'America's Next Top Model's Final 4 shoot winner's ad campaign and magazine spread before final runway show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/23/2015
America's Next Top Model eliminated no one after Season 22's Top 4 finalists modeled for the magazine and campaign photo shoots for which the winner will be published during Friday night's broadcast on The CW.
Michael "Mikey" Heverly, a 25-year-old 6'1" model from Hollywood, FL; Lacey Rogers, an 18-year-old 5'7" model from El Dorado, AR; Mame Adjei, a 23-year-old 5'7 1/2" model from Silver Spring, MD; and Nyle DiMarco, a 25-year-old 6'0 1/2" model from Washington, DC, learned there would be no scoring for the rest of the competition.
Instead, the four models would be judged on overall performance, their presentations on why they deserve to be "America's Next Top Model," and the final runway show.
In Friday's episode, the contestants participated in a Nylon magazine photo shoot as well as a campaign for Zappos Couture.
The winner of Top Model will earn a spread in Nylon that will hit shelves worldwide. The photo shoot featured the models pretending to sneak into a high school and take fun, edgy, youthful photos.
With $100,000 at stake, Zappos Couture had the models pose under the theme "luxury travel" at a hotel. The winner of Top Model will have his or her pictures grace the company's website and be part of their global relaunch.
After working on their presentations for Tyra Banks, the four models got ready for the season's big runway show at Walt Disney Concert Hall. They learned they'd be walking to live music performed by a string quartet wearing chic art -- clothing by Rocky Gathercole.
The models were prepared to walk until Tyra surprised them and revealed a cut would have to be made before the show. Despite the fact the contestants were already nervous, stressed and anxious, Tyra explained they must also deliver their presentations before stepping on the runway.
Two models will be eliminated from the competition at the beginning of next week's finale episode. They will be ousted from the competition based on their presentations and success or lack thereof with their Zappos ad campaign.
Only one guy and one girl will have the chance to become "America's Next Top Model." The Final 2 will duke it out next Friday night and a Season 22 champion will be crowned.