Back in 2015, Cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model premiered on The CW on August 5th. If you’ve never watched America’s Next Top Model – Tyra Banks rose to fame when she started a show that enabled young models to have the chance to get industry connections and modeling contracts without having to be “scouted.” Along came Mamé Adjei, a confident and striking model who ruled the show for the season and finished in second place. What stood out to us about Mamé, during our interview, was that she wasn’t just a pretty face. Adjei won the Miss Maryland crown before competing on the show, and went on to compete in Miss USA. Though she didn’t leave the show with the “ultimate” title, she’s been able to grow her platform so drastically that she’s now more than just a model. Her social media is filled with love and passion, which stems from her authentic and kind personality. She’s a prime example of how you don’t have to come from anything to become something, and everyone can benefit from advice. Follow her on social media at @MameAdjei and follow This is Life Unfiltered at @thisislifepodcast.