Episode 1: The Girl Who Wants It So Bad
May 20, 2003
THE GIRL WANTS IT SO BAD: TESSA FIRST ELIMINATED
The innocent looking 19 year old from Chicago, Illinois, finds herself the judges' first choice to be eliminated from the competition. Having been one of two girls to be introduced to the others later in New York City, Tessa struggled with her place in the social politics of the loft. Her performance at the rooftop photo shoot for J. Lo swimwear was not stellar, and when the judging had arrived, the panel could not find much to be enthusiastic about. On her way out the loft, a tearful Tessa remarked, "I tried, and you can't do any better than that. And everything happens for a reason, right?"

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Episode 2: The Girl Who Is Here To Win, Not Make Friends
May 27, 2003
A QUESTION OF SEXY: KATIE OUT OF THE RUNNING
At another tumultuous judging and elimination session, the tough panel of judges named Katie, 21, from Glenview, Illinois, their next choice to go home. The beautiful Katie never shied away from using sex appeal in her runway walks and photo shoots. Her confidence in her sensuality found itself in full bloom at a Stuff magazine shoot, where she nimbly hooked her finger into the strap of her bikini bottom. The sexy pose won her few fans among the judges, who determined that ultimately, it was more worthy of a calendar girl than a fashion model. On her way out, a still-confident Katie declared, "I'll be on the covers of magazines. You'll see."

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Episode 3: The Girl Who Gets Rushed to the Emergency Room
June 03, 2003
NICOLE PHONE HOME: IT'S TIME TO GO
In the third elimination of the competition, the strikingly beautiful Nicole, the 22 year old from Murrieta, California, was eliminated after a tumultuous ride. Having faced an emotional confrontation on the phone with her boyfriend over his lack of availability to her, Nicole refused an opportunity to go to an important social event. When the judges' verdict was announced, Nicole said, "I don't have any regrets at all. There's definitely a relief that I'm going home, and it's a small one, and that would probably be just to be with my boyfriend."

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Episode 4: The Girl Who Drives Everyone Crazy
June 10, 2003
TOO MUCH TO HANDLE: EBONY'S OUT
After a trying elimination, 24-year-old Bronx native Ebony Haith was the next girl to leave the penthouse. After a difficult few days that included confrontations with Giselle, a controversial visit from her girlfriend and a tough commercial shoot, Ebony was devastated to leave the competition, and did so without saying goodbye to the other girls.

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Episode 5: The Girl Who Everyone Thinks Is Killing Herself
June 17, 2003
ISELLE CASTS OFF
At the fifth elimination session, 18-year old dancer Giselle Samson of Corona, California, was eliminated from the competition. Facing a torrent of criticism regarding her lack of self-confidence, Giselle had expected the decision, but being dismissed was still tough on her. "My mom, I know she's going to rub it in my face," she explained, "because if I'm coming home, it's because I didn't do so well here."

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Episode 6: The Girl Who Deals with a Pervert
June 24, 20003
KESSE BIDS AU REVOIR
In fabled and stunningly beautiful Paris, France, Kesse, 21, from North Little Rock, Arkansas, became the sixth girl to be eliminated from the competition. Kesse flourished in Paris, dancing in subway cars and shopping in luxurious shops, even when a modeling challenge called her attention. Told that she lacked "fire," Kesse was cut, as both the girls and the judges were overcome with tears. Having formed tremendous bonds with the other girls, Kesse explained, "It hadn't really felt like a competition, 'cause we had been having so much fun hanging out." In her final moments, Kesse was overcome with emotion as reality dawned that for her, the competition was truly over.

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Episode 7: The Girl Who Get Really Naked
July 01, 2003
ADIEU TO ROBIN
Back in New York after a bittersweet stay in Paris, 26-year-old Robin, from Memphis, Tennessee, became the seventh girl to be eliminated from the competition. In Paris, she battled with Elyse and Adrianne over the day's itinerary and missed the mark in two couture competitions. But when Robin refused, on moral grounds, to participate in a photo shoot, Tyra exposed contradictions between her words and her actions. As she left the penthouse, Robin reflected on her experience: "It's meant a lot to me to be a part of this, because I had a chance to show a variation of beauty."

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Episode 8: How the Girls Got Here
July 8, 2003
ADRIANNE RULES THE RUNWAY: ANTM REVEALED
"The judges have reached a decision; one of you is about to be a star in a matter of minutes. Your life is going to change." With those words, Tyra Banks announced Adrianne, 20, from Joliet, Illinois, America's Next Top Model. Weeks of grueling competition, high emotions and a trip halfway around the world had brought the Illinois native to this pinnacle moment. Reeling and crying from the triumph, Adrianne exclaimed, "I want to have a good life now. My family's going to have a good life. A lot is going to change. And it kicks so much ass!"


 

 
 

Cycle 1
Top model contestants
(Season 1)

Cycle 2
Top model contestants
(Season 2)

Cycle 3
Top model contestants
(Season 3)

Cycle 4
Top model contestants
(Season 4)

Cycle 5
Top model contestants
(season 5)

Cycle 6
Top model contestants
(Season 6)