AceShowbiz - "America's Next Top Model" has officially come to an end with the season 22 finale which aired on Friday, December 4. The episode opened with the final four, Nyle DiMarco, Mame Adjei, Lacey Rogers and Mikey Heverly, but two of them were immediately eliminated.
Lacey and Mikey were cut, while Nyle and Mame made it through to the final runway. They walked the runway in a futuristic-themed fashion show in Los Angeles, which is creator and judge Tyra Banks' hometown.
The judges praised both contestants' runway walks, but in the end Nyle was declared the winner because of his body of work. He took home the coveted modeling contract and Nylon magazine spread.
Nyle is the first deaf contestant on "ANTM". The 25-year-old model from Washington became a fan-favorite for mostly staying away from the drama at the house and focusing on delivering the best in every challenge.
"I don't think anything will ever compare to this moment, ever. Winning right now, it's a big deal," Nyle says of his win. "When I came into this competition, I had little experience ... But I definitely feel like I've become an amazing model."