America's Next Top Model

10 Worst Episodes of America's Next Top Model

Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business with a panel of judges critiquing their progress throughout the competition.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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America's Next Top Model - S8E10

#10 - The Girl Who Picks A Fight (Season 8 - Episode 10)

In this special recap episode, never-before-seen footage about the journey of the five remaining contestants is revealed, including a heated argument between two girls and a staged mock elimination by all the girls.

The episode was rated 6.67 from 12 votes.

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#9 - The Cycle 5 Reunion (Season 5 - Episode 14)


Tyra Banks hosts this revealing one-hour look back and ahead as all of the models, including the recently crowned winner, are reunited for the first time on television to share their stories, experiences and how their lives and careers have transformed since appearing on UPN's hit dramality series.

The episode was rated 6.60 from 10 votes.

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#8 - The Girl Who Does Not Want to Dance (Season 8 - Episode 12)

The girls are taught about the art of self expression and storytelling and are later put to the test when they must tell stories of their own using their new skills. Later on, the girls go out but one model stays home sick, giving the other three the chance to gossip about her while she is absent. In their photo shoot, the girls are body painted and must use traditional clothing and Aboriginal dance to express themselves. While one model completely embraces the dancing, another bitterly complains about having to do so. Finally, the panel lights on fire when the girls are asked to give the name of the person who they think has the most potential at winning the competition and one girl gets verbally attacked by the rest.

The episode was rated 6.57 from 30 votes.

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#7 - The Girl The Lionesses Are Hunting (Season 3 - Episode 10)


As the competition quickly comes to a close, the girls are taken to a tea house to learn the ancient technique of a proper tea ceremony. One girl has more difficulty than the others.

The episode was rated 6.55 from 11 votes.

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#6 - What Happens on ANTM Stays on ANTM (Season 21 - Episode 11)

A recap of the competition so far.

The episode was rated 6.54 from 54 votes.

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#5 - Do You Light the Way I Look? (Season 12 - Episode 3)


Nigel Barker directs a photo shoot for the remaining 12 models using lights in creative manner, after receiving a makeover. One more contestant is eliminated.

The episode was rated 6.53 from 19 votes.

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#4 - The Guys and Girls Get Flirty (Season 20 - Episode 10)

Behind-the-scenes confessions, flirtations and meltdowns among the guys and girls are revealed in the never-before-seen footage.

The episode was rated 6.47 from 38 votes.

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#3 - Patricia Field (Season 15 - Episode 3)


It's that time again: makeovers! There are the usual tears and trepidations, but this time it'll cost one of the models her place in the competition. Later, the girls portray fearless fallen angels in their photo shoot with male models, but for the contestant that is a lesbian, can she muster the necessary passion?

The episode was rated 6.45 from 33 votes.

America's Next Top Model - S12E9

#2 - Take Me to the Photo Shoot (Season 12 - Episode 9)

Ciara stops by the models apartment as a surprise and will be joining them for a photo shoot. Tara reveals the site of the overseas location during panel.

The episode was rated 6.35 from 17 votes.

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#1 - And Then That Happened (Season 22 - Episode 11)


Catch up on Cycle 22 with all new footage of behind-the-scenes confessions, flirtations and meltdowns among the guys and girls.

The episode was rated 5.98 from 65 votes.

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