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America's Next Top Model:
Guys & Girls 3
Cycle 22
Broadcast
Original Channel The CW
Original Run August 5, 2015 -
December 4, 2015
Additional Information
No. of contestants 14
Winner Nyle DiMarco
Season chronology
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Cycle 21: Guys & Girls 2
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Cycle 23

America's Next Top Model, Cycle 22 (subtitled as America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls 3) will premiere on August 5, 2015 and it is the 16th season to air on The CW.

On October 14, 2015, Tyra Banks announced via social media, that cycle 22 will be the last cycle of America's Next Top Model. The show was later picked up by VH1 and the 23rd cycle will start airing in December 2016, with Rita Ora as the new host.

Like the two previous seasons, it will feature both male and female contestants, and for the first time since cycle 13, registration was opened to petite models.

The judges for this cycle will be: Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone and J. Alexander.

Yu Tsai will remain as creative director.

Unlike the last three cycles, social media will no longer be a factor in eliminations.

There was no international destination in this cycle. The contestants went to Las Vegas.

This season also marks the first time a deaf contestant, Nyle DiMarco, is on the show. He was ultimately chosen as the winner of the competition.

Prizes

The prizes for this cycle are:

  • A modeling contract with NEXT Model Management
  • A spread in Nylon magazine.
  • A US$100,000 contract to become the face of the Zappos Couture's 2016 re-launch.

Contestants

(Ages stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Notes
Delanie Dischert
@delaniearin
21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 ½ in) Wilmington, Delaware Episode 3
Stefano Churchill
@stefanochurchill
23 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Virginia Beach, Virginia Episode 4
Ava Capra
@avacapra
19 1.64 m (5 ft 4 ½ in) Los Angeles, California Episode 6
Ashley Molina
@ashleymolinaa
21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Brooklyn, New York Episode 7
Bello Sanchez
@bellosanchez
26 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Los Angeles, California Episode 8
Courtney DuPerow
@courtney_nicole_duperow
21 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Avon Lake, Ohio Episode 8
Justin Kim
@justindkim
23 1.84 m (6 ft ½ in) Springfield, Virginia Episode 10
Dustin McNeer
@d_mcneer
18 1.81 m (5 ft 11 ½ in) Kernersville, North Carolina Episode 5
Returned in Episode 9
Episode 10
Hadassah Richardson
@thisishadassah
23 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Houston, Texas Episode 12
Devin Clark
@devinljclark
22 * 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) San Francisco, California Episode 13
Lacey Rogers
@thelaceyclaire
18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) El Dorado, Arkansas Episode 16
Mikey Heverly
@murdasworld
25 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Hollywood, Florida Episode 16
Mamé Adjei
@mameadjei4
23 1.71 m (5 ft 7 ½ in) Silver Spring, Maryland Runner-up
Nyle DiMarco
@nyledimarco
25 1.84 m (6 ft ½ in) Washington, D.C. Winner
  • Devin celebrated his 22nd birthday in the filming of episode 8

Episode Summaries

Title Original air date
"The Guys and Girls Make It to Hollywood" August 5, 2015
Season 22 begins with finding the seven men and seven women competiong in a third "Guys and Girls" edition.
  • Featured photographer: Massimo Campana
"The Girl Who Walks Away" August 12, 2015
Jonathan and Drew Scott from "Property Brothers" surprise the models by designing the cast house. Later, one of the contestants breaks down and decides to leave the competition, while the other participants pose for a semi-nude photo shoot in front of the public.
  • Featured photographers: Massimo Campana, Erik Asla
  • Featured guests: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers)
"The Guy Who Gets Shipped Out" August 19, 2015
The models take part in a runway walk on shipping containers raised high above the ground. Later, Tyra guides the models in a photo shoot where they are bound together.
  • First call-out: Devin
  • Bottom two: Delanie Dischert & Stefano Churchill
  • Eliminated: Delanie Dischert
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Alexis Borges, Erik Rosete
"The Girl Who Has a Close Shave" August 26, 2015
The models participate in an emotional photo shoot that honors war heroes. Meanwhile, some of the girls and guys struggle to accept their new looks, with one of them locking herself in a bathroom.
  • First call-out: Ava
  • Bottom two: Hadassah Richardson & Stefano Churchill
  • Eliminated: Stefano Churchill
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Alex Minsky, Melissa Stockwell, Joe Zee, Cristophe
"The Guy Who Gets a Hickey" September 2, 2015
A huge argument occurs when romance blooms between some of the models. At the photo shoot, some of the guys and girls become insecure when they learn their photos won't be re-touched.
  • First call-out: Lacey
  • Bottom two: Dustin McNeer & Hadassah Richardson
  • Eliminated: Dustin McNeer
  • Featured photographers: Massimo Campana (challenge), Erik Asla (photo shoot)
  • Special guests: Anthony De La Rosa
"The Girl Who Gets Possessed" September 9, 2015
The stress of the competition gets to some of the models, which causes them to lose focus. At the photo shoot, the guys and girls are suspended in mid-air and made to look possessed.
  • First call-out: Nyle
  • Bottom two: Ava Capra & Courtney DuPerow
  • Eliminated: Ava Capra
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Whitney Thompson
"The Guy Who Acts a Fool" September 16, 2015
The models struggle during an acting challenge. Later, the guys and gals are paired up for a sexy commercial at the beach, but jealousy runs rampant and some chemistry falls flat.
  • First call-out: Lacey
  • Bottom two: Ashley Molina & Devin Clark
  • Eliminated: Ashley Molina
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Lori Openden, Brittany (Nyle's ex girlfriend)
"The Girl Who Got All Dolled Up" September 23, 2015
The models create a public service announcement in front of kids. At the photo shoot, the guys and girls pose as life-sized dolls.
  • First call-out: Lacey
  • Bottom three: Bello Sanchez, Courtney DuPerow and Devin Clark
  • Eliminated: Bello Sanchez and Courtney DuPerow
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Robert Behar, Brittany Furlan
"The Guy or Girl Who Came Back" October 2, 2015
The models attend go-sees at modeling agencies and are paired with a previously eliminated contestant, who may earn the chance to come back in the competition.
  • Returned: Dustin McNeer
  • First call-out: Nyle
  • Bottom two: Devin Clark & Justin Kim
  • Featured photographer: Yu Tsai
  • Special guests: Alexis Borges
"The Girl Who Became Bootyful" October 9, 2015
>The models shoot a music video for Tyra's new beauty line and former contestant Don Benjamin makes an appearance. At the photo shoot, the guys and gals must pose in mid-air.
BOOTYful Music Video

