You love to hated her. She is the one, the only, Janice
Janice Dickinson, the world's first
supermodel, was an expert judge for the first, second, third, and fourth
cycle of ANTM to offer her peculiar praises and often-sassy critiques to the
aspiring top models.
Dickinson quickly embarked upon what would become an ultra-successful career
in modeling at the tender age of 14 and proceeded to break the mold of the
classic American blonde beauty to become the first model to insist on being
paid like a star--and treated like one, too.
By age 19, Dickinson had moved to New York City to pursue her career
full-time. She was featured in the pages and on the covers of every major
fashion magazine, including Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar Swimsuit Issue,
Cosmopolitan and Playboy. She walked the runways in Milan and
Paris and wore the clothes of the most prominent fashion designers,
including Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein. She was also
featured in the ads of the most prestigious cosmetics companies, including
Revlon, Max Factor and Clairol.
Following her first book NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY: The Accidental Life of the
World's First Supermodel, Dickinson recently released her second book,
entitled Everything About Me Is Fake . . . And I'm Perfect, which
tackles the problems of society's unattainable standards of beauty and
reveals the secrets behind her own lifelong struggle to achieve perfection.
Today, Dickinson's life is gratefully centered on genuine friendships, a
healthy lifestyle, an interest in photography and the joys of motherhood.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Dickinson, who has been a part of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL since its onset,
is leaving the show. Janice is leaving to pursue other projects, including
VH-1's "The Surreal Life," a television production deal and a new book. "We
would like to thank Janice for bringing her talents to the show and for
everything she did to help us build 'America's Next Top Model' into its
current success," said Mok. "We wish her well in all of her future