As the name suggests, America’s Next Top Model is a show that features aspiring models who are looking to kick start their career in the modeling industry. Each contender is put through a series of challenges to evaluate if they have what it takes to succeed in the modeling industry. And the contenders must leave behind everything if they want to succeed in the competition. The series first aired on the 20th of April 2003 and has 24 seasons. And while not all winners make a name for themselves in the industry, most do. Brittany McKey Sullivan is one of those winners who made it. She won the 11th season of the show and has gone on to make a name for herself in the industry.
Brittany McKey Sullivan
Date of birth
September 9, 1988
Place of birth
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.
Sam Alvey (m. 2013)
Reagan (now 10 years old), Ival (8), Crosby (7), Ali (4, adopted ), Alister (almost 4) and Evander (now 15 months old)
Michael and Gayle Sullivan
Bridgette, Jimmy, and Mikey
Ripon College (B.A. in government and chemical biology)
Model, TV personality
Over $2 million (estimated)
Alpha Delta Pi
Reason for nickname
It was her penname in high school and her mother’s alternative choice for her name
First modeling experience
Winning the regional division of the Elite Model Look competition after a sports injury
Makeover on ANTM
Shoulder-length bright red hair changed to short black hair
Performance on ANTM
Never placed below fifth, received two first call-outs, won two challenges, and beat Samantha Potter for the title
Prize for winning ANTM
A contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, a contract with Elite Model Management, and a cover and six-page spread in Seventeen magazine
Disqualification on ANTM
She was disqualified from the go-see challenge in Amsterdam for returning to the agency outside of the time limit, despite being booked by all four designers she met
She has appeared in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Marie Claire, Allure, and In Touch Weekly; she has walked for various designers such as G-Star, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Trinidad and Tobago; she has been featured in campaigns for Forever 21, Sass and Bide, Rendezvous, Myer, Crabtree and Evelyn. she has also hosted several TV shows such as Fashion TV and Fashion News Live.
She has also adopted several rescue animals including dogs, cats, horses, and chickens.
Mixed martial arts career
She trains in mixed martial arts with her husband Sam Alvey, who is a professional fighter in the UFC.
Husband Sam Alvey
He is a mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division of the UFC.
Controversy and rumors
Unlike other models, Sullivan has not involved in any major controversy or scandal Yet.
Brittany McKey Sullivan was born on the 9th of September 1988 in Lake Forest, Illinois. Born and raised in Lake Forest, Brittany spent her early childhood with her two younger brothers, Jimmy and Mikey, and a younger sister, Bridgette. Brittany aspired to be a model growing up and was supported by her parents, Michael and Gayle. She attended Lake Forest High School before moving onto Ripon College. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government and chemical biology.
A sports enthusiast, Brittany looked ready to make a name for herself in the world of sports. An injury ended her chances and Brittany decided to compete at the Elite Model Look. She ended up winning the modeling event and signed her first professional contract. Things were looking good for Brittany who continued to work in several small gigs.
On the 3rd of September 2008, Brittany decided to compete in America’s Next Top Model which was in its 11th season. With two girls named Brittany, Brittany had to change her name to McKey. This proved to be a good luck charm for Brittany who managed to win the entire series.
She was awarded a chance to appear on the cover page of Seventeen Magazine and to sign deals with Cover Girls Cosmetics and Elite Model Management. Brittany’s fame continued to grow and she was soon working with top-tier designers and agencies. She continued to appear in magazines including, In Touch Weekly, Forest & Bluff Magazine, and Nylon. She has also been featured by international brands like Mercedes Benz and G-Star. During her time as a model, Brittany walked Trinidad and Tobago’s Fashion Week in 2009, and Amsterdam International Fashion Week.
As of 2024, Brittany’s net worth is expected to be over USD 2 million. Her main sources of income are her modeling contracts, endorsements, and TV appearances.
Brittany is currently married to mixed martial artists Sam Alvey. The pair met through a mutual friend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in 2005. The pair soon began dating and Sam proposed to Brittany four years later. Things picked up pace and the pair got married on the 9th of January 2013. In their years of togetherness, the pair are proud parents to five lovely children. Reagan Quincy was born in July of 2013 and is the eldest of the five siblings.
Reagan was followed by a son Ival who was born in October of 2014. In total they have given birth to five children. The latter of three more are Crosby (born 2016), Alister (born 2019) and Evander (born 2022). The pair also adopted baby girl named Ali whom they took in at 3 days old, in 2019.
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
About 121-143 lb or 55-65 kg
Athletic and slim
She has a tattoo of her husband’s face on her right arm and a tattoo of a Celtic knot on her left wrist.