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<tr><td style="text-align:left;">Birth name</td><td class="nickname">Brittany Sullivan</td></tr>
|Date of birth||September 9, 1988|
|Place of birth||Lake Forest, Illinois|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Hair color||Black (originally blonde)|
|Shoe size||12 US|
|Agency||Elite Model Management|
Sullivan was born to Michael and Gayle Sullivan and has three siblings, Bridgette, Jimmy, and Mikey. She is a graduate of Lake Forest High School and is a sophomore at Ripon College. She also trains in mixed martial arts with her boyfriend. She was known for appearing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which inspired her medieval fashion sense. Sullivan got into modeling when she tried out for Elite Model Look following a sports injury and won the regional division of the competition.
America's Next Top Model
Sullivan auditioned for Cycle 9 of ANTM, but was told that she wasn't what they were looking for. After auditioning for a second time, she ultimately competed against thirteen other contestants to win Cycle 11.
Two other contestants named Brittany (or some variation) also competed in Cycle 11, so Sullivan and Brittney Brown were asked by Tyra Banks to change their names for the show. Sullivan chose 'McKey' since her mother was considering naming her McKenzie when she was born and since it was her penname in high school. She plans on continuing to use the name beyond this television season. She came into the competition with long red hair but was later given a short black hair makeover, which embossed her striking unique face.
Throughout the competition, she became one of the front-runners with two collective first call-outs and won two challenges. During her go-see challenge in Amsterdam, she was booked by all of the four designers that she met. It was revealed that had she returned back to the agency on time, she would have won the challenge.
Sullivan was the fourth contestant, and second winner, to never place in the bottom two, an accomplishment only achieved previously by Cycle 6's runner-up Joanie Dodds, Jaslene Gonzalez, winner of Cycle 8, and the runner up of Cycle 10, Anya Kop. In addition, she is the third winner from Illinois; following Adrianne Curry and Jaslene Gonzalez. At the time of airing, she is tied for the youngest winner with Nicole Linkletter. She stood the tallest amongst the previous winners of the show, with a height of 6'0" (183cm).
As part of the ANTM prize package awarded to her, Sullivan appeared on the cover of Seventeen Magazine witha 6-page editorial and received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract for representation with Elite Model Management. She will be featured in Wal-Mart campaign, as well as in the national CoverGirl campaign ads. Her win also comprises a billboard in Times Square.
|“||Now I'm America's Next Top Model, and from here this is the beginning, I'm gonna get to keep going. I'm gonna get to keep rising and keep channeling my energy into stuff. It's just a dream come true. Oh my God, I just won America's Next Top Model and I can't believe it!||”|
Sullivan was featured in the December 2008 issue of In Touch Weekly She appeared on the cover and had a spread in the February 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine as part of her ANTM prize package. She also has been on the cover of Forest & Bluff Magazine, January 2009 issue.
She has walked for EиD by Eva and Delia, Mada van Gaans, Ready to Fish by Ilja Visser and Addy van den Krommenacker at Amsterdam Internation Fashion Week 2009 as part her prize in episode 10.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "McKey Sullivan: From Tomboy to 'Top Model'", Gazebo News, November 12, 2008.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Davenport, Misha, "Chicago's Success Model", Chicago Sun-Times, November 21, 2008.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 DiNunno, Gina, "Top Model Winner Dishes on Her 'Weirdo' Ways", TV Guide, November 20, 2008.
- ↑ "This Season's Hottest Holiday Dresses." (December 6, 2008). In Touch Weekly, p. 65.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Print Work at all-antm.net
- ↑ Amsterdam Fashion Week
- America's Next Top Model portfolio
- Elite Model Management portfolio
- Mckey Sullivan at Facebook
- McKey Sullivan at the Internet Movie Database
- McKey Sullivan at TV.com
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