Katie Cleary was a contestant on Cycle 1 of America's Next Top Model.
Episode 1[edit | edit source]
Katie first introduces herself as an animal lover and a member of PETA. Tyra of course asks the question of whether she is a vegetarian or not and she admits she eats chicken. She shared the Tokyo room with Elyse and Nicole. Giselle and Katie noticed they looked similar so they saw each other as competition.
During the bikini photoshoot, the photographer thought Katie looked too much like a model in playboy, and in the judging room, Janice did not like how she had her hand hooked under her bikini.
Episode 2[edit | edit source]
Katie did not receive any airtime at the house during this episode. She was mentioned during Elyse’s infamous rant as being one of the most insincere people Elyse had ever met.
During judging, the judges thought her runway walk was too staccato and she was sent home because her photograph looked like it belonged in a calendar instead of a high fashion magazine.
Biography[edit | edit source]
The then 21-year-old from Glenview, Illinois was a student during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model. While studying in high school, Katie took on small modeling jobs in Chicago. After graduating, she took advantage of a track scholarship and attended a Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin, where she graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing. In 2004, Katie worked as a real estate agent and eventually took some acting classes in the hopes of developing her craft. After her brief stint on America's Next Top Model, she went on to work in big films like The Break Up and The Lake House.
As a finalist on America's Next Top Model, Katie was criticized for appearing too sexual in her photos. The second challenge called for another swimwear photo shoot, this time for Stuff Magazine. Katie was the second to be eliminated because the judges felt her sexual appeal was detrimental for her career as a model.
After Top Model, Clearly appeared in movies such as The Break Up and The Lake House. She was also a model on Deal or No Deal.
Katie has also hosted such shows as: E! News Now, TV Guide, Ripe Live, and co-hosted the show Get Out appearing on HDTV. Katie has also appeared on Larry King Live and talked about her experiance working on Deal or no Deal.
She’s appeared in a national commercials for Chandon Champagne, Emerald Nuts, Black Magic, and her newest commercial for the new AT&T LG phone appearing with Brody Jenner and Lauren Conrad from The Hills. Additionally, Katie appeared in a print campaign for Epson printers and starred in CSI NY.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
In 2009, Katie became engaged to a Andrew Stern whom she met on Matchmaker Millionaire, a TV show that helps millionaires find love. Her and her new fiance recently became a success story on the show. They got married in 2010. Andrew committed suicide in 2014.