It’s fashion week, so I’m super anxious to see the latest looks from my favorite designers, but this year, the models are what’s especially surprising. The former contestants from America’s Next Top Model are making a big impression on fashion week. (Even Miss Jay Alexander was there, sitting in the front row!) These models may not have been in the industry very long, but they have a large presence at this year’s fashion week. Here are some of the Top Models spotted repping the latest designs:
1. Jaslene Gonzalez — Cycle 8 Winner:This Puerto Rican beauty’s bubbly personality stood out from the other girls, even at the very end of the season. Since the show, she’s worked for CoverGirl and Elite Model Management. This year in fashion week, we saw her at the Origami fashion show in an oversized yellow jacket and black jumpsuit. The yellow lips were absolutely stunning.
2.Teyona Anderson — Cycle 12 Winner: The judges noticed her hard work and talent throughout the challenges as she was often one of the first ones called for a job, both in print and on the runway. She now works for Elite Model Management and has walked in Fashion Week South Africa. Last week, she was sporting a crème colored career ensemble designed by Project Runway’s Kimberly Goldson.
Looks like Tyra’s America’s Next Top Model does help fashion industry hopefuls “make it” in the business. As Tyra admits herself, “Im creating careers for these girls, and it’s sad that the title of the show makes you think, ‘Oh they’re not America’s next top model,’ but who the hell is right now?” Well, these models are. If you’re modeling in the New York Fashion Week, the world is watching. You really can’t get more on top than that.Tags: america's next top model, Elite Model Management, fashion week, Jaslene Gonzalez, Kimberly Goldson, Models Origami, Teyona Anderson, tyra banks