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CariDee English is an American fashion model and TV personality who won Cycle 7 of ANTM.

Her prize was a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a modeling contract with Elite Models, and a six-page fashion editorial and cover for Seventeen magazine. She is the second ANTM winner from North Dakota, the first being Nicole Linkletter of Cycle 5. English is also the host of Oxygen’s biggest premiering show to date, Pretty Wicked.

Before appearing on America’s Next Top Model, Caridee worked as a photographer, and was also an actor in the sketch comedy group known as The 4th Option, which performed weekly in the old East Gate Lounge in Moorhead, Minnesota. On December 13, 2004, she sang with the Willy Waldman Project. She was a listed model with the Academie Agencie in Fargo North Dakota in 2001 and she entered the Millie Lewis Actors Models and Talent Competition in 2002 and was placed with Mega Models in Miami Florida for the summer of 2003, then returned to Fargo at the end of the summer. Caridee suffered from the skin condition psoriasis for 15 years.

Throughout the competition, the judges found much controversy in Caridee’s personality, which was considered notably more outgoing than that of the other contestants. She was noted for her striking comparability to Rebecca Romijn and Karolína Kurková. In the early stages of the cycle, her personality was considered fun and outgoing, most notably during her “hiding dizzily” at a panel challenge.

As winner of the acting challenge in Cycle 7, Caridee had an opportunity to guest-star in an episode of the CW series One Tree Hill (which airs immediately following Top Model). English had multiple scenes, while the previous challenge winners only had one. Also, during that same episode, she mentioned in an emotional outburst during the acting challenge, that she knew about stress and had attempted to kill herself earlier in life because of it.

She was criticized for making an impulsive yet crude joke to fashion photographer and ANTM judge Nigel Barker during the bullfighting photo shoot in Barcelona, asking him “Did you just remove that from your ass from the last panel?” in regards to a large stick Barker was holding. However, English has stated that “he actually joked back”, and was never really mad. In panel, she took out a note and apologized to Barker.

There was a small bit of controversy regarding her on the show as well. She was shown speaking to her boyfriend on the phone in one episode. In the next episode, when the girls were overseas in Barcelona, she was shown passionately kissing one of the male models the girls worked with. English was interviewed saying that during that point, she and her boyfriend were seeing other people, and had since gotten back together.

Later on, the judges began to express concern that her personality may be a little too much. Because of this, the judges were unsure as to whether she was the person they wanted to represent Top Model, noting in the cycle’s finale that she was sometimes too unpredictable and unstable. However, she was crowned the winner over runner-up Melrose Bickerstaff because the judges said that she has the much sought after “X-Factor.”

In early 2008, English was voted as one of the most memorable contestants by AOL Entertainment Canada. With a flawless body and classic beauty, they said she was the first contestant everybody knew would win since the first episode.

She appeared on the weekly “My Life as a CoverGirl” segments on The CW. In 2007, she was featured in an ad for CoverGirl Eye-wear alongside Cycle 6 winner, Danielle Evans. She returned to ANTM for the finale of the Cycle 8 to give advice to the final three contestants and to open the finale’s runway show.

Caridee was featured on the front page of Social Life and Cover magazines with Top Model alumnae Naima Mora and Danielle Evans. She has modeled for Wedding Style, JC Penney Bisou Bisou, Stephenson Denim, Johnny P. Shoes, American Salon, Matrix Professional Colors in Cosmopolitan and the “Heart On My Sleeves” clothing campaign by Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane and Christian Siriano Fall 09. She was in the Winter 2007 issue of Knit.1 Magazine, the February 2007 issue of Seventeen, the March 2007 issue of In Touch, the Spring 2007 issue of Social Life, the April 2007 issue of Cover, on the cover of “Inked Magazine” for Fall 2007, Loops & Pluto, Short Hair Magazine and on the cover of Runway Magazine.

