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J. Alexander

Caitlyn Will Be Bigger Fashion Icon than Kim

... But She Needs Walking Lessons

8/1/2015 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

America's Next Top Model star J. Alexander thinks Caitlyn Jenner will top Kim Kardashian in the fashion department by the end of the year, but walking is another story.

Miss J. was shopping on Rodeo Drive in Bev Hills Friday when our photog asked about Caitlyn's style. J. had nothing but praise, but would like to give her some lessons on stride.

Baby steps ... literally.

'Top Model' Contestant

Robbed at Gunpoint

In Broad Daylight

7/10/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0709-don-benjamin-tmz-01Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Don Benjamin hit up an art supply store in the middle of an afternoon, and ended up getting jacked for $3,000 ... at gunpoint.

A rep for Benjamin -- who was on Cycle 20 of the show in 2013 -- tells TMZ he was walking into a store in downtown L.A. on Wednesday around 3:00 PM ... when the attacker put a gun to his head.

Benjamin immediately forked over 3 grand in cash and the gunman bolted with another guy in their getaway car. He reported the incident to police, but was unable to give them a suspect description. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they are investigating, but so far ... no arrests.

'Next Top Model' Star to Ex

You're a Menace ...

Stay Away from Our Kid

4/30/2014 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"America's Next Top Model" star Eva Marcille has upped the ante in her restraining order battle against her baby daddy -- she's now wrangled full custody of their baby daughter... at least for now. 

TMZ broke the story ... Eva obtained a restraining order against ex-BF Kevin McCall last month after he allegedly went on a rampage in their home, kicking down doors and trying to snatch their daughter from Eva's arms.

The restraining order barred Kevin from coming within 100 yards of them, but now Eva has been given full custody of their daughter ... and Kevin has been denied ANY visitation ... at least until a hearing next month.

Eva's rep tells us, "It is unfortunate that life has thrown a curve Into Eva's life but as a responsible parent and adult she's taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of their child and herself."

Calls to Kevin weren't returned.


'Next Top Model'

All Smiles with Baby Daddy

Days After Winning Restraining Order

4/8/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"America's Next Top Model" star Eva Marcille can't make her mind up -- days after she accused her baby daddy of violently kicking down several doors in their home and trying to snatch their child from her arms ... she posed in a smiley photo with him.

Eva obtained a restraining order against rapper BF Kevin McCall on March 28th, claiming he went ballistic during an argument and chased her around their home, trying to take their 2-month-old daughter.

Eva claims Kevin kicked down 4 doors during his rampage and even threatened to punch her.

But clearly, something changed -- days later on April 4th, Eva was all smiles again, posing for a photo with Kevin and their daughter on Instagram with the ironic hashtag #familyfirst.

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According to the restraining order, Kevin's required to stay 100 yards away from Eva.

To each their own.

'Top Model' Runner-Up


For Getting Her Swerve On

1/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0112_Kiara-Belen_gettyA finalist from "America's Next Top Model" was arrested Saturday morning in Hollywood -- after she got a little too swervy on the road, and got busted for suspicion of driving drunk ... TMZ has learned.

Season 19 runner-up Kiara Belen was driving in Hollywood when an LAPD officer observed her driving erratically, and pulled her over ... according to law enforcement sources.

The cop administered a field sobriety test ... and we're told Kiara performed poorly -- so she was hauled off to jail and booked for suspicion of DUI ... and someone bailed her out a few hours later.

Here's Tyra Banks' reaction to Kiara's arrest ... most likely. 

'Top Model'


For Court Showdown After Burglary Arrest

7/26/2013 1:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Troubled "America's Next Top Model" alum Renee Alway SHAVED OFF HER HAIR before facing the judge in her burglary case -- in an effort to convince the judge she's a changed woman.

Alway -- who placed 3rd on ANTM during Season 8 -- appeared in a Palm Springs courtroom Thursday stemming from a 6-hour armed standoff with police last month.

Nothing really happened during the hearing ... except for the debut of Alway's new haircut.

So, why the extreme new 'do? Alway's sister tells TMZ ... the former model wants to "start over" and believes the first step is a radical new look ... hence the buzz job.

Plus, we're told ... Alway hated the way her hair looked in her mug shot, which probably made it easier to part ways with her mane.

FYI -- Alway's been arrested at least 4 times this year ... so, if she REALLY wants to fix her life, it's gonna take more than a haircut.

She's due back in court in August.


'America's Next Top Model' Star

Family Begs Dr. Drew ...

Please Save Her!

7/21/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Family members of "America's Next Top Model" finalist Renee Alway are deeply concerned the model's in too deep with drugs -- now they want to recruit the big guns to help, like Dr. Drew or Oprah.

TMZ broke the story ... Renee was arrested last month for attempted burglary -- after cops say she was hiding out in a Palm Springs home that wasn't hers. They also say she had a gun and charged her with possession of narcotics.

We spoke to Renee's sister who tells us ... Renee has a serious drug problem and can no longer take care of herself. She says she's homeless and the night she was arrested she was in "survival mode."

Renee's mother tells us ... the model's substance abuse has gotten so bad, they had to cut her off. "We stopped giving her money, which was feeding her drug problem."

