Terra White was a contestant during Cycle 15 of ANTM.
This Arlington, Texas native was 24 years old during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 15.
Terra’s sister, Chris, 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.
Terra also commented that it was important to differentiate herself from her sister. She said, “Yeah, we’re sisters, but we have two different personalities. She’s [Chris] outgoing and crazy. I’m outgoing and reserved.” On camera, she also said the felt she wasn’t quirky enough sometimes.
Terra shared that she believes her and her sister intimidate people because they’re in a pair.
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. Both sisters divulged that they would be proud of the other sister for making it, even if they didn’t make it into the house.
Terra was called 14th during selection of the final 14 girls.
In episode 2, Terra performed walked the catwalk in the four-stories-high Diane Von Furstenberg runway challenge, although Miss Jay said that she “didn’t have the walk.”
During the Teen Bully photo shoot with Deborah Anderson, Terra seemed overwhelmed by her nerves and began to get emotional. Terra said on camera, “The competition is a lot harder than I thought. It was just overwhelming to me.”
When the judges reviewed her photo in panel, Nigel said that he didn’t understand the picture; he didn’t get the message. Andre Leon Talley (ALT) said that she wasn’t projecting ‘luscious lips,’ she was projecting ‘lusciousness.’ Tyra told her that with modeling, don’t try to go for the obvious. While deliberating, Nigel said that it was a terrible picture of Terra. Tyra concluded that she looked pensive.
Because of her weaker performance during the photo shoot, Terra landed in the bottom two during elimination.
Tyra told Terra, ” … absolutely beautiful, luscious lips. And although your posing is strong, it lacks focus and tends to air towards the obvious. In this cycle, you need to be big enough and strong enough to be in Italian Vogue.”
Then she revealed that Terra was safe; Anamaria was the first girl eliminated from the show.
Episode 3 ended up being the makeover episode, as well as an unexpected double elimination episode. For Terra’s makeover, Tyra didn’t want to take away from her “luscious lips,” she wanted to celebrate them. To do this, Tyra had Terra’s hair cut incredibly short with a longer bang. This upset Terra, as she expected a different makeover per Lexie, Anne and Rhianna’s “Fake Hair Agenda” circulated around the house.
Terra’s sister Chris expressed to the cameras that she was concerned about Terra being visibly upset about her makeover. Her sister’s concerns were well merited, as Terra ended up being eliminated outside of panel right after the makeover photo shoot.
As she was being eliminated by the Jays, Mr. Jay said:
You are so exquisite; a stunning girl. The issue that we’re struggling with is that we don’t believe that you believe that you belong here.
Terra responded by telling them that she wanted more time to show them it could happen. Jay encouraged her to show them by going out there and doing it.
Upon exiting, Terra told cameras:
I just don’t think it’s right. I would have much rather them send me home before they cut my hair, not after. I don’t think it was a good decision at all. To my sister, I love you. Keep your head up. She’s my second chance.
Both Terra and Sara Blackamore were eliminated during this episode.
To read Terra’s exit interview with Wet Paint, click here.
Since the show, Terra has been pursuing a career in modeling. She may pursue a career as a health teacher if modeling doesn’t work out, as she also has a health degree.
To view more photos of Terra, click here.