We recently had the opportunity to speak with Joslyn Pennywell from Americas Next Top Model Season 11 who applied through RealityWanted.com and got cast for the show!
Q. RealityWanted.com: So you are originally from a small town in Louisiana, what made you want to be on America’s Next Top Model?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: I have always wanted to be a model since I was 13 years old. I had tried 36 times since cycle 2, I would go from city to city and tryout at the open casting calls. I always wanted to be on the show and not being on it wasn’t an option. When season 11 was casting, I signed up at RealityWanted.com and applied through the site. I received a call from the casting director working on the show and they gave me an appointment to come in and meet them. I went in earlier than the normal line, so I got extra time with the casting director and ended up getting cast for the show.
Q. RealityWanted.com: We have a lot of members that tell us they applied for a show but didn’t make it and were thinking about giving up, what advice do you have for them?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: I have a great family and great support system. I have belief in myself and I kept going at it. Of course after being rejected over and over it was hard but I kept pursuing my dream, I really wanted it. It is obtainable if you really put your heart into it.
Q. RealityWanted.com: What a great success story. I understand you made it to the top 7 contestants, how did that feel?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: I learned a lot about the industry and it’s hard work. The competition wasn’t easy but I was able to learn from Tyra Banks and had watched the show for years so I was able to learn some good tips prior to going on the show. Making it to the top 7 was great!
Q. RealityWanted.com: Would you change anything if you had to do it all over?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: I feel like everything happens for a reason, the experience taught me a lot and has given me some great opportunities.
Q. RealityWanted.com: So what advice do you have for applicants thinking of trying out for America’s Next Top Model?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: Be yourself. Simplicity works. I didn’t have a bunch of jewelry on when I interviewed with the casting directors. They are looking for different personalities and people that can be successful models. Go in confident and don’t be nervous.
Q. RealityWanted.com: So what are you up to now?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: I am living in California now and though it is a tough industry, I have a strong backbone. I am considering signing with a company to do some bridal modeling.
Q. RealityWanted.com: Where can fans find you if they want to see what you are up to?
A. Joslyn Pennywell, America’s Next Top Model 11: They can find me on Facebook or on RealityWanted.com http://www.realitywanted.com/joslynpennywell
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