23 cycles, and over a hundred contestants later, most models from the popular America’s Next Top Model series have failed to “be on top”. But fortunately, not everyone’s future on the show has been grim. Here are 10 former contestants who beat the odds and are becoming household names fast.
FATIMA SIAD, CYCLE 10
Siad has posed for Becca cosmetics, Sephora, and Aveda, and she’s walking on runways for big name designers like Herve Leger and Betsey Johnson, but you might have seen her in Coca-Cola print ads across the nation.
NATALIE PACK, CYCLE 12
Pack may have been out, but that didn’t stop her from becoming Miss California 2012 or modeling for Guess. She also likes to keep her 138k followers in the loop through her Instagram. Following
LEILA GOLDKUHL, CYCLE 19
Today, Goldkuhl is walking the runways of designers like Christian Dior, Chanel, and Valentino, which isn’t bad for a model who was eliminated, then brought back, and eliminated again in one cycle. Hello supermodel!
DON BENJAMIN, CYCLE 20
Benjamin was one of the few privileged males who got to compete on the show for the very first time alongside women. Since then he’s modeled for Guess, Pink Dolphin, Tilly’s, and Moods of Norway, and looks banging doing so!
ANALEIGH TIPTON, CYCLE 11
Tipton didn’t become America’s Next Top Model, but she did star alongside Steve Carell in “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, which in itself isn’t a bad consolation prize if you ask me. Plus, she’s slated to star in several other film projects too. Working hard for the money, indeed!
EUGENA WASHINGTON, CYCLE 7
Not a top model? No problem! Particularly when you’ve got Playboy knocking on your door! Washington earned a $100,000 paycheck after being named Playboy’s Playmate of the Year. Take that, Tyra!
DANI EVANS, CYCLE 6
Unlike some winners, Evans, who won cycle 6, auditioned to be part of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. She’s also written a book called “The Skinny on Getting In” to help models break into the industry.
NYLE DIMARCO, CYCLE 22
After becoming the 2nd male winner of Top Mode, DiMarco, who’s deaf, went on Dancing With The Stars. He also guest-starred on “Switched at Birth” and almost forced Billy Eichner to give him head on “Difficult People” and manages to look like one hot tamale to this day!
YAYA DACOSTA, CYCLE 3
Before she starred in films like Lifetime’s “Whitney” biopic, “The Butler”, or “Tron: Legacy”, DaCosta was the first runner-up on cycle 3 of Top Model. Now she’s a full-time actor on NBC’s hit series, “Chicago Med” and has her own following online. Us included!
BRITTANI KLINE, CYCLE 16
In addition to a Vogue Mexico editorial, Kline has modeled for Balenciaga and Prabal Gurung. She’s also credited for lifting the ANTM curse, which had seemingly stopped winners from getting modeling gigs. Out of work model? Not for Kline, baby!