America's Next Top Model returns for another season with Tyra Banks kicking off cycle seventeen by bringing back an all-star cast of fan favorites and outrageous characters from previous cycles of the show. These women return to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling and celebrity, featuring an exciting line-up of special guest judges. These is a lot at stake with these seasoned veterans, poised to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model," that previously eluded them. Time has passed and these models have changed...for better or worse.
Cycle 17 features the first-ever All-Star cast, with fan favorites and outrageous personalities from different cycles as they square off and compete for the grand prize. This cycle will feature a variety of women who will go head-to-head as personalities clash and the competition gets intense as they vie for attention and the grand prize. The first photo shoot has the women re-enacting memorable moments from the previous cycles they appeared on. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge Nicki Minaj and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the first elimination of the All-Star cycle.
After a shocking first elimination, the girls step up their game. As the tension mounts and catfights begin, alliances are made in the house between the women. The All-Stars receive make-overs and many of them melt down during the process. During a challenge and photo shoot about branding, the women must create a new hot dog for the world-famous Pink's restaurant. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge Ashlee Simpson and Tyra Banks on the judges' panel for the second elimination.
The competition is fierce as the All-Stars meet reality star Kristin Cavallari, who tells them what it takes to be a celebrity personality in Hollywood. The women are tested on their interview skills when they head to entertainment newsmagazine "EXTRA" to meet with host Mario Lopez. During a photo shoot, the women are paired together and must handle the difficult challenge of modeling on stilts.
One of the models has a health scare that makes her nervous going into the next elimination. During a challenge, the All-Stars audition for a role on popular television show “CSI,” in front of creator of the “CSI” franchise, Anthony Zuiker. At a photo shoot modeling Express fashions with male models, a few of the women struggle in front of the client. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge Anthony Zuiker and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
The women model fashions from the Kardashian Collection for a runway challenge at the Santa Monica Pier with Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian in attendance. The stakes are raised when the women find out they must exit a moving carousel before hitting the runway. During a photo shoot, the models get guidance from LaToya Jackson throughout the shoot. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge LaToya Jackson and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
The women are divided into two teams for a flag football challenge with professional football players. During the challenge, the all-stars pause for photos and the competition is fierce. At the photo shoot, the models find out they will be posing in pairs alongside supermodel Coco Rocha. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge Coco Rocha and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
The women are asked to create a signature fragrance and launch the scent at a public event while posing in a bathtub. At a photo shoot where the models pose as reality stars, the tension is high and the all-stars begin to get on each other’s nerves. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge comedienne Kathy Griffin and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
The All-Stars are given the most difficult challenge yet, as they are asked to write and sing a song about their lives, with a surprising twist. A few of the models struggle with the task and reach emotional breaking points. Once the song is complete, rapper Game steps in to direct the women in music videos based on their songs. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge rapper Game and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
The women find out they are headed abroad to Greece and given the opportunity to collaborate with designer Michael Cinco on what could potentially be their final runway gown. At a photo shoot, one of the models is conflicted when they are asked to pose in underwear. André Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge photographer Nikos Papadopoulos and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination!
The women find out they will be judged by each other during a challenge, where one of the All-Stars is confronted about her insecurities. The women also get some time off to enjoy Greece and its night life. Nigel Barker photographs the models re-creating ancient Olympic sports.
Rewind and review the challenges, photo shoots and dramatic personalities that make up the All-Star cycle of "Top Model."
It is down to four women and the competition is intense. The All-Stars have to write a fashion blog for Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani and also get the opportunity to work with Tyra on a motion editorial.
The women participate in the final photo shoot and a challenging runway finale that includes flying and modeling under water. Jay Manuel joins André Leon Tally, Nigel Barker and Tyra Banks for the final judges’ panel, where America’s Next Top Model All-Stars is chosen!