Not 100% certain, but I’d bet a decent amount of cash that to become a successful model, ‘tis better to lose America’s Next Top Model than win it.
I’ve never ever seen an ANTM winner modeling anything, but I know a bunch of the losers have gone on to rewarding careers.
How do I know that? The television show tells me. They do reports on successful losers, meanwhile their winners dissolve into reality star obscurity.
You probably don’t care, but I think it’s a potentially interesting phenomenon.