America's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 13
In the season finale, Nik, Bre, and Nicole shot a CoverGirl commercial and stills.
While Nik's strong performance was an improvement from her previous showing in the Secret shoot, Nicole struggled. Nik was chosen first to continue on in the final round. Nicole's bad performance in the commercial landed her in the bottom two with Bre, who was sent home because she did not seem as strong as the other two girls.
Nik and Nicole then shot a magazine cover with Tyra Banks, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, knowing that the winner's cover would be published in the February 2006 issue of Elle Girl. They then competed in the final runway competition, in which previous Top Model winners Eva Pigford and Naima Mora participated. At the final elimination panel, the judges favored both Nicole's walk and look and Nik's final performances in the Covergirl shoot, and subsequently Nicole Linkletter was selected to be the fifth winner of America's Next Top Model.
First call-out: Nik Pace
Bottom two: Bre Scullark & Nicole Linkletter
Eliminated: Bre Scullark
Featured photographer: Kate Martin
Final two: Nicole Linkletter & Nik Pace
America's Next Top Model: Nicole Linkletter
Featured photographers: Gilles Bensimon
Featured commercial director: Sara Dunlop
Special guests: Eva Pigford, Naima Mora, Gilles Bensimon, Jim De Yonker, Brandon Holly, Nargess Gharani, Vanya Strok
CoverGirl of the Week: Nik Pace
Title: The Girl Who Is On The Cover
I'm sorry, these lights... they're like, blinding me kinda...”— Nicole Linkletter