Sara Albert (married name Hallmark) was a contestant during Cycle 6 of ANTM.
She was born in Davis, California and was a full scholar at Georgetown University, where she majored in psychology, minored in government and was a member of the Volleyball team. Sara graduated cum laude in 2005. Before she was on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6, Sara was working as a Marketing Assistant for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
Standing at 6 feet, 1 inch, Sara was the tallest contestant among the finalists on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6. It was a talent scout who encouraged Sara to audition for the show, but during the semifinals, judge Jay Manuel addressed his concern regarding Sarah’s height. Jay was worried that Sara might not be able to get a lot of modeling jobs, as designers usually do not make clothes for someone who is as tall as she. Supermodel Tyra Banks defended Sara, but still admitted that the average model stands between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches. Nevertheless, Sara made it to the finals, and even though she didn’t have any modeling experience before the show, she was able to impress the judges with her natural talent. She worked her way up to the top 4, and some of her best work includes her runway shows and the CoverGirl commercial. There were times that her passion for modeling was questioned, which often frustrated Sara, who insisted that she was just as passionate as the other girls. Sara became the tenth finalist eliminated when the judges felt that she was not good enough to be placed in the top 3.
Since appearing on the show, Sara pursued her modeling career by working with NEXT Model Management, Elite in Los Angeles and Passport Models in San Francisco. Sara also appeared on the cover and a spread in Engaged! Magazine.
Sara has since left the industry and is now married and living in Washington, D.C.
In May of 2010, Sara accepted a position as summer associate at prestigious international law firm Hogan Lovells.
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