Ever since America's Next Top Model began 17 'cycles' ago, there's been a "curse" attached to alums of the show: no one who had ever been on ANTM could book a real modeling job. But it seems like the curse is lifting. First Fatima Siad, a runner-up from Cycle 10, walked the runways for Dries Van Noten and Hermès this season, and told The Cut she's booked Hervé Léger's spring 2012 campaign.
And now last season's winner, Brittani Kline, has landed a six page editorial in Vogue Mexico--a job totally unrelated to her ANTM prize spread in Beauty in Vogue for Vogue Italia, which was also just released.
But it seems likes in order to be successful models, ANTM alums must distance themselves from the show. Siad told The Cut, "My agency wanted to strip the whole Top Model off me and basically sell me as a model, and not a reality TV model." Kline is now going by 'Autumn' and is rocking an edgy close crop miles away from the signature bob she had on her season of Top Model.
Whether Top Model helps or hurts it's hard to say. Siad said "I think it might have helped in some ways because some people know of me." Either way, Brittani Autumn looks stunning in this spread. Take a look.