I’m often asked about my time on America’s Next Top Model, lets be honest that’s how most of you know me. Last night was the premier party for Cycle 22. I always love seeing the producers and everyone else who worked on the show. I got to work in close proximity with these people for 2 months and even though we rarely see each other these days, it feels like family when we’re together.
Since being on the show, I’ve met a lot of other former contestants and I’m surprised by how many of them had a bad experience. Sure, ANTM is a television show about modeling, and fashion, and following your dreams, but at the end of the day it’s still a television show. A reality show. And the point of the show is to make great television and get ratings. That’s how it stays on the air. It bums me out sometimes when I hear that people were jaded by the whole experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the show, for a lot of reasons. At the end of the day I got to experience something that not many people get to experience. It will always be a part of me; a moment that I got to capture, and I think that’s fantastic. Regardless of where things go in my career, my time on ANTM will always be a fond memory for me.