was a waitress at Hooters until she got her big break as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model
. She made the cut and earned a spot in cycle one, beating nearly 32, 000 model wannabes. On May 20, 2003, she triumphed over Shannon Stewart
and became an instant celebrity as the first crowned winner of the competitive reality series.
Following America’s Next Top Model
, Curry immediately landed modeling gigs for Macy’s and Merit Diamonds: Sirena Collection, and appeared in many high-fashion magazines and television commercials. Later, she returned to the TV circuit to participate in yet another reality television series called Surreal Life
. She starred alongside Marcus Schenkenberg, Joanie "Chyna Doll" Laurer, Verne Troyer, Jane Wiedlin, Da Brat, and Christopher Knight, who she met and fell in love with. Eventually, Curry and Knight, 25 years her senior and known for his role as Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch
, became the subject of the news. Her controversial relationship with Knight even sprouted a spin-off show called My Fair Brady
, which documented the couple’s high profile romance as Curry moved in with Knight in his estate in Southern California. After the marriage proposal from Knight in the season finale, a second season of My Fair Brady
was immediately picked up, which showcased their life as an engaged couple planning their wedding. Of course, the second season ended with the big day. After her stint on reality shows, Curry’s career soared even higher. She graced the cover of Playboy Magazine and was included in numerous campaigns and runway shows. She also guest starred on television shows such as Hot Properties
, Half and Half
, and worked in films like Worlds Apart
and Fallen Angels.
Most recently, she appeared in an episode of Dirt
called The Secret Lives of Altar Girls
At present, Curry has a radio show called The Adrianne Curry Show
, which airs every Thursday 8/7 C on nowlive.com.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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