ANTM: Did The Right Girl Win??


Spoilers Included. Avert your eyes now if you haven't seen the last ANTM episode yet or you will be angry!


America's Next Top Model finished its 10th cycle tonight, meaning that another girl was crowned a winner.


Who won??


Fatima was knocked out first, leaving Anya and Whitney in the final two. After a strong showing in the final fashion show, Whitney emerged victorious!


Personally, I am not upset that Whitney won - I think it is awesome that a "full-figured" girl has finally won the competition (and I thought Whitney's closing words were really honest and moving), but frankly I am a little surprised.


I thought Anya undeniably had a way stronger portfolio, even though in the final judging the judges tried to present the two girls as basically having done equal quality work (and some even argued that Whitney had better pictures, despite the fact that she had been in the bottom two about 5 times...often for having weak pictures, yet Anya was never in the bottom). I do agree though that Whitney was stronger in the fashion show. She had a lot of personality, whereas Anya seemed subdued and quite nervous.


So..I want to hear your reactions! Do you think the right girl won??

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May 15, 2008 12:41AM EDT

God this ticks me off..
First, Whitney did NOT work her runway performance, her arms were flailing the entire walk down the runway, and she cracked a smile while trying not to laugh that she was getting tangled in her dress thing...
if Whitney wasn't so fake in so many aspects, i could have respected her win, but she was constantly putting down the other girls to make herself feel better and she has herself on a serious pedestal throughout the competition.. if that is the attitude that wins ANTM, then that sucks..
but lets face it here.. if Whitney had been skinny, she would have been sent home way earlier like all the other "pageant-types." The judges have managed to overlook some of the things that they usually would send girls home for simply because they wanted the chance to make history with a plus-size winner. So basically, its like a disability act for models.. if your fat, you get special treatment in tyra's world, so whitney could get away with being fake and having numerous bad photos because of her weight.. its prejudiced and not justified.. she gets a freakin get out of jail free card just cuz she doesn't want to give up mcdonalds and ice cream.. now how is that fair?
I'll admit, Whitney has a good smile and complexion for covergirl.. but as far as high fashion goes.. she's never going to have a job, and she will be America's go to figure to excuse themselves from leading a healthy lifestyle with proper diets and exercise.. so go ahead America.. dig in! cuz now you can eat like a pig and still be pretty! too bad you'll die of high cholesterol at age 45...

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May 15, 2008 2:17AM EDT

Wow slew - your comments strike me as some of the most uninformed i have seen in a long time.
For starters, I agree with you - I don't think the Whitney was necessarily the stronger girl, especially in her pictures, and in the last few photo shoots. That being said, I think she rocked the runway (on the second pass, in the pink dress) - I thought Anya looked just blank and expressionless.
But what really got me going is that you chose to use Whitney as a "fat-American" model. Which is not actually true...While I do think that some people may use Whitney's winning as a way to justify that next burger, or second helping, I think you are completely wrong in saying that most Americans will just use her to excuse themselves from leading healthy lifestyles.
For your information, I am one of those "full figured" American women (size 10/12 on the bottom, 6 on the top) and I'm not afraid to admit it. I eat almost all vegetables, fruits (mostly organic), yogurts and eggs, and healthy snacks. I am full-figured, and not afraid to say it - I am athletic - I play pick up soccer and ultimate frisbee for my colleges women's team (and lest you begin to laugh, we have three practices a week - 2 hours each, and two conditionings a week - 1 1/2 hours each, plus games and tournaments, which are 8-9 2 hour games in a weekend).
And for once, I am glad to have a girl representing what most of America actually looks like - because I am not disgusting, I am not endangering my health, and I am not a freak, no matter how much the media and fashion industries would like me to think so. I am a beautiful, curvy girl, with muscle, who never has to worry about getting an eating disorder, unlike so many young girls today.

