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About.com interviewed Cycle 4’s Brittany Brower following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her screaming match with Keenyah, her regrets and plans for the future. Here is the text from the article (written by Latoya West):
Interview With Brittany of America’s Next Top Model
Brittany, an elementary school instructional aide from Tallahassee, Fla, was the eleventh girl eliminated from America’s Next Top Model 4. Brittany will be remembered as the model who partied the hardest and brought the most fun to the show. Here’s what she had to say about her time on Top Model.
On Her Memorable Screaming Match With Best Friend Keenyah:
“Stress was really high. Someone could have borrowed a left sock at that point and I would have flipped… I watched it going ‘Ugh, why did we do that?'”
“I don’t regret anything that I did on the show. Everytime I got a little out of hand, that’s just the way things happened. That’s just the way I deal with some situations. The only thing I regret is being so intimidated – as all of us were – when we went into panel. Why did I have to work myself up? I wish I didn’t take it so hard. I wish I had been a little bit more laid back…”
On Life After The Show:
“I chose not to go back (to my job as a teacher’s aide). I didn’t think I should be working with kids…On the show, I’m in like underwear for a Wonder Bra shoot, I’m being compared to a porn star… I didn’t think it was quite appropriate. But I love my kids and I will definitely go back to visit.”
On Who Should Win The Competition:
“Personally, I’m a little biased on that question because I love my homegirl Keenyah. She is an amazing, amazing person. She has that drive to her and she is fantastic…I have never seen a more beautiful face. She is breathtaking and absolutely gorgeous. And her personality goes right along with everything about her.”
On How The Show Was Edited
“As far as me being crazy all of the time, that was a part of it. It wasn’t the way it was all the time. I’m not that nuts…I honestly got a long with all of the girls very well and I wish they had shown us all getting along in the house a little bit more. But that’s OK.”
More From Our Interview:
Brittany plans to move to New York to pursue her modeling career.
She would never sign up for another competition reality show “because of the nerves and the stress.”
In May of 2005, RealityNewsOnline.com interviewed Cycle 4’s Brittany Brower following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses why she auditioned for the show, how she felt about being dubbed “the party girl,” and how she felt being compared to Janice Dickinson. Here is the text from the article (written by Phil Kural):
“It’s Not Like I Was Drunk ALL The Time”: An Interview With America’s Next Top Model 4’s Brittany
Brittany was the eleventh girl eliminated this season on America’s Next Top Model. Known as the party girl, find out what Brittany had to say about her experience on the show, what she thought of the Keenyah weight issue, and why she went on the show in the first place.
First of all, thanks to all the readers for sending me in their questions for Brittany. You did this interview, since I asked as many questions as I could that were sent into me. It’s hard to get a word in edge-wise when talking to Brittany, but I did my best. I’ll say one thing though – this girl is a ball of fire, and was a blast to talk too. Mark my words, we haven’t seen the last of Brittany!
RealityNewsOnline: What factored into your decision to apply for the show, and did you send in a tape or go to an open call?
Brittany: I had always said, ever since I was a little girl, that I wanted to be a model or an actress. However, I didn’t believe that being on a reality TV show was the way to go. I didn’t want to be on Big Brother and then when it’s over, try to make that into a modeling or acting career. Then, when I saw that an open call audition was coming near me for America’s Next Top Model I thought it was perfect since the show dealt with what I wanted to do, and wasn’t just for a money prize. Also, I figured people would have a chance to see my personality too, in case I do get into acting. It was the perfect move for me.
RNO: Are you really as wild as you appeared on TV, or did you think you acted out a little more in front of the cameras?
Brittany: Ugh, let me tell you – I’m glad they didn’t show some of the things that I did. If anything, I think I might have turned it down a little bit when the cameras were around. I mean, I wasn’t drunk the whole time I was there, which it kind of looked like, but yeah, I did like to have fun. I don’t party all the time, and we were so stressed, so I needed to just be myself.
RNO: Did the judges ever confuse you when would tell you not to show so much personality, then tell you that you weren’t showing enough?
