03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

America's Next Top Model Contestant Deals With Asperger's Syndrome

Heather Kuzmich has the neurological disorder known as Asperger's syndrome. She is socially awkward, has trouble making eye contact and is sometimes the target of her roommates' jokes.

But what makes the 21-year-old Ms. Kuzmich different from others with Asperger's is that for the past 11 weeks, her struggle to cope with her disability has played out on national television.

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