Elyse Marie Sewell (born June 10, 1982) is an American fashion model. A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sewell obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Her start in modeling came when she entered a reality television modeling competition on the first season of America's Next Top Model, airing at the time on UPN, in which she came in third. Sewell was known on the show as the "edgy pre-med student". In 2005, one of her "confessional" clips from the show, in which she started a profanity-laden rant against the people on the show, earned her 16th place on E!'s Most Outrageous TV Moments. She attributes this outburst to the unusual requirement on the show to voice one's private thoughts and to soliloquize in a "confessional booth".