In October of 2005, LatinHeat.com posted an article regarding Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez landing a clothing campaign for JEM Sportswear. Here is the text from the article (written by Julio Martinez):

JEM Taps America’s Next Top Model, Lluvy Gomez for Clothing Campaign

San Fernando, CA — San Fernando based JEM Sportswear, which specializes in finely crafted tee shirts for women chose America’s Next Top model participant Lluvy Gomez to spearhead their promotion of the company’s new red hot line of retro Vintage Peanuts tees, available at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and other specialty stores nationwide.

It was not so long ago that the nation’s fashion industry thought of Latinos and other minority groups as niche consumers that had to be targeted with clothing styles and marketing campaigns that were different than their mainstream focus. “That is absolutely not the way the fashion industry works today,” affirmed Randi Kagan, Vice President of Marketing for the San Fernando-based JEM, which specializes in finely crafted tee shirts for women.

“This such an important time for the growth of the fashion industry into all areas of our population,” says Kagan. “Latino teens and young adults are on the brink of being leaders in pointing the way for the fashion trends of the future, both as creators and consumers. JEM Sportswear expects to reflect those trends.”

Since Peanuts creator Charles Schultz always utilized the Peanuts strip to underscore the major holidays, JEM plans to market Vintage Peanuts tees to reflect the Peanuts characters reveling in their enjoyment of these seasonal events. In honor of the current holiday, Lluvy sports a Vintage Peanuts tee while popping Halloween candy into the mouth of Entertainment Tonight host, Mark Steines.

“There is nothing more Americana then Peanuts,” affirms Kagen. “And this particular line celebrates the cartoon series drawings from its first decade, the 50s.” The JEM line of Peanuts tees is also being promoted by the mirror image Latino Doublemint twins.

When asked to comment, all Charlie Brown could say was, “Good grief.”

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: LatinHeat.com
Photo:  LatinHeat.com

About.com interviewed Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses how she felt about being on the show, the critique surrounding her pisces photo and her engagement. Here is the text from the article (written by Latoya West):

An Interview With Lluvy of America’s Next Top Model
Lluvy talks about the show, big news, and the worst photo in Top Model history

Lluvy, a janitor from Modesto, California, was the fifth girl eliminated from America’s Next Top Model. But Lluvy will not be forgotten. After all, Tyra Banks once told her that she had the worst photograph in the history of America’s Next Top Model. Ouch! Lluvy and I chatted about her time on Top Model, who she thinks should win the competition, and more. Here are some highlights of our interview:

What was the best part of the experience?

Just meeting Tyra and Janice — people who I have been watching on TV since the very first episode.

Did it feel surreal for you to actually be there on the show?

Yes. I’m still in shock right now, to tell you the truth. I can’t believe it. Like the whole time I was there, I was just twisted. My brain was just going like haywire. I could not believe it. There weren’t that many girls who had watched the show before, so I was star struck.

What was it like having all those cameras there?

That was difficult for me because I’m a klutz. I kept on walking into them or bumping into them all the time…but you get used to them…They sneak around like little elves.

What was the worst part of the experience?

There’s been no worst part of the experience, but it’s been hard to watch myself. I think that’s kind of the worst part for me right now.

Why is that?

I get so embarrassed that I curl up in a ball and watch it. So I’m kind of glad it’s done with now. And I’m excited to watch the girls and root them on.

I have to go there. What went through your mind when the judges told you that one of your pictures was the worst photo in the history of America’s Next Top Model?

I laughed. I don’t know if the camera went to me or not when that happened but when she said that, I couldn’t believe it. I was like ‘that’s me.’ I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked. It was a pretty bad picture though.

So, you agreed with that comment?

Yes. I don’t know if it’s the worst, but it’s pretty bad.

Do you have a copy of that picture?

No. Hopefully, we’ll get some. I don’t know.

You should frame it.

[Laughs] I know! I’ll tell my kids about it. They’ll tell their kids about it.

How did you handle taking criticism every week?

I’m a very realistic person, so I wasn’t going to cry when they told me that I had the worst picture…I can take criticism really well. But sure. It kind of hurt week after week being in the bottom two. It was kind of draining.

Did you leave the show with a lot of friendships?

Yes. Being with those other girls and meeting them was great. And everybody was from a completely different background. I made a lot of good friends. And hopefully, they’ll be at my wedding in November.

Oh, you’re getting married!

Yes. I got engaged.

Congratulations! This has been a good year for you!

Yes. The entire time, I’m like no, I’m not getting married. I’m not on a TV show. This is too weird.

How did your family and your fiancé react to seeing you on TV?

My mom just was criticizing like ‘You should have put your hair down, you should have done this.’ But she was just being silly and being a mom. My fiancé thinks that they captured me. I was like ‘I didn’t know I was such a dork!’ He was like “No, that’s you. That’s how you are all the time.” He thinks they did a very good job.

