Early life and figure skatingEdit
Analeigh Tipton was born on November 9, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When Analeigh was 8, her family relocated to Sacramento, California, where she later attended St. Francis High School and the New York Film Academy's Film School program at Universal Studios, Los Angeles. Currently she is studying film at Marymount College in Palos Verdes, California. Analeigh was also a supporter of the Invisible Children. She participated in the Global Night Commute in the Cesar Chavez park. Prior to America's Next Top Model, Analeigh had posed for photographers Shaun Pfeipher and Robert Dahey, and modeled for a mock Grazia magazine ad campaign, produced by Alejandra Garibay. Analeigh was signed to I Model & Talent in Los Angeles and walked in Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall 2008 for designer, Kelly Nishimoto for her Fall 2008 collection, Imasu. Tipton began skating at the age of two and a half. She trained for most of her childhood, and competed in four U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Later, she and her pair partner, Phillip Cooke, became two-time regional champions, and competed at the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships twice on the Juvenile level. She retired from competitive skating at 16, but continued to skate in charity ice shows for AIDS foundations.
Analeigh placed third on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model in 2008. She was recruited through MySpace and was asked to audition in Los Angeles. After landing in the bottom two in the episode "You're Beautiful, Now Change" for not using her ice-skating moves to her advantage, she rebounded and appeared in the top three for seven consecutive weeks. Analeigh was called first twice, one for the first CoverGirl commercial, which Tyra Banks deemed "the best CoverGirl commercial in the history of America's Next Top Model."Template:Source She also won the go-sees challenge, by booking all three of her go-sees she went to and getting back on time. In a challenge won by Elina Ivanova, Elina shared her prize with Marjorie Conrad and Analeigh; they appeared alongside each other in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine. She was subsequently eliminated in the finale after forgetting her lines in the second CoverGirl commercial, which left Samantha Potter and McKey Sullivan to walk in the finale runway show.
Tipton and Samantha Potter appeared as guest stars on the television series The Big Bang Theory, in the episode "The Panty Piñata Polarization." Tipton also plays a babysitter who has a crush on Steve Carell's character in 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love., alongside Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.