Khrystyana Kazakova wants to be on top — and it looks like the ANTM judges think she can get there! The Cycle 24 contestant brought the heat this week in an acting challenge with Kevin Phillips and earned the top photo of the group. Not too shabby!
The 32-year-old — who hails from New York but was born in Siberia — is a body positive activist and empowers her nearly 100,000 Instagram followers with inspiring AF posts. Continue scrolling to learn more about Khrystyana!
She battled depression
The reality star admitted to "dietary suffering" and revealed she used to spend hours at the gym but was still considered "a bit too thick," she wrote in an Instagram post back in September. "I did not care about my happiness nor mental health, it was all about getting the next gig. I found myself depressed going through identity crisis. I gained more weight, hated myself more and more until I had no more energy left within me to hate anything. But exhaustion was somehow freeing. Freeing from thoughts. Blank brained, I looked at this newer but older me. No more striking judgments."
She's working on her b---h face!
During judging this week, the bubbly blonde told the panel that she was practicing her b---h face — and they laughed at her. Sorry, Khrystyana — you can't fool them!
She's a fan favorite
Not only do the judges see something in her, but fans do as well! "Khrystyana's b---h face and the way she said 'b---h' was too precious," one person wrote on Twitter. Another added, "Khrystyana's photo is stunning!" A third chimed in, "I really feel like Khrystyana is definitely going to be in the final two this season. Something about her presence. IDK." A fourth commented, "Nah, I don’t even wanna see anybody else cause Khrystyana killed it." We think so too! We're officially #TeamKhrystyana and can't wait to see the b---hiness she brings next week!