Elyse Sewell was a contestant and third runner up during Cycle 1 of ANTM.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sewell obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Sewell was known on the show as the “edgy pre-med student.” In 2005, one of her “confessional” clips from the show, in which she started a profanity-laden rant against the people on the show, earned her 16th place on E!’s Most Outrageous TV Moments.
Elyse dated Martin Crandall of the Shins until January 2008, when he allegedly assaulted her in a Sacramento hotel. Both Crandall and Elyse were charged with felony domestic assault, though their cases were later dimissed.
Previously, Elyse told the Singapore Straits Times in an interview that she had dumped her boyfriend because he cheated on her while she was working in Japan, though they reconciled shortly afterwards.
As a model, Elyse has been incredibly successful, especially in Asia where she has had print advertisements for Chanel and Chow Sang Sang Jewelry and appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong.
Sewell’s first book, based in part on her LiveJournal Weblog, was published in Hong Kong in 2006. She appeared in multiple book signings across Hong Kong.
Over seas, Elyse has been signed with Zucca Tokyo, ZEM Osaka, Mannequin Singapore, Model Genesis Hong Kong, Chadwicks Sydney, Eye For I Milan, Dream Models Hong Kong and Elite Santiago.
Elyse has also been signed with Wilhelmina West Models, M4 Models, Q6 Models Portland, Model One (Hong Kong), Studio KLRP Paris, Seattle’s Model Guild, M4 Hamburg, Good Fashion Shenzhen and Model 1.
She is perhaps one of the the most successful models from America’s Next Top Model.
Source: Elyse Sewell’s LiveJournal
Photos: Fashion Model Directory
Source: Elyse’s Facebook
Source: Elyse’s Twitter
Source: All ANTM
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