Everyone wants to be on top on #AmericasNextTopModel, but is it really worth it in the end? #AdrianneCurry was the first person to win the original cycle of “Top Model,” and she spilled all the tea about what really went down behind the scenes once the cameras stopped rolling, and let’s just say sis let it all out.
“We were promised a Revlon contract on my season and a contract with Wilhelmina. They did voice overs on the actual aired show and changed what was being said to us while filming,” she alleged. “When I met with Revlon, they informed me they never planned on using the winner, whoever she may be, for any ads. They hired me for $15k to model makeup in a room with 10 execs in it to honor said contract. I was crushed, but still very grateful. $15k is amazing!” But Curry said that she has yet to see the $15,000 check to this day.
She also said that “Wihelmina” was salty when “Top Model” decided to partner with IMG instead of them. “I reached out to Tyra and ‘Top Model,’ desperate to get out of my contract and get advice as I was not being given any castings, etc. by an agency that wanted me to fail,” she continued. “CRICKETS. Phone calls ignored. Then, my $15k for Revlon? Suddenly, I wasn’t being paid.”
“I had a big heart and I really looked to the show as my saviors and Tyra my angel,” she added. “When I was desperate for help and being punished by my agency for being from the show after they dropped Wilhelmina … I just wanted some guidance … some … something.”
She said her agency was all over her again after she was offered a spot on VH1’s “Surreal Life” but Curry claims it was only because Tyra and “Top Model” didn’t want her to do the show. “51 minds, the producers of the ‘Surreal Life’ let me know that ‘Top Model’ has spoke to them and doesn’t want me to go on. Suddenly, I exist again,” she explained. “I saw Tyra and the show as angels that had saved me and gave me a new life. The realization that they didn’t give a f-ck about me was crushing. I was so angry.”
One would think Adrianne would be a little salty but she’s has no hard feelings towards to Tyra.
“I wish Tyra well in her life and have no hard feelings anymore. She is a woman looking out for herself in a world where no one else gives a shit about you,” she added in closing. “Being cut throat and numb to others in that industry is the only way to get ahead.”