Kacey Leggett was a contestant during Cycle 15 of ANTM.

The dance teacher from Palmdale, California was 20 years old during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 15.

Kacey auditioned for Cycle 11 and made it to the semifinals, although she wasn’t picked as one of the final 13 girls.

During on-camera interviews in episode 1, Kacey felt she didn’t make a good impression during her elimination from the finals. She said that for this cycle, she felt more mature and comfortable with herself. She commented that her approach for this cycle was to be more aggressive this time around. She said she feels like she has a clean slate in Cycle 15.

During final review, Mr. Jay commented that he liked what she brought to the table, but felt she looked older when she took her glasses off.

Kacey was called 11th during selection of the final 14 girls.

In episode 2, Kacey began on shaky ground by choosing to forego her glasses on the four-stories-high runway for Diane Von Furstenberg. She ended up with a strong performance despite her nervousness before stepping out onto the pink lights lining the catwalk. Mr Jay said, “Kacey rocked the runway. She couldn’t see and still pulled it off with a pose.”

During the “Teen Bully” photo shoot with Deborah Anderson, Mr. Jay commented that she kept using the same ‘blank expression’ in every photo she took. When her photo was being reviewed by the judges, Diane Von Furstenberg commented that she definitely looked like a queen. Tyra added that when she looked at Kacey, she didn’t see a model; she saw a gorgeous athlete. While deliberating, Andre Leon Talley commented that her photo was almost “dreckitude.”

Despite her inconsistent performance, Kacey was called 11th during elimination.

Episode 3 was dedicated to makeovers, but also ended up being a double elimination episode. Kacey was given hair that was sleek and longer; she also received contact lenses. Tyra really wanted to tailor her makeover to help focus on her eyes, as she felt that Kacey’s eyes were one of her strongest features.

Kacey was criticized by the other girls in the house when she began flirting with the male models who were involved in the “Fallen Angels” shoot; especially since she had a boyfriend back home.

When it came time for her photo review in panel, ALT commented that her picture was flat. He said it was beautiful and he liked the positioning of her feet, but not enough to pull the concept off. Guest judge Patricia Field said that her pose was a pretty dance move, but not ‘modely.’

Because of her inconsistent performance in front of the camera, Kacey was called 8th during elimination.

The entire beginning of episode 4 focused on Kacey’s idea to have a BBQ at the Top Model house – all while inviting over the male models from the “Fallen Angels” photo shoot. On camera, a lot of the girls voiced concern that Kacey was flirting with the models again, even though she had a boyfriend. Kacey later commented that she was feeling a negative vibe from the girls in the house.

During their roller coaster challenge at Knott’s Berry Farm, Kacey was tasked with portraying “edgy” while riding the crazy coaster. While her photo was being reviewed, Nigel said that she was too “posey.”

Kacey proved to be a strong competitor during the “Undersea Goddess” photo shoot with Matthew Rolston. The girls had a chance to model jewelry from Martin Katz, Neil Lane and Mikimoto. While shooting, Matthew Rolston commented that “Kacey looked beautiful.” He also added that “she was very good at performing; she exuded a lot of pride and confidence – a womanly, regal quality.”

In panel, ALT said Kacey’s photo “reminded him of some otherworldy photograph from another time.” Nigel said he “loved her hand positioning.” Tyra loved her “surprised face.” Matthew Rolston added that “this was the one shot where the inner life came through.”

While deliberating, ALT said “it’s a billboard in Times Square.” Matthew Rolston concluded that “he liked the picture very much. She’s gorgeous, she projects and she’s vivid.”

Due to her strong performance and positive critique, Kacey was called 2nd during elimination.

Kacey began episode 5 by communicating to cameras that she realized nobody in the house liked her. Upon this realization, she decided to have a house meeting, then play a game to get to know the girls better. Following some revealing conversations between Liz and Jane, the girls got to participate in their next runway challenge at the 2nd Street tunnel in Los Angeles.

For the runway challenge, Kacey and the girls got to model designs by Herve Leroux on a runway where the catwalk consisted of two fast-moving conveyor belts. After shaky performances from the other models, Kacey performed very well considering the crazy catwalk speed. Due to her outstanding performance, Kacey won the challenge, winning jewelry from Lisa Freed.

In panel, after the “Lucha Vavoom” photo shoot with Eddie and Moshe Brahka, ALT said that her photo “looked like high fashion, but she lucked out with brilliant accessories.” Nigel called her photo “interesting.” He also added that “the connection with her eyes were a little ‘deer in the headlights’ and very vacant.” Guest judge Karolina Kurkova commented that her photo “was safe; she didn’t own it.“ Tyra said “she was better than that; she looked way mature, as if she modeled longer than even Tyra did.”

While deliberating, Nigel said that her photo “was a little catalog; a little obvious to him.” Tyra concluded by saying her photo looked like an “online shoe ad.”

Kacey ended up being called 7th during elimination.

Episode 6 began with a CoverGirl challenge. Kacey and the girls were split into groups of three and had to teach the public how to use CoverGirl products. The public judged the girls and so did fashion journalist Derek Blasberg. Kacey was grouped with Esther and Kayla – and they actually won the challenge with their personable demonstration. Kacey received the highest score of the all the girls.

