Xiomara Frans was a contestant on Cycle 2 of ANTM.
Xiomara was born in New York City, where she was brought up by her Cuban mother and Curacaoian father in Morganville, New Jersey. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she majored in communications and theater. In 1999, she became a semifinalist for the Ford Supermodel of the Year Competition. Xioamara is also an accomplished fencer, and was a Junior Olympic Epee fencer in New York City. Among Xiomara’s favorites are Dolce & Gabbana Feminine and foods like ropa vieja and lechon asado.
As a finalist for America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2, Xiomara showed a lot of potential during the first few challenges in the show, but come the fifth week, was eliminated when her photos from the underwater photo shoot failed to impress the judges. Her walk was also criticized, having done so with her eyes unconventionally “bugging out.” Despite not being able to captivate the judges for a long time, her great personality and kindness won the hearts of the other girls in the finals.
Since the show, Xiomara signed with Boss Models and has also appeared in the New York Post Latino Issue.
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