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America's Next Top Model Episode: "America's Next Top Model Is..."

Season 12, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: The winner is selected by the judges as the 12th season concludes. The three remaining ladies are reduced to two after the trio shoot a cosmetics commercial. The two remaining contestants walk and crawl down the final runway to determine the top model.
Original Air Date: May 13, 2009

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Top Model Episode Recap: "America's Next Top Model Is..." Season 12, Episode 12

The final three models compete for the title of America's Next Top Model in the 12th season finale. After they shoot their CoverGirl commercial, two are chosen to walk — and crawl — down the final runway.

The episode opens with Aminat, Allison and Teyona getting "Tyra Mail" and scripts for the CoverGirl commercial. They meet up with Jay, who tells them they won't just just be in the commercial, but in a print ad as well. The winner will get to be in a national ad featured in Wal-Mart stores across the country. McKey introduces the girls to the product they'll be pushing — and she's clearly still as awkward on camera as she was last season.

Aminat looks almost Botoxed, as she's unable to show any facial expression during the shoot. Allison looks amazing, but forgets her script. Teyona's nerves get the best of her and she fumbles. She basically hits a wall and starts to break down and cry. Somehow she rallies for her next take and photo shoot, but she beats herself up later that night.

They head to the panel to decide which two will walk in a Rosa Cha fashion show. Teyona's commercial is first and it's fumble after fumble. Cue the water works. The judges seem sympathetic — especially Paulina. Teyona's photo comes out amazing and Tyra says it's the "epitome of smiling with her eyes." Next is Allison, who gets an "it's OK" from the judges. Her shoot comes out great as well. Aminat is last and the judges really like her commercial. Her film, however, is lacking — again she needs to get control of her facial muscles. Allison is the first finalist selected. It's down to two. There's Aminat, whose commercial is great but who can't show a facial expression in photos to save her life. Then there's Teyona, who bombed the commercial but takes a pretty hot picture. Teyona is the one who stays. The two remaining models head off to pose for their Seventeen cover shoot.

Allison and Teyona get made up for the runway walk and are told they have to do the Brazilian stomp down the runway. The first walk is nothing out of the ordinary — they just have to be as fierce as possible while wearing what look like tiny clown hats and feathers. For their next walk, they need to step it up into a dance-like walk while wearing huge headdresses. Their final walk is definitely something you don't see everyday: Both girls, and several other male and female models, are covered in black grease and crawl and writhe down the runway together. It looks kind of like a mud- and grease-soaked orgy. Teyona's weave falls off and she twirls it in the air like a stripper. Hot.

The time comes for the final decision and the girls arrive to panel in their designer bikinis. The judges are surprised by how well Allison walked. They thought Teyona was amazing as well, even though she seemed robotic at times. The judges go through past photo shoots to compare both models' past performances. Both have some amazing and not-so-amazing pictures, and the critique is pretty even. The judges go back-and-forth over who should win. It's going to be close.

So who wins Season 12? Teyona. Allison leaves, taking her loss really well, and Teyona heads out for her winner's shoot with Tyra.

What did you think of the finale? Do you think Teyona deserved to win?

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The final three models compete for the title of America's Next Top Model in the 12th season finale. After they shoot their CoverGirl commercial, two are chosen to walk — and crawl — down the final runway. read more

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Premiered: September 20, 2006, on CW
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business in this runaway hit. Created and executive-produced by supermodel Tyra Banks, its formula of beautiful women plus unappealing behavior make it enormously popular and one of the more intriguing reality shows, with its wannabe cover girls living together in a house and, between catfights, going out on photo shoots while they vie for a modeling contract.

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