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Cycle 7
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 13
Broadcast Information
Original channel: The CW
Premiere: September 20, 2006
Finale: December 6, 2006
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Nigel Barker
J. Alexander
Number of contestants: 13
Winner: CariDee English
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 6
Next: Cycle 8

Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model premiered on September 20, 2006 on The CW and concluded on December 6, 2006.

CariDee English was crowned as the winner of the cycle.



The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown Eliminated Place
CariDee English 21 Fargo, North Dakota N/A 1
Melrose Bickerstaff 23 San Francisco, California Episode 13 2
Eugena Washington 21 Palmdale, California 3
Amanda Babin 18 Anaheim, California Episode 12 4
Michelle Babin 18 Anaheim, California Episode 11 5
Jaeda Young 18 Parkersburg, Iowa Episode 10 6
Anchal Joseph 19 Homestead, Florida Episode 9 7
Brooke Miller 18 Keller, Texas Episode 7 8
A.J. Stewart 20 Sacramento, California Episode 6 9
Megg Morales 18 Los Angeles, California Episode 5 10
Monique Calhoun 19 Chicago, Illinois Episode 4 11
Megan Morris 23 San Francisco, California Episode 3 12
Christian Evans 19 Columbia, South Carolina Episode 2 13

Cycle Overview

Cycle Episodes Originally Aired (U.S. dates)
Cycle Premiere Cycle Finale
7 13 September 20, 2006 December 6, 2006

Cycle 7: 2006

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Title Original Air Date
75 1 "The Girl Who Marks Her Territory" September 20, 2006
The semifinalists participate in a revealing photo-shoot on a Sunset Strip rooftop; 13 women vie for 11 beds; Tyra's dramatic appearance kicks off a controversial photo-shoot.
76 2 "The Girl Who Marks Her Territory" September 20, 2006
The semifinalists participate in a revealing photo-shoot on a Sunset Strip rooftop; 13 women vie for 11 beds; Tyra's dramatic appearance kicks off a controversial photo-shoot.
77 3 "The Girl Who Hates Her Hair" September 27, 2006
The contestants get a surprise makeover from Frédéric Fekkai and then compete in a fast-paced makeup challenge judged by Queen Latifah.
78 4 "The Girls Who Go to Texas" October 4, 2006
A runway expert prepares the models for their rockiest challenge yet; the models walk a catwalk suspended over water, but one's sickness lands her in the hospital; one model is eliminated.
79 5 "The Girl Who Joined the Circus" October 11, 2006
The models learn to strike an extreme pose with a contortionist; the women turn into circus freaks at the photo shoot.
80 6 "The Girl Who Punk'd Ashton" October 18, 2006
A challenge with Janice Dickinson leaves some of the women speechless; the models transform into celebrity couples at a photo shoot.
81 7 "The Girl Who Graduates" October 25, 2006
Tyra picks up the camera for a "scary" impromptu photo shoot; models struggle when burlesque icon Dita Von Teese asks them to get in touch with their sexy sides; Fabio shows up for a photo shoot.
82 8 "The Girls Who Made It This Far" November 1, 2006
Never-before-seen footage includes Monique's kitchen meltdown and Jaeda's Tyra impression; recapping the process the remaining girls have endured.
83 9 "The Girl Who Wrecks the Car" November 8, 2006
Professional athlete Gabrielle Reece teaches the women the art of action modeling; the models fly during a daring photo shoot at a skydiving training facility.
84 10 "The Girl Who Breaks Down" November 15, 2006
During an intense acting challenge, one model chastises the group; one model lands a role on a TV show; Tyra delivers news of the models' overseas trip; the models shoot a sultry commercial with a male model.
85 11 "The Girl Who Sticks Her Foot in Her Mouth" November 22, 2006
The models hit the foreign streets with their portfolios to meet local designers; one model has a breakdown when she gets lost in the city; the women face off against an angry bull at the photo shoot.
86 12 "The Girl Who Grates" November 29, 2006
The models' nerves wear thin in Barcelona; one model breaks down in tears after her flamenco dancing gets criticism; Tyra directs a photo shoot as the women float in a pool of icy water.
87 13 "The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model" December 6, 2006
The three remaining models must be on point for the most important photo shoot yet; the final two models walk down the catwalk in couture bridal gowns; one last fight erupts; the judges choose the winner.


  • This was the first cycle to air on The CW.
  • This was the first cycle to feature a set of twins (Amanda and Michelle Babin).
  • The international destination for the cycle was Barcelona, Spain.


To view the gallery for Cycle 7, click here.