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The 12th cycle of ANTM ended last night with Teyona Anderson, the ‘edgy’ girl with the tomboyish steez, taking top billing as America’s Next Top Model. Tyra loves her some chocolate models. Flip the switch for more
Teyona Anderson proved the fiercest beauty of all on Cycle 12 of “America’s Next Top Model,” besting her fellow finalist Allison Harvard on the catwalk on Wednesday night’s dramatic season finale!
“I live for modeling,” said a thrilled, trembling Teyona after getting the news. “I’m so proud of myself, it’s ridiculous.”
The striking 20-year-old from New Jersey won the competition by out-strutting blond eyeful Allison, also 20, in a decisive Rosa Cha fashion show. On the catwalk, the models did the Brazilian stomp, a samba and ultimately, writhed around in an “oil slick” on the floor. A series of arresting fashion photos of both finalists also weighed into the judges’ final decision.
Earlier in the evening, Tyra Banks and company eliminated Teyona and Allison’s fellow competitor Aminat Ayinde after deeming her facials too stiff in a lipstick photoshoot.
As the winner of “ANTM,” Teyona will be managed by Elite Model Management, she’ll receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl, and she’ll also appear on the cover and a six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.
The dramatic season finale was notable for another reason, as well: It marked judge Paulina Porizkova’s final appearance on the show. Paulina announced that she was fired from “ANTP” on last night’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
Let’s hope she fairs better than some of the previous winners. What the hell happened to Naima, Danielle and Saleisha?