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America's Next Top Model Season 12 Episodes

12 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Episode 1

What Happens in Vegas; Fun and Games

Wed, Mar 4, 2009 120 mins

The 12th season begins in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace with 34 would-be models participating in a photo shoot, after which Tyra selects the Top 13 contestants who then move into a loft in New York City. Next, the ladies take part in a fashion show and bring classic childhood games to life in a Central Park photo shoot.

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Episode 2

Do You Light the Way I Look?

Wed, Mar 11, 2009 60 mins

The 12 remaining models receive makeovers and attend a photo shoot directed by Nigel Barker that uses light in creative ways. At panel, another contestant is eliminated.

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Episode 3

New York's Finest

Wed, Mar 18, 2009 60 mins

The models are taught runway etiquette by Miss J and Season 9 contestants Bianca and Chantal before taking part in a Jill Stuart fashion show. The photo shoot takes place aboard a sightseeing tour bus and requires the ladies to pose with partners as various New York archetypes, such as brokers, nannies, artists and tourists. At panel, one person is eliminated.

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Episode 4

Put Your Best Face Forward

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 60 mins

Cycle 3 contestant Toccara Jones hosts a slumber party for the ladies and offers tips on the modeling industry. Later, the contestants take part in a posing challenge and visit Ellis Island for a photo shoot inspired by images of immigrants from the early 1900s. At panel, one model is eliminated from the competition.

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Episode 5

Here's Your Test

Wed, Apr 1, 2009 60 mins

Beth Stern coaches the models during a photo challenge that requires them to strike the right facial expression to be placed on famous images of Tyra. At the photo shoot, each lady must emote a color that is painted on her face. Also: the house is divided over a contestant's surprising announcement at the previous panel that one model doesn't want to be in the competition and should be sent home.

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Episode 6

Acting Like a Model

Wed, Apr 8, 2009 60 mins

Clay Aiken judges the models during an acting class, and Season 11 winner McKey helps the ladies prepare to shoot a cosmetics commercial.

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Episode 7

Cycle 12 Rewind

Wed, Apr 8, 2009 60 mins

Highlights from the first half of the season are featured.

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Episode 8

Take Me to the Photo Shoot

Wed, Apr 15, 2009 60 mins

Ciara surprises the models at their apartment and they join her on stage for a photo shoot. The models also play creative director for a photo challenge in which they style one another and direct a shoot. At panel, Tyra reveals the overseas location and reduces the seven ladies down to six.

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Episode 9

The Amazing Model Race

Wed, Apr 22, 2009 60 mins

The six remaining models arrive in São Paulo, Brazil, and test their navigation skills by participating in a scavenger hunt around the city. Later, the ladies learn a local fighting technique to use in a photo challenge. At the photo shoot, the gals pose as cultural icon Carmen Miranda.

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Episode 10

Let's Go See the City

Wed, Apr 29, 2009 60 mins

The five remaining ladies race to impress five different designers at various modeling appointments while learning to navigate São Paulo, Brazil. Later, Nigel Barker directs a beach-themed photo shoot. At panel, the group is reduced to the final four.

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Episode 11

Take Me to the Jungle

Wed, May 6, 2009 60 mins

The four remaining models learn samba dancing and are judged on how well they perform. The challenge winner receives jewelry. Later, Tyra directs a jungle-themed photo shoot that requires the ladies to resemble exotic birds. At panel, one contestant is eliminated.

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Episode 12

America's Next Top Model Is...

Wed, May 13, 2009 60 mins

The winner is selected by the judges as the 12th season concludes. The three remaining ladies are reduced to two after the trio shoot a cosmetics commercial. The two remaining contestants walk and crawl down the final runway to determine the top model.

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