Ann Elaine Markley is from Erie, Pennsylvania. She was juggling being a student at Mercyhurst College (where she was a NCAA water polo player) and a pharmacy technician prior to her participation on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3. Aside from being an aspiring supermodel, Ann is also an All-American water polo player. Her favorite movie is the drama Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Ann is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and enjoys reading magazines like US Weekly and People. Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo is her favorite food.
Ann came close to making it to the Top 3 of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3, but was the tenth contestant eliminated from the show. During her stay in the competition, her athletic build prompted supermodel judge Janice Dickinson to bless her with the nickname, “Ann, The Man.” The judges finally gave in to Ann’s inability to produce strong and impressive photographs after the tenth photo shoot, despite Ann’s consistently strong performances on the runway.
After her appearance on the show, Ann became highly successful as a model in the fashion industry. She was able to get a contract from three divisions of Elite Model Management, one of which is in Milan. She also obtained a contract from MC2, and has done extensive modeling work for Ford Fusion, ElleGirl Magazine, Gioia Magazine, Joie, Rojas, Heatherette, Nuala, ShopCaravan.com, Glamour Italia Magazine, the October and November 2005 editions of GQ magazine, Target, L’Oreal, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Dutch Cosmopolitan Magazine and Zink Magazine. Moreover, Ann has graced the covers of Philadelphia Style Magazine and Washinton, D.C. Style Magazine, and has walked the runway at Ellegirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005, Alice and Olivia Fall 2006, Kara Saun Fall/Winter 2005, Richard Tyler/Delta Fall/Winter 2005, Harmon Fall/Winter 2005, Marc Bouwer Fall/Winter 2005, Cynthia Rowley Fall/Winter 2005, and Nicole Miller Fall/Winter 2005. During The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Ann and America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4 winner, Naima Mora, worked as the ceremony’s trophy girls. She has also been seen on the cover of Bruce J. Nadler, M.D.'s novel, "The Nip Tuck Workout: Exercise through the Eyes of a Plastic Surgeon".
(Photos courtesy of UPN/CW)
2011: The Ones You Love - Rebecca
2011: Lights Out (TV series) - Karina
2010: Bang, (short) - Beautiful Woman
2010: Choose - Reporter
2009: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - Vargas Girl
2009: Kings (TV series) - Sparkly Girl - Party Hostess
2008: Gossip Girl (TV series) - Chuck's Fling-Girl
2008: Made of Honor - Barbara/Antiques Date
2005: Project Runway (TV series) - Herself - Model
2004: America's Next Top Model (TV series) - Herself