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Where Are They Now? America's Next Top Models

Where Are They Now? America's Next Top Models

I always wondered if America's Next Top Model really gives the amateur contestants the exposure they need to get modeling jobs after their reality glory days are over. Judging from these photos, it looks like it does! How credible and desirable the jobs are is a whole different story. The important thing is that they're working, making money, and getting some exposure, right?

CariDee English, winner of Season 7, is busy partying and acting these days. She even made an appearance on Gossip Girl. Nik from Season 5 is working the runways these days, while Season 5 winner Nicole Linkletter is showing off clothes for SoLowStyle.com. Jade from Season 6 is currently the face of Apple Bottom Jeans by Nelly, and the latest winner Jaslene Gonzalez is in ads for Lot 29. Each girl has found her niche in a different place, but one thing they have in common is that they're workin' it.

Photo courtesy of the CW and Source

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lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
yeah, I always wonder why I don't see the winner's in any CoverGirl commercials or print ads - what about that $100,000 contact?
Isista Isista 9 years
I haven't like many of the winners here lately. Nicole has a bland personality and looks so...common. Jaslene can come off as looking "tranny" very easily. Saleisha's win felt so forced, as did the latest winner, Whitney. I love CariDee though; her personality was great.
Vixen41686 Vixen41686 9 years
mercedes is the face of mblem for mandy moore's clothing line.
sugardoll83 sugardoll83 9 years
The problem is they never pick the best models to win. They pick the best bubbly girls who work for the cover of Seventeen magazine. Nothing again Seventeen magazine, I was obsessed with the mag back in the day, but Cover Girl models, and models on Seventeen mag are not high fashion.
iAMthefuture iAMthefuture 9 years
Models shouldn't speak in their commercials.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
dang...doesnt even look like jaslene..
fruithead fruithead 9 years
go nik and jaslene!!!
ellebelle ellebelle 9 years
Ugh!! I hate Jaslenes "My life" commercials. They're terrible! I can barely understand what she says and her voice is so obnoxious.
thisglovefits thisglovefits 9 years
My friends and I were just joking that winning this show seems like you may be hurting your career, possibly because of the contract. The girls who don't win actually have more success, and I never hear about the girls who do win ever.
Wicked Wicked 9 years
I've seen Yaya in an Olay advertisement.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
ESP, Claire Underwear! I didn't read everybody's comments before I posted :)
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I've seen Yaya in a face wash ad, maybe Oil of Olay? My fave winners have been Cari Dee & Dani, so I'm glad they're getting work.
raieven raieven 9 years
where are you guys seeing the international versions?
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
It's Olay.
pargie pargie 9 years
Hollywood-wise, Eva and YaYa are doing the most. Eva Pigford was like in three movies this year, and lots of shows this year (Smallville, Everybody Hates Christ, etc) and had her own fashion design reality show called "My Model Looks Better Than Your Model" on BET. Plus, she's everywhere at Urban Hollywood events. Her site is eva-the-diva.com. Between her and YaYa, I think they are the most successful. YaYa DeCosta was in that Antonio Banderas movie "Take The Lead" and has more movies coming out. I think she's also the face for Loreal, or one of those cosmetic lines. Danny might have the best modeling career...especially since she has a contract with Cover Girl.
Claire-Underwear Claire-Underwear 9 years
Yaya is also in a commercial for a facial cleanser, I think Oil of Olay. Those trips to the dermotologist must have worked!
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I swear it's YaYa in the print ads for Olay refining mousse...where's she's got a bit of suds on the tip of her nose?!? Is it? It is unsubstantiated on wikipedia, but it looks just like her.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
Jade is NOT lookin so hot these days. Although, her disposition always made her a bit unattractive in my eyes.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
I agree that Jaslene should get some speech lessons, but otherwise, why all the hate? yes, she's very skinny but frankly, she was the one with the most modeling potential (besides Eva and Yoanna) because of her size and her really great pictures. She was the most model-y of all the models because she didn't look all-American which we all know is NOT in at the moment. I think she's the one that has the potential to be booked for runway work, not just commercial work.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i saw britney in a commercial for the NFL too... i think that it's a shame that there's all this hype and you never see anyone do anything. what about Adrienne curry - she did The Surreal Life...then married Chris Knight (brady bunch) and now she has several spin offs of her show. she's been in playboy, maxim and several others.
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