Cassandra Whitehead was a contestant on Cycle 5 of ANTM.
Cassandra is an American actress, model, and beauty pageant queen from Houston, Texas. Cassandra attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she was a member of the Gamma Phi chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
She competed in the Miss Texas Teen USA pageant from 2002 to 2004. She was a semi-finalist in both 2003 and 2004, and held the local title Miss Houston Teen USA in 2003. In these pageants, she competed alongside future Miss Texas USA Lauren Lanning (2006) and Magen Ellis (2007). In 2005, Jean (as Cassandra Whitehead) won the Miss Corpus Christi crown (a title held by Eva Longoria in 1998) and making the top 10 at Miss Texas USA 2005 (a title held by Eva Longoria in 1998) and made the top 10 at Miss Texas USA 2005. Jean competed in the Miss California USA 2008 pageant but was disqualified due to her appearance on America’s Next Top Model. The following year she was a judge for the Miss Newport Beach pageant.
Cassandra was chosen to compete on the UPN reality television show America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5 but quit the competition during the fourth episode. She became emotional during the makeover episode, wherein her long, dark brown hair was cut extremely short and dyed blond. During the next judging round, host Tyra Banks was still not pleased with Whitehead’s haircut, wanting to make it even shorter but Cassandra refused. Claiming that the producers gave her one night to consider her options, she walked out the following morning. She was recently voted one of the most memorable contestants by AOL entertainment Cassandra made an appearance in The Cycle 5 Reunion, America’s Next Top Model: Where the Girls Are, and America’s Next top Model: Exposed.
Cassandra appears in the films Fast & Furious (2009) and 2 Dudes and a Dream (2009). She has had guest roles on several TV shows including One Tree Hill, Pushing Daisies, The Middleman, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Las Vegas, Hannah Montana, Twenty-Four Seven (MTV) and America’s Next Producer (TV Guide Network).
Cassandra hosted Lucky Strike’s Bowl for a Cause, MySpace and Tommy Lee’s Super Bowl XL Event, Miss Corpus Christi 2006, America’s Next Top Model Diva Dish along with “Red Carpet Makeovers” for the Tyra Banks Show. She also appeared on the game show 1 vs. 100 on February 15, 2008, winning $500,000.
Since the show, she’s changed her name Cassandra Jean. She’s now represented by Aloe Entertainment.
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