Jaslene became only the second contestant (Joanie Dodds, runner-up of Cycle 6 being the first and Cycle 10 runner-up Anya Kop the third) to never place in the bottom two.
However, unlike Joanie and Anya who finished as runner-up, Jaslene won the competition.
Gonzalez was a nominee for the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, under the category "Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star," but did not win the award.
She has also been featured on COACD, and WWD (Women's Wear Daily).
Early Life Jaslene Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico.
She grew up in Humboldt Park, Chicago, and graduated from Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago.
Overall, she has had 4 first call-outs, 4 Cover Girl of the Week titles and 1 challenge win.
At 5'8", she is the second-shortest winner, only behind Cycle 3's Eva Marcille, who stood an inch and a half shorter.
Jaslene tried out for Cycle 7, but only made it to the semifinals.
Assuring the judges that she would be back for the next cycle's audition, making her one of 5 constestants to have made it on the semi-finals twice, with Nargis, Mary, Marvita Washington and Tiffany Richardson.
Gonzalez also walked for Ashley Paige in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim 08 and was on the catwalk for the Armani Exchange] line.