Fake Top Model, Cycle 1
'Format Reality
Created by Fingerprints101
No. of Episodes 15
Running Time 60 minutes
Original Run April 2, 2008 - July 9, 2008
Fake Top Model (now retroactively known as Fake Top Model, Cycle 1) is a reality show hosted by model Victoria Campbell, which aims to find a new top fashion model. The catchphrase for the Cycle was "Every Story Has A Beginning"
This season features 13 finalists, and the international destination was Berlin, Germany. The prizes for this cycle was a contract with GoGurl Cosmetics, a contract for representation with VCModels and a spread with Fashion Monthly magazine.

Episode SummariesEdit


First Air Date: April 2, 2008

20 semi-finalists arrive in Tallahassee to kick off the first cycle. Contestants include twin sister Danielle and Hope Kissington and plus-size Brenda Anderson, but which thirteen girls will proceed into the main part of the competition?

Cassandra WashingtonEdit

First Air Date: April 9, 2008

The chosen thirteen girls arrive in their Tallahassee apartment where they meet Victoria Campbell. As they rush into the house with excitement, three of the girls is dismayed to see that she has no bed to sleep in, allowing the thirteen girls to jump to conclusions about an elimination. Victoria comes by the house to issue their makeovers, and one girl receives such a drastic change, that she bursts into tears. The girls have an unlucky time on the photoshoot when they take on different superstitions.

Contestant Superstition
Adela if you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck
Angelina to break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck
Brenda to open an umbrella in the house is to bring bad luck
Cyneburga our fate is written in the stars
Deena step on a crack, break your mother's back
Katy to find a four-leaf clover is to find good luck
Kylie garlic protects from evil spirits and vampires
Mackenzie an apple a day keeps the doctor away
Nalani if a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
Siena the wedding veil protects the bride from the evil eye
Tameka clothes worn inside out will bring good luck
Willow at the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold
Yuzuki wearing your birthstone will bring you good luck

Two girls have trouble emoting on set, and one girl produces a shot so stunning, it turns Daniel Day speechless.

  • First call-out: Siena Nelson
  • Bottom two: Kylie Cox & Tameka Robinson
  • Eliminated: Kylie Cox
  • Featured photographer: Daniel Day
  • Guest Judge: Cassandra Washington

Nicholas FischerEdit

First Air Date: April 16, 2008

After the elimination, one of the girls rushes to move her stuff into Kylie's bed, much to Tameka's anger, and she yells at them, and tells them that that could've been her aswell. The two girls without beds hit it off and become fast friends. At the photoshoot, three of the girls find it difficult to feed off of each other's energy, whereas one girl in the same shot shines out despite the awkwardness.

Group Element
Adela, Angelina, Nalani Earth
Brenda, Tameka, Yuzuki Water
Cyneburga, Deena, Willow Fire
Katy, Mackenzie, Siena Wind

Panel proves that two of the girls are worried about embarrassing themselves, and one of them is eliminated.

  • First call-out: Nalani Hekekiah
  • Bottom two: Adela Parker & Angelina Lewis
  • Eliminated: Adela Parker
  • Featured photographer: Nicholas Fischer
  • Guest Judge: Nicholas Fischer

Flower Kelley-FranklinEdit

First Air Date: April 23, 2008

After another elimination, the girls worry over who will be next to go. At the photoshoot, the girls wear different dual-coloured Kelley-Franklin Couture Dresses.

Contestant Dual-colours
Angelina Gray & Green
Brenda Purple & Gray
Cyneburga Yellow & Pink
Deena Purple & Pink
Katy Red & Blue
Mackenzie White & Teal
Nalani Green & Black
Siena Turquoise & Magenta
Tameka Red & Black
Willow Black & Pink
Yuzuki Brown & Orange

One girl throws a strop on set after her dislike for her two colours, and another girl breaks down on set after Lance Islington tells her that he doesn't think she has worked hard enough. The two girls land in the bottom two, and after a dramatic panel, one girl goes home.