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May 15, 2008 2:19AM EDT

WOW. Ease up on Whitney. Just because she isn't a size 2 doesn't mean "she doesn't want to give up mcdonalds and ice cream". I don't know if you realise this, but some people have different body types.. and no matter how much they starve themselves they still won't be able to look like most supermodels. What Whitney represents is all of the people with a HEALTHY weight for their body type.

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May 15, 2008 3:32AM EDT

wow I just registered to comment! Slew is right, I'm sorry but anya's portfolio was wayyyyyy better than whitney's she was big that why she stayed and she always talked about it! If she just shut her mouth maybe she could have left sooner im sorry if your big and slew offended you but sorry that reality the fashion industry they dont want plus size models..actually maybe they would if you were super hot like tyra. But whitney isn't. She looks like she owns a plantation field. Im sorry but for me this show lost all its credibility with this season. Whitney was in the bottom two twice in a row and she wasn't last time because they wanted to teach fatima a lesson. I'ts sad and Dominque!!!!!How the hell did she get so far she looked like a man. This show is to make normal people feel good about themselves and they proved that by letting whitney win.

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May 15, 2008 5:23AM EDT

i think that this was rigged in a way, tyra decided that this cycle the top model neded to be plus size even though she wasnt the best. i mean congrats to whiteney but ya she was in the botton 2 so many times, they were always telling her to stop acting fake and that she needed to do better in her pictures. i thought for sure anya would win but w/e i am not watching top model next cycle

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May 15, 2008 5:25AM EDT

I wished that Fatima or Katarzyna wouold have won because the had stronger profiles. I'm glad whitney won in order to have a full figured model for once. anya is more high fashion but not relateable at all. whitney acts fake in order to cover up all the negativity that shes had to face. whitney looks like a true american which was refreshing and her runway was so much bette than anyas though i think whitney looks better in pants that dresses. it was a good season but the final two did not stand out as much as they should have compared to previous seasons.

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May 15, 2008 5:33AM EDT

I think Anya would have been a more deserved winner, and I do think that maybe Whitney only won because she'll be the first plus sized winner. Did anyone think that the fashion show was dull compared to the usual final runways?

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May 15, 2008 5:53AM EDT

Cool for Whitney being full figured. Yaye. But are they serious? Anya was nicer, high fashion, real, and better throughout.

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May 15, 2008 6:50AM EDT

Congrats to Whitney for winning and, as everyone's been saying, I think its great to have a full figured model crowned as the winner. I really dont mind her, in fact I actually quite like her, and am pleased that she won. But I also dont think she deserved it as much as Anya because Anya's portfolio was sooo much stronger overall.I think Whitney won because a) Tyra and co. wanted a plus size model for a change & b)Whitney's covergirl photo was much better than Anya's, and Anya's was just not Timesquare-billboard worthy. That doesnt seem fair, but I really think thats one of the main reasons.
And am I the only one who thinks that this finale wasn't very exciting? As Samanthaa said, the fashion show was pretty dull, there wasnt much drama, and it didnt even seem like Whitney was that happy about winning. Or Anya upset about losing.
I miss Chantal from cycle 10 :(!!! She should have been the one on that versace runway!!!!!

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May 15, 2008 7:01AM EDT

I Am Sooooo Glad Whitney won ....
She May Have not had the most high fashion pictures but whitney had some of the prettiest pictures ......
I think its Gr8 a woman with a real body size has won ....
I felt soooosorry for her when she said what girls used to say to her ..... and her ending speech was sooo insoprational for girls all over the world .....
Whitney rocked the runway ....
She had presence ....she had the stomp ...
but Anya wasjust blank ...
And Whitneys cover girl picture was the best .....
As a boy i wanted whitney to win to the start .....
i usually want the high fashin girls ( like anya ) to win but whitney touched me and i followed her to from the start ....
I think in person Whitney was more beautiful than Anya ...
Whitney Deserved it ........!

