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.
Anderson was born in Woodstown, New Jersey.
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.
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. 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. She had a campaign with Addidas.
She has walked in nearly thirty shows in Arise Cape Town Fashion Week and taken part South Africa Fashion Week.
Awards and Nominations
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Female Reality/Variety TV Star||America's Next Top Model||Nominated|
- 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.
- Teyona's Instagram
|Cycle 12 Contestants|
Allison Harvard • Aminat Ayinde • Celia Ammerman • Fo Porter • Isabella Falk • Jessica Santiago • Kortnie Coles • London Levi-Nance • Natalie Pack • Nijah Harris • Sandra Nyanchoka • Tahlia Brookins • Teyona Anderson