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[Maddy] Tell me about your decision to audition for Americas Next Top Model.
[Whitney] I totally auditioned on a whim. It was a few days before my 21st birthday and I was sitting in my dorm room my junior year in college when a commercial for the cycle 7 tryouts came on the television. I thought it would be a really fabulous birthday present to earn myself a spot on the show. What a lot of people don't know is that like Jaslene, I originally auditioned for cycle 7 and didn't make the cut. But the casting director remembered me from my audition in cycle 7, and invited me back to audition for cycle 8. I then bypassed the preliminary rounds of auditioning and met with her face to face. Needless to say I made it onto cycle 8 and all the rest is history.
[Maddy] Were you concerned about going through many of the same challenges Tocarra faced on ANTM?
[Whitney] I was, but I wanted to make sure that the world knew that I was an entirely different person than Tocarra. I learned from her downfalls and made sure I was solid as a rock mentally, physically, and professionally while I was competing. [Maddy] Watching you shoot was amazing, how do you stay in such great shape?[Whitney] Awww, thank you! Well like I said before, I've always been an athlete. I played college ball and so I naturally just have a really athletic physique. I always make sure I exercise a few times a week. I play basketball, run, dance, do my nightly crunches... whatever it takes.
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