Diane Hernandez is a plus-sized model who tried her luck on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5. Before she joined the popular reality series, Diane was working for Public Defender Bob Wesley in Orlando, Florida.
As a Finalist, Diane was able to impress the judges with her great personality and beauty. Supermodel Tyra Banks was happy to have a plus-sized model in the show again because Diane would be able to influence and encourage other plus-sized women to step out of their shells and go for their dreams. Although Diane had much to learn about modeling, she was able to produce satisfactory photographs. However, as the weeks rolled by, and as the challenges and photo shoots became more difficult, Diane became more concerned with her body and image. On the fourth week, the judges placed Diane and other Top Model Finalist, Bre Scullark
, on the bottom two. Unfortunately, Diane was the one sent home that week, as Tyra felt that her lack of self-confidence not only lessened her chances of winning, but was also sending the wrong message about beauty and weight. She has signed with Wilhelmina Models and has also appeared in Silhouette and Marianne.