During the last episode of America’s Next Top Model Season 23 contestants performed a full photo shoot for Paper Magazine.  The shoot entailed everything since the beginning of the competition.

To make the final episode special, the entire cast was invited to walk in the last runway show. Fashion styling and designer couture was provided by The Blonds.



Cory Anne was the first contestant to be eliminated.  This left Tatiana and India as the final two contestants. Tyra Banks also made an appearance and assisted the judges during the selection process.

India became the winner for the entire competition. America’s Next Top Model series is an example of not only having a distinct look but the ability to work under pressure and produce quality work. Where you surprised by the ending? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Watch the full episode here: The Final Countdown

Side Note:  I truly enjoyed watching the show and it’s a great role model and learning tool for those interested in becoming apart of the fashion industry.  A lot of people were skeptical because this was a new network and panel.  But, the judges had diverse fashion careers and really mentored each contestant (without tearing them down). The photo shoots were amazing and artistic.  Personally, I am looking forward to watching next season!

America’s Next Top Model Season 23 Episode 13 Recap

Rimmel London was the focus behind this week’s episode of America’s Next Top Model Season 23. The models were expected to perform as an ambassador for the company.  They were judged on brand awareness and makeup application on their partner.


Rita Ora expressed that being a spokesperson is about personality, technique, and the ability to sell a product.

As a result, Cory Anne won the Rimmel London spokesperson challenge. The company surprised  (both) Cory Anne and India with a visit from their mom.


Drew Elliott directed the second challenge, which was a Rimmel London commercial.  The models highlighted Scandalize Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner.  Both products were showcased in the rain while Courtney’s facial expression conflicted with the video shoot.

During elimination, the panelist expressed the importance of “branding” while representing a cosmetics line. Courtney was eliminated from the competition.

Watch the full episode here:  Brand Like A Boss


And Action!  Was the title for episode 12 of America’s Next Model Season 23. The contestants received theatrical tips from acting coach, Susan Batson and actress, Adrienne Moore.

They were expected to learn emotional tapping to enhance fashion related videos and commercials. The second challenge included a video shoot; the models started out looking gorgeous and evolved into a mad, emotional shift.  Tatiana had difficulty with the acting aspect and struggled throughout the video challenge.


During elimination, India and Courtney had an amazing “Crazy, Beautiful” video; Cory shared an emotional secret.  Cody was eliminated from the challenge and stated, “This is only the beginning!”

Click here to watch the full episode:  And Action!


America’s Next Top Model Season 23 Episode 11 Recap

“Celebrity Life” was the title of last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model Season 23.  The contestants experienced Rita Ora’s life as a singer and actress.



Once the models arrived in New York, they were greeted by paparazzi and quickly learned that you have to be ready at any moment.  Rita critiqued the paparazzi photos; selecting the contestant that showed personality through their “Street Style” picture. Courtney was the winner of the challenge and received a vip adventure to Orlando Resort.

The second model challenge included shooting a cover photo for  Paper Magazine.  Drew Elliott gave the suggestion that, “When you’re on the cover of a magazine, you are shooting you!”  He also stated (during the challenge) that models must make eye contact with the camera.

Several of the pictures for the Paper Magazine challenge where amazing!  Tash was eliminated from the competition while Courtney proceeded to become America’s Next Top Model.

Next week, the contestants will learn acting skills.  Watch the full episode here:  Celebrity Life


America’s Next Top Model Season 23 – Episode 8 Recap

The Glamorous Life:  this week’s episode theme for Season 23 of America’s Next Top Model. Contestants were asked to present a live fashion show for designer Philipp Plein.  Cody and Marissa won the first challenge; giving a high fashion presentation.  As the winners, they selected an item from the designer’s exclusive boutique.

The second challenge included contestants modeling with singer Jason Derulo on a Private Jet. Cory Anne had a difficult time with the challenge and struggled to focus on creating a luxe life picture.  Courtney also shared a very personal moment with the other models staying in the house.

During elimination, the judges made a suggestion to Binta, “learn to click with yourself to take a good photo”.  Tatiana received best picture for episode 8 and Binta was eliminated from the competition. Next week, the models will create a music video!

America’s Next Top Model Season 23 – Episode 4 Recap

“Brand yourself and be self-made” was the most profound statement during last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model.

Cast members were asked to create a Snapchat message based upon tips from DJ Khaled.  This was a fun challenge allowing contestants to wear lingerie (in the street) and engage with their social media audience.

Conflict emerged between Binta and Courtney while creating their message. Courtney won the challenge; resulting in a surge of resentment from Binta.

The last photo challenge (during this episode) required contestants to attend a party hosted by Paper Magazine and tell a photo story.

Krislian shocked the judges with her editorial photos, stepping out of her comfort zone. There was also a visit from Jasmine Sanders, Instagram Socialite from @golden_barbie

America’s Next Top Model Season 23 – Episode 3 Recap

Last night on America’s Next Top Model the contestants received their signature makeovers.  Cast members were encouraged to be comfortable with their bodies; participating in a nude photo shoot with renown photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.



Everyone did not have the same level of enthusiasm while others embraced their new hair change. According to the panelist, Courtney, Tash, and Paige had the best model makeovers.

Cherish was uncomfortable with the challenge; refusing to dye her hair.  She was eliminated due to the awkwardness of her challenge photos.

Next week contestants will learn “key steps” to social media branding from DJ Khaled and Jasmine Sanders.