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Cycle 19
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 13
Broadcast Information
Original channel: The CW
Premiere: August 24, 2012
Finale: November 16, 2012
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Kelly Cutrone
Rob Evans
Number of contestants: 13
Winner: Laura James
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 18
Next: Cycle 20

Cycle 19 of America's Next Top Model, also known as Cycle 19: College Edition, premiered on August 24, 2012 on The CW and concluded on November 16, 2012.

Laura James was crowned as the winner of the cycle.


  • Modelling contracts with LA Models and NY Model Management
  • The face of the America's Next Top Model fragrance "Dream Come True"
  • A fashion spread in Nylon Magazine
  • Campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox cosmetics
  • A $100,000 cash prize


The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown School Eliminated Place
Laura James 21 Cambridge, New York Paul Smith's College Episode 12 1
Kiara Belen 22 Las Vegas, Nevada University of California, Irvine 2
Leila Goldkuhl 20 Framingham, Massachusetts University of Rhode Island 3
Nastasia Scott 19 East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg University Episode 11 4
Kristin Kagay 19 Jacksonville, Florida Florida State College at Jacksonville Episode 10 5
Victoria Henley 18 Colquitt, Georgia Liberty University Episode 9 6
Brittany Brown 18 Gilbert, Arizona Chandler-Gilbert Community College Episode 8 7
Allyssa Vuelma 20 Ford Lauderdale, Florida Florida State University Episode 7 8
Yvonne Powless 20 Minneapolis, Minnesota University of Texas at Austin Episode 6 9
Destiny Strudwick 18 Columbus, Ohio Aveda Institute Columbus Episode 4 10
Darian Ellis 22 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana State University Episode 3 11
Maria Tucker 22 Las Cruces, New Mexico Harvard University 12
Jessie Rabideau 23 Speedway, Indiana University or Southern California Episode 2 13

Cycle 19: 2012

No. in
No. in
Title Original Air Date
229 1 "The Girl Who Makes the Grade" August 24, 2012
Aspiring models walk their first catwalk in front of an audience; international supermodel Rob Evans makes his debut on the judging panel with Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone.
230 2 "The Girl Who Cries Home" August 31, 2012
The contestants take part in a challenge that leaves them hanging, and they pose for celebrity photographer Shenae Grimes; the first contestant is eliminated.
231 3 "The Girl Who Wants Out" September 7, 2012
The contestants receive makeovers; one model refuses to participate in a nude photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tony Duran.
232 4 "The Girl Who Does What Tyler Perry Says" September 14, 2012
Dressed in outrageous costumes, the models interact with pedestrians in Santa Monica, California as Tyler Perry directs them from a surveillance van; the models are dressed as zombies for a photo shoot.
233 5 "The Girl Who Sings For Alicia Keys" September 21, 2012
Singer Alicia Keys asks the models to participate in a fashion show that raises money for her charity; the models tackle a cheerleader-themed photo shoot.
234 6 "The Girl Who Gets Pwn'd" September 28, 2012
The models visit a special effects production house and compete for the chance to be featured in a video game; at a train museum, the models pose with an owl.
235 7 "The Girl Who Licks the Floor" October 5, 2012
During three pit stops on a road trip, the models must take pictures of themselves; the models are surprised by a photo shoot at their kitschy motel.
236 8 "The Girl Who Comes Back" October 19, 2012
The girls meet with fashion designers and compete to book more modeling jobs; retro mug shot photo shoot; one eliminated contestant rejoins the competition.
237 9 "The Girls Go To Jamaica" October 26, 2012
The models travel to Jamaica, where they are greeted by Tyra and an ensemble of performers; during a photo shoot, the models pose with Rob Evans and another male model on a raft.
238 10 "The Girl Who Becomes Art For Tyra" November 2, 2012
The contestants model bikinis designed by Bob Marley's daughter, Cedella Marley; Tyra photographs the models as they pose under a waterfall dressed as warrior princesses.
239 11 "The Girl Who Freaks Out On Horseback" November 9, 2012
The models must create and star in a commercial, with the challenge winner receiving a trip back to Jamaica and international exposure; the models wear bikinis in a photo shoot for a fragrance ad.
240 12 "The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model" November 16, 2012
Kelly mentors the contestants through their photo shoot; the eliminated contestants join the finalists for a runway show; the winner is chosen.
241 13 "he Girl With The Best Top Model Freakout" November 16, 2012
Behind the scenes of cycle 19.


  • This cycle introduced the "comeback" aspect, where previously eliminated contestants would continue to participate in the photoshoots and fans would vote for their favourite. The contestant with the highest average fan score would be brought back into the competition.
  • The international destination for the cycle was Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This was the second time the show travelled there, the first time being in Cycle 3.


To view the gallery for Cycle 19, click here.