America’s Next Top Model
As a model on ANTM, Cassidy Williams from South Carolina struggled to convince the judges that she was a “real model” and was given a very early elimination. She says, “If I don’t get my career going by now, I don’t know how.” But luckily she got herself signed up with Elite Model Management and made her way into the top twenty-five of ANTM. She landed a job after being selected as the new face of body spray GARAGE by Natasha Denona.
She was a finalist on Cycle 17 of America’s Next Top Model and was actually offered a contract with Elite Model Management.
Rolex Model Search Competition
After finding out that she wasn’t going to be a model, Williams returned to South Carolina to work in a beauty salon.
Runway and Reality TV
SHERIDAN — “This is so me.”
It was the first word Cassie Williams said to me when I asked her what it was like to model. I asked her why she chose to model.
It was the last word she said to me when she revealed the backstory of her career and got me to look beyond the corseted silhouette to see the woman beneath.
After telling me the story, Williams, who participated in Cycle 19 of America’s Next Top Model, showed me photos of herself on the reality television show to prove I wasn’t watching a made-up character.
Those photos included shots from the Model Squad red carpet event in New York City earlier this year, where Williams posed with fellow Top Model alums Shanina Shaik, Ashley Moore, Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes, among others.
Cassidy Williams’ Career in the Fashion Industry
Cassidy Williams may be one of the new cast members on America’s Next Top Model, but her long-term career in the fashion industry dates back to 2007, when she was on Tyra Banks’ then-popular cycle of America’s Next Top Model. But even prior to that, Williams was signed to Wilhelmina Models back in 2003, and even spent time with Top Model competitors J. Alexander (who went on to have a memorable stint on America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway) and Ashley Graham. From there, Williams became one of the lucky few to land a show-stopping contract with Ford Models.
The Future of Cassidy Williams
The Future of Cassidy Williams
Freddie Gibbs, Credit: Tom&Joe Agency. Photography by Iain Burton. Styling by Ryan Randall. Art direction and design by Olivia Kaye Smith. Hair by Mike Monseur for The Wall Group. Makeup by Megan Sherwin for Dennis Gross. Manicures by Mina Harjani for Tom Ford Beauty.
Three years after appearing as a finalist on cycle 11 of “America’s Next Top Model,” Cassidy Williams (who declined to be photographed for this story) has moved on to reality television. Her new series, The Model and Her Monsters, on Netflix, chronicles her rise from “America’s Next Top Model” to the runway of New York Fashion Week, with Williams acting as her own publicist, manager, stylist, and creative director.
March 29, 2008 at 10: 28 pm Hi, I have watched the Rottweilers Big Boss since it came out.
You guys were hysterical!
We laughed at them.
The Boyfiend is the first dog lover I’ve met and this woman is just as bad as me!
We also laughed at the video of dogs going through the car wash.
We have one like that at home.
They are so stinking funny!
A dog like a well trained Man’s best friend!
He can be the best at many things: He listens, doesn’t bark, eats the dinner on the table, can be in the bed with you when you have a cold, and never runs out of toilet paper.