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May 15, 2008 7:18AM EDT

I'm really glad whitney won. i think that she was the first 'full figured' girl that could really compete against the more generic girls.
other plus size girls from previous cycles have all been a bit uninspiring, or not been confident enough, but whitney was proud of who she was and i think that confidence produced gorgeous pictures.
Anya may have been stronger throughout, but whitney really did improve, and the final versace runway really made the difference. If Anya had had the same confidence in the last runway as she did in her photos then she probably should have been the winner. but for the final runway, i expected more from her.
I would have been happy with either, but based on final performance, i think the right girl won!

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May 15, 2008 7:58AM EDT

i seriously LOVE anya!shes my favorite...and i know this is not only about MEbut anya has a WAY stronger profileas tyra and the judges say..whitney takes pretty pictures, but anya is high fashioni know that whitney really represents american woman..but in my opinion anya should've won..she has a bubbly personality, high fashion look, best profile.. even though her final runway was not that good, they've seen her on the runway, she has been AMAZING, just face it.. if a girl has it, she does, and anya does.
i'm okay with the fact that whitney won..but in my opinion.. anya is the true ANTM (:

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May 15, 2008 7:59AM EDT

and i also agree..whitney is soo fakelike her cg commercialand also her runwayit isn't that good...she was just exagerating..to me.. its a bit TOO much

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May 15, 2008 8:47AM EDT

I am all for a plus size girl winning the competition, but frankly there have been better puls size girls in previous seasons and they haven't won. This season there were really sotong couture girls like fatima and anya who could work with all the big designers and do well every where. I believe that tyra is trying so hard to make a statement that she is pro plus size girls! Whitney does not have a striking face, which you need and her personality is soooooooo fake and dull, she is a BITCH, and frankly will not change the modelling world, she is not a real plus size but a bit chubby. I think ANTM has become too much about making good tv and not about crowning the best girl. ANYA IS THE TRUE WINNER AND WILL DO BETTER IN THE LONG RUN! XX

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May 15, 2008 9:03AM EDT

I did think that Anya would win as thought they might go for the high fashion model but am not upset that Whitney took it. i thought she was really genuine at the end and did do better on the catwalk. the judges seems to think theres more to her so they may have gone for potential. I hope she does well.As for the fashion show, I agree. it did lack the usual drama and the looked down scale compared to usual. The major thing about Versace didn't really add anything, unless she would have actually been there.Enjoyed the episode but was let down with the runway.

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May 15, 2008 9:06AM EDT

Here the judges say Anya was more high fashion than Whitney and so everyone is up in arms that the budding high fashion model didnt win, but how many of America's Next Top Model winners have gone on to shoot for Gucci? Prada? Louis Vuitton? If anya really wants to be a high fashion model, she'll be better off without the stigma of being 'Americas Next Top Model' on her HIGH FASHION portfolio. Whitney represents what America's Next Top Model strives to produce, a strong, confident, average girl who will take centre stage for her fifteen minutes with all the bubbly veracity that has the potential to skyrocket her career into maybe a whole other issue of Seventeen, which is almost the best any of the winners could have hoped for.
Personally I thought Anya was the better model, so much so that I'm glad she didn't win and be labelled in the fashion industry 'the girl from America's Next Top model' when being considered as a representative of major brands. In that situation you're trying to sell the clothes, not the person wearing them.

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May 15, 2008 9:31AM EDT

i'm so happy for Whitney. she can act and speak well - even if it seems a bit fake, she takes great pictures, listens to directions and has an aim other than self fullfillment, fame, wealth etc. for winning (i don't mean thats all anya wants to achieve btw :p). i really believe that she will make a difference in the modeling world, and i know that Anya and Fatima will do well too! All three of them are amazing models. I also hope to see Fatima on the runway soon.. she's awsomee :)

