The biggest scandals to ever plague America’s Next Top Model, In 2015, the ANTM fandom was left absolutely shocked and heartbroken when former contestant Mirjana Puhar was murdered in a drug-related, triple homicide at her boyfriend’s Charlotte, N.C. house. She was 19. According to TMZ, a friend of the couple received a call about gunshots and decided to check in on the pair at home. That’s when they found their bodies (along with money thrown around the house) and called the police. When officers arrived, they reportedly discovered a third victim, the couple’s roommate, Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia.
According to reports from TMZ and WBTV, both Emmanuel Jesus Range and reported accomplice Edward Sanchez was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder in connection to the three homicides and the related murder of a Xanax dealer, who was fatally shot two days prior. While Sanchez was convicted of all four charges and received four life sentences without parole, Range was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and given three life sentences without parole.
Puhar, who was on the 21st cycle of ANTM, might have had a troubled past, but lived her life with a tenacious spirit. In an interview with The Charlotte Observer, she spoke about fleeing from war-torn Serbia with her family, skipping school, getting into fights, and working at McDonald’s before finding herself on ANTM.