‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Auditioning ‘ANTM’ Winner Eva Marcille — Report
Eva Marcille already conquered one reality show, as a winner of America’s Next Top Model.
Could she reign supreme on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, though?
We may soon find out!
Eva was just 19 years old — and still calling herself Eva Pigford — when she won ANTM’s third cycle in 2004.
After beating runners-up Amanda Swafford and Yaya DaCosta, she walked away from the competition with a modeling contract with Ford Models, an Elle cover and fashion spread, and a $100k contract with CoverGirl.
And now the RHOA producers apparently have their eye on her!
Sources “close to the production” tell TMZ that producers have looped Eva into Real Housewives of Atlanta’s upcoming 10th season.
They’re curious to see how well Eva meshes with the other H’wives, and she has already filmed scenes with NeNe Leakes.
Furthermore, Eva’s potential arrival could spell the departure of one of the other Housewives.
Eva, at 32 years old, would also be the youngest star of Season 10, though TMZ notes age is just a number in this case.
Instead, producers are looking for her chemistry and drama with the other ladies.
Since ANTM Cycle 3, Eva has modeled for Essence, CoverGirl, DKNY, Samsung, and Avon — even though she parted ways with managers Tyra Banks and Benny Medina after just a couple years.
She dropped her last name, Pigford, and started going by her middle name, Marcille, to get acting gigs on her own merit.
And her acting career has treated her well. She had a recurring role in House of Payne, a starring role in Born Again Virgin, and a 72-episode gig on The Young and the Restless.
In fact, her Y&R role even earned her two NAACP Image Award nominations in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series category.
On the personal front, Eva dated House of Payne star Lance Gross for a while, then dated Flo Rida.
Then, during a two-year relationship with singer Kevin McCall, she welcomed her first child, Marley Rae McCall.
Assuming her tryout goes well, we’ll look forward to getting to know her better on RHOA!