Top Model‘s First to Go: ‘I Was Shocked’
02/28/2008 AT 12:00 AM EST
How would you rate your performance at the photo shoot?I could've taken a little more risk. As compared to some of the other girls, they actually had experience being homeless before, and I was fortunate enough to have never experienced that before, so they said I needed to connect more with the emotion. I could've, but I also don't think I had the weakest picture there. Other girls' critiques were bad, like Allison's critique was really bad. I don't think I should've been sent home first.
Did you disagree with any of the judges' comments about your photo?The judges didn't get a chance to know me or see what I can do. They just judged off that one homeless photo and I disagree with that. I think I'm way more than a pretty face. They could've gotten me to the makeovers to see if they could work with me and maybe then I could prove them wrong, but that's what I'm working on now -- showing that I can be versatile. But I appreciate their opinions. I'm not mad at anything they said.
What were you thinking when you were in the bottom two with Amis?I didn't think I was going home. The competition was about learning and growing, and in previous cycles, they've pushed commercial girls forward. I thought they were going to give me a chance. And especially with Kimberly quitting, it wasn't even in my mind that I was going home. I knew the show had to go on, but in previous cycles, they didn't eliminate the girl when another contestant chose to leave, so I was shocked.
Were you surprised by Kim's decision to leave?I didn't see it coming. It was kind of random. She said, "Yeah, I don't want to be here," but I didn't think she was actually going to quit, so it was a shock to everyone.
So, who do you think will go all the way?I'll be rooting for Aimee because she was really sweet. I think she'll be really good. I hope she goes far.
Tell us: Do you think Atalya or Amis should have been the first to go?The CW/Jim DeYonker /Landov