Tonight, the ANTM judging panel of Tyra Banks, Kelly Cutrone, Nigel Barker and Jay Manuel crowned the winner of America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion…Sophie Sumner! The 21-year old model from Oxford, England was named the winner of ANTM Cycle 18 over American runner-up Laura LaFrate.
In addition to bragging rights and redemption after her second place finish on Britain’s Next Top Model Cycle 5, Sophie also won a myriad of prizes. She takes home with her a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, a chance to be a guest correspondent on the hit newsmagazine EXTRA, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and the cover and spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of America’s Next Top Model perfume Dream Come True, a single to be released with CBS and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.
We at The Backseat Stylers were Team Sophie from the very first episode, so we’re celebrating with our very best smizes while we dance to the British team’s music video on repeat. Check out her complete ANTM portfolio below – did Sophie deserve the title of America’s Next Top Model over Laura? And will you miss longtime cast members Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander, none of whom will be returning for Cycle 19? Sound off in the comments section!
Image Credits: America’s Next Top Model