Later, Jael received a devastating phone call, discovering that one of her close friends had died of a drug overdose.

Later that day, they met Tyra. Brittany won the runway challenge and received a trophy.

While deliberating, Dionne was also chastised for not looking like a model in person and Felicia for producing the weakest photo in the bunch and resting on good critiques at previous panels. While most girls also received praise for their improvements, particularly Natasha for somewhat improving, the judges criticized Jaslene for losing her "spicy personality." The contestants were greeted by J. Alexander and a marching band at a high school before they were divided into teams and taught a runway walking routine based on timing and precision. At panel, Jael, Natasha, Dionne, Brittany and Renee all received praise, while Jaslene was criticized for making all four of her personalities look the same. All the girls were praised, but the judges noted differing weaknesses in them – Natasha gave a natural smile only when she was laughing, Jaslene's picture looked like a yearbook photo, and Renee's photographs looked old. This cycle's international destination was Sydney, Australia, this series first visit to Oceania and second visit to Southern Hemisphere since Cycle 4.

However, the judges were left disappointed with Cassandra's picture, seeing that she hasn't stepped up to the plate at all. They met up with Elite Model Management director Cathy Gould, who taught them what not to wear and what outfits were considered “top model” standard. Once you get a chance to talk to West Palm Beach, Florida native Whitney Cunningham, who placed seventh on the eighth cycle of the popular reality TV series America's Next Top Model… She landed in the bottom two a total of four times, which makes her the winner with most bottom two appearances. Thompson has been on the cover of Jacksonville Magazine August 2005, October 2005, March 2006, and August 2008, as well as Plus Model Magazine January 2010, Animal Fair Magazine, and Supermodels Unlimited, September/October 2008. [1][2], She is now working as a senior community relations professional at Florida Power & Light Company. Gonzalez became the first winner without any bottom two appearance. The next day, when April was preparing for a challenge, Tyra showed up dressed in kangaroo jumpsuit along with zookeepers, as she informed them their international destination was revealed to be Sydney, Australia. The prize package included a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract with Elite Model Management. Renee was chosen as the best actress. This week, the girls learned all about fashion appeal. The judges felt that Sarah had yet to step out of her comfort zone, while Whitney once again did not produce a stellar photo, landing both of them in the bottom two.

Renee and Dionne expressed their shock that Brittany used her short term memory as a way to escape elimination. The next day, Tyra visited the girls for a chat, where Renee was criticized by all the girls, but Tyra managed to mediate the problem and allowed Renee to air her grievances. Known for her classic beauty and serious … She attended Duncan U. Fletcher High School and the University of North Florida. At judging, only Renee received unanimous praise. After long deliberation, the girls were called in and Jaslene was revealed to be the eighth winner of America's Next Top Model. [5], In December 2009/January 2010, Thompson was a model for the Faith 21 line by Forever 21. She also received the cover and six-page editorial spread in the July 2008 issue of Seventeen magazine. She's also a spokesmodel for Smile Stylists, modeled for Metrostyle, JC Penney, People Magazine, Diana Warner Jewelry, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, the face for Torrid, Converse One Star, Fashion Bug, and a campaign with Pure Energy/Target, Fall 2010, and the face for Panache lingerie, Winter 2014. Casting call-out order and final two are not included. Natasha for seven weeks in a row again impressed the judges for her great photos, but Tyra revealed that she was shocked because none of the go-see designers wanted to hire Brittany, despite a stellar portfolio. After a runway show featuring their outfits, each outfit was auctioned off to raise money for Goodwill, and Jael's received the highest bid. The final four contestants visited aboriginal teachers for a lesson on self-expression and storytelling through dance. Whitney Cunningham was a contestant on cycle 8 of ANTM in 2007. However, the judges felt that Jael's portfolio was more impressive, therefore Whitney was eliminated in her third consecutive bottom two appearance when she was still unable to effectively translate her beauty into photographs. While Dionne and Natasha were criticized for weak photos, Natasha was criticized more for having the weakest photo out of the four girls. Cycle 8 She placed seventh overall.

At the photoshoot, each girl has to express herself through aboriginal dance. THEN: Yoanna House was the next top model after Curry, winning the second cycle of ANTM in 2004. The 33 contestants were sent to Los Angeles, and were immediately thrown into model boot camp. While most of them liked their new looks, a lot of pain came with Brittany's new hair weave, and the long weave originally planned for Jael was taken out after eight hours in the salon. Whitney was given one last chance as Sarah’s overly posed photos sent her home. It was Brittany's poor go-see performance that sent her home. While the cold irritated Dionne, Renee embraced the dance and subsequently won the challenge. Thompson competed in the finale against Anya Kop and won the title, making her the first plus-size model to win the show. The eighth cycle of America's Next Top Model aired from February 28, 2007 to May 16, 2007, … At the end of the photoshoot, Jay Manuel commented that the judges would have a hard time deliberating during panel as all the girls exceeded his expectations in delivering strong photos for judging. "The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model".

This call-out order does not reflect their performances that week. Jaslene's photo received lukewarm remarks because her latest photo was reminiscent of her first photoshoot, questioning her versatility. Her reward was to sign her name on the ceremonial check given to the charity for the vocationally challenged, and she got to get dressed up by Phillip Bloch before meeting the judges. Whitney Cunningham At the final judging, the panel saw both finalists as winners and was divided over their preference of the girls' walks. Cycle Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. It was Jael who got spared for displaying more potential by winning the challenge and having a stronger photo and Kathleen was the first girl eliminated.

Thompson received a first call-out[4] during the music-themed photo shoot, and won one CoverGirl of the Week title, from the final photo-shoot challenge of cycle 10. Their challenge, judged by two fashion mavens, was to assemble their own clothing line and be their own mannequins. This was the season's recap episode. Place Although Samantha did not win, she expressed her happiness for being there as she missed her own prom. Personal Info Renee confessed that due to a troublesome abusive childhood, she had a tendency to lash out at people.

Sarah won the posing challenge as impressed with the Jays.

She can cuss you out, up and down the street! However, the real prize was a surprise visit from their families. The next day, the contestants returned to the high school for a photoshoot, where Jay Manuel assigned each of them different high school clichés. For the week’s photoshoot, the girls posed as crime scene victims bringing into life of the "dead". For the week’s photoshoot, the girls were excited when they saw male models on set but were surprised when they heard that they were drag queens and would be posing as women, and the girls as men. Jael overly irritated rapper 50 Cent and he pushed her in the pool, with Natasha jumping in after her.,,_celebrates_the_%22regular_woman%22,,

Nevertheless, she landed in the bottom two together with Jael, who also had a lackluster take. Back at the house, Brittany complained that her new weave made her itch, irritating Whitney. Country After the rehearsal, they met fashion show producer Roy Campbell, who introduced them to their challenge – a prom fashion show consisting of three looks each, modern contemporary, the 80s prom and ghetto fabulous. Jaslene is the first girl in ANTM history to compete on more than one cycle and win. Natasha Galkina placed as the runner up this season.

Almost every judge, except for Tyra Banks, criticized her performances and personality as being "too pageant" and "fake", this came along by a CoverGirl commercial, Thompson landed in the bottom two with contestant Lauren Utter.