Furonda Brasfield is a fashion model from Los Angeles, California but she grew up in Stuggart, Arkansas. She encountered some trouble with the law when, in the year 2000, she purchased some materials with counterfeit money from two stores in Fayetville, Arkansas. Three years later, she graduated from the University of Arkansas and went on to pursue a career in modeling. When she was 24 years old, she became a finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6. She stands at 5 feet, 11 inches, and among her favorite supermodels are Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Beverly Peele. She also enjoyed watching The Color Purple, Pretty Woman, City of God, Boomerang, Harlem Nights, Crooklyn, Dead Presidents, King Kong, The Mack, Friday, There's Something About Mary, Flowers in the Attic and Poetic Justice.
As a finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6, Furonda started as a strong competitor. She won the challenge wherein the girls had to use, with young comedian Nick Cannon, what they learned from an improvisation workshop at The Groundlings. Her prize was a guest appearance on the popular CW series, Veronica Mars
and the chance to be on a public service announcement about HIV prevention. Despite doing very well on the photo and video shoots, Furonda fell to the bottom two after the "Venus Razor" photo shoot in Bangkok, Thailand, and was ultimately eliminated because she could not follow instructions well. She was the ninth finalist to be sent home.
After being eliminated from the show, Furonda received a contract from LA Models. She has walked the runway for the Absolut Fashion Show 2006.
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