Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Local Brain's Beauty May Take Her to the Top.(Final)

Byline: Leanne Potts Journal Staff Writer

UNM Grad Is Among Final 3 in Model Show

An Albuquerque woman is one of three finalists competing for a million-dollar modeling contract tonight on the final episode of the UPN reality series "America's Next Top Model."

Elyse Sewell, a 21-year-old University of New Mexico graduate, survived seven catty weeks of the televised modeling competition in which a panel of judges votes off a contestant each week.

Tonight, America learns which woman wins.

"If I win, I'll go for it and work as a model. I'll use the money to pay my medical school tuition," Sewell said by telephone Monday from Los Angeles, where she was making the rounds of radio and talk shows. …

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