Teyona Anderson (born 1988), also known as Asia Anderson, is an American fashion model, best known as the winner of cycle 12 of ANTM in 2009.

Early Life

Anderson was born in Woodstown, New Jersey.

ANTM

At the semi-finals, Teyona was the ninth girl called to join the final thirteen. Throughout the competition, she was called first three times, being widely considered versatile and naturally photogenic by the judges. She also received praise for her consistent photos and chameleon portfolio, as well as her "wind-in-the-face" look.

She struggled with her final commercial, and landed in the bottom two for the first (and only) time, but survived against Aminat. At the final judging, she was deemed to be neck and neck with Allison, but was believed to have a greater passion for modeling, making her the judges' pick for the winner.[1]

Post-Show

Anderson has signed with Elite Model Management in New York and Cape Town.

Anderson had a cover and spread in Seventeen Magazine, July 2009, as part of her ANTM prize package.[2] She also appeared in spreads for InTouch Weekly, Destiny, Glamour South Africa, Edgars Club, Soul, Vogue Knitting, Chew, FHM South Africa, M.O.D, Matte, Bambi, TextilWirtschaft, HUF, So Chic, Raine, Nylon and O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa.[3][4] She had a campaign with Addidas.[5]

She has walked in nearly thirty shows in Arise Cape Town Fashion Week and taken part South Africa Fashion Week.[6]

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category For: Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Reality/Variety TV Star America's Next Top Model Nominated

Legacy

Her, Aminat and Tahlia's fight with Allison, Celia and Natalie ranked number four on MsMojo's YouTube video "Top 10 Craziest Fights on America's Next Top Model".[7]

Trivia

  • Teyona has the third highest call-out average of all the winners, at 2.45. She is behind Nicole Fox with a score of 2.40, and Ann Ward with a score of 2.20.

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