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Danielle a.k.a Dani Evans Cycle 6 Winner

This bubbly but thoughdanielle-antm-cycle-6-america-next-top-model-six-falling top model winner here, Danielle (a.k.a. Dani), never failed to intensify her photos week after week. She wouldn’t have her tooth gap closed til Tyra told her that she really had to. Dani also had this serious case of dehydration when they were in Thailand but she didn’t let that show on her photo shoot which made the judges proud of her.

Born in the year 1986, Danielle Evans is a fashion model from Little, Rock Arkansas. She also goes by the name Danielle Mahoney, and was working as a babysitter before she joined America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6. She spends some of her free time reading ELLE magazine. She likes to munch on fried chicken, and among her favorite productions from the entertainment industry are the film Love and Basketball and the television series Making the Band and The Newlyweds.

Danielle isn’t the type to crave for attention, but she found herself getting a lot of it when she emerged as the winner of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6. Throughout the competition, she was not only known for her humor and kindness, but was also commended for her amazing pictures and great runway walk. The judges were often concerned about Danielle’s smile, as she had a gap between her two from teeth, and her very strong Southern accent. The judges felt that these traits were unbecoming of a CoverGirl representative and an over-all model. Danielle remedied the problem by having her tooth-gap lessened and by overcoming her accent. In addition, she encountered some health problems when she contracted food poisoning in Thailand and when she broke her pinky toe in one of the challenges. Nevertheless, she came out fighting from both incidents, and went on to finally become the sixth winner of America’s Next Top Model.

Because she won the competition, Danielle was immediately given a modeling contract from Ford Models. Since appearing on the show, Danielle has worked for magazines like ELLE, ElleGirl, Jewel Magazine, In Touch Weekly, Essence Magazine and Seventeen. She was also on the cover of PowerPlay Magazine and has been seen on a CoverGirl commercial with Queen Latifah and Tiiu Kuik. She was also featured on CW’s My Life as a Cover Girl in 2006, and has walked for the fashion shows of Baby Phat, Zang Toi and Style Fall ’07 during Fashion Week.

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Naima Mora Cycle 4 Winner

naima-moraNaima Mora from Detroit, Michigan was Cycle 4’s winner. She was known for her mohawk hair in the competition. Ms. Naima was very introverted during the competition and even admitted that she’s holding back of something from her past that she wanted to keep for herself. Her final test on the runway was a breathtaking one which weighed a lot on the judging. Ugh! Still have the goose bumps just thinking bout it.

Born on March 1, 1984, Naima Mora is an American fashion model and actress from Detroit, Michigan. Her parents named her after the John Coltrane song, “Naima.” Her father is the jazz percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett and she is the granddaughter of artist Elizabeth Catlett. She has an identical twin sister named Nia, who works as a photographer. When Naima was younger, she received dance training, which she was able to show off on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4. She is part-Irish, part-African-American and part Mexican. The film Whale Rider, the television series Law & Order , and the Japanese appetizer, sushi, are listed as some of Naima’s favorites.

As a finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4, Naima started the competition strongly. She won three rewards challenge, one of which required the girls to act alongside hunky actor Boris Kodjoe. Naima was also often praised for her performance, especially when she was able to embody the deadly sin of “envy” for the “7 Deadly Sins” Photo Shoot. Her perseverance, positive attitude and great talent propelled her to the Top 2 with Kahlen Rondot , and after the two of them battled it out on a runway partially submerged in water, it became clear to the judges that Naima dominated the challenge, and thus, they crowned her as the fourth America’s Next Top Model.

Having won the competition, Naima was privileged enough to acquire a modeling contract with Ford Models, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, and a fashion spread in ELLE magazine. In 2005, she was a Miss Teen USA judge and made her way back to the runway for the charity event, Fashion Comedy Style. A year later, she graced the runway again, modeling for the Christopher Deane Spring 2006 Collection, Carlos Miele Fashion Show, Walmart and ELLEgirl Presents: Dare To Be You Spring 2006. She also appeared on the popular series, Veronica Mars, and can be seen in the pages of CoverGirl, Elle Magazine, Fuego Magazine, US Weekly Magazine, IN Touch Magazine, Star Magazine and Teen People Magazine.

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