In November of 2004, interviewed Cycle 3’s Julie Titus. The interview summarizes her experience with designer Anand Jon while on America’s Next Top Model. Here is the text from the article (written by Ismat Sarah Mangla):

Julie Ann Titus thinks Anand Jon smells

Goddess bless Nirali Magazine, for being so gosh-darned entertainin’. You MUST peep this excerpt from the excellent website’s interview with our favourite female reality show reject— it seems that Julie Ann Titus of America’s Next Top Model fame has some memorable opinions on certain fashion designers:

You said you specifically want to do men’s apparel. Why?

Everybody goes so crazy with women’s clothes—it’s not even fashion anymore, it’s costume. I just think guys look better in their clothes. My dad always dressed up in really nice suits for work. I thought, guys should wear suits all the time. And I want to incorporate Indian style, too. I was so excited when I met designer Anand Jon on the show.

What was that experience like?

I saw him walk into the room, and I went crazy. I mean, I’ve studied his work. But he was an interesting character. I wouldn’t want to hang out with him, that’s for sure.

Why not?

I respect him as a fashion designer. But he was very, very rude to some of the girls. He seemed so boring to me. I asked him what part of India he was from, and he asked me, what part of India are you from? So I said I’m from Kerala, and he looked at me kind of crazy. He’s Malayalee, too. He asked me if I knew any Malayalam, and I said I only knew the bad words. Then he says, “Shouldn’t you be serving us or something?” [Titus and the other cast members had to serve four of the girls who won that week’s model challenge.] So I walked away, cursing at him in Malayalam. He said, “Oh, so now you know it?” And he smelled bad. The girls looked at me and were like, are all Indian guys like this? And I was like, nope, just this fool right here. Later, my parents told me that they know him through family friends.

So what’s next for you, now that you won’t be cursing out fashion designers in Malayalam?

I’m back in Kent, finishing up my associate of arts degree. But I’m still pursuing modeling at the same time. I actually have been talking with a modeling agency in Washington—it’s supposed to be the best agency in Seattle.

So no regrets about doing the show?

Oh yeah, it was an interesting experience. I had a good time.

To learn more about Cycle 3‘s Julie Titus, visit her bio page here.

Photo: CWDaniel Garriga