Sarah Rhoades was a contestant during Cycle 5 of ANTM.
As a finalist on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5, Sarah is most popular for her full lips and her special bond with openly gay Top Model finalist Kim Stolz. Her relationship with Kim reached a more intimate level when they shared a kiss, even though both of them were apparently involved with someone else back home. Before the kiss, Sarah was very clear about her heterosexuality.
Sarah’s weakest point as a model was her inability to maintain her balance on the runway. She tripped several times during a fashion show challenge and the photograph she produced on the same day was not at par with the other finalists’. Consequently, she was sent home after spending only three weeks in the competition.
After she was eliminated, Sarah was probed about her experience on the show, but the questions usually revolved around her sexuality rather than her modeling. On an AfterEllen.com interview, Sarah cleared things up by saying she and Kim are just friends, and that when she kissed Kim, she was not involved with another person.
After the show, Sarah returned to her career as a ballet dancer at the Atlanta Ballet.
Today, Sarah no longer dances with the Atlanta Ballet. She has taken some test photos, but is not signed with a modeling agency. It was last reported by Top Model LiveJournal that Sarah was as a waitress in Columbia, Missouri.
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