Everett was the eighth girl to be eliminated from America's
Next Top Model: All-Stars on last week's episode because,
according to Tyra Banks and the rest of the judges,
she seemed to have lost her competitive edge.
In this interview, the 22-year-old California girl talks
with PCM's Paulette
Cohn about how getting along with the girls this time
around made it a whole new experience, how she really can
dance, and what lies ahead for her.
Do you think you were at a disadvantage because you
were just coming off Cycle 16 and the other All-Stars had
actually had time to work as professional models?
Yes and no. I had previously worked as a professional model
before Cycle 16. They said Cycle 17 was going to be All-Stars
and it was going to be very different, but, in reality,
it was kind of the same competitions that they had always
done. So it wasn't that different. It was different things
and included modeling. It was like doing Cycle 16 with a
few new twists like music and acting.
You appeared to get along with the girls in the house
much better this time around. This may sound crazy, but
do you think the negative energy on Cycle 16 sparked you
to be more competitive?
I feel everything was so negative last time that people
really saw another side of me. I feel that this time it
showed everybody from a professional standpoint. Working
with people in the profession like I was doing this time,
I feel they understood. I feel that it came off a lot better
because I was around more professional people. It was an
The comment made by Game at your video shoot was that
he felt he needed an oil can to loosen you up. Are you normally
a better dancer than what we saw?
I am an awesome dancer. I love dancing. I felt uncomfortable
-- maybe because it wasn't my artistic idea for the video.
It was supposed to be our music video, but really in all
seriousness it was somebody else's inspiration for the music
video and somebody else's creative artistic direction, not
mine. Everybody else's video was designed to their song.
Mine, I felt, was very compacted and contrived into a small
area with a very small, beautiful vintage Porsche. Don't
get me wrong. It was very interesting. I don't mind it because
the people who know me know I am an amazing dancer.
Why did you decide to do the All-Stars?
I came back 1) because my fans were obviously rooting for
me and wanting me to come back and 2) for myself. I had
to have myself in it as well as my fans, because where would
I be without them?
Other than the fact that people were more professional
this time around, was there something different to the experience
I am just really grateful for meeting the people that I
met because in life you are always meant to meet the people
that you meet. It was a learning experience and how can
I not be grateful for that? I learned a lot from all of
it. It took a good year out of me, but I am officially done
with it. Now, my fans can see me doing what I am used to
doing and seeing me doing what I did before. Hopefully,
they will carry me through that because I will still be
working as hard as I was before America's Next Top Model.
was your favorite challenge or photo shoot?
My favorite photo shoot was probably the stilts shoot and
I believe I delivered a really good photo. I loved the Michael
Jackson shoot. I loved all the shoots actually. They were
all inspiring. My favorite challenge was definitely the
carousel runway challenge. I thought that was a lot of fun.
I think it should be used in more runways because it can
be used in beautiful ways.
Who are you rooting for to win?
I have to keep that positive energy going. I am rooting
for everybody for all different reasons because I feel that
everybody deserves to win for their own hardships and battles.
I am going to be happy for whoever does win. In the end,
it isn't about just one winner. It is about us all winning
and us striving to not stop and really become what we want
to become. If we all keep that positive energy going for
each other, we will all achieve that.
What's next for you? You're a California girl, so you
don't have to go too far.
I love New York and I was just there for Fashion Night
Out and I love Fashion Week, so, hopefully, in the next
season coming up, I will hit New York, Paris and Milan.
As soon as I get my agency, I will probably head over to
Asia to work over there for a couple of months, so all of
that and keeping up with acting.
America's Next Top Model airs Wednesday
nights at 9 p.m. on The CW.