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Cycle 17
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 13
Broadcast Information
Original channel: The CW
Premiere: September 14, 2011
Finale: December 7, 2011
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Nigel Barker
André Leon Talley
Number of contestants: 14
Winner: Lisa D'Amato
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 16
Next: Cycle 18

Cycle 17 of America's Next Top Model, also known as Cycle 17: All Stars, premiered on The CW on September 14, 2011 and concluded on December 7, 2011. This cycle featured contestants who had previously competed in prior cycles.

Lisa D'Amato, originally from Cycle 5, was crowned as the winner of the cycle.


  • A fashion spread in Vogue Italia
  • A cover and spread in Beauty in Vogue
  • A blog on
  • A $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics
  • A fashion campaign with Express
  • A guest correspondent placement for Extra
  • Be the face of the America's Next Top Model fragrance "Dream Come True"


The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown Previous Cycle Previous Place Eliminated Place
Lisa D'Amato 30 Los Angeles, California Cycle 5 6 N/A 1
Allison Harvard 23 New Orleans, Louisiana Cycle 12 2 Episode 13 2
Angelea Preston 24 Buffalo, New York Cycle 14 4-3 Episode 13 3
Laura Kirkpatrick 21 Stanford, Kentucky Cycle 13 2 Episode 12 4
Dominique Reighard 26 Columbus, Ohio Cycle 10 4 Episode 10 5
Shannon Stewart 26 Franklin, Ohio Cycle 1 2 Episode 9 6
Alexandria Everett 22 Newport Beach, California Cycle 16 4 Episode 8 7
Bianca Golden 22 Queens, New York Cycle 9 4 Episode 7 9-8
Kayla Ferrel 20 Rockford, Illinois Cycle 15 4-3 9-8
Bre Scullark 26 Harlem, New York Cycle 5 3 Episode 6 10
Camille McDonald 33 Bronx, New York Cycle 2 5 Episode 4 11
Isis King 25 Prince George's County, Maryland Cycle 11 10 Episode 3 12
Sheena Sakai 24 Harlem, New York Cycle 11 6 Episode 2 13
Brittany Brower 29 Tallahassee, Florida Cycle 4 4 Episode 1 14

Episode Guide

No. in
No. in
Title Original Air Date
203 1 "Nicki Minaj" September 14, 2011
Fan-favorite contestants from past cycles return to compete; the women re-enact memorable moments during the first photo shoot.
204 2 "Ashlee Simpson" September 21, 2011
The models form alliances; makeovers send some models over the edge; singer Ashlee Simpson serves as guest judge.
205 3 "Kristin Cavallari" September 28, 2011
Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari tells the models how to be a celebrity personality; TV host Mario Lopez interviews the contestants; the women must model on stilts.
206 4 "Anthony Zuiker" October 5, 2011
A model has a health scare that makes her nervous about her future in the competition; the models head to an audition with Anthony Zuiker, the creator of the "CSI" franchise; a few women struggle during a photo shoot with male models.
207 5 "LaToya Jackson" October 12, 2011
The models take part in a runway show featuring fashion designs by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian; guest judge La Toya Jackson guides the models during a photo shoot.
208 6 "Coco Rocha" October 19, 2011
The models play a game of flag football with professional football players, during which they pause for photos; the all-stars pose alongside supermodel Coco Rocha.
209 7 "Kathy Griffin" October 26, 2011
The models create a signature fragrance and launch the scent at a public event while posing in a bathtub; tension is high during a photo shoot where the women pose as reality stars.
210 8 "Game" November 2, 2011
The models struggle when they are asked to write and sing a song about their lives; rapper Game directs the women in music videos.
211 9 "Nikos Papadopoulos" November 9, 2011
The women head to Greece where they collaborate with designer Michael Cinco; one model is conflicted when asked to pose in underwear.
212 10 "Exploring Greece" November 16, 2011
When asked to judge each other during a challenge, one model is confronted about her insecurities; the models enjoy Greece during some time off; Nigel Barker photographs the contestants as they re-create ancient Olympic sports.
213 11 "Highlights" November 23, 2011
Reviewing this cycle's challenges, photo shoots and personalities.
214 12 "Tyson Beckford" November 30, 2011
The final four contestants are asked to write a fashion blog for Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani and work with Tyra on a motion editorial.
215 13 "All-Star Finale" December 7, 2011
The contestants face their last photo shoot and a challenging runway finale; the winner is chosen.


Angelea's disqualification

Following the airing of the finale, there was mass speculation surrounding why Angelea Preston was disqualified. Due to the final panel and winner reveal being re-filmed, it was highly speculated that Angelea had been crowned the original winner.

In January 2013, Angelea confirmed that she had in fact been crowned the original winner of the cycle. She also confirmed that the popular theory, that she was stripped of her title due to revealing her win before the finale episode was aired, was not true.[1]

Later in September 2014, Angelea finally revealed that the reason she was stripped of the title was because she had worked as an escort prior to participating in the show. She added that the producers had been aware of this before filming, but she was ultimately disqualified anyway. A popular theory is that her disqualification had more to do with CoverGirl, with many believing that they were not made aware of Angelea being an escort until after she had won, and that due to this they did not want her to represent their brand, which therefore gave the producers no other choice but to disqualify her and select another winner.

Angelea eventually filed a lawsuit against the producers, the network, and the studios due to breach of contract for $3,000,000 in damages.[2]

Poor conditions

In Angelea Preston's lawsuit against the show, it stated that the show had violated fair labor practices by forcing her and other contestants to work 16-hour days, sometimes without a meal break, keeping the contestants in isolation for five to six hours at a time, without food or water.[3]

It was also later revealed that Bianca Golden and Kayla Ferrel were eliminated because they led a revolt against the producers due to this.


  • This is the only cycle to not feature a completely new batch of contestants.
  • Cycles 3, 6, 7 and 8 were not represented. However, Jade Cole from Cycle 6 was offered to participate in the cycle, but declined because she thought her contract was "bogus and one-sided".[4]


To view the gallery for Cycle 17, click here.