During semi-final casting, the girls must meet with Tyra one on one to show their personality and walk in an impromptu fashion show to impress J. Alexander and Jay Manuel to make the cut.
At a Beverly Hills salon, Tyra, Jay Manuel and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari surprise the models with their plans for their makeovers, and the girls are sent on a shopping challenge by personal stylist James St. James along the famous Rodeo Drive to show their personal style.
Later, at a photo shoot with photographer Mike Rosenthal, the models must pose while running and reacting to special effects that are not actually there. At the judging panel, the models are given a challenge to show off their "signature walk" inspired by a model from a previous cycle. However, the judges are taken aback when one model stops in the middle of her challenge to make a speech.
When the models must point out each others worst physical features, one girl's harsh comments stirs tension, and Twiggy and Jay Manuel teach the competitors how to turn their negative flaws into positives.
Supermodel Iman surprises the girls when she stops by the house to share her beauty secrets, and TV personality/comedian Chris Spencer challenges the models skills on to be an effective spokesperson for a skin care product.
Tyra directs a surprise, no-frills photo shoot with the models, and during the weekly challenge after enduring grueling work out, the models must immediately outshine each other at a meeting with the top editors from ELLEgirl magazine.
Never-before-seen footage from the first eight weeks of UPN's dramality series, which includes an inside look at some surprising and hilarious moments, such as the girls going wild when a bird gets loose in the house.
he models visit Top Model Cycle 3 winner, Eva Pigford, on the set of an ELLEgirl magazine photo shoot where the beautiful models are made up for a challenge to look angry while posing in wild scenarios with the stars of MTV's series "Wild Boyz," and one model attempts to steal attention with her crazy antics.
Emotions explode when one model is confronted about constantly talking behind her competitors' backs, and "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Kevin Frazier teaches the girls about the importance of never letting their guard down in public, as he reveals candid photos that they didn't know were being taken of them.
Challenged by J. Alexander to pose like statues in a park, the models find the task to be a little too realistic as they're swarmed by pigeons, and after one competitor suspects another of stealing, she retaliates leading to a series of escalating confrontations.
After Barney's New York Creative Director Simon Doonan and Twiggy teach the girls about the different British fashion trends, the competitors are sent to impress top London designers by dressing in each trend and whoever performs the best earns a special advantage over her competition.
With only three models remaining, the girls are first challenged to shoot a CoverGirl commercial and a national print ad, and after one competitor is eliminated, legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon shoots each of the final two girls with Tyra Banks for the February 2006 cover of ELLEgirl magazine.
The girls hold nothing back as they discuss a range of topics, including Ashley's recent engagement and how her life has been affected after Hurricane Wilma ripped through her home in Florida; how Cassandra has dealt with her short hair; and the winner's future plans as she embarks on a new career as AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. In addition to candid interviews with the girls, other surprises include never-before-seen footage from the most recent cycle and highlights from the glamorous finale party.