Winner: Laura James Favorite Model: Nastasia Scott Cycle Villain: Let's come back to this one in a second. The social media component was also weak and served little purpose.Judging panel changes: This cycle was Judgepocalypse Now. In this way, the cycle's worst villain was Tyra herself: a producer who lost vision of what her own show should be, taking out friends and angering fans in the process.
Alexander (Miss J) and Nigel, the holy trinity of judges Destination: Hawaii This was the "under 5'7" cycle, and everything about it came up a little short.Born in Harlem, New York, in 1982 as Camara Da Costa Johnson, Yaya Da Costa earned her bachelor's degree in Africana Studies and International Relations at Brown University.She placed second on the hit reality competition TV show "America's Next Top Model" with Tyra Banks.Read on to see what some of your favorite (and not-so-favorite) models are up to now that they're no longer in the running to be America's next top model. As “America’s Next Top Model” ends its 12-year run on the CW, Screener takes a look back at the most successful models produced by the fashion series.