Brita Petersons, from La CaÃ±ada, California, decided to enter the fashion industry as a model because she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Her family, who are originally from Latvia, did not like the idea of Brita becoming a model, but they couldn't do much to stop her. Brita admits that she had a difficult childhood, having been pushed to study everyday and to play the piano. She is a graduate of La Canada High and while she was majoring in Nutrition at University of Florida, she accepted jobs that gave her the opportunity to appear in local print ads. At around the same time, she also worked as a waitress. Brita is right-handed and among her favorite foods are sushi and cheese. She prefers guys with short hair.
In hard pursuit of a modeling career, Brita auditioned for and was selected as one of the 14 Finalists on America's Next Top Model. Cycle 4. Although Brita is remarkably beautiful, the judges were concerned with her age (she was already 25 years old when she entered the competition) and weight (she weighed in at 138 lbs.). After the first photo shoot, she and Brandy Rusher
landed in the bottom two during the judging session, and ultimately, the judges decided to keep Brandy and to send Brita home. She was the first girl eliminated from Cycle 4.
A short time after she was eliminated, Brita received a modeling contract with Ford Models.
Since then, she has gone on to model for magazines like Brentwood magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine and California Apparel News Lingerie magazine, of which she was the cover. She also dazzled on the runway show of Eisbar and modeled for famous fashion designers Vince and Nanette Lepore. In 2003, she enrolled at the California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, where she majored in Sport's Nutrition. Since then, she has signed with the agency Vue Model Management.