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Yoanna House – Cycle 2 Winner

Next winner for cycle 2 was Yoanna House.  Because of very high determination to model in high fashion, she lot over 60 pounds before joining the competition.  Though she struggled with her walk at first she proved that nothing is impossible with shear will and determination. She stood out from her fellow final three finalists Shandi and Marcedez (both are very successful in their own careers) and emerged as the winner.

Yoanna House was born on April 9, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida. Her mother is an immigrant from Mexico, and felt closest to her grandmother, who shared Yoanna’s affinity for fashion. Aside from modeling, her other interests are sumo wrestling and rally racing. She also enjoys listening to indie pop music and watching her favorite movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Her strong desire to model motivated her to lose 50 pounds. When she became a finalist in America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2, she found a very good friend in fellow Top Model finalist Shandi Sullivan . Yoanna likes Cuban and Middle Eastern Food, but is also fond of peanut butter.

Although Yoanna was having tough time perfecting her runway walk during the first few weeks of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2, but her determination and vast knowledge about the fashion industry helped her to ease her way up to the Top 2 with Mercedes Scelba-Shorte . Despite the judges’ initial criticism of Yoanna’s unique body type, she was able to overcome her weaknesses, as she was fueled with the tremendous desire to win. And win she did when after the final runway challenge, the judges decided to crown Yoanna as the second winner of America’s Next Top Model.

Because Yoanna emerged victorious, she was immediately handed a modeling contract from IMG, featured on Jane Magazine and became the spokesmodel for Sephora cosmetics. She has had the chance to travel extensively for her career and has appeared in several television shows like On Air With Ryan Seacrest, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly. Yoanna took on her first hosting job in 2005, when she was asked to replace Elisabeth Hasselback on the Style Network’s The Look For Less.


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Adriane Curry – Cycle 1 Winner

l_c7a8c13127beef66c4393d84c10add061The first winner and one of the most successful AMTM models in the history of the show in my opinion is the stunning Adrianne Curry.

This is a tomboy from Joliet, Illinois who was crowned the first winner of AMTM.

Wikipedia states: “We were told throughout the taping of the show that the winner would have a huge cosmetics deal with Revlon. Billboards, magazines and all that wonderful fun stuff. What ended up happening was, I found out later on when I was waiting around for this deal that never showed up… I was told that it was just convention work. There had been a deal already arranged before they even picked out the contestants of the show that it would not be a big contract, but that it would just be this thing. They weren’t even sure if the show would make it on the air, let alone be a smash success and then into this cult phenomenon. To be in season one [of America’s Next Top Model] was fabulous because we were the first, but it was also a great learning experience.” –Adrianne Curry

Though a rocky start this successful woman has made herself into one of the most successful top models of all time. She has been on countless magazines including playboy, and Maxim, walked catwalks all over the world and appeared in her own TV shows.

“See the Adrianne Curry modelling photo’s her!”

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