Hollie ArmstrongEdit

First Air Date: April 30, 2008

  • Quit: Tameka Robinson
  • First call-out: Angelina Lewis
  • Bottom two: Cyneburga Sampson & Yuzuki Tai
  • Eliminated: Non
  • Featured photographer: Gloria Richardson
  • Guest Judge: Hollie Armstrong

Charlie CarpenterEdit

First Air Date: May 7, 2008

  • Entered: Shania British
  • First call-out: Brenda Anderson
  • Bottom two: Nalani Hekekiah & Siena Nelson
  • Eliminated: Siena Nelson
  • Featured photographer: Jeanette Carpenter
  • Guest Judge: Charlie Carpenter

Sebastian SnyderEdit

First Air Date: May 14, 2008

  • First call-out: Deena Garcia
  • Bottom two: Willow Morgan & Shania British
  • Eliminated: Willow Morgan
  • Featured photographer: Kris Salliss
  • Guest Judge: Sebastian Snyder

Ebony CunninghamEdit

First Air Date: May 21, 2008

  • First call-out: Yuzuki Tai
  • Didn't participate in shoot: Deena Garcia & Nalani Hekekiah
  • Bottom two: Deena Garcia & Nalani Hekekiah
  • Eliminated: Nalani Hekekiah
  • Featured photographer: Ebony Cunningham
  • Guest Judge: Ebony Cunningham

Michael WatkinsEdit

First Air Date: May 28, 2008

  • First call-out: Shania British
  • Bottom two: Brenda Anderson & Angelina Lewis
  • Eliminated: Brenda Anderson
  • Featured photographer: Daniel Day
  • Guest Judge: Michael Watkins

Peter FreemanEdit

First Air Date: June 4, 2008

  • First call-out: Mackenzie Reed
  • Bottom two: Shania British & Deena Garcia
  • Eliminated: Non
  • Featured photographer: Freddie Young
  • Guest Judge: Peter Freeman

Model MadnessEdit

First Air Date: June 11, 2008

Gillian CookEdit

First Air Date: June 18, 2008

  • First call-out: Cyneburga Sampson
  • Bottom two: Shania British & Angelina Lewis
  • Eliminated: Shania British
  • Featured photographer: Tim Hughes
  • Guest Judge: Gillian Cook

Lexie ThompsonEdit

First Air Date: June 25, 2008

  • First call-out: Deena Garcia
  • Bottom two: Cyneburga Sampson & Yuzuki Tai
  • Eliminated: Yuzuki Tai
  • Featured photographer: Victoria Campbell
  • Guest Judge: Lexie Thompson

Ivan HayesEdit

First Air Date: July 2, 2008

  • First call-out: Deena Garcia
  • Bottom three: Cyneburga Samspon, Mackenzie Reed & Angelina Lewis
  • Eliminated: Cyneburga Sampson & Angelina Lewis
  • Featured photographer: Melvin Hall
  • Guest Judge: Ivan Hayes

Roberto OlimpiatiEdit

First Air Date: July 9, 2008

  • Final two: Mackenzie Reed & Deena Garcia
  • Fake Top Model: Mackenzie Reed
  • Featured photographer: Roberto Olimpiati
  • Guest Judge: Roberto Olimpiati


(ages stated are at the time of the competition)

(In order of elimination)

Contestant Age Hometown Height Rank
Kylie Cox 19 Austin, Texas 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 14th
Adela Parker 23 Lansing, Michigan 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 13th
Katy Cooper 20 Portland, Oregon 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 12th
Tameka Robinson 18 Topeka, Kansas 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 11th (Quit)
Siena Nelson 20 Augusta, Maine 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 10th
Willow Morgan 19 Denver, Colorado 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 9th
Nalani Hekekiah 19 Maui, Hawaii 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 8th
Brenda Anderson 22 Charleston, South Carolina 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 7th
Shania British 20 Avon Park, Florida 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 6th
Yuzuki Tai 21 Nashville, Tennesse 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 5th
Cyneburga Sampson 26 Lincoln, Nebraska 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 4th
Angelina Lewis 24 Helena, Montana 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 3rd
Deena Garcia 18 Salem, Oregon 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 2nd
Mackenzie Reed 20 Atlanta, Georgia 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 1st


