On Monday afternoon, I found myself chatting with Christian, the first girl to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model. It didn't take long for her to dish the dirt. Read on to get Christian's thoughts on Tyra, reality TV, and who really should have been kicked off!
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us! First, I'd just like to know, what made you decide to try out for America's Next Top Model?
C: I've been trying to get into the modeling industry for a while, and obviously Top Model is like national exposure--and it seems to be going international. Any person who has been trying to get into the industry loves national exposure. The more exposure you get, the more opportunities come your way because more people get to see you.
I also look up to Tyra, and [to work] with her was somewhat of a motivation for me. I've watched the show the last three years and I just really loved it. It seemed like a really good opportunity for me to learn and grow along with some top people in the industry.
Yeah, it seemed like you really looked up to Tyra. What was it like meeting her for the first time?
C: It was crazy. Especially the way she surprised us on the roof of the hotel. It was like my dream was right there in front of me. I mean I've watched her through the past couple of years, even just modeling in the Victoria's Secret runway shows, but meeting her in person was great.
Is really as beautiful as she appears?
C: She is. She is gorgeous in person. She's really nice, laid back, down to earth.
What did you think of the "model stereotype" photo shoot?
C: I think they had some good concepts. I believe I had one of the most difficult assignments [model turned actress]. I thought it was kind of hard to portray. For the shoot, I do think they did make it kind of difficult, and at the same time I felt like some girls had easier topics and I just feel like mine was kind of like the wild one.
Which ones do you think were easier?
C: I felt like…the narcissistic one that Anchal had was pretty easy. I felt like Eugena's was pretty easy too. She was just sitting there kinda playing with her hair. I felt like some of the girls had easier shoots than others.