How were you picked for Top Model?
"I was about to move to LA and then my best friends told everyone and it turns out somebody knew somebody who knew a casting director for the show. They were looking for a 13th girl so I sent in my pictures and somehow they picked me!"
A lot of the episode seemed to focus on the problems you had with being in the house and the drama of the other girls. Did you go into the elimination wanting to leave?
"Yeah, I was just fed up with it. I do enjoy modelling but I don't enjoy people creating things just for the sake of creating drama, or whatever it was that was going on. I was just finished really, I just wasn't cut out for reality TV."
Were you not expecting that, though? Had you not seen the show before?
"No, I hadn't really seen much of the show before! I probably should have researched it a little bit more."
Even though you wanted to leave, were you upset to be eliminated?
"I wasn't upset. I was pretty relieved with it. Looking back on it now, it was a really good experience and funny, but just living there in the moment was really overwhelming, it's a really drastic life change."
You said you did the show because your mum wanted you to - what's the story behind that?
"She was mad initially that I was going to move to LA because I just kind of sprung it on them about two weeks before. She was pretty upset that I didn't have a general plan of what I was going to do, so it was kind of like, 'Haha, I got put on America's Next Top Model all because I was moving to LA which you were so angry about me doing!' She just wants the best for me, though."
What's her reaction been to seeing you on TV?
"She loves it! She was very proud that I got on, just like any other mother would be. She's kind of bummed that I left early and thinks I could have made it further, but everything happens for a reason."
Why did you decide to tell Brenda what some of the other girls were saying about her rather than keep out of it?
"I think she had a right to know. If anybody is saying anything behind someone's back they have the right to know."
Looking at this week's challenge - what did you think of your disco picture?
"I don't know, I was over it by then. It was ridiculous. They complain about only doing the same four poses but we're only given so many frames to work with, and you can't do a different pose for each frame. I felt like they were contradictory of what they asked for initially and then at the end what they wanted."
What did you think when the judges compared your picture last week to a swine flu ad?!
"That was so funny but duh! It was cold! The picture itself was kind of awkward, the whole idea of the water being splashed, it was weird - they all looked kind of weird. I didn't think it was that bad of a picture - I've definitely seen worse! When criticism is that ridiculous you just have to laugh! At least I'd be making money off the ad!"
You said you liked modelling but not the drama - will you continue to pursue modelling?
"I like modelling and I like the industry of modelling and fashion and photography. It was just the reality side of it I didn't like. I do plan on doing something if the opportunity is there. I've moved to LA now, literally the day after I got home from New York which was so stressful! But I'm here now and I love it!"
America's Next Top Model continues next Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW
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