Born in the year 1984, Coryn Woitel hailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Kodiak High School in Kodiak, Alaska, from where she graduated in 2004. When she was growing up, she was never aware that her parents were using prohibited drugs. Prior to her appearance on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5, Coryn was working as a retail clerk in Minneapolis.
What were most noticeable about Coryn when she was a finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 were her athletic build, strong features and thick eyebrows. After the girls were given makeovers, Coryn's features were toned down and her thick eyebrows were shaped more nicely. The judges didn't have too much of a problem with her build, but they did tell her that she would have to compensate for it. Coryn's fellow Top Model Finalist Lisa D'Amato
was more open with her opinion about Coryn's body, and at one point, told Coryn that she should stop "working out." The remark irked Coryn, and she exchanged angry words with Lisa. The confrontation jarred Coryn, and when her photograph for a Secret Platinum deodorant print ad was reviewed, the judges couldn't get over the sadness that her eyes conveyed. Consequently, Coryn became the fifth finalist to be eliminated from the show.
After her elimination, Coryn continued to disregard Lisa's comment and went back to her regular workout routine. She said she wants to tone her body now because when she gets older, her metabolism will slow down. Coryn is still very passionate about modeling in and out of the runway, but she has also expressed her interest in acting, but will not pursue a career in show business until after she has taken acting classes. She then signed with Caryn Models in Minneapolis, Minnesota.