Dani Evans Article in Arkansas Democrat Gazette (June 06)

July 16, 2010

In June of 2006, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette posted an article regarding Cycle 6 winner Dani Evans following her win and appearance on the show. Here is the text from the article (written and posted by Phyllis D. Brandon):

Little Rock lauds its Model

“You go, girl,” Danielle Evans’ mother, Deatra Evans, told her at a reception Monday in the Riverview room of the Peabody Little Rock hotel.
Danielle, 21, has been named America’s Next Top Model and in a couple of weeks will be moving to New York, where the Ford Models Agency will be arranging her bookings.

Her parents, Deatra and Ed Evans, spoke at the party. Her father took credit for her height, with a bow and a smile. Danielle is 5-foot-11, plus the 4-inch heels she was wearing. She tips the scales at a very slim 125 pounds.
Other speakers included Mayor Jim Dailey, who named the day as Danielle Evans Day and presented her with a crystal trophy officially making her a “Hometown Hero.” Master of ceremonies Donna Terrell noted that America’s Next Top Model is being re-run on KASNUPN, Channel 38, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The show was taped six months in advance, so Danielle had to keep her win a secret during that time.

Lawrence Hamilton serenaded her as she entered the room with “It Had to Be You” and “You Are So Beautiful.”

The tributes kept coming. Chuck Spohn, general manager of Clear Channel, told the crowd how pleased he is to have a hometown girl on his station during ratings week. Nancy Rousseau, Central High School principal, told Danielle that she was a topic of the school’s morning announcements the day after her win was televised. “You’ll always be a Little Rock High School Tiger,” Rousseau told her. Justice of the Peace Mary Louise Williams told of the parties that were held every week to watch the show. Rep. Linda Chesterfield, who said she had known Danielle since she was born, read a certificate from Secretary of State Charlie Daniels. Darren Peters of Power Play magazine showed her that his magazine would be the first to feature her on the cover.
Looking to the future, Danielle said, “My dream is to walk that runway.”

To learn more about Cycle 6 winner Dani Evans, visit her bio page here.

Source: Television Without Pity / Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Photo: CW

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