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May 15, 2008 9:48AM EDT

i have more to say on the topic because i have read other people's comments and i think it is really harsh to say that Whitney is more relateable and a real woman because she has a fuller figure, there are alot of girls who are NATURALY THIN and i think that whitney saying that they are thin cos they quote 'starve themselves' is really offensive and if it was a thin girls dissing a fat girl she would be hated, so i think that Whitney maybe 'more relatable' because she is not striking she is boring looking and she looked so out of place in the runway show, i mean ok i get it she looked like more energetic but Anya fit in with the rest of the models and that is the purpose of a runway to show off the clothes and you couldn't even notice the dress because she kept waving it about. there is no way in hell she will make a difference to the modelling world because none of the top models actually become top models they might book a few jobs but the winner of cycle 3 of Australia's next top model has done the best out of all the top model contestants because she has the look of a top model, she is thin and that what designers want. In every other season if you have a 'fake' personality you don't win ie- Jade cycle 6, Melrose cycle 7 (although i thought she should win) i just think top model has become a joke and relies on shock value to keep ratings!

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May 15, 2008 9:52AM EDT

After being a devoted fan of ANTM since Cycle 1, Cycle 10 has shown an array of different girls.
Obviously they had the"different girl""pageant" girlthe one that played the sympathy cardand then the larger figured girl
From the start I could see that Anya had "Top Model potential" and I would have been disappointed not to see her not in the final but she did,I although was disappointed to see Katarzyna go home before Dominique, there is so much third person narrative a person can take "Dominique is strong. Dominique is going to be America's Next Top Model no matter what"
Even though Anya was not crowned ANTM along with all the other contestants throughout ANTM that did not make it, if they really had determination and drive to do something and not let a Reality TV show get in the way of their dream then surely they would be able to breakthrough in the Modeling and Fashion Industry.
As a Fashion student, I study designers like textbooks and Anya really looked like a Versace model on the catwalk with her look and her walk(even if the judges didn't like it)
Anya has the potential to be a great model without the show and has an amazing portfolio to show from her experience on ANTM.
If Whitney had come 2nd place then I think it would be a hell of a lot harder for her to get a leg up in the Modeling Industry and continue on in the hope of becoming a model.
I just hope that the next Cycle of America's Next Top Model can look for a true talent rather than just TV ratings.

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May 15, 2008 10:13AM EDT

Whitney may hold the title "America's Next Top Model", but that's all she'll ever be. Anya is most definitely America's next top SUPERmodel.

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May 15, 2008 10:52AM EDT

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!i'm so annoyed,ok yah so we all know that there wasn't a 'full figured' antm winner,but it didn't have to be this cycle!ANYAA ROCKED !i'm so sad!

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May 15, 2008 11:02AM EDT

I think we are all being influnced by the CURRENT fashion industry standards, which say that being "pale, anorexic, and having freaky facial (dis)proportions makes one "high fashion". Whatever.At the end of the day, Anya's pictures were certainly "striking" but were they actually really hot? I mean, the elephant man was"striking", as was the hunchback of Notre Dame, but I still wouldn't want to look like either one of them.Have a good look at Anya's pictures... facially she doesn't look that good. As one of the judges said she has a "busted nose" and looks like she hasn't seen sunlight for a while. I mean, the girl lives in Hawaii for gods sake... has she been locked in a dungeon for the past 5 years of her life?
Whitney is better looking than Anya, that's the long and short of it. And yeah, she's got a bit of blubber on her, but she still rocked that pink dress.

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May 15, 2008 12:41PM EDT

i am thrilled that whitney won. she has a great personality and tons of style while anya is so boring. GO WHITNEY!

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May 15, 2008 1:38PM EDT

I think the last competetion should have been between Anya and Fatima and that Fatima Should have won.
I don't think Anya could have been a covergirl. She needs a nosejob, her speech is horrible. The way she talks, she would have sucked at interviews, she couldnt have even endorsed a product. Her runway walk was horrible.
I really liked Whitney but I dont think she will have a long carreer. Designers dont really like working with full figured models. That's the reality.Her work oportunities will be really limited.
Theres so much hype these days about having more "Real People" on the media.But, hey, you really wanna go to the movies and see someone who looks just like your fat bald neighbor as the leading actor??? What would be so special about it?, you could just skip the movies go stare at your neighbor instead.

