Elyse Sewell Biography
Elyse Sewell (Elyse Marie Sewell) is an American fashion model best known for her appearance as a contestant in the first cycle of the reality television series America’s Next Top Model. She was named one of Wired Magazine’s 2005’s 10 Sexiest Geeks.
Elyse Sewell Education
Elyse obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico. She also worked as a research assistant in an evolutionary biology lab.
Elyse Sewell America’s Next Top Model
Elyse Sewell’s start in modeling came with her appearance on the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Sewell was known on the show as the “edgy pre-med student”. She placed third, after Adrianne Curry and Shannon Stewart.
In 2005, one of her “confessional” clips from the show, in which she expressed a profanity-laden rant against the people on the show, earned her 16th place on E!’s Most Outrageous TV Moments. Sewell attributes this outburst to the unusual requirement on the show to voice one’s private thoughts and to soliloquize in a “confessional booth.”
While on the show, Sewell said that she would be going to medical school if she did not win the competition.
After America’s Next Top Model
Although Elyse did not win the competition, she carved out a successful modeling career in East Asia, working mainly in Hong Kong. Sewell has had print advertisements for Chanel and Chow Sang Sang Jewelry and appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong.
Despite Tyra Banks’ hope that Sewell would come to see that modeling was not as easy as it was often made out to be, Elyse continued to insist that it was the “easiest job in the world”.
In 2004, she started a LiveJournal blog about her experiences of modeling overseas. In 2006, Sewell published a book called Beauty and The Biz: The International Adventures of America’s Third-to-Next Top Model, in Hong Kong-based in part on her (now abandoned) blog. She appeared at multiple book signings across Hong Kong.
Sewell’s other writing credits include a satirical piece for Bust Magazine on how to be a reality TV star, as well as posts for the website Lemondrop.
In a June 5, 2009 blog entry, she wrote that she was leaving Hong Kong and returning to her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Elyse Sewell Age
She was born on June 10, 1982, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
Elyse Sewell Height
Sewell stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m).
Elyse Sewell Family
Elyse’s mother was a nurse by profession and her father was the owner of their personal business. She is the second child out of the children and her 2 sisters, one elder and younger than her also currently active within the modeling industry as their career.
Elyse Sewell Boyfriend
Sewell was in a relationship with Martin Crandall, who was a member of the American band The Shins at the time. In January 2008, it was reported that the two were involved in a domestic dispute that resulted in both of them being arrested. Both Crandall and Elyse were charged with felony domestic assault, though their cases were later dismissed. The two are no longer together.
Elyse Sewell Net Worth
Sewell has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.
Elyse Sewell Agency
Wilhelmina Models, M4 Models, Q6 Models, Dream Models, Elite Models
Elyse Sewell Measurements
Weight: 52 kg.
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Body Measurement: 32-24-34 inch
Hair color Brown: Brown
Eye color: Blue