Tonight, the ANTM judging panel of Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker, André Leon Talley and Jay Manuel crowned the very first ever America’s Next Top Model All Star…Lisa D’Amato! Or did they? D’Amato was controversially named the winner of ANTM Cycle 17 over runner-up and fan favourite Allison Harvard and disqualified contestant Angelea Preston. But why was Angelea disqualified?
Rumour has it Angelea was originally named ANTM All Star, but couldn’t keep it a secret until the show aired; she was apparently disqualified after she let news of her win slip. It’s all over Twitter, so it must be true…right? The final judging panel looks to have been re-shot with only Lisa and Allison in attendance, and the former walking away with the title of America’s Next Top Model All Star.
In addition to bragging rights, Lisa also won a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, the cover of Beauty In Vogue, fashion spreads in Vogue Italia and Beauty In Vogue, a blog on Vogue.it, a fashion campaign with U.S. retailer Express, the chance to be a correspondent on Extra, as well as the chance to be the face of an ANTM perfume to be launched nationally.
The finale leaves so many questions swimming in my head! What do you think of Lisa being crowned the first ever America’s Next Top Model All Star? Check out her full body of work on ANTM below – did she deserve the title? What are your thoughts on Angelea’s disqualification? And were you as disappointed as I was that Allison didn’t win? Sound off in the comments section!
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