Brittani Autumn Kline was born on May 19, 1991 in Howard, Pennsylvania, and is is an American fashion model best known as the winner of Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model.
Kline was born on May 19, 1991, in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, and is living in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
America's Next Top ModelEdit
In 2011, Kline appeared in Cycle 16 of the CW Network reality television show America's Next Top Model, in which she competed against thirteen other aspiring models. She beat out Molly O'Connell in the end, taking the position as Cycle 16 winner.
In the first three episodes, her photos had impressed the judges, enabling her to finish with the second-best photos in episodes 1 and 2, and third-best photo in episode 3. In the fourth episode, the judges were disappointed by her performance in a mock TV commercial for Fierce Roast Coffee. In episodes 5 and 6, her photos again impressed the judges, allowing her to finish with the second-best photo in episode 5 and best photo in episode 6, as she stood out amongst the brunette group in a brunettes-vs.-blondes photo challenge.
In episode 7, an angry confrontation between Kline and fellow contestant Alexandria Everett at a photoshoot challenge was witnessed by both the photographer, show judge Nigel Barker, and the photoshoot client. When Barker called out Kline's behavior at final judging, she stated her opinion that Barker had made the wrong choice in declaring Everett the challenge winner and attempted to explain that Everett was not liked by any of the other contestants. This led to an emotional exchange with the judges ending in Kline's departure from the set in tears. Afterwards the judges were divided on the matter, with Tyra Banks being the only one who wanted her to leave the competition. As a result, Kline placed in the bottom two alongside fellow contestant Mikaela Schipani but continued in the competition. In the following (8th) episode, she apologized to Banks, who accepted it.
In episodes 10 and 11, her photos were again praised by the judges, leading to her fifth runner-up position during the competition. In episode 12, Kline was placed in the bottom two along with fellow contestant Hannah Jones, but she was saved after the deliberation of the judges.
In the season finale, she and fellow finalist Molly O'Connell shot their CoverGirl commercials and print ads, and their Beauty in Vogue photo spreads. They also met Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models. During the final runway show with O'Connell, Kline slipped on some rose petals and crashed into a wall, but the judges praised her recovery, noting that she was still smiling in her final walk without showing any pain. The two contestants received new makeovers for the final judging, in which each contestant's hair was cut significantly shorter. Kline runway performance was praised, but Tyra criticized her for laughing at one point while posing with O'Connell on the runway. Her CoverGirl commercial and print ad were also praised. As the judges deliberated, the decision went in Kline's favor. Banks announced her as the winner of the 16th Cycle, placing fellow contestant O'Connell as runner-up. Kline won a US$100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a contract with IMG Models, the cover of Beauty In Vogue and fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and Beauty In Vogue.
Post Top ModelEdit
Kline stated that she would be going to Paris in June 2011 to shoot her Vogue Italia spread and was planning to move to New York City with fellow contestant, and runner-up, Molly O'Connell in July or August.
She had an advertorial for United Colors of Benetton in Vogue Mexico. She also had a spread in Vogue Italia, Beauty in Vogue, and a cover of Beauty in Vogue as part of her ANTM prize package. Kline announced on her official page on Facebook that she was leaving IMG Models and consequently her modeling career. She also said that she would return to her hometown in Pennsylvania to go to school. She has since been removed from the IMG Models website.
In January 2013, she returned to modeling and signed with photographer Manny Roman. Since then, she walked for Balenciaga and Prabal Gurung. She also appeared twice in Interview Magazine and booked a print work for Acne Studios and Sportmax Code.
She is attending Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, is studying Spanish language and English writing, and plans to graduate by spring of 2016. She plans to work in the modeling field as long as opportunities are presented, but eventually wants to be a writer. She hopes to write a children's book series, an autobiographical work and perhaps travel pieces for magazines.
She is expecting her first child, a son in September 2017, with her boyfriend Erik Fetter. They welcomed their son, Rowan Hayes, on August 25, 2017.