Since winning America's Next Top Model, CariDee has been busy filming commercials for CoverGirl and acting as a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation.
CariDee has a tattoo of a butterfly on the back of her right shoulder.
CariDee was named by her brother. He combined the name "Carrie" from Little House on the Prairie and the name of their grandmother, "Dee."
CariDee's favorite season is Spring.
Caridee says that Monique was the hardest person to get along with during her time on America's Next Top Model.
Prior to appearing on America's Next Top Model, CariDee did not know that Michigan was a state. She had thought it was a small city in Detroit.
CariDee appeared on the cover of the February 2007 issue of Seventeen magazine and was the first winner to be featured on the cover of Seventeen.
Caridee had known she won America's Next Top Model since June of 2006, but because she was under a confidentiality agreement, she could not talk about it or model until the episode aired.
In the episode of America's Next Top Model, "The Girl Who Grates," CariDee suffered from hypothermia symptoms after taking pictures in a pool of ice cold water.
Caridee is now living in New York in the Elite Model house. (December 2006)
CariDee thought the most cruel challenge on season 7 was the floating runway in episode three.
CariDee shares the record for the Tallest Champion in America's Next Top Model history with Yoanna House (Cycle 2) and Danielle Evans (Cycle 6) with a height of 5'11".
CariDee can play the guitar and spent a lot of her time in the America's Next Top Model mansion playing and making music with the other contestants.
CariDee has the most collective first call-outs for a champion in America's Next Top Model history, with 3. But for the contestant with the most first call-outs in Cycle 7, she tied with runner-up, Melrose Bickerstaff.
CariDee's nickname is Cari.
For winning Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model, CariDee won a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a modeling contract with Elite Models and a 6 page spread along with the cover for Seventeen Magazine.
Caridee was the first blonde to win America's Next Top Model. But she is the second winner from North Dakota. The other is Nicole Linkletter from Cycle 5.
CariDee has a cat named Diva.
CariDee decided to audition for America's Next Top Model because she thought it would be an experience that she's never had before and it's something that is different and outside of her hometown.
After winning an acting challenge on the November 15, 2007 episode of America's Next Top Model, CariDee appeared on the One Tree Hill episode titled, "All These Things That I've Done," which aired immediately after America's Next Top Model.
On an episode of America's Next Top Model, CariDee confessed to previously having thoughts of committing suicide because of all the ridicule she received while growing up for having a skin disease.
CariDee: I've had friends waste away due to drugs or alcohol--I've seen what addiction can do. But if you wanna make your life better, it's up to you and you only.
CariDee: Being a model is what I'm meant to do. This industry is wicked. It's crazy. But I can handle it!
CariDee: My whole life I had a skin disease---psoriasis. It's been a battle. I've got new medication and have been clear for months.
CariDee: (On ever shortening her name) No, definitely not! No Cari, no Car, no C.D. I'll always be CariDee.
CariDee: (After being crowned winner of America's Next Top Model) I'm America's Next Top Model baby, ya!
CariDee: (On her likeness to Rebecca Romijn) I have heard that before - lots of times in Fargo -- but the first time I met Tyra [Banks] and she told me that, it was amazing. I just felt so flattered and flabbergasted.
CariDee: I don't respect Melrose... if Melrose becomes America's Next Top Model I'm going to puke... all over. I'll just puke.
Caridee (On Tyra Banks): I love Tyra! She doesn't take herself too seriously, which is so refreshing in the modeling world. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be here, I wouldn't be talking to you. I'd be back in Fargo doing God knows what.
Caridee (On Melrose): She was very headstrong in the competition, which is very understandable. That's just her....I didn't want the win handed to me. I wanted to win knowing I was the best. I had no idea until the final picture got brought up. But she definitely was the best competitor, because she was good. She's very talented at what she does. I mean, we were good to each other. We weren't rude or hated each other by any means.
CariDee: [On winning America's Next Top Model] I triumphed through all my hardships. It was the best feeling in the world.
CariDee: Being silly is just how I am. I don't know how to be anybody else. I can't be fake.