Exclusive: CariDee English Speaks on America's Next Top Model, Psoriasis

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CariDee English is a former America's Next Top Model champion, having taken home that show's top prize in December 2006.

So what better source to go to for scoop on the current All-Star cycle?

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"It gives the former contestants a chance to win the title, which is amazing to watch because the girls really know now what it feels like to let the title slip through their hands," English told THG of the format. "So all of them are bringing their A game and it's exciting to watch the veterans at Top Model winner war again!"

English also faces the challenge of being a model with psoriasis, a skin condition that affects 7.5 million people and presents itself as red, scaly plaques all over one's body. She uses Stelara to help manage her psoriasis symptoms and encourages others with the disease to do the same, saying:

"Educate yourself about advanced treatment options and find a dermatologist that will work with you to manage your condition," adding:

"I strongly encourage people with psoriasis to connect with each other in-person or through online communities such as the National Psoriasis Foundation. There are millions of people living with psoriasis and we are not alone... make sure to be honest and open about the good and bad days, because these conversations will help your dermatologist understand exactly what it is that you’re going through. Reach out for the support you need when you need it the most with friends, family, your psoriasis network and your dermatologist."

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