|Born||Shannon Niquette Stewart|
June 6, 1984
Franklin, Ohio, USA
|👩 Spouse(s)||Matt Ratliff (m. 2007-present)|
|🌐 Website||Official website|
Shannon Niquette Stewart Ratliff (born June 6, 1984) is an American fashion model and beauty pageant contestant from Franklin, Ohio.
Stewart was the runner-up on the first cycle of America's Next Top Model and appeared on the all-star edition of the show, placing sixth as a finalist. She was also first runner-up in the Miss Ohio USA pageant in 2005, and a semi-finalist in that pageant in 2006.
America's Next Top Model
Stewart competed on the first season of America's Next Top Model. In the first week of competition, she landed in the bottom two, but received two consecutive first call-outs in the following weeks. Stewart and fellow contestant Robin Manning caused controversy when they refused to take part in a nude photo shoot. She was runner-up to Adrianne Curry.
She appeared in the fourth episode of Cycle 7 with six other previous Top Model contestants when A.J. Stewart won the runway challenge and invited Megg Morales and CariDee English to join her in Austin Texas for participation in the Dennis Quaid fashion show. In a cycle 8 episode, Stewart told the contestants that she had switched over to Elite Model Management in Chicago. She is also signed to Bleu Model Management.
Stewart was featured in Cycle 11 as one of CoverGirl's Top Models in Action. Stewart participated in the All-Star edition of the show with several other returning models. She was eliminated in the ninth week, after refusing to participate in a photo shoot (second time between her two cycles) in which the models were required to model underwear. Part of why she was eliminated also reflected on the fact that during her time in All Stars alone she was the only model in the top six to never receive a first call-out (best photo) or win a challenge.
Stewart continued to model, and signed with Elite Models in Chicago and Major Model Management.
She has modeled for Nuj Novakhett, Elle Girl Magazine, Teen Vogue, Sydney Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine and Ford Fusion. Stewart has appeared on the cover of Arizona Foothills Magazine, and Sound & Vision Magazine. Her runway shows include: Richard Tyler, Alice and Olivia (2006), Sprite Street Couture (2006), and Elle Girl presents Dare To Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America's Next Top Models (2005), Fashion Institute of Technology (2006), Gustavo Arango (2006), Alice Dobson (2006) and Olympus Fashion Week (2006). In 2012, she participated on a YouTube channel, damodel69, an appears in one episode of that channel's series, Da'model Salon.
Following her America's Next Top Model loss, Stewart entered the Miss Ohio USA 2004 competition held in late 2003. She was first runner-up to Lauren Kelsey Hall in that pageant. Stewart later competed again for the Miss Ohio USA 2006 crown in 2005, but she only made the semi-finals. The title was won by Stacy Offenberger.
She is a devout Christian, doesn't drink or smoke and stayed a virgin until marrying. Stewart married fellow Christian model Matthew Ratliff in 2007 and they live in Plainfield, Indiana. She took his name and now goes by Shannon Stewart Ratliff.
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- "Franklin Grad To Appear On 'Tyra Banks Show'". Retrieved June 9, 2009.
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