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America's Next Top Model: Catching Up with Cycle 12's Celia and Aminat


America's Next Top Model has ended another Cycle and there's not much to report. Other than the announcement that next season's heading to New Zealand, we don't have a lot of news on the show. As for the models, we've heard some stuff here and there, notably about Cycle 12's Celia Ammerman and Aminat Ayinde.


Along with winner Teyona and runner-up Allison, they became Cycle 12's final four and at least deserve some recognition. Anyway, they revealed their current hang-ups to Out.com, in addition to some comments regarding the show they've been on.


Celia, noted for her fashion sense and age, revealed that she's been keeping herself busy working at Prada. Other than that and "general gallivanting," she said that she's been appearing in magazines and walking in runway shows. That may sound typical, but it's really not.


"I was the creative director, model, and stylist for a full page spread in the Mother's Day issue of the New York Post," Celia revealed. She also "walked in Spring 2010 runway shows for both Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman and Kenley Collins" (from Project Runway) and "had the honor of being in Scott Schuman's hardcover book The Sartorialist."


Aminat, meanwhile, graduated from college after her stint on America's Next Top Model, something she's been hoping to accomplish for some time. "I graduated from William Paterson University with a B.S. in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and African/African American Caribbean Studies," she said. "Very excited about that, but besides finishing college, I've been on the task of signing with a modeling agency here in New York City."


Cycle 12 second runner-up Aminat continued: "I've been focusing on modeling as a full-time profession and sometimes it's a good week and other times it's a bit rough, but I'm pushing along and staying focused on being the next supermodel."


As for what they thought of their Top Model experience, Celia had this to say about Tyra: "Tyra is truly enchanting, spellbinding even -- and yet so delightfully goofy and playful. I remember her being genuinely invested and interested in each one of us. I was honored to be a part of her science experiment."


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