Lulu Braithwaite was a contestant during Cycle 13 of ANTM.
The 19-year-old student and aspiring model from Brooklyn first made an impression on viewers when she revealed she was a in a long-term relationship with her girlfriend, whose name she had tattooed on her chest. (Later in the competition, she was criticized for having the tattoo, as tattoos are frowned upon in the modeling industry.)
In interviews, Lulu talked about waiting in line for NY auditions for twelve hours, and she happened to be just inside the doors during the time of the New York riot.
During her appearance on the show, Lulu was never a front runner, but she showed potential to get there. She did win the smizing reward challenge in episode three when her, Bianca, Brittany, Courtney, Kara and Laura all won a dinner with Sean Patterson. The losers had to do the dishes.
Lulu was eliminated from the show in episode four following the “make me tall” photo shoot with Jonathan Mannion. The judging panel felt that she had an uninspiring personality and that she performed poorly during the shoot.
During interviews upon her leaving the show, Lulu said, “I didn’t think I was going home. Even though she [Brittany Markert] won the (runway) challenge the previous day, I didn’t think I was going home. And I didnt think the reason I was going home was good. I didn’t agree with the reason, I didn’t agree with the person chosen beside me, I didn’t agree with any of it.”
Lulu had taken some test shots, but has not been picked up by an agency.