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Cycle 22
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 16
Broadcast Information
Original channel: The CW
Premiere: August 5, 2015
Finale: December 4, 2015
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Kelly Cutrone
J. Alexander
Number of contestants: 14
Winner: Nyle DiMarco
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 21
Next: Cycle 23

Cycle 22 of America's Next Top Model, also known as Cycle 22: Guys & Girls, premiered on August 5, 2015 on The CW and concluded on December 4, 2015.

Nyle DiMarco was crowned the winner of the cycle, making him the first deaf contestant to win the series as well as the second male to win.

This was the final cycle to air on The CW, following its cancellation by the network. The show was picked up by VH1 shortly after.



The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown Eliminated Place
Nyle DiMarco 25 Washington, D.C. N/A 1
Mamé Adjei 23 Silver Spring, Maryland Episode 16 2
Lacey Rogers 18 El Dorado, Arkansas Episode 16 3
Mikey Heverly 26 Hollywood, Florida Episode 16 4
Devin Clark 21 San Fransisco, California Episode 13 5
Hadassah Richardson 23 Houston, Texas Episode 12 6
Dustin McNeer 18 Kernersville, North Carolina Episode 10 7
Justin Kim 23 Springfield, Virginia Episode 9 8
Bella Sanchez 26 Los Angeles, California Episode 8 9
Courtney DuPerow 21 Avon Lake, Ohio Episode 8 10
Ashley Molina 21 Brooklyn, New York Episode 7 11
Ava Capra 19 Los Angeles, California Episode 6 12
Stefano Churchill 23 Virginia Beach, Virginia Episode 4 13
Delanie Dischert 21 Wilmington, Delaware Episode 3 14

Cycle Overview

Cycle Episodes Originally Aired (U.S. dates)
Cycle Premiere Cycle Finale
22 16 August 5, 2015 December 4, 2015

Cycle 22: 2015

No. in
No. in
Title Original Air Date
274 1 "The Guys and Girls Make It to Hollywood" August 5, 2015
Potential contestants vie for a spot in the competition ― and are faced with crazy fans ― as they model swimwear in Hollywood.
275 2 "The Girl Who Walks Away" August 12, 2015
The models are surprised to learn that TV hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott designed the house they will be living in during the competition; a model breaks down; the models participate in a semi-nude photo shoot ― with an audience.
276 3 "The Guy Who Gets Shipped Out" August 19, 2015
The models must walk across shipping containers raised high above the ground in order to remain in the competition; Tyra helps the models with a photo shoot where they are tied together.
277 4 "The Girl Who Has a Close Shave" August 26, 2015
The models take part in a photo shoot that honors war heroes; some of the contestants struggle to accept their new looks.
278 5 "The Guy Who Gets a Hickey" September 2, 2015
As romance blooms, a huge argument breaks out; photos without retouching make some models feel insecure.
279 6 "The Girl Who Gets Possessed" September 9, 2015
Stress causes some of the models to lose focus; a photo shoot involves suspending the models in midair.
280 7 "The Guy Who Acts a Fool" September 16, 2015
A few of the models don't take an acting challenge seriously; jealousy runs rampant and chemistry falls flat when models are paired up for a sexy commercial.
281 8 "The Girl Who Got All Dolled Up" September 23, 2015
The models must create a public service announcement for a team of young, harsh critics; some of the models struggle when they are asked to pose as life-size dolls.
282 9 "The Guy or Girl Who Came Back" October 2, 2015
The models are paired up with eliminated contestants and sent to agencies; an eliminated contestant gets back in the game.
283 10 "The Girl Who Became Bootyful" October 9, 2015
When the models shoot a music video for Tyra's new beauty line, former contestant Don Benjamin makes an appearance; while posing in midair, some models have a hard time taking direction.
284 11 "And Then That Happened" October 23, 2015
Behind-the-scenes footage from Cycle 22.
285 12 "The Guy Who Closed the Deal in Vegas" October 30, 2015
An overconfident model fails to impress during a challenge in Las Vegas; a model seems to be more interested in romance than winning the competition.
286 13 "The Girl Who Took a Shot in the Dark" November 6, 2015
The models must create and pitch a business idea; the models pose in the cold, dark woods for a photo shoot.
287 14 "The Guy Who Was a Momma's Boy" November 13, 2015
Tyra's mother photographs the final four models with their moms; model Chrissy Teigen shares tips on how to succeed in the modeling industry.
288 15 "Finale Part 1: The Girl Who Made a Splash" November 20, 2015
The finalists shoot a campaign and get ready for the final runway; a revelation creates drama and causes a model to lose focus.
289 16 "Finale Part 2: America's Next Top Model is..." December 4, 2015
The two final models battle it out in a runway showdown; the finalists' mothers join them as they learn who is America's Next Top Model.


  • This marks the third and final cycle to feature male competitors as well as females.


To view the gallery for Cycle 22, click here.