Mikaela impressed the judges with her strong bone structure and exotic features, but was criticised for never smizing and showing little emotion in her face. Her versatility was also questioned, but her potential ensured she made it far in the competition. Mikaela placed 7th, after famously appearing in the bottom two with eventual winner, Brittani Kline, after Brittani's unprofessional behave, involving her dislike of Alexandria Everett. Despite Tyra Banks saying she wanted Mikaela to remain in the competition, the other judges overruled Banks and Kline was chosen to stay in the competition. Schipani did not earn any first, second or third call-outs, and appeared in the bottom two twice, being eliminated after her second appearance.
After America's Next Top Model
Mikaela has been signed with I Model Management.