facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

America’s Next Top Model Kiara Belen Arrested for DUI

The former runner-up and favorite of host Tyra Banks was seen driving erratically in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

Image: 

Photo via

By Shawn Dwyer

01/13/14

| Share

According to the celebrity news site TMZ, America’s Next Top Model runner-up in 2012, Kiara Belen, was arrested Saturday morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 23-year-old model was pulled over in Hollywood after police noticed her driving erratically. Law enforcement performed a standard field sobriety test that Belen failed miserably and she was taken into custody on the drunk driving charge. A few hours later, she was released on $5,000 bail and seemed to make a cryptic reference to the arrest to her 13,000 followers on Twitter. "I abide by the Law of Least Resistance," Belen tweeted. "Everything is how it should be."

In 2012, Belen rose to the top of season 19 of America’s Next Top Model, where she quickly became a favorite of host Tyra Banks despite the supermodel’s raging outburst over Belen’s "bad attitude" (see below). Belen has had a rough history, having run away from home at 16 years old after years of abuse. But she did display talents in areas outside modeling by earning a scholarship to play basketball for the University of California, Irvine.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv