Adrianne Curry was born on August 6, 1982 and is from Joliet, Illinois. An animal lover Adrianne had had several pets, which include a tarantula, a miniature Collie and a black cat named Ziggy Stardust. She admires Bono from U2 because the famous rock star has used his celebrity to help other people from the more deprived parts of the world. She also looks up to supermodels Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks.
Auditioning and becoming a Finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1 has proven to be a bittersweet journey for Adrianne. Although she emerged as the winner, beating Shannon
on the runway for a Baby Phat fashion show, and was able to get a contract with both Revlon cosmetics and Wilhelmina Models, she did not get to do some of the projects that were promised to her. For one, Instead of appearing on major print ads for Revlon Cosmetics, she was made to do appearances in small conventions and in brief instructional videos about the proper application of make-up.
Since appearing in the show, Adrianne has achieved great success as a model in the fashion industry. In 2005, she was #100 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list and a year later posed naked for the February edition of Playboy magazine. She can also be seen in Click Five’s “Just The Girl” music video. She married her one true love, Christopher Knight, after being engaged for less than a year. In 2008, she appeared on Celebrity Family Feud with her family and friends and later worked as the "Resident Celebrity Gamer" panelist judge on The Tester's second season.