We are so excited to bring back Model of the Week! This time, we take a closer look at American model Yoanna House. Yoanna was born on April 9, 1980 in Jacksonville, Florida. She can credit her amazing looks from her Mexican mother and her Canadian father. (She is also very close to her grandmother—who's actually the one who got her interested in fashion and modeling!)

After losing 50 lbs, Yoanna decided to try out for America's Next Top Model, and her big break in the industry was winning season two! Her prizes included a cover of the Sephora catalog, a contract with IMG and a photo spread for Jane magazine. Since then, she has modeled around the world and is the host of "The Look for Less" on the Style Network.

Other Top Model players that have been featured as Models of the Week are "Holland's Next Top Model" host Yfke Sturm and Caridee English, the winner of "America's Next Top Model" season seven.

To read FabSugar's fashion interview with Yoanna click here, and to discover her best beauty secrets, read more


What is your secret to beautiful skin and hair?
For beautiful skin, I've come to the conclusion that less is more! I've quit wasting time and spending bundles of cash on super fancy and complicated regimens. I keep my beauty regimen simple with a light cleansing gel, Lancôme Microdermabrasion Scrubs once a week, alcohol-free toner and vitamin C organic moisturizer. I book facials sporadically to get extractions and I do mini peels at home. For beautiful hair, I maintain shine by using deep conditioners. Also, I get blowouts twice a week.

What is the one product that you can't live without?
The product I absolutely love is mascara!

What is your guilty pleasure?
Enjoying a vegan oatmeal cookie from my favorite vegan bakery. I love French and Spanish Vogue and shopping for vintage clothes with my sister Alex. I especially love vintage YSL and Chanel pieces.

What are your favorite drugstore products?
L'Oreal Sublime Bronzer Self-Tanning Lotion, Pantene Pro-V Serum, Pantene Detangler Light Spray Conditioner, Mason Pearson Brushes and Mentadent whitening toothpaste, individual false eyelashes for nights out on the town, black mascara, Neutrogena Micro Scrubs and clear lip gloss with a little bit of sparkle.

Happiness is...
Driving in my car—I just got a shiny silver Mercedes station wagon—blaring old classics like Guns 'N Roses' "November Rain" or John Lennon's "Instant Karma," singing at the top of my lungs with my best friend and manager and celebrating mass in our favorite cathedral downtown. Afterwards, going out for brunch and shopping for antiques and vintage clothing.

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