Isis was on America's Next Top Model Cycle 10
Fans will remember that early in cycle 10, Tyra asked the models to do a photo shoot to raise awareness about the homeless youth in America. The models posed as homeless people while actual homeless people from a shelter posed in beautiful, designer clothing. One of the people living in the shelter at the time was, in fact, Isis. “We didn't know anything about her," Mok told ABCNews.com. "But when we started reviewing the photos, the girl that kept popping out of the background was Isis. She really knew what she was doing. Tyra wanted to know who she was. It was clear she really had a passion for modeling. So when it came to casting this season, we said, 'Why don't we find that girl?'"
America’s Next Top Model was happy to bring Isis onto the show, at Tyra’s request, for one simple reason. "We want to redefine what beauty is," Mok said. "You can be tall, you can be short, you can be plus size, you can be transgender; you don't have to be what the modeling industry says you have to be. That was one of Tyra's original missions." Mission accomplished. Let’s just hope that the show’s sponsors, such as Cover Girl, see things the same way!