Bianca Golden was a contestant during Cycle 9 of ANTM.
A college student in New York City at the time, Bianca appeared in the competition when she was eighteen years old. After trying her luck in numerous casting calls for models since she was just aged twelve, she finally entered ANTM, being on of the show’s thirteen participants.
Bianca immediately established a reputation for being very outspoken. She treated her fellow contestants poorly—she got into feuds with Lisa, believing that an exotic dancer like her doesn’t deserve a slot on ANTM; with Heather, who she teased despite discovering that she is afflicted with Asperger’s syndrome; and with eventual winner Saleisha, when she called her a “borderline plus-size.” She also got into some trouble with the shoots, notably refusing to participate in a photo shoot in Shanghai, China because it entailed her posing in the air, on high wires.
Nevertheless, Bianca was one of the more enduring participants in the program. The model, whom is also known for being shaved bald after her supposed makeover went wrong, lasted until the episode before the finale. She was eliminated in the twelfth episode, when she barely made the final three; Tyra Banks cited that she did not possess the same innate modeling talent the other remaining models had. Nevertheless, she continued pursing a modeling career, having appeared in several runway shows and fashion spreads, and also appeared on screen, notably the direct-to-DVD film ‘Hole in Two’. Her controversial nature still persists, however, notably when she got involved in an airport brawl with Hairspray actress Nikki Blonsky.
Bianca Golden is currently signed with Major Model Management in New York, Fusion Model Management in South Africa, Click Models in Boston and Ford Models in Chicago. She was one of the models in the finale of Project Runway (Season 5). She has modeled in Essence, Cosmopolitan, The Source and for various brands. She has also taken part in Farah Angsana Spring 2010 presentation as well as multiple fashion weeks and BET’s Rip The Runway shows. Bianca has also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show several times.