America's Next Top Model All-Star Cycle 17 Season Finale (Awkward Ending)

  • Dec 10, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    What I am trying to get at....because it is still bugging me since the finale airing of cycle 17 this past Wednesday (7 DEC 11), exactly WHAT DID HAPPEN?

    In short terms, Angelea Preston was disqualified. No real explanation was given except that the producers (Tyra being one) and the "networks" found out some information from Angelea that disqualifies her. No further information was provided and that in all fairness judging would still go on with the remaining contestants. Rather than have the final judging panel decide in Greece who their next top model would be, they relocated back to Los Angeles and retaped the final judging choosing a winner from the final two contestants.

  • Dec 10, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    This is almost embarrassing for me to talk about because of being in the military for over 7 years already, I should portray this masculine dude who is from the Bronx (NYC) and should be hardcore and tough and have "lived it" (whatever that means). But I am just obsessed with watching ANTM and I don't know where or when to quit. I have watched cycles 3 up to current cycle 17 completely (first to last episode). I have seen an episode or two of cycle 1 and some of (including the finale) of cycle 2 and can name the winner of each cycle. Maybe I love it for the "art," like the themes/ideas used behind each photo shoot or how well or not the models can pose and be photogenic. But the TV show has gotten faker many many cycles ago. The choices for "America's" next top model look like huge let downs. I was baffled for the longest when it came to conspiracy of cycles 3,6,9, and 12's winner being black women. Not to mention the infamous cycle 9 winner Saleisha Stowers that possibly won simply over favoritism. Huge let downs on some of the chosen winners and how they have been over shadowed by former competitors who are shining more.

  • Dec 10, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    Truth be told it all looked staged. The reasoning, the final winners and losers reactions, the judging....everything about it looked fake (almost as if they all knew what was going on the entire time at final panel and was trying to keep a straight face to tape and air the final scene). It's sad to say that I fell asleep that night with it on my mind so hard that I couldn't go to sleep easily. A lot of people have their gripes about Angelea Preston and how much of a bitch she is and how can she represent Buffalo, NY and act all hardcore. Honestly, coming from a NYC persons perspective I don't know if Buffalo is really ghetto. Maybe they may have trailer parks and country folks but I wouldn't think ghetto. I still think Angelea had extreme potential to model, amidst her random lash outs and drama. That comes from a vulnerable place, people don't know the kinda life she lived (hell...I don't even know). Lisa D'Amato admits that her potential to model also came from a vulnerable place. But Lisa does not look like Vogue Italia quality. If anything, Lisa is a model that could represent America nationally, not internationally. She can definitely sing, act, and model (she was infamous for her posing and photogenic qualities in cycle 5....but lost it all because of her drinking and misconduct behaviors).

  • Dec 10, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Allison can represent Vogue Italia so well with her European looks and big bugged out eyes. She did need a lot of work done on her runway walk though. You'd think 5 cycles later she could've gotten a little better at it. But seriously, where was Ms. Jay the entire cycle....except for the final runway show? Throughout the cycle with Angelea being in the bottom two multiple times and being saved from elimination for one reason or another. It led me to believe the entire time that she was going to win and that would have made my day. But to pull a stunt like Tyra did and leave millions of viewers uninformed was so unprofessional to me. Reality eventually kicks back in and the real me comes to the understanding of this being another one of those TV shows that are in it for the numbers and come up with all sorts of plots to get the audience to watch. I shouldn't be mad at the producers, they've been running the show for so long and have been doing target audience research for quite some time. It's business. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 10, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    hahaha. look at u. but i know what u mean. i'm like that with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. i'm obsessed with those girls. ha.

    ANTM is good too. just haven't been watching it as much. rumor has it that angelea preston will be replacing adriana lima next year. i believe that's a bunch of bs cause she can't replace someone like adriana.
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    Dec 10, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
  • calibro

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    Dec 10, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    you need to watch more porn
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    Dec 10, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    I have totally stopped watching because it was so predictable. Fairness and true ability do not exist on this show. Love Tyra but she needs to step back and look at the show from the viewer's point of view.
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 10, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    lol at Marco!

  • Dec 11, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidlol at Marco!

    Yeah yeah yeah! icon_razz.gif
  • Nizzo

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    Dec 11, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    I heard she had a drug problem. And Lisa was the obvious winner but on her original season she "photographed old." I was shocked she made it to All Stars for that reason.
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    Dec 12, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Nizzo saidI heard she had a drug problem. And Lisa was the obvious winner but on her original season she "photographed old." I was shocked she made it to All Stars for that reason.

    Well. I think they were looking for the next reality TV star. And the Angelea was HATED among fans (including me) since her original season. Maybe Tyra finally caught wind of this and changed the winner. Either way, I think Tyra is very out of touch with her fan base...