In March of 2005, interviewed Cycle 4’s Brandy Rusher following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her advice to aspiring models, the worst part of her experience on the show and her future plans. Here is the text from the article (written by “Admin”):

Exclusive Interview With Brandy From America’s Next Top Model

How did you land a spot America’s Next Top Model?

Brandy: “I went to an open call in Houston and was there from 10am to 12 midnight.  It was my first experience within the modeling industry and I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, but I was chosen.”

Have you always wanted to be a model?

Brandy: “Yes. I grew up in a strict church where they looked down upon participating in such activities. Around 12 or 13 we left the church and I branched out and then decided to pursue the modeling industry. I really had never done anything like this so it was great and an answer to my prayers.”

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

Brandy: “It has already changed. The show gave me an inside look allowing me to have a reason to strive harder. I was able to see how I was perceived and now I have a point to prove how I have changed and the areas that I have been working o n.”

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

Brandy: “During the tryouts try to be unique but most importantly yourself. Be different and make sure your personality pops. I am not a big makeup fan, I love the fantasy aspect of it all. If you make it o n the show, continue to be yourself,  you are not there to make friends you are a competitor and let Tyra know that you want to be there and do your best to stay ahead of your competition.”

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

Brandy: “Tiffany changed my attitude. She was like a sister to me. I commend the girls that were able to let their inner beauty shine.”

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

Brandy: “Yes, I would control my attitude and pay more attention to other peoples feelings. I probably would have stayed more to myself and focused on the competition rather than the friendships.”

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?

Brandy: “I have a hard time becoming friends with other girls, so it was nice to meet someone like Tiffany we will remain friends. There were a lot of clicks in the house and as time went o n everyone’s attitude changed.”

What was your favorite part of the show?

Brandy: “Making it to the show. Also meeting Tyra and being able to work with her.”

What was your worst part of the show?

Brandy:  “Getting eliminated. Also not being self conscious of my attitude.”

Do you normally watch Reality shows?

Brandy: “I watch Fear Factor and America’s Next Top Model along with Real World. I would love to go o n the show Girlfriend’s o ne day.

What are your future plans?

Brandy: “ I am planning o n finding an agent that believes in me and I am open to all types of modeling, runway, print, commercials.”

To learn more about Cycle 4‘s Brandy Rusher, visit her bio page here.

Photo:   CW interviewed Cycle 4’s Brandy Rusher following her appearance on the show. The interview discusses her “attitude problem,” her favorite part of being on the show and what she thought of Tyra. Here is the text from the article (written by Latoya West):

A Chat With Brandy – – America’s Next Top Model Contestant Answers Our Questions

Watching America’s Next Top Model 4, I couldn’t help but think that Brandy — a 20-year-old cosmetology student from Houston, Texas — was the contestant with the biggest attitude problem. But was the girl who complained the most simply misunderstood? Here’s what Brandy had to say when we chatted after her elimination.

Looking back, do you agree that you had an attitude problem?:

Looking back, I don’t really think that I had an attitude problem. I just think that I didn’t really know how to channel what I was feeling. I didn’t know how to come at people because I’m so used to having to defend myself…I learned a lot from watching myself and it just showed me how to work with the attitude. I don’t want to be portrayed as that for the rest of my life. It opened my eyes to a lot of things.

Is there one moment that you really wish didn’t happen?:

The moment I wish didn’t happen, because it caused a ripple effect, was the first time we had a photo shoot. I thought I was doing the right thing by telling them honestly my feelings…If I was tired, if I was sleepy, I wish I would have kept it in instead of saying I’m tired and sleepy.

What was one of the best moments you had on the show?:

One of my favorite memories from the show would have to be when we first met Tyra because it was just amazing. That’s when I knew ‘Oh my god. This is real!’

What did you think of Tyra Banks?:

I think she’s really down to earth and I feel like she really knows this industry well enough to be the host of the show. I think very highly of her.

Why do you think you related to Tiffany more than the other girls?:

Tiffany was one of the girls who was honest about a lot of things. She wasn’t talking behind my back. If she felt I was wrong, she would tell me I was wrong. A lot of the girls just hid it and said stuff behind my back and then I’d find out. Of course, [the producers] would show me confronting them or something.

How long have you been modeling?:

The show is actually the first modeling I’ve ever done. I had no previous experience.

Will you pursue modeling in the future?:

I definitely am going to pursue modeling in the future…As long as people just know that I really have changed. I hope that they really just notice that, and that someone wants to work with me still. I hope I haven’t lost everybody!

To learn more about Cycle 4‘s Brandy Rusher, visit her bio page here.

Photo:   CW