Friday, March 13, 2009

Dale Earnhardt Junior and America’s Next Top Model

I was sitting in front of the computer, watching the first episode of America’s Next Top Model, which I missed when it originally aired last week. The one plus size model was a gorgeous girl named Kortnie, who I couldn’t help rooting for. Imagine my surprise when Tyra asked her about her famous ex-boyfriend, who just happens to be Dale Earnhardt Junior.

Kortnie was humorous about it, laughing and making jokes. When they showed her and Dale Junior in a Victory Lane celebration, I couldn’t even believe it was the same girl! She went so far as to tell Tyra that the fans called her a “pit lizard” and laughed about that too. What she apparently doesn’t realize is that she was a pit lizard.

This was a girl who was captured on NASCAR Drivers 360 hanging out behind the scenes in the garage, where she met Dale Jr. After knowing him for three weeks (literally), she picked up and moved from her native Texas to North Carolina and into his house. This came not long after Junior moaned to interviewers that he just couldn’t find a girl who was self-reliant enough to be with him. That in and of itself probably wouldn’t make her a pit lizard, but what she did later would.

After their breakup, she appeared on a couple of reality shows and was spotted looking fairly cozy with a couple of different drivers. There was even talk from people who knew her at the time (this was about 2003-2005) that she just wanted to be famous, any way possible. Now here she is as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model.

The funny thing is that I’m really pulling for her. She’s gorgeous, no matter what her size and she has a real sense of humor that just makes you want to be friends with the girl. I may not have liked her before, but Kortnie is starting to grow on me! I’d love to see Dale Junior give her a call now, let us gals know that you don’t have to be a size 2 just to land a race car driver.

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