Laura Sioux Kirkpatrick born June 12, 1989 is an American model and fashion designer,

best known as the runner-up of cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model.

She was voted fan favorite in a poll the show held after the conclusion of the series,

which won her a six-month, rent-free apartment in New York City.

Kirkpatrick was born in Stanford, Kentucky, to father Greg Kirkpatrick and mother Jodie Hill Jones.

She has two younger sisters, Hannah and Sarah, and a younger brother named Jeremy.

She previously worked on her family's farm, where working with cattle was one of her primary jobs.

She has dyslexia. Prior to her appearance on America's Next Top Model, she had been working as a waitress.

Kirkpatrick was majoring in art at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky,

before joining the show, and was the first in her family to attend college.

However, she missed final exams due to America's Next Top Model, which prevented her from advancing from freshman to sophomore.

Kirkpatrick had been pursuing a modeling career for years prior to her appearance on the CW Network reality television show America's Next Top Model,

and had looked into applying for the series before, but was a half-inch shorter than the 5'7" height cutoff.

Her grandmother, who Kirkpatrick considers her best friend, told Kirkpatrick to try out for Cycle 13: the

"petite edition", because it specifically sought contestants who are 5'7" or under.

Kirkpatrick said it was a last-minute, "spur-of-the-moment" decision to visit Chicago, Illinois,

where she successfully applied to be on the season.

Kirkpatrick was the last (fourteenth) girl (edited as the second last (thirteenth) girl called

and followed by Sunday Love when aired) selected as one of the 14 finalists to compete

in Cycle 13: the "Petite Edition" of America's Next Top Model.

Kirkpatrick, who was 19 when she started on the show, was consistently considered one of the judges' favorite finalists throughout the season.

She was particularly praised by the judges and reviewers for her strong personality,

which stood out as different from those of the other contestants due to her working-class, "country girl" lifestyle.

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