These Are the REAL Winners of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (PHOTOS)

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These Are the REAL Winners of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (PHOTOS)

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These Are the REAL Winners of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (PHOTOS)

America’s Next Top Model is back with Tyra Banks at the helm — just as things should be, because let's face it, the show wasn't the same without her.

It is widely known that some of the most successful contestants in the show weren’t the winners and, sometimes, didn’t even make it to the final three.

Let's revisit what these big stars have been up to since their Top Model days!

America’s Next Top Model airs every Tuesday at 10pm ET on VH1.

These Are the REAL Winners of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (PHOTOS)
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Mercedes Scelba-Shorte — Cycle 2

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Mercedes Scelba-Shorte — Cycle 2

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Now known as Mercedes Yvette, the Cycle 2 diva turned herself into a successful actress and designer after coming in second. 

She had a few roles on soap operas like One on One, All of Us and The Bold and the Beautiful. The model-turned-actress also went to appear on a number of TV commercials, graced the pages of Teen Vogue and walked on a few runway shows. 

Now Mercedes has put her artistic talents to good use and has co-founded a jewelry company called The Gilded Fox — and she is expecting her first child. Congratulations are in order!

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Yaya DaCosta — Cycle 3

Yaya DaCosta — Cycle 3

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If you are a TV fan, you’ve probably seen Yaya starring in one of the most-watched medical dramas currently airing, Chicago Med, where she plays nurse April. 

She might have been the runner-up in her cycle, but her career after ANTM is — arguably — one of the most successful after the show. 

Aside from her current role on Chicago Med, Yaya also appeared in films like The Kids Are All Right, Tron: Legacy, and The Butler.

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Kim Stolz — Cycle 5

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Kim Stolz — Cycle 5

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Kim was one of the first openly lesbian contestants in America’s Next Top Model. During the competition she was seen as tomboyish and androgynous, features that helped her finish in fifth place in her cycle. 

After the show, she was a VJ for MTV, she was a signed model, she wrote for The Huffington Post, she opened a gay bar, and authored a book. 

As if that wasn’t enough, she is now Director of Equity Derivative Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. And, by the way, she is still as gorgeous as she was back in 2006. We call that a huge success.

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Melrose Bickerstaff — Cycle 7

Melrose Bickerstaff — Cycle 7

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Melrose was the runner-up in Cycle 7 of America’s Next Top Model, being neck and neck with winner CariDee English throughout the competition. 

Even though she was portrayed as a villain on the show, Melrose was a pretty good model, and that showed when she was signed by a few agencies, including Storm Model Management and L.A. Models. 

She was also a featured model in New York Fashion Week, walking for Malan Breton. She is still modeling internationally and, on her spare time, she is a real estate agent in NYC.

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Natasha Galkina — Cycle 8

Natasha Galkina — Cycle 8

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Natasha — who now goes by the stage name Natalie Gal — is the Russian wondergirl of Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model

After placing second, she was immediately signed by NEXT Model Management in Milan, and her face graced the pages of Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, and Maxim

Now, she is not only still a successful international model, but she is also an actress, having had roles in shows like Suits and Elementary, as well as in movies like Salt and Eat, Pray, Love.

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Chantal Jones — Cycle 9

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Chantal Jones — Cycle 9

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28-year-old Chantal Jones was the runner-up in Cycle 9 of ANTM back in 2007, when she was only 18. 

After her stint on the show, she was signed by major agencies like Paragon Model Management, and L.A. Models. 

She went on to have a successful modeling career, walking for designers like Oscar de la Renta and Lauren Conrad. She is still modeling.

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Lisa Jackson — Cycle 9

Lisa Jackson — Cycle 9

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Lisa placed sixth in her cycle of Top Model, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a great model afterwards.

She was cast as one of the featured models for Project Runway Season 6 and Season 11, when she was paired with the winning designer of the season, walking away with a cash prize of $25,000.

