April Wilkner was a contestant on Cycle 2 of ANTM.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, April Wilkner was a student of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, where she graduated with a GPA of 3.95. She is Japanese, Irish, Scottish, German and Welsh. She can fluently speak Japanese and French in addition to English.

As an aspiring model, she tried out for America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2 in 2003. She quickly became one of the 12 Finalists, but during the fashion show on the first week, April accidentally wore the wrong dress. Jenascia, another Finalist, was quick to rescue her. However, the following day, April failed to wake Jenascia up for their first photo shoot, causing their relationship to sour for awhile. She was eliminated on the ninth week because the judges thought she was too robotic and self-critical.

Since appearing on the show, April has worked with NY Models Management and has modeled for New Look and the July 2004 edition of Stuff Magazine. She has also appeared on the catwalk for ElleGirl Presents: Dare To Be You, Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Models 2005. In addition, April is the host of the internet talk show Talk Model, specifically created for America’s Next Top Model.

In 2006 she spent six months in Hong Kong working in runway and print for Vivienne Westwood, Emporio Armani, Valentino, and shooting two editorials for COVER and Marie Claire magazines.

April is currently signed with Race Model Management and Wilhelmina Models in New York. At one time, she was signed with Starz People LTd. in Asia and Race Model Management in NYC.

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28 Responses to “April Wilkner”

  1. kiki Says:

    April deicided to work.

  2. Kahina Says:

    You’re beautiful and strong; don’t forget it.

  3. Fortunato Says:

    I really like her. I hope Tyra will look for more Asian-aspiring models because I think they do have great qualities as a top models.

  4. Marts Says:

    Beautiful, sophisticated… And she looks like Nigel Barker’s wife! XD

  5. Justine Says:

    Very unique beauty.

  6. boo Says:

    I was very disappointed when she said that she wasn’t sure of being Asian. It sucked really bad because she had more Asian quality in her than I do. I am Asian, but every time people see me, they think I’m white. But I am proud to say that I’m Asian. Both of my parents are Asian; typical black hair, brown eyes and so on, but I was born light blonder brown hair, skin totally white, but I am still proud to say that I am Asian all the way.

    • A-Money Says:

      April is not Asian, she’s Eurasian. Calling her Asian is like calling her White, which no one would ever do, would they? I think it’s sad that people keep making Eurasians pick a side and see them in halves. She is not simply one half, she is both halves!

      • Samantha Says:

        If you want to use the term ‘Eurasian,’ then you’re grouping both together and every European is Eurasian and every Middle Easterner, every Eastern Asian is Eurasian. You can consider yourself Asian and Black, or Asian and European. Just because you’re not completely Asian, doesn’t mean you’re not at all. Personally, I’d be sad if my kids didn’t consider themselves Asian even if their father is Caucasian.
        It is fair to say that she is not ‘just’ Asian, just as people who are half-black aren’t just black, but society will see them and say, “oh that’s a black chick.” Even Tiger Woods, who self-identifies as a ‘Cablinasian,’ is considered black. I never hear people talk about him as that ‘half-thai golfer.’

    • sleepy Says:

      Good for you, but that´s how you feel, not April. As a person with parents from two vastly different countries I can tell you it´s not that simple. I grew up around people from both cultures, was taught a lot about both cultures and I couldn´t possibly pick one over the other. People kept pushing April to admit she´s asian, but that´s really not all there is to her, is it? She´s biracial and she was born and raised in the USA. Yes a part of her heritage is Asia, but I think her attitude about this is completely understandable and I felt bad for her when she was accused of dishonesty in this.

    • Alex Says:

      April was not disappointed in being Asian. It’s hard for an asian to make it in the model industry. She was just sadden that everyone only see one part of her and not the other. I’m half Asian and I’m proud of it. April was proud to be Asian. If she wasn’t then she would be dissing her parents. It was taking out of context and editing played a big part in it.

  7. Liza Says:

    She’s done so well. Good for her. I loved her on the show.

  8. sweegle Says:

    Beautiful, but too hard looking for my liking. Bet she’s a tough cookie.

  9. Stars Beyond Says:

    She was my favorite runner-up on ANTM’s second cycle. So glad she’s doing so well now. She deserves it; such a gorgeous woman. She actually makes me question my sexuality.

  10. Mark Says:

    I’d marry that woman in a heartbeat. She’s perfect in every way. Amazing model beauty, fantastic personality and all round nice but uber sexy person.
    Yep… please send her my way!

  11. darla Says:

    nigel barker has a crush on her. and i luv her !!

  12. DeeDee Says:

    I am the only one who thinks that she has a weird looking mouth/lips? I think that she has done well – good for her.

  13. KriStina Says:

    Она очень красивая……… Мне она сразу понравилась, но все равно я болела за Yoanna=)))) Я бы была рада если б она была в финале…

  14. franzley Says:

    she looks like Maggie q ^^

  15. john vergel Says:

    Her beauty reminds me of Maggie Q. I don’t think it’s just coz they’re both Asian but I think it’s because they both exude toughness.

  16. I adore April. Looking at her photos, I see that it’s true that she should work on her range facially. Her everything else is superstar. Kudos to a top model in progress.

  17. jun Says:

    she nice!

  18. Deb Says:

    April and Maggie Q should do something on Nikita

  19. She has one of the most beautiful faces I’ve seen on ANTM.

  20. Katie Says:

    She is EXTREMELY forgettable. I could care less for her photos.

  21. Alex Says:

    April is my favorite ANTM ever. She was simply the best. She won almost all the competitions. She is strong and beautiful. The judges didn’t give her enough credit. She deserve to win but, sadly didn’t. In my books she is one of the best model on ANTM history.

  22. Kenny Says:

    She is so stunning that she takes my breath away.j

  23. Katie Says:

    She’s pretty, but not amazing. There are better models.

  24. Prohomespa@gmail.com Says:

    At times she is hot and sexy then other times she is not so photogenic. She needs that glow of being in love! Instead of looking like she just gone through a bad brake up……cheers!

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