Saleisha Cooper the 19-year-old winner of Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model is apparently already a model. After winning last night’s final episodes, diligent researches discovered that Saleisha has a past working relationship with Tyra, according to E! Online:
However, sharp-eyed fans soon dug up footage showing Saleisha walking the catwalk in an ANTM cycle-six fashion show, as well as appearing on the runway in an episode of The Tyra Banks Show.
But, wait, it doesn’t end there! Saleisha has some other modeling work under her belt that should’ve excluded her from the show:
Viewers also found that Saleisha had appeared in a nationwide Wendy’s commercial that aired in 2006, seemingly in violation of an America’s Next Top Model eligibility rule that states would-be contestants “must not have previous experience as a model in a national campaign within the last five years (including, but not limited to, appearances on television and print advertisements).”
That does seem sort of unfair. It’d be like if I competed on the new American Gladiators. It’s a documented fact that I already professionally gladiate. Just so we’re on the same page, gladiating still involves getting sloshed on egg-nog then wrestling your parent’s dog naked at Christmas dinner, right? Because I’m practically a Jedi Master at that shit.