I’ve already announced the winners of the first two seasons of Too Hot to Handle, and today I’m announcing the winner of season 3, which ran from June through August this year and in which we received over 70 applications from aspiring models, actresses, and fitness gurus from around the world! We want to thank all of you who applied to be on our show. It was so hard narrowing it down to just ten winners! The Final Hottie of Too Hot to Handle Season 3: Brianna Giscombe
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There was no final date
It’s been a long season, and the fun is just getting started. In episode 10, Brianna Giscombe becomes the first person of color on Too Hot to Handle season 3. Briana discusses her experience being racially profiled, as well as her advice for other African American women who are trying to go into business. She also shares some tips and tricks she’s learned over the course of her life in order to be successful. The final date with Ryan was not filmed because he left the show before it came to that point.
My dad told me that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, Brianna said. I’ve tried trusting others but I’m always left disappointed.
This is one lady you won’t want to miss out on!
But there was a kiss
Brianna and Casanova
Episode 6, Too Hot to Handle (season 3) Brianna is a 28-year-old freelance hair stylist living in California. She’s really really into her style and making big moves. But, she also has a beautiful sentimental side that she doesn’t show everyone. For example, this season we saw her spending time with an old friend who was diagnosed with HIV during the 80s. She cared for him when he was at his worst—and it wasn’t easy. I had been nursing him through his death bed, and then I met Tim who I would eventually marry, so it all worked out, but it was a difficult experience emotionally because of what my friends went through back then. It’s so different now because there are more medications and better treatments for HIV patients.
And a decision was made
Brianna Gisagne, who became a finalist on the show, had to start over in order to get back into modeling. When she was younger, she had an eating disorder and felt that it held her back from pursuing a career as a model.
She gained 30 pounds after signing up for the show and started feeling comfortable with her body again. Brianna credits this weight gain for changing how she views herself. And now, she has found success in modeling once again. Her most recent gigs include working with Roxy and Nike, appearing in Vogue Brazil, and being featured in Italian Vogue. With all of these accomplishments behind her already, she’s only getting started!
After all this time
I’ll never forget the date when I first saw Brianna’s audition video on Youtube. It was Fall 2013 and I vividly remember thinking that she might just be the best-looking contestant in a Top Model season since Tyra Banks took over. And now, with the Too Hot to Handle series coming to an end, it’s hard not to wonder if we would have liked her more if she had been eliminated earlier in the competition. But ultimately, what matters is that she won the challenge in Episode 10 and secured herself as a finalist. I know we’ll all miss her (well, some of us at least) but there’s no denying that this has been one helluva ride.
Brianna Giscombe was chosen by Richie Rich as the final hottie on Too Hot to Handle. Contestants competed in different challenges throughout the season and the winner will have their photo in Vogue and walk in an Fendi fashion show. Brianna has already walked in shows for Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, D&G and others.
I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this opportunity, she said. This is what I’ve always wanted.
It’s amazing that all my hard work finally paid off.
How I Was Eliminated Episode 10
I didn’t show up to set for a shoot and so this week I was eliminated from the competition. It sucks but it’s what happened. I don’t regret anything that I did on the show, but I’m really bummed because this is something that would have been really great for my career. And now that it’s over, I feel like there are so many doors closing because now nobody will see me as a model and nobody will know who I am.
How I Felt After Being Eliminated
I was totally devastated when I found out that I had been eliminated. In the days following my elimination, the heavy feeling of disappointment didn’t subside. I’ve never felt so broken. It’s true what they say – nothing hurts more than an eliminations defeat. All I want is another chance at love. When I do get another chance at love, it will be with someone who appreciates me for all of my imperfections and weaknesses as well as my strengths and abilities. Someone who accepts me for who I am and loves me for it.
My Relationship with Carlos
Carlos was more than just my fellow finalist–we had a deep connection from the very first day we met. We bonded over sports, enjoyed each other’s company, and learned a lot about ourselves during the competition. It was hard when our time in China ended, but I am so happy that we found each other again back home in California and even managed to start a social media-based business together–Giving People Great Moods. We are inseparable and doing what we love with an amazing community of people supporting us along the way. We couldn’t be happier!
Advice For Future Contestants
This past season, I spoke with many women who were interested in entering the competition. If you’re considering it, please do your research! There are many misconceptions out there about what this show is really like. Just know that it’s not as easy as it looks and that you’ll be putting yourself on television in a vulnerable position. You’ll have to decide if the exposure is worth it for you personally. It isn’t for everyone. And that’s okay. But it was worth it for me because I gained so much from my experience on the show.
Huge thanks to all of my viewers for tuning in every week and getting to know me better through my blog posts. It was an honor getting to share my experience with you all
I’ve learned more about myself than ever before and would encourage any woman who has considered participating but felt too scared or unsure to go ahead and give it a shot!