Ben DiChiara

It's coming down to the wire, and Ben hopes to finish strong.

on Mar 20, 2008


It's the final week of competition. I'm very thankful and fortunate to be a part of the final four. This week started off by Tyson dropping by and introducing us to Naomi Campbell. I was speechless to see her standing only feet away. It was a pleasure to have met her.

We met with Matthew Rolston, one of the best photographers in the industry. He had us being the four elements and I had the role of air. I was nervous at first, because it was intended as a female role but I was confident in myself and in Matthew that we could make a great picture. He gave great direction and feedback and I gave him everything that I had. Out of the four shots -- I felt that Holly and Ronnie had the weakest shots. Then, later, Matthew wanted to see us.

Tyson wouldn't tell us why or where and made it seem like a bad thing. We got to Matthew's gallery and there are our pictures, blown up to larger than life. I was shocked and extremely pleased with how the pictures turned out. I was also very proud that I had two pictures on the wall. It was nice to have so many people say so many good things. It was such a fun night.

Catwalk was upon us yet again, and we had to walk three different looks. The first was underwear and I had some tattoos put on. I felt confident and delivered a great walk. The second look was a bit colorful, so I decided to have fun with it. Then the third look was a suit, which I felt great in. It wasn't my best walk, but I felt very confident. I felt so good leaving panel that day, but at the same time it was a little sad, looking back this has been an incredible journey that I wouldn't trade for anything.