Brandy Rusher Interview with Orwell (Mar 05)

May 25, 2010

In March of 2005, interviewed Cycle 4’s Brandy Rusher following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her advice to aspiring models, the worst part of her experience on the show and her future plans. Here is the text from the article (written by “Admin”):

Exclusive Interview With Brandy From America’s Next Top Model

How did you land a spot America’s Next Top Model?

Brandy: “I went to an open call in Houston and was there from 10am to 12 midnight.  It was my first experience within the modeling industry and I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, but I was chosen.”

Have you always wanted to be a model?

Brandy: “Yes. I grew up in a strict church where they looked down upon participating in such activities. Around 12 or 13 we left the church and I branched out and then decided to pursue the modeling industry. I really had never done anything like this so it was great and an answer to my prayers.”

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

Brandy: “It has already changed. The show gave me an inside look allowing me to have a reason to strive harder. I was able to see how I was perceived and now I have a point to prove how I have changed and the areas that I have been working o n.”

What advice would you give to aspiring models trying out for the next season of ANTM?

Brandy: “During the tryouts try to be unique but most importantly yourself. Be different and make sure your personality pops. I am not a big makeup fan, I love the fantasy aspect of it all. If you make it o n the show, continue to be yourself,  you are not there to make friends you are a competitor and let Tyra know that you want to be there and do your best to stay ahead of your competition.”

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

Brandy: “Tiffany changed my attitude. She was like a sister to me. I commend the girls that were able to let their inner beauty shine.”

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

Brandy: “Yes, I would control my attitude and pay more attention to other peoples feelings. I probably would have stayed more to myself and focused on the competition rather than the friendships.”

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?

Brandy: “I have a hard time becoming friends with other girls, so it was nice to meet someone like Tiffany we will remain friends. There were a lot of clicks in the house and as time went o n everyone’s attitude changed.”

What was your favorite part of the show?

Brandy: “Making it to the show. Also meeting Tyra and being able to work with her.”

What was your worst part of the show?

Brandy:  “Getting eliminated. Also not being self conscious of my attitude.”

Do you normally watch Reality shows?

Brandy: “I watch Fear Factor and America’s Next Top Model along with Real World. I would love to go o n the show Girlfriend’s o ne day.

What are your future plans?

Brandy: “ I am planning o n finding an agent that believes in me and I am open to all types of modeling, runway, print, commercials.”

To learn more about Cycle 4‘s Brandy Rusher, visit her bio page here.

Photo:   CW

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