Her runway credits include J.C. Penney, Carlos Campos, Renee Larc, Jordi Scott, Jill Sander, Snoopy in Fashion, GM Style Auto Show, Honduras Fashion Week, L’Oréal Fashion Week in Toronto, In Style’s 2009′s New Year’s Eve lingerie show at the Estate, where she was the guest of honor and Richie Rich F/W 09 “Blondes have more fun” Show. Caridee has also been featured on Mystyle.com and Blastmagazine.com. She has appeared several times on the Tyra Banks Show and has been featured in the advertising campaign for ANTM on Oxygen.

Caridee has hosted several parties. She has also taken part in the Seventh Annual World Poker Invitational at the Commerce Casino in 2009. She will also host the Capital Fashion Awards in Sacramento together with Jonathan Waud, Naima Mora and Merlin Castell.

She is a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation, spreading awareness about psoriasis and encouraging others to seek treatment. Caridee says she felt “cursed” with psoriasis when she was young because of the taunts of classmates. Today, her “curse” is her cause. “Psoriasis awareness is very important to me. I want others with the disease to know they are not alone. I want to inspire them to live their dreams,” she said.

As such she opened the walk for Awareness on January 13, 2008 in San Diego and was featured on the cover for Allure. She has also held a congressional briefing on Psoriasis on June 11, 2007. She has taken part in the walk for awareness multiple times since. She is also featured in the Canadian Psoriasis Education website.

Caridee has also taken part in a video against seal hunting. She also attended the Power of Paws opening, an association which promotes animals as part of health programs and promoted Project Cuddles. She also took part in the NOH8 campaign.

English in featured on Brad Walsh’s debut album in the song called Boy/Girl and is working on music with Better than Ezra.

She is still and currently signed with Elite Model Management in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

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53 Responses to “CariDee English”


  1. Wow, what great photo!! An awesome post! You have to love CariDee – my all time favorite ANTM contestant.

  2. Cassie Says:

    I love her too. Best winner ever.

  3. sofie Says:

    I love her toooo! :D

  4. Einez Says:

    If Jaslene was picked for Cycle 7 and she and Caridee went head to head in the finals, I would have chose Caridee.

  5. Camilla Says:

    Love her. :-D

  6. Lesley Says:

    You’re the best girl; keep on working it!

  7. rishelle Says:

    BEST WINNER in ANTM HiSTORY!! I really really love CariDee!! LOVE MUCH. ♥♥♥

  8. Chilly710 Says:

    She has the best personality out of all girls ANTM has ever seen. I’m so glad she won because Melrose seemed a little too cocky and arrogant, but she was still a great model as well. I hope CariDee gets into acting and possibly I can see her in a movie. I bet she would rock it! Go CariDee! You rock!

  9. Paradis-Oscar Says:

    Worst winner ever.

  10. Gripssy Says:

    Cari, Baby, I love your style. Work it.

  11. Nastya Says:

    I LOOOOOVE Caridee! Caridee, you are super!

  12. Anna Says:

    I love CariDee soo much!!! I never thought she would win this season, but she did!!! And I was so happy :)

  13. rho Says:

    Caridee was fun to watch! she is greati love her pics! :-) She is mad cool! :-)

  14. soph Says:

    Is this all her work after the show? Good work!

  15. steena Says:

    Overrated!

  16. Linda Says:

    Worst winner ever. Melrose was so much better. Luckily, Melrose is a huge success now and Mrs. Caridee … is a huge fail.

    http://wizbangpop.com/2008/05/30/antm-winner-caridee-english-attempted-suicide.php

    • Mal Says:

      I’m still not 100% sure that the suicide story was real. The Enquirer and their “inside sources” aren’t exactly reliable.

      Anyway, if there is a reason why Caridee’s modeling career stalled then it would be her psoriasis. The poor girl has a severe case of it that I would never wish on my worst enemy. She’s working on music now, and modeling when she can between flare ups. I wish her the best. She was a little loopy but a whole lot of pretty!

  17. Lisa Says:

    CariDee was so bad on the final catwalk at the show!! Judges must have been mad at her that day to call her a winner.

  18. boo Says:

    Meh. I didn’t like her.

  19. Quiin Says:

    Loved her!!

  20. gher Says:

    Worst winner ever!!!

