2. YAYA DACOSTA

Featured in: Cycle 3
Losing ANTM is rarely the end of a contestant's career. Rather, such failure was what catapulted Yaya DaCosta into the Hollywood scene. Since she competed on the show, she has notably landed a starring role in 2006's Take the Lead, a supporting part in the critically acclaimed indie film The Messenger, and a few sexy scenes in last year's Oscar-nominated drama The Kids Are All Right.