November 14, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
In a shocking double elimination last Wednesday night, Jennifer An was sent home from America’s Next Top Model.Â The 23 year-old model from New York spoke with Reality TV World about her time on the show, her future plans, and who she thinks deserves to be crowned the winner…
Reality TV World: Had it not been a double elimination do you think you would have made the Top 3 over Erin?
Jennifer: I think about that all the time, but I really can’t honestly answer that question because Erin’s photo was amazing. Personally, I thought she had the best photo of the week. So if it’s based on the photo, she definitely would have made it into the Top 3, but then also the fact that she was on shaky ground for being in the bottom two for three panels. It’s so hard to predict that.
Reality TV World: How were you cast for America’s Next Top Model?Â Was it your first time applying for the show?
Jennifer: It was my first time because I knew that I was definitely too short to make it otherwise. I went to the New York casting — the original New York casting, with the whole melee. It was just a disaster. Then after they sent us all home after waiting in line for nine hours and the stampede (laughing), I went to the second casting. That’s how I got cast.
Reality TV World: Do you feel you were portrayed accurately on the show?
Jennifer: No, I don’t. I feel that I got an extremely unfair edit because they made me seem so nice all the time. I’m sorry, but no one’s like that! I am not that nice all the time and I definitely bitched a lot and complained. I had my moments when I was a complete brat and they didn’t show that. I’m thankful! I’m not complaining about my edit at all! (laughing) But I have to say that’s not who I am — that’s not how anyone is.
Reality TV World: Between Laura and Nicole, who do you think is more deserving of winning America’s Next Top Model and why?
Jennifer: Deserving!? That’s such an awful way to put it! (laughing) They’re both deserving. I honestly can’t answer because honestly they’re both so deserving of it.Â They have gone through so much — even just within the competition. They have broken through so many barriers. These two girls have shown the world that you can be 5’7″ and shorter and still model and be gorgeous and do it well.
They’re both such great girls and I’m rooting for both of them honestly.
Reality TV World: What’s next for you? Are you going to pursue a career in modeling?
Jennifer: Yeah, of course I am! (laughing) Before I went to Top Model, I was modeling in Philadelphia — I was with an agency. Now I’m looking for an agency in New York. I’m going to get my [Screen Actors Guild] card because I’m SAG eligible now. I’m just going to go from here, I’m just going to run. What other choice do I have?
For the entire interview, please visit RealityTVWorld.com.
photo credit: cwtv.com