Yoanna visits IMG, gets stalked.

Yoanna visits IMG, gets stalked.
She hasn’t been America’s Next Top Model for a week and already Yoanna House is getting stalked. Two frighteningly observant New Yorkers reported to Gawker that Yoanna was spotted last Thursday in an elevator at IMG’s building and outside Starbucks in Hoboken. She was at IMG because, although the show taped six months ago, “Yoanna had to keep her good news a total secret–and was precluded from taking any modeling jobs until today,” according to the New York Post. Yoanna says, “I didn’t even tell my mom that I’d won”; she’s scheduled to appear this week in LA during fashion week for at least one show.
+ also: Shandi says IMG has dibs on all the show’s models for the next two weeks.

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Ben Folds

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about the writer

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.