Eliminated Alasia Ballard Talks 'Top Model': 'It Was Really Cutthroat'

From the moment she stepped on set in a wig and thrashed on the floor in front of her idol Tyra Banks, Alasia Ballard, 18, was undeniably one of the most entertaining Top Model contestants this cycle--maybe even of all cycles. I mean, she inspired both my favorite soundbite ("Shut up, shut up, that's how girls get BEAT UP!") and my favorite fight (when a tiff about frozen vegetables turned into a full-on yelling match about parenting skills) of the cycle. Those are two major achievements--in addition to placing an impressive sixth in the competition.

Last night Alasia said her adieu to Tyra and Top Model after a week in New Zealand. She failed to impress the judges in a photo shoot that put the girls, all in the same dress, next to a sheep. They asked for magic, and she gave them monotony. But that's certainly not what she gave outside of the photo shoots--or in interviews. Today, after watching her Top Model tale end, Alasia spoke to the media about her role as a drama-magnet, her goal during those crazy photo shoots and what the heck she was thinking when she wore that silver bathing suit to panel.

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