Adrianne Curry

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Adrianne Curry
Adrianne Curry 2009.jpg
Curry at a May 2009 benefit for Wounded Warriors in Los Angeles, California
Adrianne Marie Curry

(1982-08-06) August 6, 1982 (age 38)[1]
  • Model
  • television personality
  • spokeswoman
Years active2003–2012
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
(m. 2006; div. 2012)
Matthew Rhode
(m. 2018)

Adrianne Marie Curry-Rhode (born August 6, 1982)[1] is an American fashion model, actress and television personality. She is best known as the winner of the first cycle of America's Next Top Model in 2003.[2]



Curry won the first cycle of America's Next Top Model.[1][3] She was signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City. She has modeled for several magazines, including Life & Style, Us Weekly, Star, OK!, Stuff, People, Maxim (and made the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2005), Spanish Marie Claire, Von Dutch, Von Dutch Watches, Salon City, Macy's, Famous Stars and Straps, Lucky, Ed Hardy, Kinis Bikinis, Beverly Hills Choppers, and Merit Diamonds.[3] Curry's runway shows include Anne Bowen Spring 2005, Jaime Pressly, Pamela Anderson's line, Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, and Christopher Deane. She has appeared in a commercial for the Merit Diamonds Sirena Collection[1] that ran from November 2004 to January 2006. She appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial for the American edition Playboy in February 2006. She returned for a second cover and nude pictorial in the January 2008 issue. Curry made Playboy's 2008 top 25 sexiest women, along with the top 100 Playboy spreads 2008 edition.[3] In late 2006, Curry modeled for a technological demo created by Nvidia to showcase their video cards.[4] She is a spokesmodel for "The Flex Belt" alongside Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards.

Television and film[edit]

Curry was a co-host on the television game show Ballbreakers. In 2006, she appeared on Gameshow Marathon as a celebrity panelist on the Match Game episode. She starred in "Rock Me Baby" (2004) and Half & Half (2003) on UPN. Curry also appeared on Dirt starring Courteney Cox,[3] with whom she shared scenes. She appeared in rock band's The Click Five music video "Just the Girl", along with husband Christopher Knight. Curry appeared on VH1's celeb science fiction reality show Celebrity Paranormal Project in 2006, along with her husband, and on WE TV's From Russia with Love that documented her trip to Russia and aired November 2007. She has also starred in the films Fallen Angels, Light Years Away and "Jack Rio."[3]

Curry during the filming of My Fair Brady

In early 2005, Curry appeared on VH1's fourth season of The Surreal Life. After the season ended, Curry and fellow house guest Knight began dating, and later moved in together. On September 11, 2005, VH1 began airing My Fair Brady, a show that documented their life together[3] and paid her an estimated US$450,000. The show led her to being featured in Maxim's Hot 100, a list of the "hottest" women on earth[5] and ranked #100 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2005.[6]

Curry at Crobar Nightclub Chicago in October 2008

Season 3 of My Fair Brady began airing on January 21, 2008 and focused on Curry's breast enhancement surgery and Knight's competing (and contrary) desire to start a family.[3] In June 2008, Curry and her family and friends appeared on NBC's Celebrity Family Feud. Between November and December 2010, Curry worked as the "Resident Celebrity Gamer" panelist judge on the second series of The Tester, a reality program on the PlayStation Network. She has returned to the panel in the third series which began on February 7, 2012. Curry hosted live coverage of Blizzcon for Direct TV in 2011, as well as Hosting live from E3 for Namco Bandai in both 2011 and 2012. Most recently, Curry had teamed up with comic book legend Stan Lee to create her show "Superfans" for his new YouTube channel, Stan Lee's World of Heroes. "Superfans" began airing each week on YouTube in October 2012.

Personal life[edit]

On the seventh episode of My Fair Brady, Curry briefly opened up about her troubled childhood. At the age of five, she was abducted, held captive, and molested by a sex predator. Several years later, at the age of twelve, she was abducted by an 18-year-old male acquaintance, who locked her in a closet for two days and inflicted physical and sexual torture upon her. By the age of thirteen, she was addicted to heroin and cocaine. She also frequently self-harmed and attempted suicide numerous times. At the age of 17, she dropped out of Joliet West High School but later earned a GED. Prior to auditioning for Top Model, she overcame her drug addictions.

