The television show "America’s Next Top Model" has become an overnight sensation, spawning numerous spin-offs, international versions, and a massive fan base. It all began with the first season of the show, which saw the crowning of the first-ever winner of the competition. Let’s take a look at who that was and how the show has grown since then.
The Beginning of a Phenomenon
The first season of "America’s Next Top Model" aired in 2003 on the UPN network. It was hosted by the legendary Tyra Banks, who has been the face of the show since its inception. The show featured 14 aspiring models competing for the title of America’s Next Top Model. The contestants were judged on their looks, photoshoot performances, and overall attitude.
The show was a massive hit, with viewers tuning in to see the drama of the competition and to root for their favorite contestants. After 10 weeks of intense competition, the show crowned its first-ever winner.
Unveiling the First Winner of "America’s Next Top Model"
The first winner of "America’s Next Top Model" was Adrianne Curry. Adrianne was a 20-year-old from Illinois who stood out from the other contestants from the very beginning. She was a natural in front of the camera and her photoshoots were always stunning.
Adrianne won the competition with a unanimous vote from the judges. She was awarded a modelling contract with Wilhelmina Models and a cover feature in Seventeen Magazine. She also received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.
Adrianne has since gone on to become a successful model, appearing in numerous magazines and campaigns. She has also appeared on reality shows such as "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Hollywood Squares".
Adrianne Curry was the first-ever winner of "America’s Next Top Model". Since then, the show has become an international phenomenon, with numerous spin-offs and versions across the globe. The show has launched the careers of many aspiring models, and Adrianne remains the first winner of this iconic show.
One of the most iconic franchises in reality television history is the mega-hit, America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). From the time it debuted in 2003, it has been captivating audiences for seventeen cycles and has become a career launching pad for many aspiring models. But the very first cycle of ANTM was the most watched and arguably the most iconic. After months of grueling competition, where the judges tested each of the competitors on their modeling ability, fashion sense and photos, the first winner of ANTM was winner Adrianne Curry.
Adrianne is a then nineteen year-old from Illinois who was determined to make it in the modeling industry. During her time on the show, she brought her own confidence and style to the table, which the judges ultimately found irresistible. Throughout the twelve episodes of Cycle 1, Adrianne and the other models participated in various modeling challenges culminating with the revealing of her victory in the show’s finale. In the end, Adrianne earned the judges’ respect and was awarded a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models and a cover and six page spread in the cover of Seventeen magazine.
In the years that followed her victorious win on ANTM, Adrianne went on to become one of the show’s most recognizable faces and began to work with some of the top brands in fashion, including Calvin Klein, Maybelline and Hammer Jeans. She also made an appearance in an episode of the hit comedy series “My Name is Earl.” As of today, Adrianne is still modeling, pursuing her love of fashion and taking on various endorsements.
Since the series’ humble beginnings, Adrianne has become a true testament to the potential of ANTM and has inspired thousands of young women to follow their passion for fashion. It is for these reasons why she will always be remembered as the very first winner of America’s Next Top Model.