Rebecca Hardy
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Rebecca Hardy (born 1985) is a Canadian fashion model. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in Mannheim, Ontario. Hardy is the winner of Cycle 2 of reality TV show Canada's Next Top Model. She was a competitor on Cycle 1 of Madea's Next Top Model.

Early Life

Before Top Model, Hardy worked at the JM Schneider meat factory in Kitchener, Ontario. Hardy also was signed to Cameo Models in Waterloo, Ontario. She was named M.A.G Model of the Year 2005, by M.A.G Canada. Since CNTM Hardy has modeled for Grand Magazine.

Top Model

Though Hardy was praised for her high-fashion look and impressive portfolio, she occasionally struggled with her confidence during the second cycle of Canada's Next Top Model. In the end, the judges thought that only one girl can take fashion to another level, and Rebecca Hardy was named Canada's Next Top Model. Hardy never appeared on the bottom two during the competition. Jay Manuel, host of CNTM, stated: "Rebecca is the total package! She's got the smarts and the passion to be a bonafide success in this business. I will continue to mentor her beyond the realm of the show. Expect to see her make a splash on the international modelling scene." Nole Marin, creative director of CNTM, also praised Hardy, saying, "[Rebecca] is amazing —she is definitely a strong model and someone to look for in the fashion industry. I think she definitely will be working and hopefully you guys will like her." During the competition she was praised for her editorial and commercial brillance.

As Canada's Next Top Model, Hardy won a $100,000 beauty contract with Procter & Gamble, a modelling contract with Sutherland Models in Toronto, Canada, and an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine.

In the summer of 2007, the first cycle of YouTube's Madea's Next Top Model hit on August 15, 2007 and Hardy featured as one of the 30 finalists in the competition, competing over 28 weeks for a desired modelling contract. Hardy was determined to go far in the competition, however, in Episode 9 "Shut Up and Drive" in a photoshoot where the girls were shot in a Toyota Camry, Hardy accidentally crashes into a pole and damages the car. She was sent to the hospital before she decides to continue on with the shoot. The damages on the car cost thousands of dollars, driving Madea to eliminate Rebecca from the competition.

Hardy's modeling career in Europe is rising fast. She is now signed to Mandpmodels in London.

Portfolio

Date of birth: 1985
Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. (180 cm)
Hair colour: Red (Brown - naturally)
Eye colour: Green
Measurements: 34B - 24 - 34
Dress size: 2
Shoe size: 9
Agency: Sutherland Models // Mandpmodels

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