ANTM Discussion: Did the Right Girl Win? - Featured

Spoilers included

Last night was the conclusion of the 12th cycle of America's Next Top Model.

We started off with the 3 remaining girls - Allison, Aminat and Teyona. Following commercials and CoverGirl shoots, Aminat was quickly cut. Though she made the best commercial, her elimination wasn't particularly surprising, as the girl had been given opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to actually take a good photo and just couldn't produce. That being said, if she gets herself some lessons on face tension (or whatever nonsense Tyra claims she lacks), I'd venture to say that Aminat will ultimately be more successful than both of this season's final 2.

Speaking of the final 2...Allison and Teyona. I think it's safe to write at this point that Teyona was crowned America's Next Top Model.

Talk about a boring conclusion. While Teyona has been the favorite for the last handful of episodes, I feel as though this episode in particular suggested that Allison would be the ultimate winner. While Teyona has perhaps been the most consistent with her photos, the girl has no personality and looks unimpressive in person. Furthermore, the show loves the concept of turning a girl into a model, and Allison without a doubt was the most improved over the course of the season. What's more, in my opinion she just looked more CoverGirl-esque. And...while she was shy, Allison's shyness was becoming. There was a definite personality hidden behind the shyness, whereas Teyona (that's Tea-on-a) was just...strong, but forgettable.

Regardless of who won, I don't think either girl will/would end up being a memorable ANTM winner (umm, anyone remember Saleisha?). Neither really seemed to have a "Wow" factor. Frankly, I would have rather seen Celia in the final 2 (but poor girl apparently was too much of a fossil at 25 to stand a chance). Regardless, if it was my choice, I would have gone with Allison.

Do you think the right girl was crowned America's Next Top Model? Will Teyona be a memorable winner?



Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 6:48PM EDT

I think that Aminat and Allison should have gone to final two. Aminat had the best commercial and her photo, as far as I'm concerned was well done.
And as for the runway, like Tyra, I thought Allison was going to bite it, which pained me because she's been my favorite since that mousy little nose-bleed fanatic walked into the audition room.
I think Allison actually did better then Teyona on the runway, she brought it big time.
And as mentioned, Allison has improved significantly, whereas Teyona has sort of maintained the same level. That makes me think that Allison can keep improving, whereas Teyona is just going to coast...especially because she won.
Short answer: wrong girl won.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 11:01PM EDT

gabbyyy i could not agree with you more. everything that i had intended to say you said for me. so kudos.
wrong girl won.

Default avatar cat
May 15, 2009 12:38AM EDT

ok honestly though, what ever happens to these girls after the show? You never see them anymore. I agree that Allison seemed like the better choice. Fancast is actually hosting a live chat tomorrow with Teyona. Chat starts at 12:30pm EST. I'm hoping it's a very catty chat! Check it out-

May 15, 2009 12:38AM EDT

yet again... now two cycles in a row the wrong girl has won... I didn't believe that McKey was the right pick for americas next top model, Sam had SOOO much more potential... and here again... yes Teyona is a very pretty girl but as the panel had said over and over, she's a one dimensional model... Allison has improved SOOO much and she really is a cover girl look...

May 15, 2009 8:28AM EDT

I totally agree with rachelL! I can't imagine how teyona will manage to be covergirl's spokeperson! I think that the decision was already made...and what was with miss J "i think that teyona wants it a little bit more" it shouldn't be about who wants it more, it should be about who deserves it!

Default avatar cat
May 15, 2009 7:50PM EDT

I think the right girl won because Allison was good but she didn't believe in herself and she's very shy, and you can't be a spokeperson if you can't even speak. I love Teyona because when you look at her she doesn't look like a model but when you put her in front of the camera she does take great pictures.

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