later became the 2016 Playboy Playmate of the Year.
  • Jaeda Young has finished her education and got married. She now goes by the name Jaeda Young-Englund.[18]

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