What are your future career plans?

I’m just waiting around till I can work. I am excited. I want to be in every runway show possible. I just want to work! Whatever comes up.

Who do you think should win the show?

I don’t know. They all have amazing qualities and, of course, I’m going to be rooting for my friends who I got closer to. But if I had to choose, it would be Kahlen and Rebecca. I just think they are gorgeous girls inside and out. But they all deserve it.

Is there anything else that you want to say to your supporters?

When people come up to me on the street, they have been saying nothing but nice stuff. So if there are any fans out there, I just want to thank them.

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: About.com
Photo:  CW

In April of 2005, RealityShack.com interviewed Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her experience on Top Model, her unique name and the judges critique regarding her pisces photo. Here is the text from the article (written by “Carrie”):

Interview With Lluvy of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 4

Lluvy made it into the top fourteen on America’s Next Top Model because of her unique, exotic looks. Unfortunately she had trouble transferring her beauty to photographs and became the fifth casualty of this season. Fans will be happy to learn that she’s not going to give up though!

Hi Lluvy! Your name is so different – is there a story behind it, or were you named after someone?

Thank you! It’s actually a pet name from my older sister, from back when we were really little. My real name is Lluviana, which is Mexican. Lluvy means rain.

While you were watching the show on television, was it difficult for you to hear what the judges were saying behind closed doors?

It really was. I mean I had a feeling about who liked me and who didn’t, but some of the comments were surprising. Like Nole saying I looked like a marshmallow with lipstick, or what did he say on the last one? That I looked like a wet Chihuahua? I mean Chihuahuas are cute and all, but I was rolling off the couch laughing!

What about Janice’s comment that she would call you “SUV” from now on? What does that even mean?

Oh, Janice! I don’t know! I was watching that with my sisters and I was like “Is she calling me fat?” We had no clue. She used to call me that too, like “Hey SUV”, and I had no idea what she meant.

In the last photo shoot, you told Jay that you didn’t feel sexy and didn’t know how to feel it. Do you feel that they should have prepared you all better for what you were about to face?

That shoot was so hard – it was loud and raining. Yeah, it would have been nice to have some direction, but I guess that doesn’t make for a great show. You pretty much have to do it on your own.

Okay, let’s talk about the Pieces [sic] picture.

Oh no, do we have to?

Well, I think our readers would call me a chicken if I didn’t bring it up. The makeup and the sequins for that shoot were awful – I can’t think of anyone who would have made that look good.

Well sure, and it would be easy for me to blame the makeup artist or the sequins for the horrible picture. But it looked amazing in person. Really, it was a work of art. Then I got in front of the cameras and I just felt like I was melting. Each one of those sequins was glued on my face, and with the hot lights I just couldn’t move my face at all. Then of course there was the harness to deal with. It was just too much going on at once, and I was literally melting.

You said at the end of the show that you had no idea what you were going to do from there, career-wise. Has that changed?

Oh for sure. What I said was in the moment, you know, there’s so much going on, and then when I was eliminated my head was just spinning. When you’re there, one day feels like a month. I was just confused at that point. But now I know for sure, 110%, that this is what I want to do.

Had you watched previous cycles of America’s Next Top Model before auditioning for this one?

Oh yes! I’ve been a huge fan of the show since cycle one.

What or who was the biggest source of drama in the house?

Well, you know, Brandy, but I felt really bad for her. The day before she was eliminated we sat down and really talked about things, because I knew where she was coming from. I used to be really angry too. And I told her that she needed to reign herself in a bit, you know, because this is a TV show and all, but when it’s over she still has to go back to her real life. She’s a great girl.

What was the best advice you were given while you were on the show, and who gave it to you?

Janice, believe it or not. She was really hard on me, but it was because she was looking out for me. That’s just what she’s like, and she cared about all of us. She told me to just look in the mirror and study my face, and to practice different facial expressions to see what they looked like. Remember that she told me that I had about 50 different facial expressions in a matter of a few minutes?

If you could organize and plan a photo shoot with the judges doing the modeling, what would you have them do?

Ha! I’d make them do the Pieces [sic] shoot and see if they could pull it off!

Thanks for your time Lluvy – were looking forward to seeing you in Vogue one day soon!

Oh you bet you will! Thanks!

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source:  Realityshack.com
Photo:   CW

In April of 2005, OrwellProject.com interviewed Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her experience on Top Model, how she auditioned and her plans for the future. Here is the text from the article (written by “Admin”):

Interview with Lluvy From America’s Next Time Model

How did you come to be o­n America’s Next Top Model?

