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'America's Next Top Model': Cycle 7 winner CariDee English adds rock star to her resume

October 10, 2009 |  6:17 pm
CariDee_1 It’s certainly commonplace for models to date rock stars, but models becoming rock stars? That’s a twist. This week, the winner of “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 7, CariDee English, told that she’s embarking on a music career. 

“This is set in stone,” English said. “I sing, I play guitar, drums…I'm really fully emerging into music. Going full into that.”

While other media outlets are reporting that she’ll be recording with alternative rock band Better Than Ezra, it’s unclear from the interview whether that’s true or if she’s working with the band’s bassist, Tom Drummond, on a separate project. Drummond and Better than Ezra were unavailable for comment.

It seems English has already gotten her feet wet in the studio...

She says that she’s singing on an upcoming album by photographer and musician Brad Walsh (who, by the way, is dating another reality show winner, Project Runway’s Christian Siriano).

“He’s an artist, a producer, he does everything,” said English on Walsh, who produces electronic and dance albums. “His album comes out Oct. 20, and I have a single with him that comes out then called ‘Boy Girl.’”

In a more familiar move for top models lately (such as Heidi Klum, fellow ANTM winner Yoanna House, and, of course, Tyra Banks), English hosted the first season of Oxygen’s reality competition show “Pretty Wicked.” Though she signed a five-year contract, English claims she has another offer.

“I actually have another opportunity to do something a little more hands-on,” revealed English. “Both hosting and executive producing, but I also have a commitment with Oxygen, who I love. So I'm waiting to see if they pick it up or not.”

Apparently, English has lots to ponder. Which career do you most want to see her in? Music, TV or modeling?

-- Jethro Nededog (follow me on Twitter @TheRealJethro)

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Photo: Then newly dubbed “Top Model,” CariDee English, posing with Tyra Banks in 2006. Credit: The CW