Jaslene Gonzalez- Cycle 8 Winner

Jaslese, who hails from Puerto Rico but grew up in Humboldt, Chicago. She had previously made the semi-final of cycle 7 but the “Cha Cha Diva” failed to make the final cut. However she didnt give up and re-entered the following year. At the casting she seemed much more calm and grounded and said that it was due to her attending therapy. Her trademark walk impressed the judges and she was picked to be in the final 13 girls.

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8

I’m the Latin spice here. I’m not your girl next door but I’m your girl down the block in your hood.

During the show, Jaslene constantly produced beautiful photo after beautiful photo and was a judge’s favourite despite their reservations over her thin and fragile frame. About half way through the show Tyra remarked that Jaslene has lost some of her personality and encouraged her to bring back out the “Cha Cha Diva”. Jaslene duly oblidged and stomped her way to success in a fashin show with fellow finalist, Natasha Galkina.

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8

Every little girl has a dream to be something. My family believed in my dream just as much as I did. And to be here, and after working so much… I think that shows all young women if you have that drive, keep going. Second time around, and I’m America’s Next Top Model.


As a result of her ANTM win, Jaslene has enjoyed success in both print work and runway. She appeared in many photoshoots including a 6-page spread in ‘Vibe Vixen’ magazine. Jaslene has had an Ad Campaign for designer Cesar Galindo ‘s Spring 2008 Collection and appeared on the pages of Supermodels Unlimited Magazine twice for the August and September/October 2008 issues. She has also been hand picked by many acclaimed designers to walk in ther shows, including Ximena and James De Colon. She walked in the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2009 for Projext Runway.

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8

Jaslene Gonzalez Cycle 8



~ by slayton491 on May 18, 2009.

2 Responses to “Jaslene Gonzalez- Cycle 8 Winner”

  1. I love her! Shes so pretty! If i can just meet a girl like her. 🙂

  2. […] Management. Saleisha has currently got a Metro Style campaign with also features ex-Top Model girls Jaslene Gonzalez, Dani Evans and Whitney Thompson. She has appeared in numerous magazine photoshoots including the […]

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