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Monday, December 8, 2008

ANTM - Where are they NOW?

When America's Next Top Model hit the air it had all kinds of promise. I mean, here was Tyra Banks (a top model in her own right) giving everyday girls a chance to make it to the top. The question is, after all of these years, have any of them really made it? In this two part post we catch up with some of the standouts of cycles past and ask where are they NOW?

Fatima Siad from cycle ten was one of my favorite contestants by far. Her Iman-like look and her compelling story (victim of female circumcision) made her a standout. The Somalia native used the show as a platform to help raise awareness about circumcised girls in Africa. Since then, we have seen her in various national magazines and as one of five “ANTM” contestants competing on Tyra’s “Modelville” for a $500,000 modeling contract.

Another of my favorites, Bre Scullark from cycle five was the NYC girl with the fierce strut. “Top Model” judge, Ms. J even named her walk one of the best in the business. That's a HUGE endorsement! Maybe it was those words from Ms. J that helped her land a contract with Ford Model Management in New York. Her gorgeous mane has helped her ink ad deals with Soft Sheen Carson and Pantene. Not only has she graced the pages of ESSENCE, but her impressive runway credits now include both Valentino and Nicole Miller. Work it out then, Bre!

Another NYC girl, Bianca Golden made herself known on the show when she lost it over her makeover. Shaving her head was a huge deal for this diva with the bright smile. So what has she been up to since ANTM? Well, aside from the tabloid drama of fights in the airport, the cycle 9 alum has signed to Major Model Management and has appeared in numerous runway shows. This past September, Bianca walked under the fashion tents for the debut of “Project Runway” runner-up Korto Momolu’s New York Fashion Week spring 2009 show. She has also appeared in a number of magazines, including ESSENCE. You can catch Bianca on Tyra Bank’s new show, “Modelville.”

Maybe the most successful of all the ANTM winners Eva "The Diva" Pigford" has forged ahead with an enviable career. The cycle 3 winner has branched out into acting and walks the red carpet just as much as she does the runway. Her persona in the acting world is Eva Marcille (her middle name). You may have seen her on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and as the host of BET-J’s “My Model Looks Better Than Your Model.” While she's definitely a fashion girl, she seems to have set her sights on the small screen for now with a role on the Young and the Restless where her characters' name is Tyra. Purely coincidence.

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