Lluvy: “I have always been a huge fan of the show and have always wanted to be a model, but was always too much of a dork. I was in Kansas in June and saw a commercial o­n TV for America’s Next Top Model so I decided to try out. I made it through the first rounds and went to Houston, then to the semi finals and o­n to the show.”

Have you always wanted to be a model?

Lluvy: “Yes, always. My dad died when I was three and my mom told me that my dad had always wanted me to be a famous model. So I went to some modeling schools when I was twelve and learned how to walk, and participated in runway and hair shows.”

How do you think your ANTM experience will change your future?

Lluvy: “I am hoping that the publicity will help me. I am eager to work so I am excited about the future.”

What advice would you give to aspiring models trying out for the next season of ANTM?

Lluvy: “Just be yourself. The judges seem to know everything so if you are trying to be something you are not they will pick it up. Pick up a fashion magazine like “W” to learn a little. Just be comfortable in the clothes you pick, I went in the dress and I am very fortunate Tyra let me change into boots and jeans.”

Is there anything you saw that your competition did well or something you learned not to do because of another example?

Lluvy: “Kahlen and Naima pose real well. They seem to come out of themselves for the shoots, that is something that I learned from them.”

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?

Lluvy: “Yes. I gained a lot of friendships and met some amazing people. Also all the experiences were incredible and learned so much. o­ne thing I would do different would be to study in front of the mirror more.”

Sometimes it’s hard to become friends with the competitors, did you find that true? If  so, which contestant did you clash with most and why?

Lluvy: “Kahlen, Brita, Noelle, Rebecca and Tiffany were some of the other girls I really bonded with, though I loved them all. I pretty much got along with everyone because I am pretty realistic and just had fun.”

What was your favorite part of the show?

Lluvy: “Going to the amazing places in Los Angeles.”

What was your worst part of the show?

Lluvy: “Watching myself o­n TV. Also getting up at 4-6 AM everyday was pretty exhausting.”

Do you normally watch Reality shows?

Lluvy: Yes, I am a fan of America’s Next Top Model and in general I love reality shows.”

What are your future plans?

Lluvy: “I am going to start looking for an agent. I am very eager to work and I want to be o­n a runway. I have a wedding planned in November in Modesto, but plan to move to Los Angeles in the next few months.”

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: OrwellProject.com
Photo:   CW

Cycle 4‘s Lluvy Gomez posted a bulletin on her Myspace page on April 3, 2007 at 11:06 PM about the birth of her baby, Asher. Here is the text from her post:

ASHER IS FINALLY HERE!!

Hey guys,

I’ve been meaning to write but things have been a little crazy the last week. Here is a little info about our little one … Asher was born on the 29th 10 days “late”… Just like his daddy.

He was 21 1/2 in long. Has dirty blonde hair and blue eyes … so far. I haven’t posted any pictures yet, but I will in the next couple days. Thank you all so much for your prayers and messages, I appreciate them all…

Love, Lluvy

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: Top Model LiveJournal
Photo:   CW

In April of 2005, Reality News Online interviewed Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses how she felt about having the “worst photo in top model history,” if she thought she was edited fairly and if she’ll continue to model. Here is the text from the article (written by Phil Kural):

“Jay Told Me To ‘Lube Up’ Before My Shot”: An Interview with America’s Next Top Model 4’s Lluvy

It was three strikes for Lluvy, who was the fifth girl eliminated this season on America’s Next Top Model. Did she know that this third time in front of the judges would be her last? Does Jay Manuel ever give a compliment? What is she up to now? It’s all right here!

I remember before the show started this season that I had said Lluvy didn’t seem like she had the “looks” to be on this show. I’m the first to admit I was wrong. I think the great thing about Lluvy is that she is not your typical model. She would be great for runway, and if she can figure out how to pose with her unique features, she could be a breakout star. Alas, it wasn’t to be though – at least, not yet! I had a chance to interview Lluvy, and it was definitely my pleasure. Lluvy came across as energetic, goofy, and able to look back and laugh about the experience. In this interview, Lluvy touches on a number of topics, like her reaction to Michelle’s impetigo, the kinds of advice she was given, and where her self-confidence is now. Read on to find out!

RealityNewsOnline:What factored into your decision to apply for the show?

Lluvy: I was a HUGE fan of the show, and I had always wanted to be a model. I remember watching since the first season and just saying I wanted to be a part of it. I was in Kansas at one of the times they were having open call auditions, and my fiancé basically pressured me into going, since I didn’t think I had a shot.

RNO: So you ended up going to an open casting call, and not even sending in a video? What do you think it was that made you stand out?

Lluvy: Yup, just like you said – I never made a video, it was all pretty much by luck. They liked me in Kansas, and sent me to another audition in Houston. Honestly though, I have no clue how I got picked. At the audition in Houston, I had lost my voice and seriously sounded like a frog . I guess they just thought I looked different and not like any of the girls they had so far on the show.

