Sarah Rhoades is an aspiring model from Boonville, Missouri.
As a Finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5, Sarah became most popular for her luscious red lips and her special bond with openly gay Top Model finalist Kim Stolz
. Her relationship with Kim reached a more intimate level when they shared a tender kiss, even though both of them were apparently involved with someone else back home. Before the kiss, Sarah was very clear about her heterosexuality. Sarah's weakest point as a model was her inability to maintain her balance on the runway. She tripped several times during a fashion show challenge and the photograph she produced on the same day was not at par with the other finalists'. Consequently, she was sent home after spending only three weeks in the competition.
After she was eliminated, Sarah was probed about her experience on the show, but the questions usually revolved around her sexuality rather than her modeling. On an AfterEllen.com interview, Sarah cleared things up by saying she and Kim are just friends, and that when she kissed Kim, she was not involved with another person. She then embarked on her career as a ballet dancer, working with Atlanta Ballet. Afterwards, she worked as a waitress in Columbia, Missouri.