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Biographical
Gender: Female
Born: April 2, 1982
Age: 39
Home: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Friends: April Wilkner

Mercedes Scelba-Shorte Yoanna House

Feuds: Bethany Harrison

Camille McDonald

Cycle 2
Place: 3rd/12th
Debut: The Girl Who Overslept
Last: The Girl Who Is America's Next Top Model

Shandi Dawn Sullivan (born 2 April 1982) was a contestant on Cycle 2 of ANTM in 2004. She was the tenth girl eliminated and placed third.

Early Life

Shandi worked as a clerk at Walgreen's. She has stated that her mother considers her the ugly duckling.

ANTM

Shandi started off rocky, landing in the bottom two on the second episode due to her poor runway skills, but the judges kept her over Bethany because they felt that despite her unmodelesque look, she had lots of potential. The next week at makeovers, she had what is considered to be the first ugly duckling transformation in ANTM, going from brunette to blonde. She later received the first call-out for the heights photoshoot that episode, and was called first for the music video shoot and Solstice shoot in episodes seven and eight. She had two challenge wins.

She was most infamous in the penultimate episode for cheating on her boyfriend, Eric, with a male model while she was in Italy. She lost her desire to be in the competition, and later berated her on the phone while she was sobbing. They patched things up the following morning, and she was eliminated the following week.

Call-Out Order

Shandi Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11
2nd 10th 1st 3rd 6th 4th 1st 1st 2nd Eliminated

Post-Show

She signed to Trump Model Management, and has modeled for Cover in April 2007, Fred Flare, Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation, Samsung, US Weekly and Donna L'orèn.[1][2] 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 for her many look changes. She also made an appearance in an episode of the Tyra Banks Show spinoff Modelville.

In June of 2020, Shandi was featured on April and Mercedes' virtual talk show, Throwback Thursday Time, where they talk about the show and Shandi's life after it.[3] Later in October, she was interviewed live by Oliver Twixt.[4] She and Yoanna also showed up in a surprise during April and Mercedes's interview.[5]

Personal Life

Shandi and Eric broke up only a year after the show aired. She worked at an exclusive spa as a receptionist by day, and did karaoke by night. She 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.

Legacy

Her emotional phone call with her boyfriend was ranked number eight on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 10 Outrageous America's Next Top Model Moments".[6] She was number two on their video "Top 10 Best America's Next Top Model Makeovers".[7]

Trivia

  • 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.
  • On Throwback Thursday Time, Shandi revealed that she is now 170 pounds.

Quotes

  • (About Liliana Rolando) "She's a meanie and she is a bad woman and I don't like her!"

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References

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