130 pound, plus-sized Anna retained marital “intimacy” by not stripping.

130 pound, plus-sized Anna retained marital “intimacy” by not stripping.
The first model to be eliminated from America’s Next Top Model 2 was 24-year-old Anna Bradfield, who refused to be photographed nude while covered in body paint. She tells TV Guide, “I really believe that if I would’ve done that, my intimacy with my husband would not have been special anymore.” Perhaps more shockingly, Anna was referred to as a “plus-sized” model, even though she weighs 130 pounds and stands 5’8″. She says, “With those stats, in the modeling world, you are considered plus-sized.” TV Guide also follows up on her comments about her religiosity, or lack thereof. “I’m not religious. Like I told Janice, I just try to be Christ-like. It’s more about having a relationship with Christ in spirit than being religious,” she says.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.