Brittany Alvey, née Sullivan (born on September 9, 1988), more known as Mckey Sullivan, is an American fashion model. She was the winner of cycle 11 of ANTM in 2008.
Sullivan was born to Michael and Gayle Sullivan and has three siblings, Bridgette, Jimmy, and Mikey. She was a graduate of Lake Forest High School and was a sophomore at Ripon College where she majored in government and chemical biology. She also trains in mixed martial arts with her boyfriend.
She was known for appearing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which inspired her medieval fashion sense. Sullivan got into modeling when she tried out for The Elite Model Look following a sports injury and won the regional division of the competition.
McKey originally auditioned for cycle 9, but was told that she wasn't what they were looking for. After auditioning for a second time, she ultimately competed against thirteen other contestants to win cycle 11.
Two other contestants named Brittany (or some variation) were also picked for the top fourteen, so Sullivan and Brittney Brown were asked by Tyra to change their names for the show. Sullivan chose 'McKey' since her mother was considering naming her McKenzie when she was born and since it was her penname in high school. She plans on continuing to use the name beyond this television season. She came into the competition with long red hair but was later given a short black hair makeover. Throughout the competition, she became one of the front-runners with two collective first call-outs and winning two challenges. During her go-see challenge in Amsterdam, she was booked by all four designers that she met. It was revealed that had she returned back to the agency on time, she would have won the challenge.
As part of the ANTM prize package awarded to her, McKey appeared on the cover of Seventeen with a 6-page editorial and received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract for representation with Elite Model Management. She was featured in Wal-Mart campaign, as well as in the national CoverGirl campaign ads. Her win also comprises a billboard in Times Square.
She was featured in the December 2008 issue of InTouch. She also has been on the cover of Forest & Bluff, January 2009 issue.
She has walked for EиD by Eva and Delia, Mada van Gaans, Ready to Fish by Ilja Visser and Addy van den Krommenacker at Amsterdam International Fashion Week 2009 as part her prize in episode ten. Mckey also walked for G-Star at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009.
She has since retired from modeling, got married to Sam Alvey and they have five children.
- McKey is the fourth contestant to never place in the bottom two. She is after Joanie Dodds, Jaslene Gonzalez and Anya Rozova. She is also the second winner to accomplish this.
- McKey is the third winner from Illinois, following Adrianne Curry and Jaslene Gonzalez.
- At the time of airing, she was tied for the youngest winner with Nicole Linkletter.
- McKey's Instagram
|Cycle 11 Contestants|
Analeigh Tipton • Brittany Rubalcaba • Clark Gilmer • Elina Ivanova • Hannah White • Isis King • Joslyn Pennywell • Lauren Brie Harding • Marjorie Conrad • McKey Sullivan • Nikeysha Clarke • Samantha Potter • ShaRaun Brown • Sheena Sakai