Eliminated 'Model' Bianca wasn't expecting it to be over so soon
Despite her previous stints in the bottom two, Bianca Richardson was still surprised by her exit from “America’s Next Top Model."
This cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” host Tyra Banks has selected only petit models in order to give them a chance in the modeling world. The winner will receive a management and representation deal with Wilhelmina Models, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl and a cover shoot for Seventeen Magazine.
CTV.ca talked to the South Carolina native about what she learned on the show, and what her advice for future models would be.
What was first going through your mind when you were eliminated?
I started thinking, “What went wrong?” I didn’t think it was going to happen, honestly, at least not that quickly. I didn’t think it was the end of the world, especially when you make it that far. “Top Model” is not the end of the world for me, just the beginning. It’s a great start.
What experience on the show did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed the photoshoot with Tyra the most. She’s such a pivotal figure in the modeling industry; that was priceless, getting that type of insight from someone who has so much experience is amazing.
Is it weird to kind of move from your regular life, into this modeling world, and then back again? How do you cope with something like that?
It’s not that bad! It’s surreal at times.
What about watching yourself on TV?
I’ve always watched the show, and I’ll keep watching the show, so no, not at all. I don’t think I was portrayed incorrectly, and the producers, they can’t show everything that happens. When you’re in a house with a whole bunch of females -- strangers -- disagreements are bound to happen. There were times I was rubbed the wrong way. It’s inevitable.
What was your impression of our “Canada’s Next Top Model” host Jay Manuel?
I love his spirit, and I love the way he interacts with us at photo shoots. He’s an amazing, amazing figure. He has a lot to offer. He’s full of energy, like a cheerleader. At the end of the day, he wants to produce a good picture.
Any advice to future models?
As cliché as it might sound, just be true to yourself. Be open to constructive criticism. Never stop learning. Be able to listen.