BOOTYful Music Video

  • Eliminated: Justin Kim
  • First call-out: Mikey
  • Bottom two: Dustin McNeer & Hadassah Richardson
  • Eliminated: Dustin McNeer
  • Featured photographer: Massimo Campana (challenge)
  • Featured director: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Don Benjamin
"And Then That Happened" October 23, 2015
New footage from Cycle 22 of behind-the-scenes confessions, flirtations and meltdowns among the guys and girls. Host Tyra Banks joins Miss J, Kelly Cutrone and photo shoot consultant Yu Tsai to monitor all the on-camera drama.
"The Guy Who Closed the Deal in Vegas" October 30, 2015
An overconfident model loses focus and fails to impress during a challenge in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, one model becomes more focused on romance than winning the competition.
  • First call-out: Mamé
  • Bottom two: Hadassah Richardson & Lacey Rogers
  • Eliminated: Hadassah Richardson
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Melissa Costa, Eileen Tetreault
"The Girl Who Took a Shot in the Dark" November 6, 2015
The models are challenged to create and pitch a unique business idea. At the photo shoot, the pose in the woods in total darkness.
  • First call-out: Mikey
  • Bottom two: Devin Clark & Nyle DiMarco
  • Eliminated: Devin Clark
  • Featured photographer: Erik Asla
  • Special guests: Alli Webb, Marie-Pier St-Hilaire, Francis Libiran
"The Guy Who Was a Momma's Boy" November 13, 2015
Tyra's mom is the photographer for a special photo shoot with the final four models and their mothers. The contestants also shoot a mock cover for Nylon magazine and meet supermodel Chrissy Teigen, who gives them tips on making it in the modeling industry.
  • First call-out: Mamé
  • Bottom two: Lacey Rogers & Mikey Heverly
  • Eliminated: None
  • Featured photographer: Carolyn London
  • Special guests: Chrissy Teigen
"Finale Part 1: The Girl Who Made a Splash" November 20, 2015
The finalists shoot a campaign for Zappos Couture and prepare for the last runway show. Meanwhile, one model loses focus when it is discovered she hooked up with another model.
  • Featured photographers: Mark "The Cobra Snake" Hunter (Nylon magazine), Erik Asla (Zappos Couture)
  • Special guests: Melissa Costa, Kevin Bailey
"Finale Part 2: America's Next Top Model Is..." December 4, 2015
The season comes to an end as the winner of America's Next Top Model is chosen.

Contestant gallery

Delanie Dischert

Eliminated in episode 3

Stefano Churchill

Eliminated in episode 4

Ava Capra

Eliminated in episode 6

Ashley Molina

Eliminated in episode 7

Bello Sanchez

Eliminated in episode 8

Courtney DuPerow

Eliminated in episode 8

Justin Kim

Eliminated in episode 10

Dustin McNeer

Eliminated in episode 5 - Returned in Episode 9 - Eliminated in Episode 10

Hadassah Richardson

Eliminated in episode 12

Devin Clark

Eliminated in episode 13

Lacey Rogers

Eliminated in episode 16

Mikey Heverly

Eliminated in episode 16

Mamé Adjei

Runner-up

Nyle Dimarco

Winner