Ann Markley was a contestant on Cycle 3 of ANTM.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Ann juggled being a student at Mercyhurst College (where she was a NCAA water polo player) and a pharmacy technician prior to her participation on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3. Aside from being an aspiring supermodel, Ann is also an All-American water polo player.
Ann came close to making it to the Top 3 of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3, but was the tenth contestant eliminated from the show. During her stay in the competition, her athletic build prompted supermodel judge Janice Dickinson to bless her with the nickname, “Ann, The Man.” The judges finally gave in to Ann’s inability to produce strong and impressive photographs after the tenth photo shoot, despite Ann’s consistently strong performances on the runway.
After her appearance on the show, Ann became highly successful as a model in the fashion industry. She was able to get a contract from three divisions of Elite Model Management, one of which is in Milan.
She also obtained a contract from MC2, and has done extensive modeling work for Ford Fusion, ElleGirl Magazine, Gioia Magazine, Joie, Rojas, Heatherette, Nuala, ShopCaravan.com, Glamour Italia Magazine, the October and November 2005 editions of GQ magazine, Target, L’Oreal, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Dutch Cosmopolitan Magazine and Zink Magazine. Moreover, Ann has graced the covers of Philadelphia Style Magazine and Washinton, D.C. Style Magazine, and has walked the runway at Ellegirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005, Alice and Olivia Fall 2006, Kara Saun Fall/Winter 2005, Richard Tyler/Delta Fall/Winter 2005, Harmon Fall/Winter 2005, Marc Bouwer Fall/Winter 2005, Cynthia Rowley Fall/Winter 2005, and Nicole Miller Fall/Winter 2005. During The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Ann and America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4 winner, Naima Mora, worked as the ceremony’s trophy girls.
Since the show, Ann graced the cover of Bruce J. Nadler, M.D.’s novel, “The Nip Tuck Workout: Exercise through the Eyes of a Plastic Surgeon.” She’s done several print ads and has landed some small acting roles under the name Annalaina Marks.
As of 2009, she can be seen in a commercial for Travelocity as well as a small part in a season 2 episode of Gossip Girl as a love interest for Chuck. Ann also recently appeared in a commercial for Wheat Thins.
Ann has previously worked with Elite (New York), Elite Milano, Front Management (Miami), Images Management (New York), Model Management (Hamburg), and MC2 Model Management (Karin Models).
Currently, Ann is signed with Wilhelmina New York (S Women’s Division), Wilhelmina Los Angeles (Women’s Division), Wilhelmina Miami (Fashion Women’s Division), Michael Howard Studios, and Nevs Model Agency (London) (Women Main Board).
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