Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Angelea Preston was 23 years old when she became a finalist on America's Next Top Model14. She had previously tried out for Cycle 12 but didn't make the cut. On her second attempt, she showed that she had a lot to offer, like softening her tough attitude when it came to photos. She soon became one of the top competitors on the show, and made it to the finale. She left the show in third place and has since pursued modeling and acting. She also returned to America's Next Top Model Cycle 17, also dubbed the All-Star Cycle. She joined other alums for another shot at the title. The winner will be receiving a special spread in Vogue Italia and a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, in addition to joining the Express fashion campaign and a chance to become a correspondent on Extra.