Tiffany Richardson, Jaslene Gonzales, Marvita Washington, Kacey Leggett and Angelea Preston were, respectively, casting week rejects of Cycles 3, 7, 9, 11 and 12 before making it as finalists for Cycles 4, 8, 10, 15 and 14 (and 17 for Angelea).
Cycle 9 winner Saleisha was featured in Cycle 6 as a working model. This, coupled with her participation in Tyra's modeling camp, caused controversy to her win.
Isis King was an extra in Cycle 10's first photoshoot before making it as an official contestant in the next (and 17th) cycle.
Nole Marin guested a few times in Cycle 2 before joining the panel in Cycles 3 and 4.