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“I Looked Just A Little Too Much Like The Girl Next Door” – An Interview with America's Next Top Model 4's Noelleby Phil Kural -- 04/04/2005
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It’s only every so often that I interview one of the “Top Model” girls, and the interviewee keeps me laughing the whole time. Noelle was one of those girls. Bubbly and energetic through the whole interview, Noelle had no problem laughing about herself and talking about her experience. This was probably one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done, and Noelle really shed some light on certain things. Read on to see what her thoughts were concerning why Lluvy has stuck around, what the mood of the house was when Brandy was gone, and what Noelle would compare Janice Dickinson to.
RealityNewsOnline: Had you watched any other seasons of the show, and what made you to apply yourself?
Noelle: I watching the show from the first season, but I wasn’t obsessed with it or anything. I knew who Adrianne was, and I know who the past girls are, but I can’t say I saw every episode.
How I ended up applying for the show was totally a fluke. My mom actually signed me up for a contest that I won, which let me film my audition tape right at the UPN studios, and allowed me to bypass the line and see the judges right away. Otherwise, I don’t think I ever would have ended up on the show.
RNO: So you didn’t even really “apply” for the show by going to an open call or sending in a tape, huh? You pretty much just got lucky?
Noelle:Exactly! I was totally lucky. I had no expectations of all this happening, just from my mom entering me in that contest!
RNO: Would you say that being away from your child was the hardest thing to adapt to through the experience? Had you not been a mother, do you think it would have been easier?
Noelle: Naturally, for me, the hardest part of the whole thing was being away form my son. I had never been away from him that long, so it’s rough since none of the other girls, except Tiffany, could really understand what the separation anxiety was like. However, I wouldn’t say that it would have been easier if I didn’t have a son. He’s part of the reason I made the show, so everything happens for a reason, and there was an order for it all. I just guess it wasn’t meant to be.
RNO: With the way Lluvy's pictures had been critiqued, did you think you would be safe when the two of you were left standing in front of Tyra?
Noelle: No! It’s funny that you say that because everyone has been like “Oh, well, why didn’t Lluvy go before you?” Apparently, I wasn’t “modelesque” enough for the judges, but at least I got a reason as to why I was eliminated, when it seemed like some of the other girls didn’t get a reason. The judges look at more than just the pictures, and I think I looked just a little too much like the girl next door.
RNO: Did you feel bad that you started a wave in the house that Michelle had flesh eating bacteria, and did she ever find out people were saying that about her?
Noelle: Oh no! I knew this question was coming.
RNO: How many hours in a day did you have for "down time?" Did you use that time to call your son?
Noelle: That would depend on the day. I tried to call him every night before bed, but sometimes we would be out so late doing a challenge or a shoot, that I would have to call him early in the morning. I did talk to him every day though, that’s for sure.
RNO: Did you have any modeling experience whatsoever before the show started, or was everything new to you?
Noelle: Everything was pretty new to me, but I did go to some modeling convention thing when I was 14. I was called by a few modeling agencies as a finalist, and did some local runway and print things, but nothing all that big. I had dome some acting, since I went to school for it, but that’s about all the experience I had.1 2 Next-->
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