From her early days as America’s Next Top Model’s first winner to her roles in television and film, Adrienne Curry-Rhode’s career has been filled with various experiences and shifts. Let’s explore how she quickly transitioned from modeling into roles across media.
Early Career in Modeling
Curry was the 2003 winner of America’s Next Top Model. This victory opened doors for her to numerous modeling opportunities. She secured a contract with Wilhelmina Models in New York City and appeared in a wide array of publications, including Life & Style, Us Weekly, Star, OK!, Stuff, People, and Maxim, where she was listed in the 2005 Maxim Hot 100.
As for her runway experiences, she was featured in shows for designers like Anne Bowen, Jaime Pressly, Pamela Anderson, Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, and Christopher Deane.
Television and Film Career
Curry’s career in television and film began with a co-host role on the game show ‘Ballbreakers.’ She starred in UPN’s television shows ‘Rock Me Baby’ (2004) and ‘Half & Half’ (2003) and appeared alongside Courteney Cox in ‘Dirt.’
Her reality TV stints include VH1’s ‘The Surreal Life,’ leading to her own show with then-partner Christopher Knight, ‘My Fair Brady.’ The show was well-received, and it also contributed to her inclusion in Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2005.
The actress’ film roles include appearances in ‘Fallen Angels,’ ‘Light Years Away,’ and ‘Jack Rio.’
Her Personal Life and Marriage With Matthew Rhode
Adrianne married Christopher Knight in 2006, a relationship that began on The Surreal Life and later ended in divorce in 2011. In 2017, she announced her engagement to voice actor Matthew Rhode, leading to a 2018 wedding in Montana.
Raised as a Roman Catholic, Curry identified as an atheist during her marriage to Knight but later professed a belief in God while remaining irreligious.
Curry’s Recent Endeavors
Despite her early success, Curry also faced challenges. She publicly stated she never received her winnings from ANTM and had disputes with Tyra Banks. However, she continued her career path in the entertainment scene, including appearing as Playboy’s cover model in 2006 and 2008.
In recent years, Curry took a turn in her career, moving away from Hollywood’s spotlight. She became a top online sales representative for Avon in 2019 and began focusing on a quieter, ‘rural’ life in Montana. She also shares her new experiences on her social media accounts via vlogs.