The 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model is under way, and one of this season's contestants is from Charlotte!
19-year-old Mirjana Puhar is the first North Carolinian to compete on the show since 2006. The Charlotte Observer interviewd Puhar, who's been on quite a journey leading up her appearance on the long-running series.
Puhar was born in Serbia, but her family fled after the Kosovo War and they eventually landed in Charlotte. Puhar went from dropping out of high school to now landing on ANTM.
To read the Observer's interview, click here.