Christopher Knight proposed to Curry on the season finale of My Fair Brady, on VH1, which aired on November 6, 2005. The show was renewed for a second season that began in June 2006, and focused on the couple's wedding preparations. The couple wed in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Illinois on May 29, 2006, in a gothic-style wedding. Says Curry of the goth-themed ceremony, "I wanted to go as Gothic as I could and as traditional as I could without ruffling anyone's feathers. ... I wanted to have a black dress ... but I knew it would break my grandmother's heart."[7] In 2007, Curry and Knight appeared on the Dr. Phil Show to discuss their marital issues on an episode dealing with large age gaps in relationships. Dr. Phil predicted that their style of arguing, particularly Knight's hurtful comments, was a strong predictor of impending divorce in couples.[8] The couple announced their separation on May 29, 2011.[9] The couple filed for divorce on August 19, 2011 and it became final in 2013.[10]

At the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, when a friend was sexually assaulted, Curry (who was costumed as Catwoman) defended the victim by counter-attacking the assailant, hitting him with the hilt of her bullwhip.[11]

Curry announced her engagement to movie trailer-voice actor Matthew Rhode on August 5, 2017.[12] Curry left Hollywood for good to pursue a "normal" "rural" life.[13] Curry now runs her own lifestyle blog from her remote location.[14] She and Rhode moved to Whitefish, Montana. They eloped in Glacier National Park in Montana on September 15, 2018.[15][16]

She is of Italian descent through her maternal grandmother.[17]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Half & Half Roberta Episodes: "The Big Mis-Conception Episode: Part 1", "The Big Mis-Conception Episode: Part 2"
2003–04 America's Next Top Model Herself 11 episodes
2003–05 The Surreal Life Herself / Host 19 episodes
2004 Rock Me Baby Herself Episode: "Look Who's Talking"
2005 Hot Properties Danushka Episode: "Dating Up, Dating Down"
2005–08 My Fair Brady Herself 25 episodes; also co-producer
2006 Celebrity Paranormal Project Herself 8 episodes
2007 Dirt Herself Episode: "The Secret Lives of Altar Girls"
2007 Dr. Phil Herself Episode: "Does Age Matter?"
2007 Chris & Adrianne Do Russia Herself TV Movie documentary; also co-executive producer
2008 Gimme My Reality Show! Herself / Judge 4 episodes
2008 Celebrity Family Feud Herself Episode: "American Chopper vs. Christopher Knight, Corbin Bersen vs. Margaret Cho"
2008–09 World's Dumbest Herself 14 episodes
2010–12 The Tester Herself / Judge 15 episodes
2012 Adrianne Curry's Super Fans Herself 8 episodes; also executive producer
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fallen Angels Shell
2008 Jack Rio Lisa
2008 Light Years Away Alexis Best


  1. ^ a b c d "My Fair Brady - Cast Bios". Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Weiss, Shira Hirschman; ContributorWriter; Blogger; County, Regular contributor to local newpapers in Bergen; blogger, Beauty; Philosopher, Reality TV (January 1, 2018). "Adrianne Curry Sells Avon Now: #ANTM Season 1 Winner Celebrates Life Away from Hollywood". HuffPost. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Adrianne Curry - Model - Manhattan Beach, California, US". Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  4. ^ PR NewsWire Archived May 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. PR NewsWire. Retrieved on June 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Maxim Online – Adrianne Curry
  6. ^ "". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2005. Archived from the original on January 26, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
  7. ^ "Christopher Knight & Adrianne Curry to marry tomorrow". Archived from the original on November 9, 2006.
  8. ^ Messageboards – 09/21 Does Age Matter?. Dr. Retrieved on June 4, 2012.
  9. ^ "Adrianne Curry and Christopher's Knight Split". May 30, 2011.
  10. ^ Robinson, Mandy (April 26, 2013). "Adrianne Curry finally divorced from Christopher Knight". The Examiner. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via
  11. ^ Reynolds, Kate (July 28, 2014). "Adrianne Curry Defends Cosplayer from Sexual Assault at Comic Con". Guild Launch LLC. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Adrianne Curry get engaged -- see her stunning ring". August 7, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "Adrianne Curry Sells Avon Now: #ANTM Season 1 Winner Celebrates Life Away from Hollywood". January 2018.
  14. ^ "Home".
  15. ^ Mark Gray (August 7, 2017). "FIRST 'ANTM' WINNER ADRIANNE CURRY GETS ENGAGED". Wonderwall. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "Adrianne Curry-Rhode on Instagram: "Married 9-15-2018"".
  17. ^ "SO excited! My familia is having a reunion.Guest of honor will be my grandma.Last of her italian siblings. Gonna be at least 100 people easy". Retrieved June 12, 2016.

External links[edit]

New title America's Next Top Model winner
Cycle 1 (2003)
Succeeded by
Yoanna House