Potential contestants hit the runway and compete to see who can take the best selfie; Miss J returns to the judging panel.
Semifinalists model various seasons in a limited amount of time during a rigorous subway challenge; a nighttime photo shoot at the beach gets steamy.
The final 14 contestants move into their new home, just in time for tempers to flare and relationships to ignite. Models compete in a revealing runway challenge where the wardrobe consists only of silly string. Host Tyra Banks gives a behind-the-scenes look on how this cycle's rain-themed intro was put together.
With a love triangle brewing in the house, not all models bring their A-game to an optical illusion photo shoot. The eagerly awaited make-over day arrives, and one model to unveils a never-before-seen look while another suffers a breakdown.
Tyra helps the models prepare for a sexy photo shoot; unexpected chemistry sparks between two models before a challenge involving stilts; a model breaks a house rule after a night of partying.
The models are tasked with mastering the ultimate hair whip for a wind-blown photo shoot. One girl is given a penalty and is allowed only five frames to capture the perfect image. Later, Nick Cannon gives the models a chance to be the face of his new ad campaign.
The contestants audition for a walk-on role on a TV show; hurtful comments lead to an icy photo shoot.
A photo shoot challenge leads two models to realize they need to put their personal relationship aside; the models discover common ancestry links during a futuristic sci-fi photo shoot.
After a private runway session with Miss J, the models must book fashion shows with designers including Betsey Johnson; models are paired up during a photo shoot for a hair product.
A model is brought back into the competition after fans cast their vote via social media. A challenge to keep their composure in the dark at a former slaughterhouse with a dark and gruesome history gives models the chance to win a special treat. Later, at a "no glove, no love"-themed fashion shoot that focuses on awareness of HIV/Aids, Tyra Banks acts as makeup artist to the models donning a variety of ornate gloves.
Catch up on the first ten episodes of Cycle 21 which pits guys versus girls in order for one up-and-comer to take home the title of America's Next Top Model. What started off as 31 potential contestants is narrowed down to seven remaining models. Host Tyra Banks, welcomes Miss J back to the judging panel, along with fashion PR maven Kelly Cutrone and photo shoot consultant Yu Tsai to monitor all the on-camera drama.
The seven remaining models pack their bags for Seoul, Korea and find themselves challenged to a group dance photo shoot judged by Korean pop sensation BtoB. However, one model finds that a bad habit limits the potential for success during a photo shoot with a luxury brand; a problem that does not go unnoticed by Tyra Banks and the judges.
The models race to various locations around Seoul for a timed challenge, where one finds herself isolated from the rest of the group after getting caught in a lie. Later, a model offends photo consultant Yu Tsai after she confronts him for calling her a panda bear during a head-to-toe photo shoot with Jinny Kim shoes and accessories.
The five remaining models perform a bilingual scene with Korean soap opera actors before tackling a night-time photo shoot that has them dressing up to recreate iconic images of the King and Queen of American pop culture: Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. But history comes back to haunt the models when each is asked to confront demons from their past.
Tyra introduces the final four models to her cosmetics line and challenges them to a commercial shoot with help from some of the previously eliminated contestants. Later, the models participate in their last photo shoot.
Cycle 21 concludes with the remaining three models participating in a final runway fashion show in Seoul for designer Lie Sang Bong. Later, Tyra reveals the winner. Kpop band 2NE1 perform.