Interview with Christian, 1st eliminated lady from ANTM 7
By Jackie Helm
Hi Christian, Congratulations for making it to the final 13!
Thank you, I really appreciate that.
Do you feel that you were cheated since you had so little time to shine?
Yes, to an extent. But I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from people. It was a great experience regardless. I am disappointed because I wanted the viewers to learn more about me.
When you were standing as one of the last two girls to make it to the next round, did you know you would be the one eliminated?
I didn’t know because the whole group of girls were beautiful. Everyone received negative and positive critique. Melrose seemed to have the worst critique. But once I saw myself in the bottom two with her, I kind of knew it was going to be me.
What is your interpretation of why you were eliminated over Melrose?
To tell you the truth, I really don’t know. I know that the modeling industry is full of “no’s” and you can’t take it personally. You may not be what they are looking for. I don’t think that is what happened in this case. I felt like it was more for the TV ratings rather than the modeling competition.
How do you feel about Tyra saying that your photo “model turned actress” looked as though you were catching flies with your mouth?
Well, I didn’t like the picture myself. I’ve done a little modeling and have a portfolio. I’ve always been told that I am very photogenic so I have better pictures than that. I am my harshest critic so I could not stand the picture. But I did think that was kind of harsh, I had one of the hardest topics to portray.
If there were anything you could do differently what would it be?
I think I would have said more in eliminations. I don’t think they (judges) got to see the real me. In fact, I know they didn’t because I am in no way, shape or form boring. For them to call me boring – then I know they didn’t know the real Christian. I can be laid back, but not boring.
What was up with the bed stealing?
That was Monique and I thought that was immature. I’ve always lived by the golden rule to treat others how you want to be treated. Monique knows that she would have been very angry if someone would have taken her bed. It was very elementary for her to do that. I was actually pretty cool with Monique while I was there. But her claws came out pretty fast. I think her claws came out more for the camera.
Did Eugena actually get punked for the bed and be sent to sleep on the bean bag?
I am not sure exactly whose bed it was the Monique took, but it was Eugena and I that were losers in the bed situation. I was fine with not having a bed. I felt like I was so blessed to be there that the bed did not even faze me. I am not a diva at all, I was just happy to be there. I would have slept on the floor for the entire 12 weeks if I needed to.
What girls do you think we can expect the most drama from?
With the way Monique started out she will probably be the #1 bitch in the house. Eugena seems like she could get into it with someone…and probably Anchal.
Will you continue modeling?
I am definitely gong to continue modeling. I was doing it before Top model and this can only help me. It got me a good amount of exposure with the way people watch it now and hopefully the right people were watching. It really is a passion of mine. Like a lot of girls, I didn’t go there just to see what would happen. I went there with a purpose in mind and a strong drive to be the best in the competition. I don’t think that the elimination had much to do with me as a model or a person.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to be on the show?
My advice would be to be your self. Show your personality. In semi-finals there were so many gorgeous girls there that could have possibly been in the final 13. I guess their personality was lacking. When you have so many girls who are equally beautiful, that is the only way you can shine is to show your personality.
Do you have any last words or shout outs?
To anybody who was supporting me I really thank them. It’s been kind of hard for me because things didn’t happen the way I wanted. But everything happens for a reason. I thank everyone for their positive support and comments. I just want everyone to know that I plan on having my face back out there. I may have not made it that far in the competition but you will see me in the modeling industry somewhere.
We will be looking for you! Thank you for talking to me today Christian.
Thank you so much.
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