For their photo shoot, the girls got to work with fashion stylist Lori Goldstein and world famous photographer Patrick Demarchelier on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Kacey got to shoot with Jane and a male model. During the shoot, Patrick Demarchelier said that “she needed to relax and not pout her lips too much.” He also asked her to “wake up” as she she seemed low energy while shooting.

During panel, ALT said that Kacey looked “snotty and detached” in her group shot. For her walking shot, Nigel said that her body language was “good, but he couldn’t see her face.” Tyra said that her eyes “looked dead; she needed to bring her eyes alive.”

During deliberation, ALT said that “she looked like an African exiled princess.” Nigel added that “she’s got all the pieces she needs to be model, but when you put them all together, and there’s no life behind her eyes, she has nothing.” Tyra said that “she does have something because she won the challenge.” Nigel concluded by saying that she’s a “good spokesperson and that confidence will get her far.”

Kacey’s weak performance landed her in the bottom two with Kayla.

While in the bottom two, Tyra said:

“From week to week, the judges see a beautiful girl with such strong bone structure. But there was a disconnect this week. You were disconnected from your shoot with three people in the shot, you were disconnected when you were walking and you were disconnected in your beauty shot.”

In the end, Kacey was sent home and Kayla was given a chance to compete another week.

Before leaving, Tyra told Kacey:

“You got these beautiful goods, but I think you need more time before you can hang with these girls over here. So if it’s a passion, you gotta go home and you gotta practice, test and do local stuff in Los Angeles before your ready for international. You’re not ready yet and that’s okay. It’s just going to take a little more time for you. Okay?”

During Kacey’s exit interview, she shared:

“It just felt like this was going to be my chance. It just sucks so bad, man. So bad. I feel so defeated, so drained out. Like how do you go home after this? I’m never gonna get over this.”

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30 Responses to “Kacey Leggett”

  1. kiki Says:

    They are right; it is almost dreck. She should have tried to look more regal and look at the camera.

    • lalalioon Says:

      It’s not just about looking regal or looking at the camera. If you hadn’t noticed, she is looking at the camera. The real issue is that her eyes are squinted too much which makes her look disconnected. Also, she had too much tension around her lips. If she relaxed her whole face in general she would’ve brought a beautiful picture. Her body pose is lovely.

  2. neesy Says:

    Cannot believe she got in the house; especially after Jay commented that she looked old. I hate her personality and her face!


  4. Scott Says:

    Haha, Kacey you suck!

  5. Litisha Says:

    My my my, people are just envious! Kacey is gorgeous, personality and all. The fact is her personality is very strong and some people just don’t know how to deal with that. Kacey you keep doing what you do and don’t give up on your modeling dreams, ok?

    • Kyle Says:

      Just because someone has had their 5 minutes of fame on reality TV doesn’t necessarily mean that people are jealous. The fact of the matter is not a single contestant on the show actually liked her, she was phony, obnoxious and enjoyed any amount of drama she could possibly muster. Ugly on the inside means ugly on the outside.

  6. Tom Says:

    I can’t believe she left before Kayla, Chris, Chelsey and Liz.

    I liked her; her personality is fine and she has a beautiful face.

  7. alex Says:

    Kacey is like Alasia of cycle 14, but I like Alasia waaayyyy more than Kacey.

  8. Janna Says:

    Beautiful. There’s a queenly way about her, and she seems very athletic.

  9. alex Says:

    Kacey looks sooo pretty on the pic above the “teen bully” shoot.

  10. savvysmom Says:

    To be honest, I went to high school with her. She is very stuck up. And being on the show, I was shocked by the way she acted. I do not like that. She is kind of a b*tch.

  11. Kacey_rocks Says:

    Kacey is one of the prettiest girls that has ever been on Antm.

  12. Tlynn Says:

    The last two pics are great. She should have done that and she would have lasted longer. But I guess ANTM taught her that.

  13. Tony Says:

    She is simply gorgeous all the way around. When she left, I stopped watching. She should have won.

  14. kiki Says:

    I don’t know what Kacey did to make all the girls hate her. I don’t think Kacey did anything wrong.

  15. Ashley Says:

    She is gorgeous!!

  16. Creen Says:

    So annoying.

  17. Leigh Says:

    She was a b!tc# in the house. I’m glad she didnt win.

  18. IMRAN Says:

    Love the photos, but the photographer loves to make love In the photo before any one can sign you.

  19. Deborah Says:

    I dont understand what people have against her, i honestly enjoyed watching her performance. More power to her she’s a beautiful girl. Kasey loads of us like you here in the UK! 🙂

  20. Yoshume Says:

    I could have seen a few more girls leaving before Kacey! Also, instead of everyone jumping on the bandwagon, someone should have stepped and said Kacey wasn’t THAT bad! Perhaps if ONE would have tried to bond with her more, the others would have come around. People fear what they don’t understand, so they shy away! I think Kacey was a real threat and was sent home way too early!

  21. Lexie Tomchek Says:

    I don’t like you Kacey

  22. whatever Says:

    she kinda looks like Gabrielle union

  23. Katie Says:

    She is so beautiful. She has striking features. But I hated her personality. She was such a drama queen.

  24. Lilly R Says:

    I don’t understand why she gets so much hate here! I don’t think that she was bitchy – Lexie and Liz were a lot bitchier than she was. She was just confident. Also I think she has some interesting features.

  25. Katherine Says:

    She was beautiful, like a Barbie doll. Wish she went farther.

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