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top model_AJ.jpgIt's been nearly a year now since A.J. Stewart was eliminated, but we're still smarting over the Sacramento native's untimely dismissal from "America's Next Top Model: Cycle 7."

Lucky for us fans, the one-time art student continues to log plenty of time in front of the camera. In fact, as her proud mama Robyn Boyer tells us, she's making a steady climb in the modeling world.

In addition to a slew of recent gigs in Asia (where ANTM is wildly popular), Stewart's featured in the July issue of "Supermodels Unlimited Magazine." It's a quarterly trade pub outta NYC and we're trying to get our hands on a copy to check out the article and images.

Stewart's also been busy trying to raise awareness about HPV - the human papillomavirus that can lead to cervical cancer. Stewart was diagnosed with HPV at age 18. You can watch Stewart talk about her experiences in a video over at the Cervical Cancer Facts Web site.

So Tyra Banks and Company may have kicked our hometown girl to the curb, but the rest of the world totally sees her potential. And we think that's fierce.

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