Born on May 30, 1980, Mollie Sue Steenis-Gondi is a fashion model from Tampa, Florida. A former waitress, Mollie Sue names The Royal Tenenbaums, Wet, Hot American Summer, Lost In Translation, Jesus' Son, Life Aquatic, Waking the Dead, Rushmore, House of Yes, Pan's Labyrinth and Little Miss Sunshine as some of her favorite movies. She also enjoys tuning in to America's Next Top Model, of which she became a Finalist during the show's sixth season. She stands at 5 feet, 9 inches and describes herself as a "full-time bombshell." She enjoys anything related to or containing water and is a big fan of ketchup.
Mollie Sue started out as a strong contender on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6. Prior to her elimination on the fifth week, Mollie Sue had been able to produce quality photographs and had never once landed on the bottom two. However, as the competition got harder and as the number of the girls became smaller, Mollie Sue slowly lost her edge over the other girls, until finally, after the CoverGirl commercial shoot where the girls had to use what they learned from an improvisational class at The Groundlings, the judges decided to send Mollie Sue home for her failure to express her own true "persona" in her pictures.
After appearing on the show, Mollie has gone on to become an international modeling sensation. She relocated to Paris, France, where she was featured as one of Paris' Top Models in Photo Magazine. In January 2007, Mollie Sue received contracts from popular modeling in Spain and Denmark. She has also graced the pages of French Cosmopolitan and is signed to several model agencies. These include Storm Model Management, Ford Models in NYC and WM Models in Paris.
(Photos courtesy of UPN/CW)