The theme for cycle 6 of America's Next Top Model
was "Fairy Tales Come True". Such was the case for Danielle Evans
, who seemed like a long shot to win. The judges were convinced that though she looked like a model, she couldn't talk like one but Danielle proved everyone wrong. She took home the $100,000 Cover Girl contract, appeared in Elle magazine, and won representation with Ford Models.
The judging panel, which remains the same to this day, was made up of Twiggy, J. Alexander, Nigel Barker, and of course, Miss Tyra herself. The season gave us many interesting contestants from a Hurricane Katrina victim to a true diva. Let's take a look back at cycle 7 at the most memorable models and moments.
touched everyone's hearts, going for her modeling dream despite her troubles back home. Her family was affected by Hurricane Katrina and she arrived at the competition still missing loved ones. Though she had the potential, Tyra sent her home in episode 2. One of the most disliked contestants was Jade Cole
, whose arrogance and sometimes strange behavior rubbed almost everyone the wrong way. In fact, it ended up being the very thing that got her sent home.
There were many echoes of past seasons during this cycle. Model Nnenna Agba
kissed a male model while on set, causing problems with her boyfriends. This was reminiscent of cycle 2's Shandi's kiss with a male model, though that was pleasure and not work. Winner Daniele Evans became sick and sent to the emergency room but forced herself to get to the photo shoot. Cycle 1 winner Adrienne Curry had the same experience. Apparently, there's something to be said for a hospital trip followed by an amazing photo!
Since winning America's Next Top Model
, Danielle Evans has been seen in Cover Girl commercials with Queen Latifah. She also has modeled for Sephora and appeared in Essence, In Touch, and Seventeen magazine. At this year's New York Fashion Week, she walked in a Baby Phat runway show among others.
The new season of America's Next Top Model
kicks off Wednesday and we're taking a look back at a different cycle each day and we gear up for premiere night! Be sure to post your favorite moments and check back tomorrow as we take a look back at cycle 7.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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