Aside from her Project Runway fame, she is signed with Major Model Management, and still working internationally.

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Isis King — Cycle 11 and Cycle 17

Isis King — Cycle 11 and Cycle 17

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Fierce Ms. Isis was the first transgender contestant in America’s Next Top Model history, and she kicked some butt during the competition.

During her first cycle, Isis had not had bottom surgery, which led to her being insecure in certain poses and photoshoots. After Tyra Banks introduced her to a gender reassignment surgeon — and fellow trans woman — Isis had her gender reassignment surgery completely free.

While she was eliminated early on in Cycle 17, she went on to have a successful modeling and acting career. She appeared in the first season of Strut on Oxygen.

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Analeigh Tipton — Cycle 11

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Analeigh Tipton — Cycle 11

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Analeigh is one of the most noticeable faces that emerged from America’s Next Top Model. She reached Hollywood fame after acting opposing Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love

The model has also appeared in shows like The Big Bang Theory, Limitless, and the short-lived Manhattan Love Story

She also has three movies coming to the big screen in 2017. Not too shabby!

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Allison Harvard — Cycle 12 and Cycle 17

Allison Harvard — Cycle 12 and Cycle 17

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Quirky Allison with the big eyes finished second twice, in Cycle 12 and Cycle 17.

After her stints on America’s Next Top Model, Allison walked in New York Fashion Week, and made her acting debut in indie film Insensate back in 2012.

She has always been an artist at heart, and she recently collaborated with Tyra Banks to design Tyra’s emoji collection TyTymoji.

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Natalie Pack — Cycle 12

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Natalie Pack — Cycle 12

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Natalie made it big in the modeling industry after competing in Cycle 12 of America’s Next Top Model.

She won the title of Miss California USA in 2012, and continued to have a successful career in the business. 

She’s a Guess model signed with Elite Model Management in LA, NY and Miami. As if that wasn’t enough she is one of the hopeful models who got a casting call for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition 2017.

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AzMarie Livingston — British Invasion

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AzMarie Livingston — British Invasion

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The American model-turned-actress didn’t go too far in her cycle in America’s Next Top Model, but she sure stepped it up in the real world.

She is now a musician, and an actress. Her filmography includes the movie Precious and the super-popular show Empire.

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Leila Goldkuhl — College Edition

Leila Goldkuhl — College Edition

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After being eliminated early on in the competition, she managed to beat all the eliminated contestants and make a comeback that put her in third place in America’s Next Top Model: College Edition

The beautiful model with the gap tooth went on to make it big in the modeling industry, with brands like Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Givenchy — and pretty much every other big designer — under her belt.

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Marvin Cortes — Cycle 20

Be happy in your skin, no matter what color #nyc #fashion #nyfw17

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Marvin Cortes — Cycle 20

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Having placed second in Cycle 20 of Top Model — the first cycle that allowed male models to participate — Marvin’s future as a model is extremely bright. 

He is also looking to expand his abilities by taking acting classes, so we’re sure we’re going to be seeing more and more of him on the big and small screen. Stay tuned!

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Chantelle Young — Cycle 21

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Chantelle Young — Cycle 21

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Now known professionally as Winnie Harlow, Chantelle made Top Model history by being the first ever model with vitiligo, a skin condition that makes her body lose its pigment in certain places.

Her peculiar look and perfect posing has earned the model a very special place in the industry, with appearances in Beyonce's Lemonade visual album, London Fashion Week, Vogue Italia, and campaigns for brands like Desigual, Diesel, and Swarovski.

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America’s Next Top Model is back with Tyra Banks at the helm — just as things should be, because let's face it, the show wasn't the same without her.

It is widely known that some of the most successful contestants in the show weren’t the winners and, sometimes, didn’t even make it to the final three.

Let's revisit what these big stars have been up to since their Top Model days!

America’s Next Top Model airs every Tuesday at 10pm ET on VH1.