Gabrielle Kniery (sometimes seen as Gabrielle Kniery-Webber) was a contestant during Cycle 14 of ANTM.
The St. Louis, Missouri native was an 18-year-old student during her stint on the show. Before the show, she did have some experience modeling; she even graduated from Barbizon modeling school.
During episode 1, she said that it’s her biracial background that makes her look unique and special. Her mother is German and her father is African-American.
During her initial interviews with the panel, she revealed that she’s never had a stable African-American father figure, so it’s difficult for her to trust men. She said she never dates and often feels like an outcast due to her ethnicity.
She felt that her biggest competition on the show was Angelea, who like herself, is also biracial.
Gabrielle was eliminated during episode 2 when her photo with Brian Edwards resulted in her appearing scared and awkward. As her photo was being presented to panel, they all remained silent, which is never a good sign of critique.
Tyra said that she was a lovely girl in person, but the silence from the panel signified a person turning the page with her photo if it were to appear in a fashion magazine.
During Gabrielle’s exit interview, she said that she wanted to go back to school to study fashion merchandising and model on the side. She said that no matter what, she’s gonna be something.
To read Gabrielle’s post-elimination interview with RTV Games, click here.
Since the show, Gabrielle has signed with ID Models in New York.
To see more photos of Gabrielle, click here.