In May of 2005, interviewed Cycle 4’s Christina Murphy. The interview summarizes her experience in the house, what she learned from the show and her future plans to model. Here is the text from the article (written by Tita P. Griswold):

How did you come to be on America’s Next Top Model?

Christina: “I always wanted to be a model but didn’t know if I wanted to be in a reality show. Then I decided to go to the open call in Florida and continued on to the finals.”

Have you always wanted to be a model?

Christina: “I have always wanted to be a model, even as a little kid. I participated in beauty pageants as a kid, later doing some work in Europe when I was around 18 years old.”

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

Christina: “I think as a person the show has changed me. The knowledge and growth I have experienced from the show was great. I received some great publicity and now have plans to move to New York in June.”

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

Christina: “During the tryouts just go in simple clothes, I work jeans and a tank top, just try to go natural because the judges are looking for a blank pallet. Just be yourself. When I was trying out, they told me that o ne of the reasons I was chosen was because I was confident and had the current look they were going for. Most importantly stay focused and try hard. Soak in all the information you can learn.”

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

Christina: “I learned from the other girls, even when they were getting critiqued you would look to yourself with the same questions. Also the support and help from the other girls was important to grow and learn.”

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

Christina: “Of course. I was able to learn so much and make friends.”

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?

Christina: “There were moments where living with so many girls became stressful but I was more in competition with myself than with the other girls. The majority of the cast got along pretty well. I became close to several girls such as Brittany, Naima, Keenyah, Sarah, Rebecca and Tiffany. All the girls were great.”

What was your favorite part of the show?

Christina: “I loved the photo shoots, and getting to know the girls. Also being able to work with Tyra was a great experience.”

What was the worst part of the show?

Christina: “I was frustrated caring the mike packs, always having the cameras around and in the way and early mornings.”

Do you normally watch Reality shows?

Christina: “Yes, I like The Inferno, Road Rules, Apprentice and Survivor.”

What are your future plans?

Christina: “Well I am planning on moving to New York in June and looking to find representation. I understand Michelle is also moving to New York so I will have someone to contact. I would like to do runway and high fashion print like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. I hope the publicity from the show will allow opportunities for me.”

To learn more about Cycle 4‘s Christina Murphy, visit her bio page here.

Photo:  CWAnton Robert