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Cycle 8
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of episodes: 13
Broadcast Information
Original channel: The CW
Premiere: February 28, 2007
Finale: May 16, 2007
Cycle Information
Judges: Tyra Banks
Nigel Barker
J. Alexander
Number of contestants: 13
Winner: Jaslene Gonzalez
Cycle Chronology
Previous: Cycle 7
Next: Cycle 9

Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model premiered on February 28, 2007 on The CW and concluded on May 16, 2007.

Jaslene Gonzalez was crowned as the winner of the cycle.



The ages stated are from the start of the contest.

Contestant Age Hometown Eliminated Place
Jaslene Gonzalez 20 Chicago, Illinois N/A 1
Natasha Galkina 21 Dallas, Texas Episode 13 2
Renee DeWitt 20 Maui, Hawaii 3
Dionne Walters 20 Montgomery, Alabama Episode 12 4
Brittany Hatch 21 Savannah, Georgia Episode 11 5
Jael Strauss 22 Detroit, Michigan Episode 9 6
Whitney Cunningham 21 West Palm Beach, Florida Episode 8 7
Sarah VonderHaar 20 Lake Zurich, Illinois Episode 7 8
Diana Zalewski 21 Garfield, New Jersey Episode 6 9
Felicia Provost 19 Houston, Texas Episode 5 10
Cassandra Watson 24 Seattle, Washington Episode 4 11
Samantha Francis 19 Pinson, Alabama Episode 3 12
Kathleen DuJour 20 Brooklyn, New York Episode 2 13

Cycle Overview

Cycle Episodes Originally Aired (U.S. dates)
Cycle Premiere Cycle Finale
8 13 February 28, 2007 May 16, 2007

Cycle 8: 2007

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Title Original Air Date
88 1 "The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking" February 28, 2007
The 32 aspiring models immediately go to boot camp; the final 13 move into their Hollywood Hills mansion; the models have their first photo shoot, which proves to be controversial.
89 2 "The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking" February 28, 2007
The 32 aspiring models immediately go to boot camp; the final 13 move into their Hollywood Hills mansion; the models have their first photo shoot, which proves to be controversial.
90 3 "The Girls Who Go to the Prom" March 7, 2007
The models learn the art of walking the runway; one model, who thinks she excelled in a prom-themed fashion show, gets negative criticism; a photo shoot portrays high-school cliches; the judges eliminate one model.
91 4 "The Girl Who Cries All the Time" March 14, 2007
Tyra and celebrity hairstylists give the models makeovers; a call from home devastates one of the contestants; a nude, candy-coated photo shoot makes one model nervous.
92 5 "The Girl Who Changes Her Attitude" March 21, 2007
The women learn the art of posing; the models must duck, dive and pose through a laser maze; a crime-scene photo shoot.
93 6 "The Girl Who Takes Credit" March 28, 2007
Two fashion mavens give the women a tough lesson in what to wear; the models must create a department-store display using themselves as mannequins; the women pose as men.
94 7 "The Girl Who Gets Thrown in the Pool" April 4, 2007
Contestants hear how supermodel Twiggy got her nickname and must create nicknames for their personas; guests include rapper 50 Cent, agent Nancy Josephson, supermodel Beverly Johnson and producer Larry Sanitsky; Benny Medina is a guest judge.
95 8 "The Girl Who Impresses Pedro" April 11, 2007
The models get a crash course in acting from actors Efren Ramirez and Tia Mowry; past Top Models appear for a photo shoot that highlights scandalous moments.
96 9 "The Girls Who Go Down Under" April 18, 2007
A former contestant gives the contestants a lesson in how to be a good host; Tyra reveals that the final six women are going to Australia, where they must interview locals; the judges send one model home.
97 10 "The Girl Who Picks a Fight" April 25, 2007
Never-before-seen footage includes a heated argument between Dionne and Renee; the models stage a mock fashion show; the process the six remaining contestants have endured.
98 11 "The Girl Who Blames the Taxi Driver" May 2, 2007
The five remaining models must impress top Australian designers; at the photo shoot, the women must work a swimsuit in two ways; the judges send one model home.
99 12 "The Girl Who Does Not Want to Dance" May 9, 2007
The final four contestants receive lessons on self-expression and storytelling; when one woman is sick in bed, the other three go out and talk behind her back.
100 13 "The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model" May 16, 2007
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.


  • The international destination for the cycle was Sydney, Australia.
    • This is the first time the girls go to Oceania.
  • Winner Jaslene Gonzalez, had previously made it to the semi-finals of Cycle 7.


To view the gallery for Cycle 8, click here.