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May 15, 2008 2:08PM EDT

It's nice that a full-figured model won ANTM but that doesn't change the fact that Anya had a much stronger portfolio, more challenge wins and overall more positive feedback than Whitney. I had a sneaking suspicion that this show was rigged but now it just seems obvious. The photo comparison at the end was such a joke!
Side note: I think Whitney is beautiful and I hope this opens doors for her. I also think some of the comments on here about her are pretty ridiculous. She is full-figured that doesn't mean she has fat jiggling and spilling out of her clothes. Do you people have eyes!? ANTM wrapped her in a frickin ribbon for her makeover shoot but I didn't see anything spilling/falling out, did you?? So how bout some of you stop pretending and stop talking about her as if she's some obese American addicted to fast food and high fructose corn syrup. Having curves doesn't mean your a fat slob! Get real people. Whitney was not my favorite and I didn't like her personality (as depicted on the show) but I could still appreciate that she had a nice figure.

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May 15, 2008 3:18PM EDT

Didn't anyone else find Anya just incredibly annoying? I mean seriously, I couldn't stand her, and I'm quite glad that Whitney won.
Having a "full-figured" model win is pretty cool, but I could care less what she was. She did a good job and earned it.

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May 15, 2008 5:09PM EDT

I just loved Anya, but you know it's a reality show,what can you expect, the winner will never be a high fashion, gorgeous, yet strange girl, it would be the stereotypical, commercial, boring model. So If you really like the fashion industry and the modeling industry you wouldn't be watching this type of show, you wouldn't like Whitney's over the top and sexed up performance at the runaway. Yeah, Anya should have won (in a real competition) but this is television people. And leaving the whole plus sized, real figured, healthy women aside (which I think It's pretty cool), bottom line is Whitney's pictures weren't as good as Anya's. And if the real title of the show would have been "Americas Next Top Girl You Can Relate To", it would have been fine, but its Top Model and Whitney really isn't someone any designer would call to do a photo shoot or a runaway, not because she's plus size, but because she doesnt look like a model.So yeah ANTM lost all its credibility.

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May 15, 2008 5:39PM EDT

Once Whitney made it to the final three I knew she would win. Not because she was more talented or beautiful then the other girls but because she was plus sized. Tyra has been saying all the time that she wanted to see a plus size model win. All the other plus sized models before started strong and then got worse because they gave up and let the competition get the best of them, then Whitney comes along and is confident enough to remain average with some randomly good pictures. She didn't win because was the best model, she won because she was the first plus size model who didn't get lost in the competition.

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May 15, 2008 6:22PM EDT

Okay this is truly ridiculas. All of these "conspericies" and talk about how Whitney souldn't have won and how it was all for t.v ratings, face it, she won. And with good reason, she's beautifull and took amazing pictures. The only reason she was ever in the bottom two was not because she had bad pictures but because the judges thought she acted fake. But she really took those comments to heart and worked hard towerds the end on showing her real self.Anya was a good model, in fact, a great model, but in person and on camara, she just wan't that good. She didn't look very modelesque and sunk into the background.America's Next Top Model has to be striking in person AND take good pictures. Whitney had both

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May 15, 2008 6:58PM EDT

ANYA SHOULD OF WON!!! she is high fashion and tyra is pissing me off, seriously whitney is just plain annoying and fake.whitney isnt fat, but is definitely not model material. but we cant change whats happened and i know that anya is going to becaome a high fashion model and more successful than Miss beauty pageant whitney.

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May 15, 2008 7:07PM EDT

Ok. At least Whitney can speak coherently. Anya sounds stupid when she talks, she seems like such a typical dumb blonde whereas Whitney was clearly intelligent and damn proud to be herself. The right girl won. Anya's commercial still sounded like it was in chewed up Italian. More power to Whitney she deserved it since casting.

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May 15, 2008 11:38PM EDT

Anya did not deserve to win. Her covergirl shoot was horrible, and her runway walk was dull and lifeless. Overall, the winners of ANTM are the ones with the best runway walk, which Whitney had.