RNO: Did you originally think that your features would be an issue during the photo shoots?

Lluvy: Yeah, I pretty much knew. You have to be realistic about these things, and I knew my features were a lot different than the other girls. What makes it even harder though, is when people are constantly reminding you that you have to work harder because you are a little different.

RNO:Had you done any modeling in the past or had any kind of experience before the show?

Lluvy: I had done a little bit, yes, but nothing big at all. You know, I did that modeling thing Tyra talked to us about with paying the agency thousands of dollars, and it ending up being a scam. I went to modeling school too, but like I said, it wasn’t anything “big time.”

RNO: Standing in front of Tyra for the third time, did you think that it was your time to go, or were you confident you would have another chance?

Lluvy: Oh God, I knew the third time that I wasn’t going to get another chance! It’s such a hard process, and I know you see me on the phone with my fiancé crying about getting critiqued, but it’s all part of the show.

RNO: Well, did you think the other two times you were in front of the judges that you were going home?

Lluvy: Honestly, no, I didn’t. There is always that little feeling that it could be you, but those other two times I didn’t think it was me. Personally, I think it was because I was taller them .

RNO: You were told over and over that you had so much potential. Were you ever given any pointers on how to channel that potential during you shoots?

Lluvy: You saw this week how I PLEADED with Jay to give me some advice, and he basically just told me to “lube up” before my shot. I don’t know – maybe I just didn’t get it. I was so confused at times with his advice.

RNO: Speaking of Jay, is he as annoying in person as he seems when he’s directing the shoot? Does he ever give out a compliment? Honestly, did the fame go to his head?

Lluvy: Haha! No, he’s really not that bad, but I know what you mean. He seemed more fun and outgoing during the first season of the show, but I think he just takes it more seriously now, and he’s a lot more focused on the tasks at hand.

RNO: It seemed like you were lacking self-confidence, so would you say that being on the show helped that, or hindered it even more?

Lluvy: The show has been so hard at times to watch because like I said on the show, I’m my biggest critic. I don’t even like to hear my own voice on the answering machine. I think the show has helped me though. I didn’t realize I was such a dork until I saw myself on TV, and my friends and family have confirmed it – I am a dork!

RNO: Do you think you overreacted to Michelle having impetigo, or was everyone freaked out in their own way? I’ll tell you one thing, I’ll never forget when you did your little gagging motions.

Lluvy: Oh no! I still feel so bad about all that. My mom looked at me and goes, “I can’t believe you did that!” I think I was so freaked out about the whole thing was because Tiffany was grossing me out, telling me I was going to get it to since we shared the same makeup that morning. They didn’t show that I helped Michelle with all her medicine and creams and stuff!

RNO: Did anyone try to stop Brittany from dancing on the table in the middle of a restaurant since it looked like she was making a scene?

Lluvy: Ehh, we tried for like a second, by telling her not to do it, but she continued to do it, not to mention kept trying to get the other girls to get on as well. The funny thing is, nobody said anything the day after it happened either. I guess we were all over it. Well, most of us!

RNO: Did you feel the judges were being a bit too hard on you by saying your Zodiac shoot was the worst photo in Top Model history?

Lluvy: They didn’t actually show it, but I smiled when they said that, since I was thinking to myself: “Oh no, you’re THAT girl!” I can’t believe they made that the episode title! The funny thing is, watching all the other seasons, I’m thinking of other shots, and they were bad too. Mine was bad because I was only allowed to do one pose, and the makeup was bad too. It wasn’t just me that was bad, it was a combination of things.

RNO: Do you think you would do the show again, knowing what you do now?

Lluvy: Oh, I would do it all over again in a second. It was so much fun, I got to be on my favorite show, which I still don’t believe, and I made a whole bunch of new friends.

RNO: Where do you plan on going from here? Do you want to continue on the modeling path, or are you ready to move onto something else?

Lluvy:When I was on the show, I was confused about what I wanted and where I was in my life. Now I truly know that modeling is what I want to do. I plan on moving to L.A. once the show is over, and hopefully I can find some work. I would love to do runway, since it’s my passion.

RNO: Finally, what’s the one thing about you that the cameras didn’t show? Would you say you were edited fairly?

Lluvy: I don’t think the cameras showed how close I grew with some of the girls. I’m getting married in November, and I know that some of the girls are coming to my wedding. I was edited pretty fairly though, except I came off looking like a dork, but it turns out, I think I really am one, which I’m happy with!

RNO:Thanks, Lluvy! Good luck with everything!

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: RealityNewsOnline.com
Photo:  CW

To learn more about Cycle 4’s Lluvy Gomez, visit her bio page here.

Source: Expecting Models.