ANTM Contestants: Life After the Show

ANTM  is back Tuesday Jan 9, at 8pm!

We’re definitely excited to see Tyra return as a host, judge and overall HBIC of one of the most popular, and glamorous reality shows. When a new season is announced we can’t help but take a look back at some of the most memorable seasons with previous contestants–the winners, runner ups, the fierce fan favorites  (and not so favorite) divas. We used our cyber-stalking skills to find out what they’ve done after the show!


Adrienne Curry

Curry won the first cycle of America’s Next Top ModelShe was signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City. She has modeled for several magazines, including Life & Style Weekly, Us Weekly, Star, People, Maxim (and made the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2005). In early 2005, Curry appeared on VH1’s fourth season of The Surreal Life, where she began dating fellow house-guest Christopher Knight. Their relationship earned them spinoff , My Fair Brady, a show that documented their life together.

Eva Marcille

 Then known as Eva Pigford, she was the winner of Cycle 4. Eva continued modeling for a while and transitioned into acting, landing roles on The Young and the Restless, Born Again Virgin and House of Payne. In a preview, she is revealed to appear on the new season of ANTM.

Ann Markley

Ann made  it to the top 3 in cycle 3, she now goes by the name Annalaina Marks. Ann was able to get a contract from three divisions of Elite Model Management, one of which is in Milan. She’s had a variety of modeling and acting jobs, working on projects with Old Navy, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and cosmetics ads for Jay Manuel beauty.

YaYa DaCosta

After finishing second on Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, DaCosta went on to have a successful career.[6]DaCosta only appeared once in the bottom two during the competition. She has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Fructis, Lincoln Townhouse,, Radioshack, Sephora and more. She even was chosen to play Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic in 2015.

Melissa ‘Melrose’ Bickerstaff

Despite being depicted as not well-liked by the other contestants–which she revealed to E! was selective editing, Melrose made it to the final  two of the competition. She has had contracts with Bleu Model Management, Storm and L.A. Models. Her editorial appearances include the December 2006 issue of Seventeen. She has done modeling for SuperCuts, she was featured as a special guest on Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model, as well as a special correspondent for E! Television.

Jaslene Gonzalez  

After trying out for Cycle 7 and only getting to the semi-finals, this Chicago-native came back more determined for Cycle 8. Having the best photo multiple times at panel, Jaslene went on to win the competition. Gonzalez hosted several style spots for CoverGirl TV, and has been signed with MC2 Model NYC, Elite Model Management L.A.,Elite Model Management Chicago, and Elite Model Management Miami.


Raina Hein

Having had quite an extensive modeling portfolio before her stint on America’s Next Top Model, Raina was the 2nd runner up in Cycle 14. Since ANTM, Hein has modeled for several commercial brands ranging from Macy’s to McDonald’s. She recently married NFL player Rhett Ellison and has decided to pursue a career in acting.

Jade Cole

Entering Cycle 6 with previous modeling experience, Jade Cole was known  as “arrogant… and one of ANTMs greatest villains.” Jade was signed to Elite Model Management in Hong Kong, and she has appeared in several music videos for artists such as Ne-yo and Jamie Foxx. She has also opened up the production company Biracial Butterfly Productions.

Fatima Siad

Fatima placed 3rd in cycle 10 and has gone on to pose for Becca cosmetics, Sephora, and Aveda, and she’s walked in runway shows for big-name designers like Hervé Léger and Betsey Johnson. You can also catch her in Coca-Cola print ads around the nation.

Ebonee Davis

Although she was was apart of  double elimination along with fellow contestant Alisha White, Ebonee’s post-ANTM career has been incredible. In addition to her bomb Instagram posts, you can catch Ebonee in ads for Pantene and Calvin Klein. She also did a TED Talk in 2017, an open letter to the fashion industry and recalling her experience as a black model.

Fo Porter

Fo’s performance had its highs and lows in cycle 12, but generally, she produced strong photos and ended up being the 5th runner up and was a fan favorite. Since the show, Porter has modeled pretty consistently, appearing in Seventeen and doing campaigns for Aerie and many more brands, like Reebok and Nike.

Winnie Harlow

Discovered by Tyra Banks herself on Instagram, Winnie placed 6th in the 21st cycle while having a prominent form of the skin condition vitiligo. She has gone on to become the face of the Spanish clothing brand Desigual, and model for fashion magazines such as i-D, Dazed, Complex and Vogue Italia. She is currently signed to London modeling agency called The Squad, and maneuvers with A-Listers like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Jourdan Dunn.