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May 2, 2017

18 Former "America's Next Top Model" Contestants Who Are Actually Getting Work

From modeling to acting, these former Top Model contestants are paving their own way to the top.

Over the course of its 23 cycles, America's Next Top Model has produced hundreds of models, but obviously all of them couldn't become supermodels. But there are a few who are making names for themselves in fashion, TV, film, and more.

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Here are 18 former contestants you should keep your eyes peeled for, because they could be household names someday:

1. Fatima Siad, Cycle 10

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Since she appeared on Top Model, Siad has gone on to have a lucrative career in modeling. She's posed for Becca cosmetics, Sephora, and Aveda, and she's walked in runway shows for big-name designers like Hervé Léger and Betsey Johnson. You can also catch her in Coca-Cola print ads around the nation.

2. Natalie Pack, Cycle 12

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Pack was praised on ANTM for being one of the contestants who already looked like a supermodel. Unfortunately, she didn't make to the top of the pack and she placed sixth overall in the competition. But no worries — she was Miss California 2012 and now models for Guess. She posts frequently on Instagram, keeping fans in the loop on her life.

3. Leila Goldkuhl, Cycle 19

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Goldkuhl made it to the final three in her cycle of ANTM — a feat, considering she was brought back after being eliminated earlier in the season. During this time, Banks and the other judges had a system of bringing back models who were fan favorites, and Goldkuhl was the lucky contestant. Today you can catch her slaying the runways of high-profile designers from Christian Dior to Chanel to Valentino.

4. Eboni Davis, Cycle 18

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Davis's time on Top Model came to an end when she was ousted during a double elimination along with fellow contestant Alisha White. Fortunately, her post-ANTM career has been incredible. In addition to her stellar Instagram posts, you can catch Davis (who now spells her first name Ebonee) in ads for Pantene and Calvin Klein.

5. Don Benjamin, Cycle 20

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Benjamin made it on to the show for Cycle 20, aka the first season that allowed male models to compete alongside women for the title of America's Next Top Model. According to his website, he's modeled for brands such as Guess, Moods of Norway, Tillys, and Pink Dolphin.

6. Analeigh Tipton, Cycle 11

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Though she made it to the final three during her stint on the show, Tipton didn't end up snagging the coveted title of Top Model winner. But it's not so bad that her ~consolation~ prize was starring in Crazy, Stupid, Love alongside Steve Carell, and her IMDb lists several forthcoming project slated for this year.

7. Eugena Washington, Cycle 7

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Washington made it quite far in the competition before she was sent home, and life after Top Model has treated her well. Just last year, the model was named a Playboy Playmate of the Year, which came with a nice paycheck of $100,000 in prize money.

8. Raina Hein, Cycle 14

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Since ANTM, Hein has modeled for several commercial brands ranging from Macy's to McDonald's. She recently married NFL player Rhett Ellison and has decided to pursue a career in acting.

9. Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, Cycle 2

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Being an OG ANTM alum, Scelba-Shorte modeled quite a bit after the show wrapped up, doing print and commercial work. Today you can catch her at The Gilded Fox, a jewelry site she started along with her business partner Danielly Yu.

10. Dani Evans, Cycle 6

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Evans won Cycle 6 of Top Model and has consistently nabbed gigs since being crowned back in 2006. Last year, she auditioned to be a part of Sports Illustrated's popular swimsuit edition, and she updates her Instagram frequently with behind-the-scenes images of her work. She also wrote a book called The Skinny on Getting In, which is about helping model hopefuls get their start in the fashion industry.

11. Nyle DiMarco, Cycle 22

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After DiMarco became the second male winner of ANTM, he catapulted into the spotlight. He won Dancing With the Stars in 2016 and landed a ton of acting gigs on shows like Switched at Birth and Difficult People. He's modeled for BuzzFeed (yes, really) and he walked the runway for Armani in the summer of 2016.

12. Yaya DaCosta, Cycle 3

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After finishing ANTM as first runner-up, DaCosta became a full-time actor. You can currently catch her on Chicago Med, though you've probably seen her in films like Lifetime's Whitney biopic, The Butler, and Tron: Legacy.

13. Ann Markley, Cycle 3

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Markley now goes by the name Annalaina Marks, and she's still taking pictures just as stunning as the ones she posed for on Top Model. She's had a variety of modeling and acting jobs, working on projects with Old Navy, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and cosmetics ads for Jay Manuel beauty.

14. Aminat Ayinde, Cycle 12

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Ayinde has been hard at work since her time on the modeling show ended. Recently, she worked runways at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. In addition to her runway work, the model has also appeared in editorials for Women's Health magazine and the cover of Ackermans Club.

15. Fo Porter, Cycle 12

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Porter debuted on the short cycle of Top Model and was a fan favorite. Since the show, Porter has modeled pretty consistently, appearing in Seventeen and doing campaigns for Aerie and many more brands, like Reebok and Nike.

16. Brittani Kline, Cycle 16

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Kline has been credited with "lifting the ANTM curse," a spell that seemingly stopped winners from getting actual modeling gigs. In addition to a Vogue Mexico editorial, she has modeled for Balenciaga and Prabal Gurung.

17. Mamé Adjei, Cycle 22

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Adjei has modeled for Pandora, Wet Seal, and Anastasia since placing first runner-up on Cycle 22 of Top Model. She's appeared in V magazine and is signed to Next modeling agency.

18. Winnie Harlow, Cycle 21

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And finally, Harlow has set the world of fashion ablaze, nabbing campaigns for Desigual and Swarovski. She appeared in Beyoncé's 2016 visual album, Lemonade, and she hangs around with A-list folks like Jourdan Dunn and Nicki Minaj. It's probably only a matter of time before she's a big-name supermodel herself.

UPDATE

Photos 1, 2, 4, 5, 8-10, 12-14, and 16-18 have been updated.

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