Caridee English was born in the small town of Fargo, North Dakota. Before appearing on America's Next Top Model, she was an aspiring photographer.
From the age of 5, CariDee suffered from psoriasis since which covered almost 75% of her body. She thought, that would enable her from achieving her goal of becoming a model. It was not until 2005, when she received new medication for her psoriasis and it was able to control it.
Caridee auditioned for America's Next Top Modeland made the final 13 girls. She became known as the exuberant blonde with the bubbly personality that could do no wrong. She beat out 12 other girls, which included, Christian Evans, Megan Morris, Monique Calhoun, Megg Turano, AJ Stewart, Brooke Miller, Anchal Joseph, Jaeda Young, Michelle Babin, Amanda Babin, Eugena Washington and Melrose Bickerstaff, to become the Cycle 7 winner of America's Next Top Model.