Holly Kiser

Holly overcomes illness to get through the week.

on Feb 21, 2008


This week has been the hardest week of my life...really! It started right after last weeks catwalk, I was starting to get sick, but in one week it escalated and I ended up getting Bronchitis on the most important and strenuous week yet. The week was all about endurance and being out of your comfort zone, so they shot this by putting a massive tank of water, in the middle of a beach in 17 degree weather, and if that isn't enough we had to pose with the most scariest creature on the planet. A freaking snake.

OK, you don't even know the fear that lives inside of me. I am so afraid of snakes, because growing up in the woods basically rattle snakes were constantly in my backyard. So as a kid my Mom wouldn't let me play outside without holding onto my hand. So I knew I had my work cut out for me. The photo shoot for me was so difficult. Not just because I was so ill, but I was so frustrated, I wasn't doing what the photographer wanted me to do and actually I forgot I was swimming with a snake. I just hate that this far in the competition I just so happened to get the sickest I have ever been in my life. So, after flopping that photo shoot I had just a few days to try and redeem myself.

Going into the catwalk I knew it had to be basically flawless, I was nervous and anxious to see what we have to model. My guess was thongs because that something really out of our comfort zones, but no I was very very very wrong. Nikki revealed the first part to our catwalk which was massive head pieces, we were all kind of like 'hmmmm ok this is it?' uh... yeah we are so silly because we thought that was it until they surprised us before going on that we would have to escort barn animals down the runway!!!