America's Next Top Model

Samantha Potter (born January 20, 1990) was most notable as the runner-up of cycle 11 of ANTM in 2008.

Early Life

Potter resides in Woodland Hills, California. During her high school years, Potter played volleyball and soccer and also ran track and cross country.


Potter performed strongly from the start of the competition. However, in the fifth episode, Potter landed in the bottom two after offending Jeremy Scott, a designer, for lifting her skirt during his runway show. The following week, Potter received a first call-out for her natural disasters shot, won two challenges in episode ten, and received another first call-out for her simplistic and dramatic shots in the eleventh episode.

Throughout the competition, Samantha and Sheena were part of various feuds in the house, specifically with Elina and Marjorie.

She eventually lost to McKey in the finale.[1]

She was later featured as a "Top Model in Action" for cycle 12.[2]


After the show, Samantha was signed to LA Model Management.[3]

She walked for designers Individuals by AMFI, EиD by Eva and Delia, Ready to Fish by ilja and Addy van de Krommenacker at Amsterdam International Fashion Week 2009 as part her prize in episode 10.[4]

She appeared in "The Big Bang Theory" in the episode "The Panty Piñata Polarization", along with Lio. Her role was a non-speaking one.[5] She was in the music video for Mary Mary's "God In Me". She was on the album cover "Beneath The Truth" by the rock band Eyes Of One.[6]


She was ranked number 9 on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 10 Best America's Next Top Model Makeovers".[7]


  • At 18, Samantha joins cycle 1's Shannon Stewart and cycle 10's Anya Kop as the youngest contestants to compete in the final runway show.
  • She is the first girl to win two challenges consecutively in the same episode.

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