Shandi Dawn Sullivan (born 2 April 1982) ranked 3rd place on Cycle 2 of ANTM in 2004.
Shandi worked as a clerk at Walgreen's. She has stated that her mother considers her the ugly duckling.
Shandi started off rocky, landing in the bottom two on the second episode but the judges kept her over Bethany because they felt that despite her unmodelesque look and poor walk she had great potential. She totalled 2 first call-outs (and was edited on the show to get a third one) and 2 challenge wins.
She was infamous for cheating on her boyfriend, Eric, with a male model while she was in Italy and lost her desire to be in the competition. Despite patching things up with him the following morning, she was eliminated the following week, and they broke up 1 year later.
Shandi worked at an exclusive spa as a receptionist by day, and did karaoke by night. She was signed to Trump Model Management, and has modeled for Cover, April 2007, Fred Flare, Samsung, US Weekly and Donna L'orèn. She has also taken part in ElleGirl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models 2005.
She has since left the industry to work as a deejay at a nightclub in Manhattan. She has appeared many times on the Tyra Banks Show and was nominated for two Fiercee Awards but lost. She was awarded a Biggest Change award by Tyra Banks for her many look changes. She also made an appearance in an episode of the Tyra Banks Show spinoff Modelville.
Shandi now has an Etsy shop where she sells cross stitches, earrings and various other things. Other than her Etsy shop, according to herself on Instagram, Shandi is unemployed.
In October 2020, she was interviewed live on Oliver Twixt's instagram.
Her emotional phone call with her boyfriend was ranked number 8 on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 10 Outrageous America's Next Top Model Moments". She was number 2 on their video "Top 10 Best America's Next Top Model Makeovers".
- According to a 2019 interview on the "Not Killing It" podcast, Shandi revealed that all of the eliminated girls went to Milan as well, except for Anna.
- While working as an adult entertainer, Shandi adopted the stage name referencing an alcoholic beverage of a similar name.
- Shandi was the first contestant from Missouri.
- In June of 2020, Shandi was featured on April and Mercedes' virtual talk show, Throwback Thursday Time where they talked about the show and Shandi's life after it.
- On Throwback Thursday Time, Shandi revealed that she is now 170 pounds.
- (About Liliana Rolando) "She's a meanie and she is a bad woman and I don't like her!"
- Shandi's Etsy
|Cycle 2 Contestants|
Anna Bradfield • April Wilkner • Bethany Harrison • Camille McDonald • Catie Anderson • Heather Blumberg • Jenascia Chakos • Mercedes Scelba-Shorte • Sara Racey-Tabrizi • Shandi Sullivan • Xiomara Frans • Yoanna House