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May 16, 2008 3:20AM EDT

A. Anya is so funny! In such a dumb dumb way. Her covergirl shoot was so hilarious! I was like wow, I wonder if those will go all the way to the back of her head, cause I don't think there is anything back there. Saying all this, Anya is very cute. She reminds me of one of my best friends, and I have to say they are amazing people. However in this last episode, Anya didn't really perform. Her covergirl commercial was a "total train wreck" and it was brilliant! Real commercials are not, I repeat are not, taken in one tape. Rather its cut and paste the good parts together. However Anya has taken amazing pictures, however most of it has been well AVERAGE. She has never been in the bottom two. Why? Cause every week, someone else is sooooo much worse. Her walk is very average, or even below average. You say Whitney was too much, however if you listen to the tone of that music whenever she went out, it matches! Anya's second walk particularly was horrible, and yes her dress was small, there is when you must shake your skinny ass.
B. Models = fake. Fake, get it into your heads! You see those pretty and hot women on fashion magazines, have all been photoshoped. It's kind of like "oh that girl is a size 0, it takes senses why she does not have any boobs, but whatever lets give her double Ds anyways".
C. Realistically Whitney is fierce enough to win this. Anya is very sweet, and cute, and well reminds me of a white bunny. She will be eaten alive. I love Whitney and Anya, both dearly. However Anya kind of broke down in the end. From this bit of stress, how the hell is she going to work when producers start yelling?
D. Whitney must be dead gorgeous in real life. Every photographer ANTM had in, always, always commented on how beautiful Whitney is. No other model had this comment, like ever! Second, Whitney walked the walk that matched the tone of the music and the completion. The judges didn't want average and normal walking. This is the final, and you have to act like you are the show.
E. Thank whatever god, gods, or alien/s out there, that Fatima was kicked out the door. For heaven sakes if she kept talking about herself, I would have shot myself. I do not care what you have been through, after you say this every single time! Be happy you survived and now go make something of yourself, that is not related to talking about yourself. I do not understand how she can continuous pity herself. After the events she have been through, I would like she would be so much more humble and grateful. But she is not. She acts like a spoiled princess at the age of 2! I was treated like this, so I should win this. That girl is so pretty. Yet it is like she does not understand the language of humans, she can not take advice, comments, complaints or orders! Its like she is deaf and likes to nod and smile, and behind that smile is more like "ahaha I am so great, I do not need your pointless comments."
F. Finally. The best quote of this entire show, and all 10 cycles. "Covergirl, cover up the man in you!" LMAO

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May 17, 2008 4:48AM EDT

Ever since America's Next Top Model began, I loved it. To me, it was a show worthwhile to watch -interesting and enjoyable. Yes, sometimes, I do agree that winners in the past seasons weren't that great, but these judges (I do believe) have reasons to crown the new winner of America's Next Top Model.
This season was definitely a shocker. All the way through, as the show progressed, I definitely believed that Anya would be crowned the winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 10. Obviously and disappointingly she didn't win. Anya's portfolio was definitely top-class awesome -something (I think) a top modeling agency would look for. Her photos were very diverse and high-fashioned, showing different interesting angles that definitely showed that she was built to do high-fashion modeling -and even other types of modeling.
Whitney, as we all know, is a full-figured model. Her photos definitely didn't compete against Anya's, though at some point she had beautiful and elegant photos. As many seasons past, she is a good representation of a full-figured model that entered this modeling competition. It's a very high achievement for a model like her. She can model and walk the runway. Though throughout the season, I didn't really enjoy her personality and attitudes towards others, but she stayed strong. Like I said, she was good, but not as good as Anya's.
Throughout the many seasons I've watched of America's Next Top Model, I've recognized a factor that truly judged the winner of America's Next Top Model. Each winner of America's Next Top Model always had a "fierce" runway walk. Though some winners had flaws that were clearly shown throughout the season, their final runway walk was stunning and full of energy. An example would be shown during the season of Jodi. She was great at modeling, but she wasn't as good in the runway walk as the winner was, Danielle (but that season finale was tough). Overall there are some winners that we, the audience does not agree with, but these all come with reasons.
I don't think that Anya has to win America's Next Top Model, to be in a very famous modeling agency, since she's that good. Anya may just get a phone call and be a famous model as well. She definitely has the talent and potential to be a model -no doubt. I am not taking sides. I do just believe that even if Anya won or not, she would still be hired through the undeniable success in this season of America's Next Top Model. I would admit that Whitney wasn't the best model among the bunch, and Anya was rockin' awesome. Whitney's win was somehow questionable in comparison to the photos that Anya can definitely take and rock out. Whitney won, and we should just be proud of her.

