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Rhianna Atwood Article in San Diego Union Tribune (Sept 2010)

October 17, 2010

In September of 2010, San Diego Union Tribune posted an article regarding Cycle 15‘s Rhianna Atwood and her appearance on the show. Here is the text from the article (written and posted by Diane Bell):

San Diegan competing on ‘Top Model’ has a leg up

She describes her occupation as a “world explorin’, dance feverin’, people lovin’, wild child.” But the 20-year-old San Diegan from San Carlos, who will be known to TV viewers only by her first name, Rhianna, is gunning to be “America’s Next Top Model.”

She is competing for that title with 13 other hopefuls on the new season of the Tyra Banks’-led modeling reality show that begins airing Wednesday at 8 p.m. on XETV/Channel 6.

Rhianna Free Atwood, who graduated from Patrick Henry High in 2008, eschews “cheap clothes.” But she has no designer shoe favorite as long as “it’s high as hell.” That sets the 6-foot-1½-inch model hopeful apart from her 6-foot-2 competitor, Ann from Dallas, who calls her favorite shoes “flats.”

Rhianna can’t wait for the premiere, which she’ll watch at a friend’s house, to find out “what the judges said about me” when she wasn’t in the room.

Shocking wake-up call: Early Thursday morning a beach maintenance worker found what he suspected was a human torso that had washed up under Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

Police and lifeguards responded to the call, then contacted the county Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains were soon determined to be those of an animal, most likely a sea lion or seal.

But such alarming finds are not infrequent, said S.D. lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma, estimating one comes in every four to six months.

“To the layman, the bones look like they could be from a human being,” he explained. “When we get the report, we call in a forensic pathologist. We don’t make the determination ourselves.”

The carcass was quickly disposed of by UCSD police.

I do, I do: Chula Vista Councilman and recent mayoral candidate Steve Castañeda married in true California style — a sunset wedding on Coronado Beach.

He and U-T reporter Tanya Mannes exchanged vows the other day surrounded by about 50 friends and family members dressed in eclectic California style. They wore everything from Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops to formal suits.

One drawback of marrying a public figure, notes Mannes, who writes for the U-T’s Business section, is that she won’t be able to cover Chula Vista politics.

The impossible dream: Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron, was asked to please use her singing appearance at Friday night’s Padres game to break the team’s losing streak.

Win or lose, she wouldn’t take credit. “I used to work for the Washington Nationals, and we know all about losing.”

To learn more about Cycle 15‘s Rhianna Free Atwood, visit her bio page here.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune
Source: The CWMatthew Rolston

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