It's not often that the person who didn't win America's Next Top Model upstages the winner.
[SPOILERS! The following contains spoilers about events in the All-Stars finale, including who won the 17th cycle of America's Next Top Model.]
But that's exactly what happened when Lisa D'Amato took the All-Stars crown Wednesday night, following the announcement that fellow finalist, Angelea Preston, had been disqualified for an undisclosed breach of contract. Unconfirmed reports claim that Preston had originally won but leaked the outcome online, which then forced Top Model to DQ her. The finale was reportedly reshot two months later.
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It was down to Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard and Angelea Preston in the America's Next Top Model All-Stars finale Wednesday night. In a poll, TVGuide.com readers chose Allison to win by a wide margin — 74 percent compared to Lisa's 14 percent and Angelea's 12 percent. Was the prediction correct? Let's see how it played out:
After 12 weeks and 11 fallen stilettoed comrades, America's Next Top Model will determine which of its three finalists -- Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard or Angelea Preston -- will win Cycle 17 (Wednesday, 9/8c, The CW).
At stake: the All-Stars crown, a spread in Vogue Italia, the cover of and a spread in Beauty in Vogue, a blog on Vogue.it, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, an Express fashion campaign, becoming the face of...
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Ordinarily, I don't dare disagree with people who throw around the word "fierce" with as much impunity as Tyra Banks does. However, last week, when she and her fellow America's Next Top Model judges gave the heave-ho to good-time girl Lisa D'Amato, I hit the roof. What the...?! Sure, the 24-year-old is a self-proclaimed wino and by consensus a brat, but that didn't stop her from taking a, ahem, fierce photo every single week. (Plus, what producer wants to lose a character whose hobbies include streaking?) Well, before another (yeah, I'll say it, more deserving) contestant is issued her cat-walking papers in tonight's episode (8 pm/ET on UPN), I rang up the so-called loser to make sure she knew she'd at least won over TVGuide.com.