Tatiana Dante Interview with Orwell (May 2005)

May 19, 2010

In May of 2005, interviewed Cycle 4’s Tatiana Dante. The interview summarizes her experience in the house, what her favorite parts were and if she’d do it all over again. Here is the text from the article (written by Benny Alverez):

Interview With Tatiana Of America’s Next Top Model

How did you come to be on America’s Next Top Model?

Tatiana: “I actually heard about the tryouts on the radio, so I bought a plane ticket and went to the audition.”

Have you always wanted to be a model?

Tatiana: “Yes. Since I was 12 years old. I have done local island magazines, and general print work.”

How do you think your ANTM experience will change your future?

Tatiana: “I think for the better. The exposure has been great.”
What advice would you give to aspiring models trying out for the next season of ANTM?

Tatiana: “During the auditions be yourself, don’t wear a lot of makeup and make sure the clothes you were show your figure. If you get picked for the show be strong, it is entertainment so know who you are and make sure when you leave the show you leave with something you can use.”

Is there anything you saw that your competition did well or something you learned not to do because of another example?

Tatiana: “I learned not to have an attitude. Though with some girls such as Brittany their attitude seemed to help her. Some of the girls were very unnecessarily snooty, though I wish I had been more outgoing and I also need to improve o n my walk.”

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?

Tatiana: “Yes. Though at some points with all the waiting I thought no.”

Sometimes it’s hard to become friends with the competitors, did you find that true? If so, which contestant did you clash with most and why?

Tatiana: “I made some great friends o n the show. Some of the girls like Noelle, Sarah and Lluvy I hope to stay in touch with. Tyra is gorgeous inside and out. Everyone was great o n the show, the hair designers, make up artists just everyone.”

What was your favorite part of the show?

Tatiana: “The people I got to work with and also the places I got to see. The big cities were great.”

What was the worst part of the show?

Tatiana: “Waiting. The girls viciousness and cattiness. I am a competitive person but not by being mean and some of the girls were just plain mean.”

Do you normally watch Reality shows?

Tatiana: “Yes, I like Survivor and Fear Factor.”

What are your future plans?

Tatiana: “Planning to eventually move to the east coast probably NY. I am looking to be signed and do print or runway. As for now I am relaxing and enjoying the Maui sun.”

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Tatiana Dante, visit her bio page here.

Photo:  CWJim De Yonker


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