Jennipher was fun to watch on ANTM! From her spunky move last week where she wrote “ANTM” on her booty to her feisty arguments with Ann and Eva, Jennipher added a very human element to the show. Find out how she feels about her shorter hair, her tiffs with the other girls, and much more!
Hi Jennipher! Going into the competition, what did you feel was your strongest asset physically?
My height and my bone structure in my face.
Once you moved in, were you surprised at the amount of drama going on in the suite?
No, I wasn’t at all! You take 14 girls and put them together, and there’s going to be drama! Especially when we’re all competing for the same thing.
Has it been difficult to adjust to the new shorter haircut?
A little! I haven’t had hair this short for 4 or 5 years. The maintenance level is nice though, and there are so many more things I can do with it now.
Did you know they would end up cutting your hair>
Oh yeah, I knew from day one. I knew it was coming. I thought it would still be longer though, like the middle of my back. I didn’t think they’d go right to my shoulders. They were joking the whole time though that they were going to shave my head bald.
Watching the show on television, has there been anything that’s surprised you? Anything that was going on that you weren’t aware of?
Not really. The only thing was Tocarra – I knew about her problems with her family, but I was surprised at the emotional breakdown with Tyra. She never mentioned that. But that’s the only thing that surprised me. I pretty much knew what was going on.
When it came down to you and Kelle, did you think that you’d be the one leaving?
I had that feeling, I just knew I was going home. I knew it all day, that I was leaving and there was nothing I could do about it.
Were you surprised at the judges’ reactions last week when you wrote ‘ANTM’ on your butt?
I actually was! They made it seem much worse on TV than it actually was. They made it seem like it was some sort of prank, that I wasn’t taking things seriously.
What prompted you to do that in the first place?
They kept asking me to show more of my personality, to have more spunk. And that was me being me. I figured the dress didn’t cover my booty, so I’d do something with it!
The judges and photographers kept saying they felt you weren’t ‘working it’. Do you feel that you had enough direction from them so you could give them what they were asking for?
A lot of the time they’d tell us something like “hold your chin up” or little things like that. But no, we got very little direction. I think the whole idea was to see what we could do on our own, what kind of raw talent we had. They asked us a few times to look at fashion magazines and try to copy what the models were doing.
Do you feel you were edited fairly?
Honestly, no. They cut so much out that the audience can’t get the full idea of what I am like, or any of the other girls for that matter. Like the booty thing – they edited that to make it look like I was pulling a stunt rather than letting my personality be seen.
What about the other girls? Is anyone getting overly positive or negative editing, in contrast to the way they really were?
I think so. Eva gets props for everything she does. And Amanda doesn’t complain at all about her eyesight. She never uses that as an excuse for anything, but they made it look like she did.
You and Ann had quite a battle on the show last week. Have the two of you resolved your differences?
With Ann things are cool, yes. It was just a matter of us being under pressure and we let off some steam. It was miscommunication in the heat of the moment. We sorted ourselves out the next day and we’re cool with each other.
With Eva, I really don’t care. We’ll never really get along with each other.
Will you stay in contact with any of the girls?
Yes, quite a few of them. I talk to some of them every day, and some of them every week. I made a lot of good friends there.
Are you still planning on modelling?
Definitely! In fact I’m moving to New York soon and I’ll be living with Leah.
Anything else you’d like to add about the experience?
I really enjoyed my time living in luxury!
Thanks for your time Jennipher, and good luck with your career!
Thanks a lot!
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