Tessa Carlson


Date Of Birth



Tessa Carlson was born in 1984 and is from Chicago, Illinois. She is an aspiring model who joined America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1 in 2002. She was not able to stay on the show long enough to gain significant exposure, and was last reported to have been working as a waitress.

For the very first challenge on America’s Next Top Model, the ten finalists were asked to model swimsuits from actress Jennifer Lopez’ clothing line, J.Lo. The photo shoot was held on the rooftop of a tall Manhattan building. The weather was terribly cold, making the challenge more difficult for the contestants. Tessa was the first eliminated from the show because after the judges reviewed their pictures from the photo shoot, they felt that Tessa didn’t know how to pose.

(Photos courtesy of UPN/CW)

Place of Birth

Chicago, Illinois

Birth Name

Tessa Carlson



Fun Facts

- She claims her favorite movie is 1998's Gia.

- One of her favorite shows is elimiDATE.



2003: America's Next Top Model (TV series)- Herself
2002: A-Game (short) - Girl 2


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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