Is Charlottesville native ‘America’s Next Top Model’?

Item by Chris Graham

A former Monticello High School student will be among the contestants on the next cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” the reality-TV show hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks.

Lauren Brie Harding, the daughter of Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding, will be one of the 14 contestants on the show. The new season of “America’s Next Top Model” premieres Sept. 3. Contestants were announced yesterday.

Harding played basketball at Monticello and began doing modeling work in her senior year of high school. She is currently a student at Radford University.

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