  21. Paris Says:

    Has anyone heard that CariDee is (1) in the recording studio (2) dating Marilyn Manson!?!

    Link:

    http://www.celebrity-mania.com/news/view/00016549.html

  22. Alex Says:

    One of the prettiest and most deserving top model winners I’ve seen yet. Why all these haters??

    Hope she gets all her skin stuff in order and continue. Caridee was a sweet beautiful blonde with a great attitude, seemed like a wonderful girl all around, I guess that’s enough to make a lot of other girls hateful and jealous.

    She deserved to win!!!!!!

  23. mona Says:

    Didn’t like her as the winner, but I hope she’s okay and that the suicide stories aren’t true.

  24. james Says:

    phwoooooooaaaaaaaarrrrrrr!! :)

  25. Sara Says:

    she had a great personality but nothing really special about her look..

  26. Kat Says:

    I thought the pics before she got the black mohawk were much better. Though that one in the window showing off her tats is scary/gross skinny.

  27. ar Says:

    she’s da best and the most cool winner ever! very sophisticated and glamorous! =)

  28. Liza Says:

    She is very beautiful and strong. And really crazy! I can’t understand why do you so hate her!I love CariDee.

  29. ar Says:

    Was I the only one to notice that she looks severely skinny in some of the last pics? I swear that I got frightened mostly by her face! :(

    • Jane Says:

      I noticed that too. In the earlier shots she looked healthy and very fit but towards the end she got a little skeletal.

    • Javi Says:

      I was thinking exactly the same! In some pics you can easily count her bones, makes me worried…

  30. lauren Says:

    I was so rooting for her! But she completely wasted her modeling potential once i saw her hosting some stupid trashy show
    now I wish Melrose would’ve won! She wanted it more.

  31. taij Says:

    She looks like Raquel Zimerman.

  32. caroline Says:

    Why are Americans so dramatic, they thrive of it like oxygen! Fakin to be too cold, lying about trying to commit suicide, so strange what people will do to be remembered. Very desperate girl indeed.

  33. Joanne Says:

    well I didn’t care who won just as long as it wasn’t Melrose and Caridees face when she found out she was in the top 2 with melrose…PURE GOLD!

  34. aly-anon Says:

    i was rooting for her – until the final runway. Melrose stomped her on the runway and should have won. why bother having a final runway if that doesn’t even account for anything?? they kept saying melrose looked old, but i thought caridee also looked old- and messy most of the time. wore way too much makeup.

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    ONE OF MY FAVORITE MODEL ! and MY FAVORITE !


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  37. She’s really cool best winner ever :)

  38. Kari Says:

    As geuine as anyone can be on reality TV, I loved Cari and thought she was a fantastic winner. People should stop assuming they know everything about a person’s situation, especially with the editing proccess.

  39. India Says:

    She is perfect, that is all.

  40. Himela Says:

    i liked her, she has a cold beauty.

  41. CoosCoos Says:

    I think the picture of Cari in the sunglasses and underwear holding the drink (towards the bottom) could acually be in Vogue. I think that’s the best picture of her on here.

  42. Jesse Says:

    Melrose deserve it

  43. bonyranks Says:

    my favourite antm model luv her much

  44. Jim Says:

    I wish her the best. I have the same disease plaque psoriasis and it can really be painful in addition to visible damage it causes. It makes your skin in places look dead or like it is dying. I am male so did not have as many self esteem issues as she probably had as a teenager and I am much older although I had this as a teen as well just not as bad. It made my hands look like they were those of a 65 year old man. Well now that I am almost 60 they are not that bad but it bothered me as a kid so I can imagine how it would bother a girl. I was athletic and trained in martial arts so I never got picked on but I doubt she was so lucky. I wish her the best.

  45. Marvin Smoker Says:

    what a breath of fresh air,

  46. Joy Says:

    watching re-run and came across this cycle. She is a typical blonde model, nothing more. Michelle, in my opinion is much more photogenic and Melrose was okay too. At least, she look different for a blonde! Show is a scam anyway; it is fixed.


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