AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model
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The last three models standing must be on point for the most important commercial and photo shoot yet. The two models that shine at the shoot will remain and compete in a pivotal runway show for the judges. The final two glide down a cavernous catwalk in couture bridal gowns like true top models. At one point during the show, a mishap occurs between the competitors, causing one last catfight to erupt. The judges decide who will become “America’s Next Top Model.” Special guests include photographer Jim DeYonker, designers & guest judges Victorio & Lucchino and America’s Next Top Model cycle 6 winner Danielle Evans.
CariDee, a photographer from Fargo, ND, was crowned “America’s Next Top Model” in the finale of the seventh cycle of The CW’s hit dramality series.
The three remaining girls participated in a national television commercial and photo shoot for CoverGirl’s Outlast Double Lip Shine. The next day, the finalists faced the judges for the 11th elimination of the competition. While the judges were pleased with all of the girls’ performances in the commercial, they thought CariDee showed the most personality. The judges decided that while Eugena had a natural beauty, Melrose showed more passion and drive, thus eliminating Eugena from the competition.
As finalists, CariDee and Melrose conducted a photo shoot for Seventeen Magazine. Although Editor-in-Chief Atoosa Rubenstein was impressed by both girls, she noted that CariDee had improved more overall since the beginning of the season. “CariDee is more than just a pretty face. I feel like she’s a strong girl,” Atoosa said.
The following day, CariDee and Melrose faced off against each other in a theatrical fashion runway show by designers Victorio and Lucchino. The girls portrayed ghostly brides and at one point had to stare each other down on the runway. “It’s the battle of the blondes,” CariDee said.
During the final elimination, the judges considered the runway performances from the final runway challenge, as well as each girl’s photos and their overall performance throughout the competition. The judges agreed that Melrose was stronger in her runway walk and performance, but CariDee’s exquisite CoverGirl photo and her exuberant personality would be embraced by the fashion world. “My dream has always been to model. You guys believed in me. That’s amazing.” CariDee said after Tyra announced that she had become “America’s Next Top Model.”
In addition to a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl, this year’s prize package for the winner of The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” will include a contract with Elite Model Management and a cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.
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