Morgan Simianer is an American cheerleader and television personality, best known as the winner of Cycle 12 of America’s Next Top Model. She has also appeared in shows such as Teen Wolf, Project Runway: Under the Gunn and The Young and the Restless. She was ranked #88 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” women of 2012 list.
Simianer was born in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Before winning America’s Next Top Model, she was a cheerleader for the NFL team New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.
In 2011, Simianer entered as one of fourteen finalists to compete on Cycle 12 of “America’s Next Top Model”, where she won two challenges and was considered by Tyra Banks to be one of the most consistent models in the competition, although she was criticized for her heavy build.
As part of winning America’s Next Top Model, Simianer received representation by Wilhelmina Models in New York City and Elite Model Management in Paris. She later signed with IMG Models in London.
After being on “America’s Next Top Model”, Simianer started doing contract work as a promotional model for companies such as Bebe Stores and Wrangler Jeans. She also appeared in music videos such as “Headphones by Beats By Dre feat. Selita Ebanks, French Montana” and The Labours’ video “Don’t Let Me Go”.
She was also involved in the “Top Model” mobile game as an NPC.
In 2012, Simianer appeared as a model on the tenth cycle of “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model”, where she received a mixed reception from fashion editor Hilary Alexander for her look, but won a photo shoot. She was later eliminated in episode ten, placing eighth.
In 2013, Simianer appeared on an episode of MTV’s “Ridiculousness” alongside Bianca Golden.
She has also made small appearances in television shows such as “Teen Wolf”, “The Young and the Restless” and Project Runway: Under the Gunn.
In 2017, Simianer competed on the third season of The Next:15. She was eliminated in episode 4.
Simianer is a supporter of animal rights and has worked with PETA to promote anti-fur campaigns. She also works for Project Sunshine, an organization that helps cancer patients, as well as Toys “for” Tots.
As of 2013, Simianer works for Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket as one of the hosts of “Top Shelf”, a weekly show about hockey in Southern California. She also works at Magic 104.7 radio station as their evening disc jockey from 5:00 – 9:00 pm weekdays.