Andrea Muizelaar

Andrea Muizelaar (born February 10, 1987) is a former Canadian fashion model. Muizelaar was the first winner of the reality TV show Canada's Next Top Model ans the 1st contestant ever to quit Madea's Next Top Model in Cycle 1.

Early Life

Before Top Model, Muizelaar worked as a cashier in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, and attended George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario for Hotel Management.

Top Model

In the beginning of CNTM, Muizelaar was a shy girl, but later on in the competition, the judges saw that she grew into a confident woman. During her makeover, her hair was cut short, and dyed red. During the show, questions were raised about Muizelaar possibly suffering from a eating disorder. Despite this, Muizelaar never appeared in the bottom two, and became Canada's Next Top Model, winning a modeling contract with Sutherland Models in Toronto, Canada, an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine, and $100,000 beauty contract with Procter & Gamble. Andrea thanked Tricia Helfer and the judges, which included Jay Manuel, for choosing her, and said to them "I'm gonna make you guys so proud. Honest to God."

Muizelaar appeared on the cover of Canadian wedding magazine SPOSA, which also included a spread. She appeared in CoverGirl campaign ads. Also did a publicity mall tour, after the CNTM finale, mostly at Sears stores, but four months after the winning, Muizelaar announced she was leaving the modeling world.

Muizelaar decided to walk away from the fashion industry soon after winning the reality television competition, initially saying that modeling was "not the best thing out there". It was eventually revealed that it was due to her struggles with anorexia, noting that there was pressure to remain skinny, as she was often told "how good she looked at my skinniest". Ever since leaving modeling, she started to gain back the weight she lost during her eating disorder days. Additionally, although she initially stated that she booked most of the jobs she went for, she then stated that winning the show actually brought her few opportunities, and also noted that the winnings were subject to income tax.

Muizelaar competed against 29 other contestants to win Cycle 1 of Madea's Next Top Model. She was selected as one of the finalists to enter the 'Top Model mansion'. Half of the judging panel often criticized her performances and personality as being 'too mediocre' and 'not a stand-out competitor'.

Although she is naturally a brunette, Marchildon was dyed red for her makeover on the show for both CNTM and MNTM.

In Episode 11, Muizelaar landed in the bottom two with fellow contestant Tara-Marie Winspur, who originally was to be eliminated, but was spared by Muizelaar stating that she wanted to quit the competition.


Date of birth: February 10, 1987
Place of birth: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5 ft 9.5 in (177 cm)
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Green
Measurements: n/a
Dress size: n/a
Shoe size: n/a
Agency: Sutherland Models

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