Now the family just wants to see Renee get better, and say they need the best of the best to make that happen. Her sister says, "I am trying to find her some professional help. I would like to get her help from Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil or even Oprah."

Renee is currently behind bars at a correctional facility in Banning.


'Top Model' Finalist

The Brutal Mug Shot

7/17/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyra Banks
would flip if she saw this -- the shocking bruised mug shot of former "America's Next Top Model" star Renee Alway, following her insane arrest in Palm Springs last month.

As we reported, 27-year-old Alway -- who placed 3rd on cycle 8 of the show -- was arrested on June 28th following a six-hour standoff with police ... after she was allegedly spotted wandering around a vacant home while carrying a gun.

Among the charges ... Alway was booked on suspicion of burglary, fraud, possession of narcotics, forged bills, and committing a felony while on bail.

Alway had been out on bail following her prior arrest just weeks before ... when she was popped for drug paraphernalia, petty theft, and fraud.



'America's Next Top Model'


Burglary, Drugs & Guns

7/13/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0713-renee-alway-antm-gettyA finalist from "America's Next Top Model" might be America's Next Top Inmate ... Renee Alway was arrested recently in connection to a six-hour stand-off with police ... who say she was packing heat.

It's a crazy story ... Renee -- who placed 3rd in Cycle 8 of the show -- was popped on June 28 in Palm Springs and slapped with A TON of charges, including suspicion of burglary, fraud, possession of narcotics, forged bills, and committing a felony while on bail* ... just to name a few.

Here's what happened ... Palm Springs PD says they got a call about a suspicious female lurking around a house that was supposed to be vacant. They responded and allegedly found Alway hiding in the garage with a gun.

Cops say they believed another person was also in the house -- a male, also packing heat -- and called in the SWAT team. SWAT entered and searched the home for hours, but concluded no one else was inside.

27-year-old Alway was booked and remains in jail. Bail is set at $150,000. She's due in court next week.

*NOT SO FUN FACT: Renee was also arrested on June 2 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, petty theft, and fraud. She plead not guilty, was released on bail -- and then ARRESTED on June 28th.

Hence the recent charge of committing a felony while on bail. Wow.

Model to A$AP Rocky

You Hate Red Lipstick

'Cause You Hate Yourself!

4/13/2013 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0412_asap_trina_getty_article2A$AP Rocky must love white chicks, 'cause he pissed off Black women everywhere -- including model Toccara Jones and rapper Trina -- by saying dark-skinned girls have no biz wearing red lipstick.

A$AP dished his makeup tips to fashion and beauty blog The Coveteur, saying ... "I feel like with the red lipstick thing, it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that."

Jones -- a Season 3 vet of "America's Next Top Model" -- tells us, "His comments show he has self-hate. Doesn't he love himself? How do you make a comment like that when you’re brown yourself?"

Trina agrees ... saying A$AP doesn't know what he's talking about, because she's seen women of all shades "look beautiful in red lip wear."

Rap's 'Baddest Bitch' added A$AP can kiss something that needs no lipstick.

Okay, not really ... but that would've been awesome.

Ex 'Top Model' Jade Cole

'Memba Me From


12/27/2012 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jade Cole was famously on "America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6," but now she's on the street -- well ... IN the street ... having some tipsy fun! Warning: don't ask her to spell stuff.

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'Next Top Model' Judge

Turns Himself In to Police

After Assault Allegations

11/23/2012 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"America's Next Top Model" judge Rob Evans has turned himself in to police after allegedly beating up another man so badly, the guy ended up in the hospital ... sources close to Evans tell TMZ.

We're told Evans turned himself in at the Beverly Hills PD Wednesday morning on a felony assault charge -- and was released 25 minutes later after posting $60,000 bail.

TMZ broke the story ... a warrant was issued for Evan's arrest following the fight in March in Bev Hills. Details surrounding the fight are unclear.

But sources close to Evans -- a former boxer -- tell TMZ, Evans was completely unaware of the warrant being issued until very recently. As soon as he caught wind of it, we're told he contacted his lawyers who advised him to turn himself in.

As for the fight itself -- sources close to Evans tell us the alleged victim was trash-talking Evans when he reared up as if to attack him, so Evans punched him ... and insists the punch was in self-defense.

So far, no court date has been set.

'America's Next Top Model' Judge

Wanted By Cops for

Felony Assault

10/24/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The new judge on "America's Next Top Model" is a wanted man ... after allegedly beating the holy hell out of another person in Beverly Hills back in March -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to law enforcement sources, Rob Evans -- a former boxer -- is accused of beating the other guy up so bad, the victim ended up in the hospital with serious injuries. We're told Rob's boxer past is part of the reason he's wanted for felony assault with a deadly weapon.

We're told the warrant was issued for Evans' arrest soon after the incident, but Evans cooperated with police from the get go -- so they didn't need to track him down.

But that all changed in recent weeks, when cops say Evans suddenly went silent -- and stopped speaking to them.

We're told the Beverly Hills PD now views Evans as a fugitive -- and have dispatched a special fugitive team to track Evans down. Once found, he will be arrested on the spot.

Attempts to reach Evans were not successful.

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