29 Of The Most Ridiculous Moments In "America’s Next Top Model" History

Be quiet, Tiffany!

1. In Cycle 4 when Rebecca passed out in the middle of her critique.

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Thankfully, she was OK.

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2. When the models had to fall face-first onto Plexiglas to get the perfect shot.

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Anything for a great photo, I guess?

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3. In Cycle 1 when Elyse went on an incredible rant because she’d had it with her fellow housemates.

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You can relive one of the greatest rants in reality TV history here.

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4. In Cycle 2 when Shandi cheated on her boyfriend with a really hot male model.

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This was definitely one of the most heartbreaking moments in the history of ANTM, especially when her then-boyfriend screams, “You had sex?!”

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5. When Robin from Cycle 1 decided not to do a simulated nude shoot, even though she’d exposed herself to Jay Manuel earlier that day.

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And as a result of not doing the shoot, Robin was eliminated.

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6. When Tyra said this:

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7. When Camille uttered some of the most famous words in Top Model history:

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The judges freaked out because it seemed as though Camille wasn’t listening to the go-see.

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8. When Tyra rewarded a few of the girls of Cycle 2 by letting them appear in her music video for “Shake Ya Body.”

This song is actually a bop, too. I’m not mad, TyTy.

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9. When Tyra made the Cycle 6 models walk in dangerously high heels.

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Like, they could’ve broken their necks.

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10. When Yaya had to set a member of the panel straight when accused of being “overbearing” when she expressed her “African-ness.”

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Yaya later apologized, even though she shouldn’t have.

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11. When Ann and Eva from Cycle 3 teamed up and carved “Clean your shit” into Cassie’s brownies.

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Apparently Cassie was messy, but this wasn’t a good way to get her to clean her dishes.

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12. When Cassandra from Cycle 5 quit the competition because she didn’t want to cut an inch more of her hair.

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13. When you rolled your eyes each time Tyra made up words like “potledom” and “booty tooch.”

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The CW


BTW, “potledom” is an iteration of Top Model spelled backwards.

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14. When Michelle from Cycle 4 was accused of contracting a contagious flesh-eating bacterial disease that was killing people around the nation.

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She didn’t. She suffered from a condition called impetigo.

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15. When Lluvy was accused of having the “worst photo in the history of America’s Next Top Model.”

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At the time there had only been 4 cycles.

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16. When Tyra made everyone’s heart drop by announcing that both Jayla and Nicole would need to pack their bags at elimination.

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17. And then she’s all, “Because we’re all going to London!”

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And Nicole and Jayla are still trying to process what the hell just happened.

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18. When Jade, the villain of cycle 6, explained the true meaning of ANTM:

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19. Also, Jade’s entire elimination speech is just wonderful.

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“Thank you for believing in me.”

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20. When Tyra pretended to feel lightheaded and passed out in front of the girls of Cycle 6.



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21. In Tyra’s world, this is the best way to segue into an acting challenge.

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22. When Brittany from Cycle 8 had a complete meltdown because her taxi driver made her forfeit that week’s challenge.

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She came unhinged, which is probably what made her lose the competition.

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23. When Saliesha from Cycle 9 won over Chantal.

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What?! How? Really, Tyra?

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24. When Nicole won over Nik.

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Not. Fair. At. All.

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25. When Celia from Cycle 12 made a point to try to get Thalia eliminated at panel, but Tyra gave her a cold stare before telling her to have a seat.

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The CW


Watch the really awkward moment here.

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26. That moment when Bre’s drama with both Nicole and Kim came to a head.

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Bree thought Nicole stole her granola bars, which made her retaliate by stealing Nicole’s energy drinks. It was a petty mess, basically.

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27. When Louise had had enough and quit the show because Kelly Cutrone was being incredibly rude to her.

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The CW


Being able to take a critique is one thing; being talked down to is unacceptable.

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28. Any time Victoria from Cycle 19 said anything about her mom, mainly because it seemed like a weird relationship.

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They were very close.

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29. And last but not least, the moment when Tyra completely went berserk on Tiffany from Cycle 4.

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