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Cycle 4
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 14
Broadcast Information
Original channel: UPN
Premiere: March 2, 2005
Finale: May 18, 2005
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Janice Dickinson
Nigel Barker
Nolé Marin
Number of contestants: 14
Winner: Naima Mora
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 3
Next: Cycle 5

Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model premiered on March 2, 2005 on UPN and concluded on May 18, 2005. A special "where are they now?" episode was aired on September 20, 2005.

Naima Mora was crowned as the winner of the cycle.



The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown Eliminated Place
Naima Mora 20 Detroit, Michigan N/A 1
Kahlen Rondot 21 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Episode 13 2
Keenyah Hill 19 Compton, California 3
Brittany Brower 22 Tallahassee, Florida Episode 11 4
Christina Murphy 24 Tallahassee, Florida Episode 10 5
Michelle Deighton 19 Terre Haute, Indiana Episode 9 6
Tatiana Dante 18 Maui, Hawaii Episode 8 7
Rebecca Epley 22 Minneapolis, Minnesota Episode 7 9–8
Tiffany Richardson 21 Miami, Florida 9–8
Lluvy Gomez 21 Modesto, California Episode 6 10
Noelle Staggers 20 Reno, Nevada Episode 5 11
Brandy Rusher 19 Houston, Texas Episode 4 12
Sarah Dankelman 21 Baltimore, Maryland Episode 3 13
Brita Petersons 25 La Cañada, California Episode 2 14

Cycle Overview

Cycle Episodes Originally Aired (U.S. dates)
Cycle Premiere Cycle Finale
4 14 March 2, 2005 September 20, 2005

Cycle 4: 2005

No. in
No. in
Title Original Air Date
34 1 "The Girl Who Is A Lady Kat... Reow!" March 2, 2005
Contestants, including hopefuls from prior seasons, arrive in Los Angeles to meet supermodel Tyra Banks; when a model tries to become the center of attention, she only succeeds in creating trouble with everyone else.
35 2 "The Girls Who Hate Their Makeovers" March 9, 2005
The finalists move into new accommodations in Los Angeles; two contestants constantly complain about their new makeovers.
36 3 "The Girl Who Suddenly Collapsed" March 16, 2005
When a model passes out during a critical test, she is rushed to the emergency room, leaving her ability to continue in the competition in question.
37 4 "The Girl With The Worst Photo In History" March 23, 2005
When the contestants are hoisted in the air to pose as astrological signs for a photo shoot, the judges tell one model she has the worst photo.
38 5 "The Girl Who Is Contagious" March 30, 2005
When a model catches a contagious skin condition that disfigures her face, it sends the other contestants into a panic.
39 6 "The Girl With the Deliciously Tacky Dance" April 6, 2005
The models get a taste of the business side of modeling by learning about contracts; while at a party for CoverGirl, the models are secretly observed to see how they handle themselves around industry insiders.
40 7 "The Girl Who Pushes Tyra Over the Edge" April 13, 2005
Tyra loses her temper with a model who has a negative attitude; the models test their acting skills performing a scene opposite actor Boris Kodjoe.
41 8 "The Girl Who Gets Bad News" April 20, 2005
A model receives news from home that affects her focus in the competition; the models learn of the importance of television interviews from Entertainment Tonight correspondent Jann Carl.
42 9 "The Girls the Lionesses Are Hunting" April 27, 2005
While visiting a Los Angeles animal park to study the movements of wild animals, the models learn that they will be going on safari in South Africa.
43 10 "The Girl Who Flops in the Mud" May 4, 2005
After trekking across land and water to a scenic photo shoot, the models are asked to create a wardrobe of their own using nature's elements, which prompts one model to cover herself in mud.
44 11 "The Girl Who Is Special" May 11, 2005
During a photo shoot the models must dance and pose with male models, and one of the women gets upset when she feels that a male model's intense flirtation crosses the line.
45 12 "What the Girls Did That You've Never Seen Before" May 17, 2005
A recap of the season includes previously unseen footage of the 14 contestants.
46 13 "The Girl Who Walks on Water" May 18, 2005
The final challenge determines which of the three remaining hopefuls will be crowned the winner.
47 14 "Return To The Runway" September 20, 2005
A special "where are they now?" episode


  • For this cycle, the shooting location was changed from New York to Los Angeles.
  • The international destination for the cycle was Cape Town, South Africa.
    • This marks the first time the international destination was set in Africa.


To view the gallery for Cycle 4, click here.