- 1 The Notorious Fierce Fourteen
The 33 semifinalists are driven to San Fernando Valley, California, where they meet Alpha J and Beta J (Jay Manuel and Miss J.) at the fictitious “Top Model Institute of Technology”. Inside, they go through a series of reviews and catwalk analysis. Later, Tyra-bot (Tyra Banks) meets the contestants and individual interviews begin. In between, Isis reveals that she is transgender, surprising some of the other contestants. Twenty of those vying continue and they take part in the first photo shoot – posing in blue metallic catsuits. After final deliberations, fourteen contestants are chosen.
Air Date: 2008-09-03
- 2 Top Model Inauguration
The fourteen finalists are driven to their homebase loft in Los Angeles, California. The contestants ask Isis King questions regarding her gender transition, drawing both empathy and disdain. The next day, they visit Magic Castle, a private club for magicians, where judges Nigel Barker, Paulina Porizkova and the Jays conduct one-to-one interviews with the contestants. The photo shoot theme was voting with each model portraying a political issue. During judging, a new twist is revealed - whoever gets called first would have her picture up in the house for the whole week, and the first honor goes to Marjorie.
Air Date: 2008-09-03
- 3 The Ladder of Model Success
The contestants meet posing coach Benny Ninja and contortionist Bree Robertson for a lesson on extreme posing inside fabric tubes. The following day, the posing challenge features Tarina Tarantino jewelry and handbags. Many of the girls utilize awkward poses, but Sheena's inappropriately suggestive pose gets criticized. Elina wins the challenge, and receives a handbag full of the featured jewelry for being the best. At the house, Isis is shown injecting hormones to aid in her gender transition; they make her nauseous. Elina kisses Clark during a game of truth or dare. Tensions rise when Hannah pushes Isis in the jacuzzi, and later says seemingly racist remarks, and is confronted. The photo shoot has the models hanging from a rope ladder, the images are later digitally composited to photos of a hot air balloon. At judging, after first denying that she had surgery, Sheena admits she did have breast augmentation.
Air Date: 2008-09-10
- 4 You're Beautiful, Now Change
The girls are ecstatic when Tyra announces it's time for makeovers, but of course tears are shed at the end results of the maneuver. Meanwhile, supermodel Susan Holmes stops by to guide the girls through a swimsuit-themed photo shootTyra joins the models over pizza, after which she announces that makeovers will commence the following day. Unlike most previous cycles, the girls are not aware of their new looks until after they are completed. Many of them love their new look, but Elina cries expressing that her look does not fit the image she has of herself. Afterwards, the girls are taken to Wal Mart for a CoverGirl makeup challenge in which they have to record a 30-second commercial without a script. Hannah's commercial is deemed the best, earning her a featured spot on the CoverGirl website and a $1000 Wal Mart gift card. The girls takes part in a Sports Illustrated-style photo shoot featuring Susan Holmes swimwear. As some added pressure to the situation, Holmes herself is present for the shoot, and Jay Manuel holds back all critique and direction..
Air Date: 2008-09-17
- 5 Fierce Eyes
The girls get a runway lesson at a bowling alley from J. Alexander. The next day, they participate in a runway show for Jeremy Scott. There are two twists. Firstly, they will be wearing see-through blindfolds, and secondly, one girl will be instantly eliminated following the challenge. Despite being instructed not to do so, Samantha pulled up her dress while posing on the runway. However, Hannah was deemed the worst walker and was thus eliminated. Hannah is the second ANTM contestant to be eliminated outside of judging panel. The first is Magdalena Rivas of Cycle 3. Joslyn's performance was deemed the best, winning her a photo shoot for Seventeen which she shared with Isis and Sheena. This week's photo shoot would be taking place in their own pool. Nigel Barker photographs the girls as they pose with their faces partially underwater, with an emphasis on their eyes. While many receive positive feedback, Elina, Isis and Joslyn struggle with the shoot.
Air Date: 2008-09-24
- 6 Natural Beauty
Paulina drops by to give the models a lesson on how to model unflattering clothing. Meanwhile, the photo shoot of the week requires the ladies to pose as Los Angeles natural disasters.
Air Date: 2008-10-01
- 7 The Fiercee Awards
Tyra helps the ladies find their best pose and gets them ready for a photo shoot. Later, the models will lean how to express emotion while attending a fake awards ceremony. Finally, the judges remove one more model.
Air Date: 2008-10-08
- 8 Top Model 11 Confidential
This is the recap episode featuring some never-before-seen footage, including Samantha being left without a bed at the start of the competition, an argument between Elina and Sheena regarding animal activism, McKey cooking meals for the girls because she feels left out, Sheena losing hair during her makeover, Nikeysha rapping, a night out at Red Pearl Kitchen in Hollywood and a bee attack. Top Model in Action: Nicole Linkletter (Cycle 5)
Air Date: 2008-10-15
- 9 Now You See Me, Now You Don't
The girls get a lesson from the Aswirl Twins on how to properly showcase a garment. This is immediately followed by a challenge in which they must wear a green bodysuit to mask their bodies via greenscreen while modeling clothing for Petro Zillia, judged by Ann Shoket. The following day, the girls meet Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson for a CoverGirl commercial shoot. They are allotted five takes and get to read their lines from a teleprompter. At judging, Tyra challenges the girls to walk in wooden clogs, leading her to announce that they will be going to Amsterdam, though one contestant will be eliminated first.
Air Date: 2008-10-22
- 10 Planes, Trains and Slow Automobiles
When the girls arrive in the Netherlands they are split into pairs to find their house through a series of tasks. The girls then go to the Red Light district for yet another challenge, this time posing as store-front models selling various designers' dresses. For the photo shoot, the girls pose in 17th century couture gowns on a boat.
Air Date: 2008-10-29
- 11 The Final Five
The girls go on 'go-sees': this is defined as simply an appointment arranged by the model or actor/actress (or by the agency). It is an opportunity for the model or actor/actress to interview with clients such as magazine editors, art directors, casting directors, catalogue houses, and the people who make TV commercials and movies. Later, Tyra is the photographer and takes two pictures of the girls - one with a simple, clean face and one as a diva.
Air Date: 2008-11-05
- 12 Good Times and Windmills
Paulina teaches the models how to hold an object in their hand while modeling, such as a fish or toilet paper. Later, a group of guys are invited over for a night of fun by the girls.
Air Date: 2008-11-12
- 13 America’s Next Top Model Is...
The final three received Tyra Mail informing them that their CoverGirl commercials would be the next day. When they arrived, the girls found out that the commercials would be held on a boat traveling through Amsterdam, and that they would each have to deliver a "scene-stealing kiss" at the end of the commercial. Afterwards, all the girls shot their CoverGirl print ads with Jim De Yonker. The final two were then announced, who then shot their Seventeen Magazine cover tries, in an attempt to impress Ann Shoket. They then joined Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson and Holland's Next Top Model, Cycle 4 winner Ananda Marchildon at a whimsical, fairytale-themed fashion show. * Featured photographers: Jim De Yonker, Nigel Barker * Featured commercial directors: Jay Manuel, Elyssa Traub * Top Model in Action: Anya Kop (Cycle 10)
Air Date: 2008-11-19