Marvita Washington was a contestant during Cycle 10 of ANTM.
Marvita Washington was the 23-year-old retail sales associate from San Fransisco, California. During her time on Top Model, Marvita had solid photo shoots, and was even called out second in the Elle Macpherson lingerie photo shoot for her strong presence. Unfortunately, Marvita’s performance took a downward turn during the photo shoot involving paint and facial close-ups. Marvita found herself in the bottom two for the first time, alongside Whitney because their photos were seen unsatisfactory. In the end, Marvita was eliminated because of her defeatist attitude, as well as looking bored and disconnected in her photo. The judges also felt that Whitney had more drive. Marvita was the fourth model eliminated from Cycle 10.
In her interview with BuddyTV after her elimination, Marvita explained she just had one bad photo shoot on one bad day, but she definitely did not felt defeated at all, unlike what the judges were trying to point out. She defended herself but that b-roll was edited out, leading the viewers into believing that she really checked out of the competition. Marvita stressed that she wasn’t giving up and also believed she was doing well in the show. “I think that had I had another chance I would have been fine, because all my other photo shoots I tried really hard on,” she said.
Still, Marvita had good things to say about being on ANTM, “I made a lot of new friends, and I learned a lot more about myself and how to get along with girls.” But one of the girls she didn’t get along well was Fatima. She said that Fatima was the kind of person that she simply can’t get through even after all the attempts she made just to be closer to her.
Since the show, Marvita has appeared in Ebony Magazine, December 2008 and Supermodels Unlimited. She has walked for various designers, including at BET’s Rip the Runway 2009.
Marvita is currently signed with Ikon Model Management.