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Gender: Female
Born: July 6, 1984
Age: 36
Home: Corona, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Friends: Adrianne Curry

Elyse Sewell

Feuds: Ebony Haith
Cycle 1
Place: 6th/10th
Debut: The Girl Who Wants It Bad
Last: The Girl Who Everyone Thinks Is Killing Herself

Giselle Linette Samson was a contestant on cycle 1 of ANTM in 2003. She was the fifth girl eliminated and placed sixth.


Giselle was best known for her confidence issues on the show. After eight girls were selected to move into the penthouse, Giselle and Tessa were brought in as surprise contestants by Tyra. In episode two, Giselle was the winner of the runway challenge.

Giselle frequently clashed with Ebony in the house. In episode four, she asked Ebony to stop using so much skin moisturizer as she was getting oil everywhere and making all the doorknobs slippery. Later, the girls who didn't win the acting challenge were asked to clean the house while those who did were given massages. Ebony said Giselle didn't do as much work as the others, and even asked one of the workers to give her a quick shoulder rub.

Ebony and Giselle were in the bottom two that episode, with Giselle's lack of confidence being a problem. She was saved over Ebony. Next episode, Giselle told Tyra during the Reebok shoot that she didn't think she did a good job. Tyra put her in the bottom two again with Elyse, and eliminated Giselle for still having no confidence.

Call-Out Order

Giselle Episodes
1 2 3 4 5
7th 3rd 4th 6th Eliminated


After the show, Giselle was in SWITCH magazine, and modeled for the clothing brands Simply Fashion and New York Couture.[1][2] She still does test shots as of 2019, and now considers herself a "natural-sized" model.

She did more television work. She was a featured guest on The Tyra Banks Show, Deal or No Deal, Fox Sports Net and The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards.[3][4] She also met the late Michael Jackson.

In 2019, Giselle became the founder of Kiss The World, a charity aiming to help homeless people.[5]


  • Giselle is the first girl in Top Model history to win a challenge.
  • Giselle is the first latina to compete on ANTM.


  • "Elyse, I love her, but her dream is to become a doctor. It's like, well, why are you here? That really, really pisses me off."
  • "Britney Spears did Star Search and she lost, and look at where she's at now. I don't consider myself a loser."

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