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May 18, 2008 9:42PM EDT

I like Whitney, the way she looks, her amazingly beautiful face, the aera around her, and I am happy she made it :-) and comments like she would be fat are a complete nonsense, she is healthy and there's nothing like "upper size" on her...She is even a lot smaller then most of american people are, so where exactly is the problem? She is well- proportioned and very strong and beautifull... Why do I think she looks better than Fatima and Anya? Fatima is really skinny but her hips looked far to "large" compared to the rest of her body and Anya, I'm sorry, I don't get it, I am not a fan of her face even though her body seems perfect... She often looked like a ghost to me... But Whitney is the right winner, she is fascinating and congrats to her :-) I know it will be difficult for her to have a lot of real jobs but I wish her good luck and I hope she can stay the person she is, because she's great :-) maybe this can also be a message for the model industry, beauty isn't about beeing sick and looking like someone never eating... maybe girls like whitney can move something really important... maybe models will be able to eat normally and healthy again because to my eyes Whitney isn't the one doing something wrong in her eating manners... and she doesn't look big, she looks great :-)

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May 18, 2008 11:38PM EDT

I thought for sure Anya had it.... In my mind I thought she did have it because she is the "ideal" high fashion model you see in Vogue magazine. But... I wanted Whitney to win, because she isn't cut from the same fabric as most of the models you see these days or ever for that matter. Anya I like her, I was happy to see that these two were the top two because they were both my favorite. Out of all.. they took the best pictures and both have unforgettable personalities.The point made... is they are both great models and at the end they were pretty much head in head. One took greater pictures, but had not so good runway action...and has that overall look. The other took okay pretty pictures and had a great runway walk...and is considered plus size. So who is better? I think if I had to make that decision it would be very very hard. They are very extremely different girls.
So the judges chose someone who is going to be in a different category of model than the typical "high fashion"!! I think its great. I also know Anya is going somewhere with out being the America's Top model...so I don't feel bad for her. I think it was a good final. Good luck to Whitney!!!

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May 19, 2008 4:35AM EDT

Damn, stop hating on the plus size girl!!! I loved Whitney from the start and I'm so happy she won. I agree Anya had a better portfolio and has the "high" fashion looks but lets all face it, Whitney's portfolio was also great, she has a BETTER walk, personality, confidence AND speech then Anya.....the best girl one. Sure she might have come along as fake sometimes but Anya's "bubbling personality and being nice makes the whole go around attitude" also seemed fake to me, was a little too much and made me wanna shoot myself plus sometimes i couldn't understand what she was saying.

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May 19, 2008 9:11AM EDT

im delighted that the fuller figure model did win. I never liked Whitney until the final episode where she gave that speech about how she can inspire girls not to starve themselves. I think this is a great step forward for ANTM because lets face it being fuller figured is never going to be as bad as being anorexic. This is a positive message to be sending out to younger teenage girls who have low self esteem and may feel bad about their weight. Anyone who has a problem about Whitney winning even though she may not have been the better model needs to take a chill pill. Everyone knows Anya is going to get a modelling contract because she is one of the best most energetic models ANTM has seen for a long time. So is it so bad the judges used Whitney to portray a genre of model that has never been allowed to step into the limelight i think not!!

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