Adrianne Curry was a contestant and winner of Cycle 1 of ANTM.
The then 20-year-old Joliet, Illinois native was a waitress before her appearance on the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model. After winning, there was a reported feud with Tyra Banks regarding the collection of her prizes. Apparently, the Revlon contract she was supposed to receive didn’t pan out because Revlon didn’t think she was a fit for their brand and never used her. She was sent to model over seas, but while there, was told she was too old to book jobs, so she wound up over seas, nearly broke, and by herself. (She blamed Tyra for this, so she harbors some bitterness toward the retired supermodel.) Tyra has since never used footage of her when promoting America’s Next Top Model or past winners of the show. (It was also rumored that Tyra was disenchanted with Adrianne for posing nude in Playboy.)
Since ANTM, Adrianne has modeled for many magazines, including Life and Style Weekly, Us Weekly, Star, OK!, Stuff, People, Maxim, Playboy, Spanish Marie Claire,Von Dutch, Von Dutch Watches, Salon City, Macy’s, Famous Stars and Straps, Lucky, Ed Hardy, Kinis Bikinis, Beverly Hills Choppers, and Merit Diamonds.
Adrianne was a co-host on the television game show, Ballbreakers. In 2006, she appeared on Gameshow Marathon as a celebrity panelist on the Match Game episode. She has also starred in “Rock Me Baby” (2004) and Half and Half (2003) on UPN.
Adrianne can also seen appearing on Dirt, starring Courteney Cox, with whom she shared scenes. She appeared in rock band’s The Click Five music video Just the Girl, along with husband Christopher Knight.
Adrianne appeared on VH1′s celeb sci-fi reality show Celebrity Paranormal Project in 2006, along with her husband. She also appeared on WE TV’s From Russia with Love. (The show documents her trip to Russia, which aired in November 2007.) She has also starred in the films Fallen Angels, Light Years Away and Jack Rio.
In early 2005, Adrianne appeared on VH1′s fourth season of The Surreal Life. After the season ended, she and fellow house guest Christopher Knight began dating, and later moved in together. On September 11, 2005, VH1 began airing My Fair Brady, a show that documented their life together and paid her an estimated US$450,000. The show led her to being featured in Maxim’s Hot 100, a list of the “hottest” women on earth and ranked #100 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2005. Season 3 of My Fair Brady began airing on January 21, 2008 and focused on Curry’s breast enhancement surgery and Knight’s competing (and contrary) desire to start a family.
Christopher Knight proposed to Adrianne on the season finale of My Fair Brady, which aired on November 6, 2005. The show was renewed for a second season, and focused on the couple’s wedding preparations. The second season began airing on VH1 in June 2006. The couple wed in Adrianne’s hometown of Joliet on May 29, 2006 in a gothic-style wedding. Says Adrianne of the goth-themed ceremony, “I wanted to go as Gothic as I could and as traditional as I could without ruffling anyone’s feathers. I wanted to have a black dress, but I knew it would break my grandmother’s heart.” She has confessed to being a big Star Wars fan.
Adrianne and her family and friends appeared on NBC’s new show Celebrity Family Feud, which premiered on June 24, 2008.
Since appearing on America’s Next Top Model, Adrianne has walked for many designers and lines for Jaime Presley, and Pamela Anderson. She appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial for Playboy in February 2006 (U.S. Version). She returned for a second cover and nude pictorial in the January 2008 issue. Curry made Playboy’s 2008 top 25 sexiest women, along with Playboy’s top 100 Playboy spreads 2008 edition. She also made the 2005 Maxim Top 100.
Adrianne is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models (NY) and Avenue Modelier.
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