In October of 2004, interviewed Cycle 3’s Julie Titus. The interview summarizes her experience in the Top Model house, as well as her feelings regarding the other girls. Here is the text from the article (written by Girl Posse Staff):

The Interview

The next time you’re walking down the road and see someone that looks just like that Julie girl from America’s Next Top Model – look closer. It may just be her.

“I feel weird. People recognize me. Well, they say ‘you look exactly like that girl from Top Model.’ Hmm. Maybe it is because Iam that girl.” Julie laughs.

Julie, best known for her Indian heritage and her deep voice (“I sound like a man!”), was the 3rd girl to be eliminated. After talking with her, it seemed like she was ready to go.

Girlposse: Were you glad to leave?
Julie: Yes. In some sense I thought if I wasn’t what they were looking for…. Yes.

Although she had never modeled before, Julie had been in a pageant “I was Miss Teen Seattle. My mom wanted me to be girlier. She would chase me through the house with make-up.” Despite her mom’s best efforts, Julie may have won, but didn’t become girlie.

Her journey to the Top 12 was encouraged by her best friend, who “watched since day 1. He called and said ‘there’s a show made for you. You have to be on the show.’ I wasn’t sure.” After much debate she “moved by to Seattle and said I’d see what it was about.”

Being chosen put her in a house with 11 other women (“I’m not a fan of living in an estrogen house. I have… all my friends are guy friends. I was dealing with all those stupid girl things. I was annoyed with a lot of the girls.”), cameras (“The TV thing really grew on you after a while. You would have a conversation, turn, and there’s a camera right there.”) and a competition (“The competition itself – craziness.”).

And what does she think of the women remaining in the house? We asked her to describe each of them with one word:

Amanda: “hippy”
Ann – “stupid”
Cassie – “genuine”
Eva – “Diva”
Jennipher – “funny”
Kelle – “annoying. No – whitegirl-ism”
Kristi – “real”
Nicole – “hilarious”
Norelle – “innocent. No no. She’s not. What am I saying? Fun.”
Toccara – “loud”
Yaya – “regal”

And if she had to guess how they would describe her? “Indian”

We have heard from other eliminees that Julie was extremely funny, and a lot of fun to be around. Did she wish they had shown that more? “I really, really wish they would have. I wish the girls would’ve been happier to be there versus all the cattiness.”

In her elimination episode, all of the girls received a makeover. Some were drastic, Julie’s wasn’t. At first she felt a little cheated. But that feeling quickly went away. “I think… I liked how I looked. Everyone’s getting stuff done and yeah, at first I wondered why I wasn’t. But [after] they didn’t look like them. I thought maybe I didn’t have to change to look like a model.

Julie wants to be remembered for “my goofiness and as someone that is genuine”. But she will probably be remembered most for her elimination. When asked why she wanted to be a model, Julie replied that she was using it as a stepping stone to get into the business… as a manufacturer.

Girlposse: Any regrets?

Julie: No. Because it’s truly …. I could’ve worded it better. I wanted to be a model and then get into apparel manufacturing.

Would she do it again? “No. Too much big brother watching me.”

So who does she think will be eliminated next? “I hope Kelle gets out of here.”

The winner? “The prettiest.”

What’s next for “Curry Mama”? “I’m going to finish school. Hopefully move to New York.” This business major has great plans to see her career take off.

Final note to her fans: “Keep it real.” 

Julie’s Beauty Tip

The only thing you need in life is bronzer.

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

Photo: CWDaniel Garriga

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