Remember when you used to rush to sit in front of the TV to catch America’s Next Top Model? In 2004, much of that excitement could be contributed to Eva Marcille, the contestant with whom fans largely had a love-hate relationship. Some may have hated her over-the-top attitude, but there was nothing but love when it came to the aspiring model’s natural beauty and talent which, ultimately, allowed her to win during the third cycle of the show.
Thirteen years later, Eva is still winning. Today the actress, TV host, and fashion model turns 32 and has developed the signature style of a woman who is truly comfortable in her skin. Ditching big hair, body-con trend still dominating Hollywood, Eva traded in skin-tight apparel for flowy maxi dresses throughout most of 2017 and rocked eye-catching waist-length braids to match which brought out her true beauty.
In honor of her birthday, we take a look back at Eva’s best Bohemian beauty moments.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 21: Eva Marcille attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” at Writers Guild of America, West on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Model Eva Marcille at Essence Magazine Celebrates October Cover Star Kandi Burruss at Revel on September 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 22: Actress/model Eva Marcille attends the premiere of HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ at Paramount Theatre on June 22, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 24: Host Eva Marcille attends the 2017 BET International Awards Presentation at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 24: Actress Eva Marcille attends the 2017 MAXIM Hot 100 Party at The Hollywood Palladium on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: Eva Marcille at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 04: Eva Marcille is seen in Soho on August 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 12: Model/actress Eva Marcille attends 2017 Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show at Georgia World Congress Center on February 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 13: Eva Marcille at the 2017 REVOLT Music Conference – Yacht Party on October 13, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Eva Marcille attends the 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival at AMC Empire 25 theater on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)