America's Next Top Model returns for cycle 12 with 13 new contestants eager to be crowned the next top model. To find the 13 selected, the 34 models are first put through a photo shoot at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Tyra then chooses the best 13 and sends them to the loft in New York City. Next, the ladies work a fashion show and then bring back some childhood games as they participate in another photo shoot.
Nigel Barker directs a photo shoot for the remaining 12 models using lights in creative manner, after receiving a makeover. One more contestant is eliminated.
Miss J and two former contestants teach the models runway etiquette before taking part in a Jill Stuart fashion show. Next they will participate in a photo shoot aboard a tour bus. One person will be eliminated at panel.
Former season 3 contestant Toccara Jones hosts a slumber party for the women and offers up tips concerning the model industry. Later, the contestants compete in a posing challenge and use images of immigrants of the early 1900's for a photo shoot at Ellis Island. One model is eliminated at the panel.
This week's challenge will have the models striking a facial pose which then will be placed on famous body images of Tyra. At panel, the house is divided by one models shocking admission.
The models take an acing class which will be judged by Clay Aiken, followed by season 11 winner McKey helps the remaining ladies in preparation for a cosmetics commercial shoot.
The first half of the season is recalled.
Ciara stops by the models apartment as a surprise and will be joining them for a photo shoot. Tara reveals the site of the overseas location during panel.
The remaining six contestants have arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they will be challenged to a scavenger hunt throughout the city, testing their navigational skills. The photo shoot finds the ladies posing as cultural icons.
While learning to navigate Sao Paulo, Brazil, the five remaining contestants race to make an impression on five different designers at various modeling appointments. Later, Nigel Barker directs a beach-themed photo shoot. At panel, one more player is released.
The final four models will resemble exotic birds as Tyra directs a jungle-themed photo shoot. The panel finds one more contestant voted off.
The three remaining ladies work a photo shoot for cosmetics before one more contestant is released. Then the remaining two models will walk and crawl along the catwalk before a winner is chosen as 'America's Next Top Model.'