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"Some Doors Actually Closed for Me" - An Interview with America's Next Top Model 4's BritaPage 2
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RNO: While you were modeling, could you hear Nole' calling you a side of beef?
Brita: That's what I was just talking about. I specifically asked Nole' if I could move because I know I have muscular calves. He told me no, and then went on to criticize me and call me a side of beef. The worst part is that they used that same picture in front of the judges. All of my other frames were better than that one. I think they picked up on the fact that I have worked in the business before and knew I wasn't there to cause drama, so they wanted me gone.
RNO: When you were eliminated, you said that you were starting to regret the experience. Was that emotion speaking, or do you still feel that way?
Brita: I do still regret it, in a way. I mean, I got pissed off that I was eliminated first, and knew I did better than the picture that they showed of me. Most girls are going to have doors opened up for them because of the show, but some doors actually closed for me. First, my age was revealed, and this business is very dependant on age. Second, I can't work right now since I'm under contract and there are jobs out there that I have been contacted about.
RNO: You have said several times that you worked in the business before. What do you mean by that?
Brita: I have modeled in the past, I've done acting and I've worked in entertainment. I know how reality television works -- they want people that will cause drama, and that wasn't me. I've taken classes before, and I know what people look for. I saw this show as a job before I saw it as a TV show. I don't want to be a reality TV star. That's another reason they may have let me go so soon.
RNO: Is there anyone specific you are rooting for now that you are eliminated?
Brita: No, not really, since I don't really know what happens yet. I got along with the other girls and didn't get involved in the drama. I think they were looking for people to mold, and when they saw that I wasn't able to be molded, it was easy to cut me.
RNO: Looking back, do you think there is anything you could have done differently to stick around longer?
Brita: Well, I could have been over the top and done more acting, but that's just not me, so I guess there wasn't anything I could have done.
RNO: If you were a judge, who would you have eliminated first?
Brita: That's hard to say since I don't really know where all the other girls are coming from. Like Brandy -- I didn't even see all that drama she was having, so it's unfair for me to say who should have been eliminated first. Based on the pictures they showed the judges, I was definitely the right girl!
RNO: What are your plans now? Where do you plan to go from here?
Brita: I'm just waiting for the produces to say to me "Okay, you can go back to work," since my phone has been ringing off the hook with jobs from my old agency. I can't wait to start modeling again.
RNO: My last question isn't really a question, but more of a comment. Like I said during my first question, you were robbed! You looked fabulous!
Brita: Aww, thank you so much, that means a lot!
RNO: Thanks, Brita!
Phil Kural is a recent graduate from Temple University, with a degree in journalism. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback that you may have.
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