(born October 30, 1984) is an American actress, TV host and fashion model, who most recently played the role of Tyra Hamilton on the Daytime Emmy-winning soap opera The Young and the Restless. She started her career by winning the third cycle of America's Next Top Model; she was the first African American contestant to win the program.
She was previously credited by her birth name, Eva Pigford. In an interview with B. Scott, she changed her name for acting purposes; Marcille is her middle name, an amalgam of "Marjorie" and "Lucille," her grandmothers' names.
ANTM winner at 40th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon, 02/07/09