Naduah Rugley was a contestant during Cycle 14 of ANTM.
The 22-year-old Cancun, Mexico native was living in San Diego before her appearance on ANTM. She was engaged with a 3-year-old daughter, Arcelia Shaitana Zen, while competing on the show.
Naduah is of European, Italian European, Spanish and Mexican descent. Her father is mostly European, Italian European, French and British. Her mother is Hispanic and Mexican. Her mother is from Madrid, Spain and her father is from the north of Mexico. Naduah’s father spent most of his early life in New England and his entire family is European and her mother has a lot of Latin, so her whole family is a mix of Latin and European.
During her initial interviews in episode 1 of Cycle 14, Naduah revealed that she was born into a religious (sex) cult with many other children who were often molested. It’s because of the cult that she traveled frequently through Mexico, Central America, and the United States, picking up a variety of accents that makes up her unique accent.
At seventeen years old, she “came to her senses” and got out of the cult to make a life for herself. She told the panel that she didn’t get her self esteem back until about three years ago. Today, she has nothing to do with organized religion due to the trauma she endured in the cult. In episode 2, she divulged that she has eight brothers and sisters.
Naduah went into the competition already bald (after losing a bet), so she only received an eyebrow bleaching for her top model makeover.
Naduah was eliminated during the second panel judging of episode 2. Tyra said that she came into the competition with an edgy look, but she tended to “water down” her edge by posing and looking too classic. Her “pretty and nice” execution was a contradiction to her edgy look.
During Naduah’s exit interview, she said that she felt she wasn’t given the opportunity she deserved because of her experience and passion. She was also insulted that there were still girls in the competition that didn’t have the desire and passion she had to be there. Upon leaving, she said that she’ll continue as she always has and flourish.
To read Naduah’s post-elimination interview with RTV Games, click here.
Naduah is currently signed with Leaf Models in Mexico.
To see more photos of Naduah, click here.