Da Costa currently has a regular role on the NBC drama, “Chicago Med.” Pigford became the first African-American winner of an American reality competition show in 2004.
After winning the crown, Pigford dropped her last name and professionally became known as Eva Marcille.
As a model, she appeared in ads for Cover Girl, Samsung and DKNY.
She has appeared in films such as “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Warm Bodies” and “Lucy.” The former model also landed the leading role in ABC’s 2014 rom-sitcom, “Manhattan Love Story.” Jones’ became one of the first plus size models to make it far in the tournament, placing at seventh on her season.
Since her exit from the show, Jones has secured hosting gigs on BET as well as her own dating competition show, TV One’s “The Ultimate Merger.” Jones continued to model for Modeling for Ashley Stewart and New York and Company and appeared in Vogue Italia’s all-black issue.
In 2008, Jones appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.” The Boston-raised Somali-Ethiopian fashion model placed third in the competition in 2008.
Ashley Graham will be taking a hard look at the girls in this season's "America's Next Top Model" ...
but she was due for a once-over herself arriving on set.
The plus-size model was seen Thursday night at Chelsea Piers for 'ANTM' filming in NYC, puffing out her chest in full confidence ...clearly ready to take on the role as a new judge for the show.Ashley ain't no rookie when it comes to showing off her assets ... As “America’s Next Top Model” ends its 12-year run on the CW, Zap2it takes a look back at the most successful models produced by the fashion series.Supermodel-turned-businesswoman Tyra Banks has spawned many entertainment careers during her quest for “the next best thing.” After 22 cycles, here’s the 10 most successful names to every come from “ANTM.” Da Costa was beat out by Eva Marcille to take home the crown, but the runner-up gained commercial success in acting.The Brown University grad went on to nab starring roles in “Take the Lead” with Antonio Banderas, “All My Children,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and later portray Whitney Houston in a Lifetime biopic.