Well, I made it through week twelve! It's been a long and hard 12 weeks, and I've had my ups and downs, but this experience has changed my life forever. This week started off perfect we met another supermodel and it just so happens she's my favorite supermodel!
Jessica Stam, she is awesome, she must have been freaked out I started going on and on about her life story. She is the face of BCBG and she's in every fashion show imaginable. After that we went to GQ corporate office for a fitting! Whoever wins gets that spread and gets to wear the clothes we tried on. GQ is a men's magazine and I knew if I won he would be a huge deal, not a lot of girls are in that magazine. After the fitting we looked on the chalk board, it said we had a surprise and to get ready. I knew what it was it had our be our family or our boyfriends/ girlfriends.
When I saw my finance, OMG I was floored, he is freaking gorgeous, I know I've been cooped up with these guys but they don't even compare. I was thinking, "why weren't you on the show?" Ha ha! I was happy to finally get to touch him. Gosh, he really has supported me through everything every time a door has been slammed in my face or I heard a no -- he's pushed me along and told me to keep going. You can do it! Gosh it was the perfect night.
The next day was the cat walk, our last one. We would found out who won in a matter of hours. Niki told us we would walk one last time for panel. My dress for panel was amazing, my hair and makeup amazing. I felt like a princess going into catwalk. I was so nervous, the whole time I was in the chair I was thinking how bad I want this.
I sort of convinced myself that I wouldn't win. I just wanted to be prepared to hear it, but when were up there in front of panel I just prayed and prayed and thought that no matter what I knew whatever happen was for a reason. I'm such a strong believer in that. It finally came down to Ronnie and me and looking at the past with his fan base I prepared to lose. All of a sudden Niki said that "America made you into a Supermodel" OH MY GOSH- I bawled my eyes out , I just couldn't believe how this just finally happen for me.
With all of the rejection I've had in my whole career to be a model. America thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance to leave my dream. I really want to be an example for those who have dreams despite what ever opportunities they feel they don't have. I came from the hills of Appalachia and look at where I am right now. I never took no for an answer.
America, I just can't thank you enough, I promise you will not see the last of me and I promise I won't let you down. Mom, Dad and Ray, I hope I made you guys proud all that money you put into it was worth it. I owe you that check! Thank you so much for believing in me, I did it guys, I did it. I'M A SUPERMODEL!