Call-out OrderEdit

Victoria's call-out order
Order Episodes
1 Cyneburga Siena Nalani Willow Angelina Brenda Deena Yuzuki Shania Mackenzie Cyneburga Deena Deena Mackenzie
2 Katy Cyneburga Yuzuki Mackenzie Siena Mackenzie Yuzuki Angelina Mackenzie Cyneburga Yuzuki Angelina Mackenzie Deena
3 Willow Deena Cyneburga Nalani Mackenzie Shania Cyneburga Shania Cyneburga Yuzuki Deena Mackenzie Angelina
4 Mackenzie Angelina Brenda Angelina Willow Angelina Mackenzie Cyneburga Yuzuki Angelina Mackenzie Cyneburga Cyneburga
5 Brenda Yuzuki Tameka Cyneburga Deena Deena Nalani Mackenzie Deena Deena Angelina Yuzuki
6 Kylie Mackenzie Deena Yuzuki Nalani Yuzuki Brenda Brenda Angelina Shania Shania
7 Tameka Willow Mackenzie Deena Brenda Cyneburga Angelina Deena Brenda
8 Deena Adela Siena Brenda Cyneburga Willow Shania Nalani
9 Adela Nalani Willow Tameka Yuzuki Nalani Willow
10 Siena Brenda Katy Siena Tameka Siena
11 Angelina Katy Angelina Katy
12 Yuzuki Tameka Adela
13 Nalani Kylie

Photo shoot guideEdit

  • Episode 1 Photo Shoot: Bikini Shots (Casting)
  • Episode 2 Photo Shoot: Supersititions
  • Episode 3 Photo Shoot: Posing in groups of threes as elements
  • Episode 4 Photo Shoot: Couture Kelley-Franklin Dresses
  • Episode 5 Photo Shoot: Lingerie with a male model
  • Episode 6 Commercial: GoGurl 'PartyGurl' in traffic jam
  • Episode 7 Photo Shoot: Soldiers in action
  • Episode 8 Photo Shoot: Tightrope walking
  • Episode 9 Photo Shoot: Portraying types of weather
  • Episode 10 Photo Shoot: Waiting in the airport
  • Episode 12 Photo Shoot: German markets
  • Episode 13 Photo Shoot: Nude covered in crystals
  • Episode 14 Photo Shoot: Beauty shots in the shadows
  • Episode 15 Photo Shoot & Commercial: Fashion Monthly Cover & GoGurl Lipgloss Billboard Commercial


Contestant Before After
Colour Length Style Other Colour Length Style Other
Adela brown shoulder-length wavy darkened n/e straightened bangs added
Angelina black long straight weave n/e shaven see length weave taken out*1
Brenda auburn past shoulders straight red added given extensions to medium-length n/e
Cyneburga black medium-length wavy dyed icey-blonde cut to shoulder-length straightened matching eyebrows
Deena light brown medium-length straight dyed dirty blonde n/e waves added
Katy brown long straight split ends bleached blonde trimmed by two inches n/e side shaved, assymetrical
Kylie blonde shoulder-length curly n/e given extensions to waist n/e teeth straightened
Mackenzie blonde cropped straight dyed n/e n/e n/e roots touched up
Nalani brown medium-lenght wavy dyed auburn cut tight spiky/straightened
Siena brown shoulder-length curly dyed black n/e curls added
Tameka dark brown medium-length wavy n/e given extensions straightened two snaggleteeth removed
Willow brown medium-length straightened given blonde highlights n/e curls added
Yuzuki light brown shoulder-length wavy dyed black given extensions to middle-lenght straightened

bangs added, green eye contacts given

  • n/e: shows the section of the hair concerned was not effected by the makeover.
  • *1: Angelina's weave was deemed as very bad quality, and it had effected her hair. Victoria decided to shave it off for this reason.