It looks like, based on actions contestant Angelea Preston (who cracked the final 3 on cycle 17) may have done after “America’s Next Top Model” was filmed (including its finale), Angelea was disqualified from competition.
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For those that watched the “America’s Next Top Model” finale, you now know that Lisa D’Amato beat out Allison Harvard to become the latest “Top Model” winner—despite some fans on the Internet feeling that her beauty shots made Lisa appear old.
Not older. Old.
But what’s truly getting “Top Model” fans buzzing today is obviously Preston’s abrupt exit from the show—something that wasn’t given much explanation on last night’s finale.
So what exactly happened to Angelea Preston? Well, let’s break it down.
The CW has already released a statement concerning Angelea’s disappearance. According to People, The CW claims that “after production wrapped on the current cycle of ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ we learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition. As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale.”
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The key words here are “new scenes were filmed,” which leads many to believe that Preston was originally declared the winner before she did something or said something post-production to disqualify her victory.
It looks like what may have tripped Angelea up was Facebook. More to the point, her premature use of it.
According to CBS News, there is “some speculation” that Preston may have went onto Facebook and posted a status update that prematurely proclaimed herself the winner of ANTM. And in the world of reality television, you just can’t do that.
So in the end, depending on whom you choose to believe, Angelea Preston may have originally won “Top Model” but quickly had her crown taken away. Then, Tyra and the “Top Model” crew got Lisa and Allison together again, ultimately crowning Lisa the cycle 17 winner.
And if that’s the case, do you think Lisa truly deserved to win? Make your thoughts know in the comments section below.
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