Chris White was a contestant during Cycle 15 of ANTM.
The Arlington, Texas native was 20 years old during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 15.
Chris’s sister, Terra, is also part of the final fourteen during this cycle. Terra stated in initial interviews that she thought her personality was stronger than her sister’s. She observed that she was overpowering her sister’s personality most of the time they were in the semifinals.
During the final review, Tyra communicated that Chris’s face, eyes, lips and eyebrows were ’round-ish’, while Terra’s face is more angular. She also said that Chris is a stronger poser than her sister.
Chris was called 4th during selection of the final 14 girls.
During episode 2, Chris mentioned that she was excited to have her sister there with her, but she is still her competition.
During review of her photograph following the Teen Bully shoot with Deborah Anderson, the judges encouraged Chris to “go stronger.” Nigel said, “If you’re to go there, go there,” in terms of her commitment while posing. While deliberating, Nigel commented that she wasn’t quite a model yet, she was just ‘trying’ to model.
Chris was called 9th during elimination.
During episode 3, the girls were given makeovers. Tyra gave Chris long curly hair, while her sister got shorter hair than before. Chris was hoping her sister wouldn’t visibly show her disdain over the haircut, but she did, causing Chris two worry about Terra’s place in the competition.
During the “Fallen Angels” shoot with Anne Menke, Mr. Jay said that she looked fabulous. He said that she became an “otherworldy, soft feminine creature.”
While her photo was being reviewed in panel, the judges said that “her face was very strong and that she had one of the best faces.” Tyra didn’t feel that her photo was strong, but because the total film from all girls was weak in her opinion, she felt she was grading her photo on a curve. She said that Chris was rising above the crowd with her photo.
Because of her rising performance in front of the camera, Chris was called 4th during elimination. Unfortunately, her sister was sent home in what turned out to be a double elimination episode. Chris was devastated to see her sister go home, but vowed to push forward for her and her sister.
In episode 4, Chris and the girls were taken to Knott’s Berry Farm for a posing challenge aboard The Silver Bullet roller coster. Chris was tasked to portray “distracted” on the crazy coaster. Unfortunately, of all the girls, Chris was the most scared about boarding the roller coaster. Visibly upset before and during the coaster ride, Chris commented afterwards that “she took her fear and conquered it because she really wants it [the win].”
During the “Undersea Goddess” photo shoot with Matthew Rolston, the girls had the pleasure of modeling jewelry from Martin Katz, Neil Lane and Mikimoto. Mr. Jay commented that Chris looked poised, beautiful and ‘together.’ He was also surprised that “she kept her mouth closed for so long.”
In panel, Tyra gave Chris ideas on how to conceal her larger forehead in photos. Matthew Rolston said that hers was “his favorite photo of the day.” He also added that “everything came together perfectly.” While deliberating, ALT said her photo was glamourous and glittery.” Nigel said that she “had the most extraordinary lips and the most perfect mouth.” Matthew concluded with repeating that “hers was the best shot of the day; it was magic.”
Due to her solid performance, Chris was called 4th during elimination.
In episode 5, Chris and the girls participated in a Herve Leroux runway challenge where the catwalk consisted of two fast-moving conveyor belts. Chris pulled through the challenge, but not before she visibly swore on the first catwalk and fell at the end of the second. Chris was able to fall on a safety cushion, so she wasn’t hurt.
During the “Lucha Vavoom” photo shoot with Eddie and Moshe Brahka or Brahka Squared, Mr. Jay commented that she gave a consistent effort while jumping to create her action shot; he said he appreciated that.
In panel, Tyra said she needed to “smize” a little more. She also praised Chris for taking the proactive role in asking if she could jump during the shoot.
While deliberating, ALT called her photo “divine.” He also said that he could see her photo as a spread in Italian Vogue. Guest judge Karolina Kurkova said she “took a risk; jumping shots don’t always work. Hers worked.”
Due to her incredibly strong performance, Chris was called 2nd during elimination.
Episode 6 began with a CoverGirl challenge. Chris and the girls were split into groups of three and had to teach the public how to use CoverGirl products. The public judged the girls and so did fashion journalist Derek Blasberg. Chris was grouped with Chelsey and Liz – and after the judging, they didn’t shine as well as the winning group, Kayla, Esther and Kacey. Chris, unfortunately, was told she was too overpowering in the group setting; she wouldn’t let Chelsey or Liz speak up during the demonstration.
For their photo shoot, the girls got to work with fashion stylist Lori Goldstein and world famous photographer Patrick Demarchelier on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Chris got to shoot by herself with a male model. During the shoot, Patrick Demarchelier said that she “very good” and “fantastic.” Mr. Jay said that she “was very good at creating an energy that was grounded in reality.” He also said the she had a “natural chemistry” with the male model. Chris said she actually felt like a diva because of all the good feedback she received during the shoot.
During panel, Nigel and Tyra said her group photo looked “adorable.” Tyra also said that it looked like a beautiful spread in Teen Vogue. ALT said that “from an editorial point of view, we’re he comes from, that photo would be out. He didn’t feel the ‘zing’.” ALT said he loved her walking shot, as she “was full of vitality” and “happy.” Patrick Demarchelier said that “she had great movement, but her smile was too big.” She needed to “control her smile” a bit more.
During deliberation, Patrick Demarchelier said that “she had too much energy; she just needs to control it a bit.” Tyra felt that her photo “was the only one telling a story.” Tyra also felt it was “Teen Vogue, not Italian Vogue.”
Chris’s performance earned her a 5th call out during elimination.
In episode 7, the girls were introduced to the Grammy Museum, as well as their first challenge. Chris and the girls were paired up and tasked to dress each other as if they were going to present an award at the actual Grammys. Chris and Kendal were paired up. It was a difficult challenge, as they were only given ten minutes to find a grammy ensemble for their partner, and in the end, neither girls won the challenge.
For their photo shoot with Francesco Carrozzini, Chris had to portray Betsy Johnson. During the shoot, Francesco Carrozzini commented that Chris was “unbelievably energetic.”
During panel, Nigel said her photo was “brilliant.” He also added that what she was doing in the photo was “very Betsy” and “the real Betsy would be very proud.” ALT commented that the photo “didn’t work for him.” He added that “I think you’re fabulous, and love that you’re leaping, but it’s not my favorite photo.” Francesco Carrozzini concluded panel by saying, “You have such an energy. You didn’t stop jumping for one single shot. You have to know that there are moments that you have to change and do something different.”
During deliberation, Nigel said that he loved the shot of Chris. He also said that “she’s like a sledge hammer of a model. She walks on set and she’s everywhere; that’s Betsy.” ALT commented that “although there was energy, I often forgot that Chris is a comedic personality.” He also posed the question, “Is this a model?”
Chris had a strong performance, but was called 5th during elimination.
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