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?