Brittany: Ding! Ding! Ding! Yes, that whole thing threw me for a loop and I had no idea what to do. I honestly had no idea what the judges wanted from me. I think the way they kept telling me in the beginning that I was too much, then at the end I wasn’t enough – it was starting to wear on my confidence. I honestly had no idea what to do half the time because I wasn’t sure if I was being too much or too little!
RNO: Do you feel that you might have been unjustly eliminated since you did have a great photo, but didn’t stand out during the challenge in front of the judges?
Brittany: A little, yeah. I had great photos, and like I said before, I don’t think I understood what they were looking for from me after a point. I didn’t know that since I didn’t pose well while dancing in front of the judges that it was grounds for dismissal. I honestly thought I was doing quite well, but you can’t cry over spilt milk, so what can I do?
RNO: Why do you think everyone is making such a big deal about Keenyah’s weight? Did her body really change so much from when the competition began?
Brittany: Well, you know that Keenyah and I are good friends and talk all the time. She did gain some weight, but like she said on the show – that’s her way of dealing with stress. It’s not like she became some big cow or was all kinds of freaky fat. We all have a way that we deal with stress, and that was her comforting thing to do – eat. All the girls were stressed out, so I don’t know.
RNO: Are you a little embarrassed of anything you saw on the show? I’m talking about when you danced on a table in a restaurant, of course!
Brittany: Dancing on the table was fun! We all did it except for Kahlen and Rebecca, and Tiffany and I both said that we were going out that night to have some fun and unwind. I’m not embarrassed at all. I’m sure the people at the restaurant aren’t devastated that we danced on their table. It’s not like I pulled a Nicole Ritchie from The Simple Life and poured bleach all over their pool table. It was just a dance on a table for crying out loud!
RNO: When you were standing with Naima in front of Tyra, did you know that it was going to be you eliminated, or did you think that you still had a chance?
Brittany: Yeah, I knew it was me. I mean, the week before I was left standing with Christina. It’s kind of like I pulled a Lluvy. She was there three times in front of the judges, and I was there on week two with Sara, then with Christina and then with Naima. It’s like – three strikes and your out. At that point I knew I was done for.
RNO: Did you find the male models in the shoot to be as flirtatious as Keenyah did, or do you think she might have been overreacting a little?
Brittany: I didn’t see Keenyah do her shoot, so I don’t know what was going on with her and the male models. Personally, I thought the guys were just doing their thing, and it didn’t help that I was so much taller than they were, so I didn’t see them anyway. Plus, I was in heels, which made me even taller. I know that Keenyah is a very competitive person, so if something was bugging her that much that she had to stop her shoot, then they might have crossed a line, but I don’t know… I guess it all has to do with how you feel.
RNO: A running theme from this season was your resemblance to Janice Dickinson. Have you ever been told you look like her before you were on the show, and did you see the resemblance?
Brittany: I had never been told that I look like Janice, but when I got to the semi finals, all the judges were telling me that right away. Then I started hearing it all through the season. It didn’t really bother me at all since I love Janice and I think she’s great. I try not to say that I look like anyone, since I am my own person, but it’s a great compliment. I hope I look the way she does when I’m her age.
RNO: Did anyone ever sit Keenyah down and explain to her that Naima is half black? It didn’t look like she even cared to hear it.
Brittany:Ehh, I’m not really sure. I think I stated my opinion on that during the show. I’m not really all that comfortable talking about it, but that was for them two to handle. I just think everyone was stressed at that point and homesick as well, so every little thing was bound to get on someone else’s nerves.
RNO:Where do you plan to go from here? Is modeling still something you want to pursue as a career?
Brittany:Oh, I definitely want to stick with modeling. I’ve said since I was little that I wanted to either be a model or an actress. I wouldn’t have gone through this whole modeling boot camp experience if I didn’t want to continue on this path. Other wise it would have been a big waste of time. This is definitely what I want to do.
RNO:What kind of advice would you give to girls that were thinking about applying for future seasons of the show?
Brittany: For girls that are thinking about applying for this show – just remember to be true to who you are. Don’t change and know that person that you are. There are always adjustments that can be done, and things to learn in the industry, but don’t get catty and turn into a diva. It’s meant to be a fun experience!
RNO: Thanks, Brittany!