ANTM cycle 7 winner CariDee English left an interesting message in the comments section of an article about cycle 8 contestant Jael Strauss’s meth addiction and intervention on Dr. Phil.
English confirmed what first-ever winner of America’s Next Top Model Adrianne Curry expressed when she told Steppin’ Out magazine that Tyra Banks “screwed” her over.
“Tyra won’t do anything. She provided a wonderful platform for girls to have a chance at their dream, but, after there is no ‘Tyra Mail’. I had to guide myself, and even though I won a model competition I still had no idea what the modeling BUSINESS was like,” CariDee Wrote.
“Any girl who has been on ANTM can back me up. No one wants to take us serious as models. I am sure the show lost its credibility in producing a top model somewhere between making 3 cycles a year and posing on roller coasters.”
“Tyra wasn’t there when the cameras stopped rolling, nor did she reach out. I got reached out by her ‘camp’ asking if I would do a ‘All Star’ cycle… I said ‘Whats the prize? Because last time the only thing I didn’t win was being taken seriously as a top model…'”
Click here and scroll down to read her entire post where she talks about Nigel [Barker] helping her after the show, and more about how almost everyone in the industry laughs at Top Model winners.