Anya Rozova, who went by Anya Kop on the last season of America’s Next Top Model, signed with Elite Model Management on Friday. She may have come in second on the show, behind Whitney Thompson, but she’s scored a spot on the agency’s development board. Booker Jose Covarrubias says the agency asked for her after the show ended. And she came to them with brown hair (her natural shade — she dyed it back from her ANTM blond, which she found too hard to maintain).
Covarrubias told us Rozova’s already done “some editorials” but was unable to give specifics. “She’s getting great response,” he added. Does this mean we might see her at Fashion Week? “Right now she’s building her book. We’re treating her as any other model. For Fashion Week we have no plans other than — she’s based in New York, she’s going to go out and see everyone.”
Each season Elite plucks non-winners from the ANTM cast. Rozova’s former housemate and competitor, Katarzyna Dolinska, was signed “the second she lost.” “Last season was a great batch,” Covarrubias added. “Whitney’s kicking butt, Anya’s kicking butt, Katarzyna’s kicking butt. We’re doing really well with the three girls we ended up with.” Wow, ANTM girls actually modeling. Who would’ve thunk?