'ANTM' Shocker! Why Was Angelea DQ'd?
America's Next Top Model has generated countless controversies over the years but those have been limited to the button-pushing pictorials, behind-the-scenes catfights and Tyra Banks' penchant for flipping out on contestants. Never in 17 cycles has the modeling competition been the source of as big a scandal as it was on last night's All-Star finale when finalist Angelea Preston was disqualified!
And not just disqualified, but done so after filming had concluded, leading many to believe she was the original -- and now, dethroned -- winner of America's Next Top Model: All-Stars.
Allow Tyra to explain:
Rumors persist that Angelea revealed on her Facebook page that she won the cycle, thereby breaking the confidentiality agreement everyone signs at the outset and invalidating her victory. If true, this feels like an incredibly petty move on Tyra's part since I work in this industry and hadn't caught wind of that "reveal" until it was retroactively revealed this morning.
But it's the only logical assumption -- aside from Angelea having already being signed to an agency or secretly being a man (although that doesn't really matter in this post-Isis world). So the other finalists, Allison Harvard and Lisa D'Amato, were brought back to the judging room and a second winner was chosen.
Watch how that redux played out: