CariDee English life and biography

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CariDee English biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fargo, North Dakota
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-09
Credited as : Fashion model, TV personality, America's Next Top Model 2006

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CariDee English is an American fashion model and TV personality who won Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model in December 2006. Her prize was a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a modeling contract with Elite Models, and a six-page fashion editorial and cover for Seventeen magazine. She is the second ANTM winner from North Dakota, the first being Nicole Linkletter of Cycle 5. English is also the host of Oxygen's biggest premiering show to date, Pretty Wicked.

CariDee English was born in Fargo, North Dakota. She is of Swedish, Danish and Norwegian ancestry. English was named CariDee by her brother, after both Carrie from Little House on the Prairie and her grandmother, whose name is Dee. Before appearing on America's Next Top Model, English worked as a photographer, and was also an actor in the sketch comedy group known as The 4th Option, which performed weekly in the old East Gate Lounge in Moorhead, Minnesota. On December 13, 2004 she sang with the Willy Waldman Project. She was a listed model with the Academie Agencie in Fargo North Dakota in 2001. She entered the Millie Lewis Actors Models and Talent Competition in 2002 and was placed with Mega Models in Miami Florida for the summer of 2003, then returned to Fargo at the end of the summer. English has suffered from the skin condition psoriasis for 15 years.

She appeared on the weekly "My Life as a CoverGirl" segments on The CW. In 2007, she was featured in an ad for CoverGirl Eye-wear alongside cycle 6 winner Danielle Evans. She returned to ANTM for the finale of the eighth cycle to give advice to the final three contestants and to open the finale's runway show.

English was featured on the front page of Seventeen, Social Life,Healthy Living, Psoriasis Advance, and Cover magazines with Top Model alumnae Naima Mora and Danielle Evans. She has modeled for Wedding Style, JC Penney Bisou Bisou, Stephenson Denim, Johnny P. Shoes, American Salon, Matrix Professional Colors in Cosmopolitan and the "Heart On My Sleeves" clothing campaign by Aubrey O'Day of Danity Kane and Christian Siriano Fall 09. She was in the Winter 2007 issue of Knit.1 Magazine, the February 2007 issue of Seventeen, the March 2007 issue of In Touch, the Spring 2007 issue of Social Life, the April 2007 issue of Cover, on the cover of "Inked Magazine" for Fall 2007, Loops&Pluto, Short Hair Magazine the cover of Runway Magazine, ads for Melissa Latkins t-shirts, Tasola Beauty & Beyond, and has been featured on ivillage.com. She also shot a cover of Allure, and has done some charity print work for the NOH8 Campaign.

Her runway credits include J.C. Penney, Carlos Campos, Renee Larc, Jordi Scott, Jill Sander, Snoopy in Fashion, GM Style Auto Show, Honduras Fashion Week, L'Oréal Fashion Week in Toronto, In Style's 2009's New Year's Eve lingerie show at the Estate, where she was the guest of honor New York Fashion Week , Richie Rich F/W 09 "Blondes have more fun" Show in Mercedes Benz Fall Fashions 09. She also opened Los Angeles Fashion Week wearing Yotam Soloman, walked in A*Muse Fall/Winter 2010, and Christian Siriano 2010 line in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 10.

She has also been featured on Mystyle.com and Blastmagazine.com.

Television work:
English had a cameo appearance on One Tree Hill as a prize for winning the acting challenge on ANTM. She also appeared in a small role on Gossip Girl.
She co-hosted MTV's Scarred and the Pretty Wicked reality show on Oxygen.
She has appeared several times on the Tyra Banks Show and has been featured in the advertising campaign for ANTM on Oxygen.

English has hosted several parties. She has also taken part in the Seventh Annual World Poker Invitational at the Commerce Casino in 2009. She will also host the Capital Fashion Awards in Sacramento together with Jonathan Waud, Naima Mora and Merlin Castell.

English is featured on Brad Walsh's album "Human Nature" in the song called Boy/Girl and is working on music with Better than Ezra.

She is a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation, spreading awareness about psoriasis and encouraging others to seek treatment. English says she felt "cursed" with psoriasis when she was young because of the taunts of classmates. Today, her "curse" is her cause. "Psoriasis awareness is very important to me. I want others with the disease to know they are not alone. I want to inspire them to live their dreams," she said.

As such she opened the walk for Awareness on January 13, 2008 in San Diego and was featured on the cover for Allure. She has also held a congressional briefing on Psoriasis on June 11, 2007. She has taken part in the walk for awareness multiple times since. She is also featured in the Canadian Psoriasis Education website.

English has also taken part in a video against seal hunting. She also attended the Power of Paws opening, an association which promotes animals as part of health programs and promoted Project Cuddles.

She has also taken part in the NOH8 Campaign.

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