Eva Marcille Says ‘ANTM’ Judge Janice Dickinson Told Her To Use Prize Money To Get Her Nose Fixed
“America’s Next Top Model” has faced lots of criticism lately for how the judges treated its contestants. Now, reality star and Cycle 3 winner Eva Marcille has revealed that one of the judges still wasn’t satisfied with her appearance after she was crowned in 2004.
Eva Marcille revealed on her podcast The Undressing Room,
“When I won Top Model, the first thing I was told outside of Tyra [Banks] ‘Congratulations,’ Janice Dickinson said, ‘Now you can take your money and get your nose fixed.”
The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star added,
“I didn’t know my nose was broke. I didn’t know there was anything wrong with it.”
She said she refused to listen.
“This is the same nose, same big lips, same everything. But my point is, people always have something to say, especially when you’re in the light. There’s always something that someone’s going to have to say about you. The question is, at what point do you stop listening to the world and start listening to yourself?”
Her claims come after Cycle 5 contestant Lisa D’Amato accused Tyra Banks of exploiting her. She said on Instagram earlier this year that she breached her contract (and could have gotten sued for $5 million) when she discussed the alleged treatment on E!’s True Hollywood Story in the early 2000s.
“I did it knowing that it was a breach of contract, still, because I felt like it was my duty to warn other girls that were going to audition for ‘America’s Next Top Model’ to know that what you guys do and the way that you guys would poke me and use my childhood trauma against me, day in and day out. It was just so [messed] up, and it broke my heart. Like, how could you do that?”
“I don’t know how you sleep at night. You, Tyra, you knew very well the horrible trauma that my mom inflicted on me, and you also talk so much about how you wouldn’t be where you are without your mother and how powerful she is. So knowing that you still did that to me and continued to do it to other girls, even after I spoke publicly about it.”
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