I get daily emails from Saks about their new season collections. I normally delete them, but this time I went on and checked it out, because I saw a Black model. She looked familiar… Then I clicked on the pic to enlarge it and I realize that it was Danielle,the winner from America’s Next Top Model. This was confirmed after I looked at NY Mag and they said that she was modeling for Saks catalog for the Tory Burch collection. Now, I hadn’t seen Danielle (she goes by “Dani” now) since she did a special appearance for a later cycle in ANTM, but I did see her competition, Jaide, in the Ne-yo video for “Go-on” (she is the one squatting at the beginning). This made me wonder how the ANTM alumni do after being on the show. After a bit of research, I notice that the Non-winners do much better than the ones who win. For example:
– Bianca models for Sean John
– Jaslene was in fashion week modeling for Project Runway, and others
– Kim is now a VJ for MTV
Jaslene won, but she is probably the exclusion to this rule. I’ll do more research and post some videography of the ANTM alumni….