If you're an avid fan of America's Next Top Model, you'll definitely recognize this Model of the Week, Yoanna House. Born on April 9, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida, she can credit her amazing looks to her Mexican mother and her Canadian father. (She is also very close to her grandmother - who's actually the one who got her interested in fashion and modeling!)
After losing 50 lbs, Yoanna decided to try out for America's Next Top Model. Good thing she applied because her big break in the industry was winning season two! Her prizes included a cover of the Sephora catalog, a contract with IMG and a photo spread for Jane magazine. Since then, she has modeled around the world and is the host of "The Look for Less" on the Style Network.
To find out her beauty secrets, visit BellaSugar. To read about her fashion lusts and to see some more photos,
What is the most memorable show you walked in?
My most memorable show I ever walked in was one of the first ones for Custo Barcelona with Alek Wek and Amanda Moore in the forefront. I was on cloud nine.
If your house was burning down and you could only save one clothing item, what would it be and why?
I imagine it being a very hard situation to collect my thoughts and grab one clothing item. I would probably just grab my box of vintage cuffs and Chanel accessories.
What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?
I imagine staying in a castle somewhere in Scotland or learning to surf on a magical beach in the Canary Islands of Spain. I imagine the men and the beaches to be gorgeous, warm and irresistible. Good times for sure!
Who are your favorite designers?
Dolce and Gabbana; their cuts are so womanly and flattering around the bosom, and they lift my tush just enough. The Chloe team has really been cooking up amazing pieces especially in the past few seasons. I picked up two romantic dresses that I am wearing throughout this Summer in a luscious lilac and cream.
I have also loved Chanel since I was a little girl. There is something so hypnotizing about the logo and the femininity behind the suits. I am also hooked on the feel and look of Agent Provocateur lingerie, especially the push-up bras and corsets; they make your waist teeny weeny. I go to the Gap and J.Crew for basics, Emanuel Ungaro for evening, Wolford for body suits and tights - they are a must for chilly weather. And Marc by Marc Jacobs is a sure bet.