America's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 1
The casting process started out with 36 girls who were then interviewed by Tyra, and the two Jays, after a little pose-off.
Notable interviews included Coryn revealing the fact that her mother struggled with depression, Nicole getting on her knees, Bre admitting she rarely showered, Jayla stating she went against her whole religion (Jehovah's Witness), and a girl named Susanna that had breast cancer. Nik was quickly judged to be similar to Naima Mora.
After the interviews the contestants were narrowed down to just 20 who were then sent to do a mock runway show. Sarah was the only girl to stumble. After that each girl got one on one time with Tyra, where Ebony's desire impressed Tyra, while Lisa used the time to ask Tyra about Will Smith. The judges deliberated and chose just 13 to be in the running this time.
Finalists (In Order Of Elimination:
Ashley Black, 22, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ebony Taylor, 18, from Sylmar, California
Cassandra Whitehead, 19, from Houston, Texas (quit)
Sarah Rhoades, 18, from Boonville, Missouri
Diane Hernández, 23, from Orlando, Florida
Coryn Woitel, 19, from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kyle Kavanagh, 19, from Dexter, Michigan
Lisa D'Amato, 24, from Los Angeles, California
Kimberly "Kim" Stolz, 21, from New York, New York
Jayla Rubinelli, 20, from Tucson, Arizona
Brittany "Bre" Scullark, 20, from Harlem, New York (2nd runner up)
Erika "Nik" Pace, 21, from Atlanta, Georgia (runner up)
Nicole Linkletter, 19, from Grand Forks, North Dakota (winner)
Title: The Girl With The Twisted Catchphrase
I'm twenty two years old which means... my birthday is in... nineteen... eighty... three. Eighty one. Eighty... eighty...four.”— Tyra Banks