Cycle 18 returns with its first-ever “British Invasion,” featuring former contestants from “Britain’s Next Top Model” and an all-new crop of American model hopefuls competing for the grand prize. The first photo shoot has the women squaring off while posing as famous British and American public figures. New judge Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judge Kelly Osbourne and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the first elimination of the cycle.
Some of the models resist getting make-overs and a few of them are unhappy with their new looks. The women take part in an unusual photo shoot where they have to model as toddlers while posing with Kris as well as her daughters Kendall and Kylie. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judge Kris Jenner and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for elimination.
The models create an ad campaign that requires casting, wardrobe and props. Kelly Cutrone mentors the girls during the challenge, but some of the ladies cannot handle her criticism. Cat Deeley is a guest judge.
The U.S. women start to break down, while the British ladies rally together. At the challenge, the models create their own TV commercial, and at the photo shoot they pose in vintage American cars while wearing British couture hats. One contestant considers leaving the competition.
The women head to Toronto for fashion week where they have to go on castings to book modeling jobs. Some of the models get discouraged when they don’t book any runway shows. At the photo shoot, the women pose in foliage while being covered in maple syrup. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judge Beverly Johnson and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for elimination.
The women are mentored by "America's Next Top Model All-Star" winner Lisa D' Amato as they are divided into teams to create and record music videos. One model in particular has a tough time catching on to the choreography. At the video shoot, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta and Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle are brought in to offer their expertise. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judges Jessica Sutta and Nadine Coyle as well as Tyra Banks on the judges' panel for elimination.
The models are tasked with creating a PSA with some young girls for an anti-bullying campaign, where the winners of the challenge will receive a personal video message from a loved one. At a photo shoot, singer Estelle models with the women, who have to pose as art installations during a dinner party.
The models go to castings for the opportunity to open a fashion show for one of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize finalists with fashion's elite, including Marchesa's Georgina Chapman in attendance. At a photo shoot, a few of the women struggle while modeling heavy Hello Kitty couture gowns.
The final six women head to Macau, where they get a reading from an astrologer and are challenged with re-creating their auras through fashion and beauty. At the photo shoot, the models have to pose in exquisite silk gowns, while accessorized with silkworms crawling on their bodies.
The models are challenged with having to learn a fight sequence and act in a scene with Nicholas Tse, international actor and pop star. The pressure is on as the women have to pose while harnessed atop a high rise tower in extreme rain and wind.
The models make their way through Hong Kong to attend go-sees, where one of the women loses her confidence and crumbles under the pressure. At the photo shoot for the "America's Next Top Model" fragrance, Dream Come True, the stakes are raised as the models pose in front of the client.
Rewind and review the challenges, photo shoots and dramatic personalities that make up the British Invasion cycle of "Top Model."
The final models participate in their Covergirl commercial and photo shoot, where one of the women has a panic attack and is taken to the hospital. For the first time in “Top Model” history, the women will take part in a holographic runway show interacting with lifelike images and also walk in sync with the outline of their own bodies. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join Jay Manuel and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel to choose the winner.