Robin "Robynne" Manning is a plus-sized model and a Devout Christian from Memphis, Tennessee. Before she appeared in America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1, she was given the titles of Miss Soybean and Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. She received her MA from Tennessee State University, where she was also deemed as Miss Tennessee State University. Aside from modeling, Robin also likes to play basketball. She used to work as a Day Care Assistant, and among those whom she looks up to are Oprah Winfrey and supermodel Iman.
Being a Devout Christian like her fellow Top Model Finalist Shannon Stewart
, Robin often criticized the other girls when she felt that they were doing something immoral. She was extremely affected when openly gay model Ebony
brought her partner to the house. On the seventh week, the challenge was to pose nude for a jewelry advertisement. She, along with Shannon, refused to participate, saying that it was against her morals. Consequently, she was eliminated from the show, becoming the seventh contestant to be cut.
After her appearance on the show, Robin went on to do a Baby Phat fashion show with Elyse and Kesse. She has also appeared in the popular soap, The Young and the Restless
, and the films, Without You and Holla.
Beauty shoot with snakes:
(Photos courtesy of UPN/CW)