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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