Chicago Latina lands a position in the next season of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20

CHICAGO, IL – Folks are asking, “What is in the water in Humboldt Park?” Local native Bianca Andaluz, known as Kanani on the next series, landed one of the top positions in the next season of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20. This multi-racial beauty purely represents today’s changing face of multi-culturalism, born to a Puerto Rican and French father and Cuban and African American mother, is extremely proud to represent her city of big shoulders.

Kanani, single mother of one-year-old daughter Samarii, started her pageantry interest in 2006 and place runner up in the Miss Teen Illinois Puerto Rico pageant in 2008. It was then that Kanani decided to purse her dream in modeling and compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model. “Kanani’s story is a wonderful example to today’s youths, that manifesting your dreams leads to possibilities and opportunities,” say’s Cesar Rolon, founder of Latino Fashion Week.

Kanani’s immediate goal is of course to captivate the title of America’s Next Top Model and someday open her own Youth Runaway Shelter and Safe haven for troubled youths.

“America’s Next Top Model” is going co-ed this year with its “Guys and Girls” installment. The 20th cycle of Tyra Banks hit competition series — which will debut in the summer of 2013 — includes eight male models competing against eight female models for the first time in the CW series’ decade-long history.

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