Tessa Carlson was a contestant on Cycle 1 of America's Next Top Model.
Episode 1 Edit
Because only eight girls were originally picked from the semi-finalists, Tyra picked two more- Tessa and Gisele. Tyra chose Tessa because she was a variation of the natural blond look.
Tessa did not get much air time, but when she did, she noted that Nicole was her biggest competition, and that Gisele seemed to be exaggerating the pain she felt during the bikini wax.
Tessa was eliminated because she needed a lot of help with positioning. The photographer’s assistant also noted that she was probably taught to model the wrong way.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Tessa was an aspiring model working as a waitress during her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1.
Tessa didn’t pursue modeling after the show.