Born on May 7, 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island, April Wilkner was a student of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, where she graduated with a GPA of 3.95. She is part-Japanese, part-Irish, part-Scottish, part-German and part Welsh. When not in New York City, April can be seen working with the Michelle Pommier Model Management in Miami, Florida. She is part-Japanese, part-German, part-Welsh, part-Scottish and part-Irish.
As an aspiring model, she tried out for America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2 in 2003. She quickly became one of the 12 Finalists, but during the fashion show on the first week, April accidentally wore the wrong dress. Jenascia
, another Finalist, was quick to rescue her. However, the following day, April failed to wake Jenascia up for their first photo shoot, causing their relationship to sour for awhile. She was eliminated on the ninth week because the judges thought she was too robotic and self-critical.
Since appearing on the show, April has gone on to work with NY Models Management and has modeled for New Look and the July 2004 edition of Stuff Magazine. She has also appeared on the catwalk for ElleGirl Presents: Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005. In addition, April became the host of the internet talk show Talk Model, specifically created for America’s Next Top Model. She also studied at Atlantic Theater in New York City and worked as an account executive.
(Photos courtesy of UPN/CW)