Credit: Photo via theplaylist.blogspot.com Photo: Analeigh Tipton, Cycle 11

As we know all too well, 99% of America's Next Top Model modeltestants fade into D-List obscurity, perhaps landing in the tabloids as Jim Carrey's latest half-his-age girlfriend or the newest party girl on the Hollywood club circuit. But Analeigh Tipton, who placed third in Cycle 11, managed to take Tyra's suggestion to skip modeling and go straight into acting, and run with it.

Along with scoring a cameo in The Green Hornet, and a lead in the upcoming indie flick, Damsels in Distress, Analeigh will make an appearance in the star-studded Crazy, Stupid, Love opening in theaters this weekend, alongside Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, and Emma Stone.

While studying screenwriting and acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, Analeigh got her hands on a scene from the film to work on in class. She immediately placed a call to her agent to see if she could get in for an audition to read for Steve Carell's bumbling babysitter, who is simultaneously crushing on Pops and trying to rebuff the advances of his 13-year-old son whom she babysits. Rough!

We wouldn't blame Analeigh for getting nervous as a reality cast-off working amongst the comedy big-wigs, but she said Steve was more than capable of putting her at ease. She dished of her co-star, "Before we started shooting, I just remember having conversations about how his kids are going to space camp and his daughter wants to figure skate. He's so calming and nice."

Looks like our little Top Model is all grown up and playing with the big boys. We bet Tyra couldn't be prouder!

Source: The Daily Beast