Next Top Model champ Eva Pigford may be a promising model, but the 19-year-old
beauty says she’s also an avid fan of Hip-Hop,
naming entrepreneur P. Diddy as her number one artist.
man is a hustler," Eva told AllHipHop.com. "He
has a great smile, and he saved so many lives and touched so many people.
when you have this power to be an inspiration, it’s your
job to do something with it," Pigford continued. "He
is a prime example of making a change."
expressed her adoration of the equally fashion-savvy Chicago rapper Kanye West,
who’s been receiving as much love from award organizations
lately with loads of nominations.
the Los Angeles student, whose father was a jazz musician, is keen on acting
and singing as well. "I would love to be a singer but I can’t hold a note,"
Eva said laughing.
"So I don’t
know if that one will necessarily work. I love entertainment. I love to be of
help to other people whatever way I can."
third season of the popular UPN sitcom America’s Next Top Model, prominent super
model Tyra Banks along with several industry
judges narrowed down a select few of 14 eager girls hoping to be the next big
The judges tightened
the field each week through various
Among the judges
were the self-proclaimed "world’s first supermodel" Janice Dickinson,
fashion photographer Nigel Barker and Nole Marin, a fashion editor and stylist.
Eva was frequently
labeled as the girl with the attitude in addition to being the shortest of the
bunch. As the winner, Pigford received a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics,
an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models and a fashion spread in Elle magazine.
In the finale,
the petite, green-eyed vixen went up against fellow model aspirants Amanda Lynn
Swafford and Camara "Yaya" Da Costa Johnson.
The judges declared
Eva the winner after she competed with Yaya in a Noriko Fukushima runway