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Why Was Top Model Contestant  Disqualified During Finale?

America's Next Top Model Finale Ends in Controversy

Originally posted 12/08/2011 08:30AM

America's Next Top Model crowned a winner Wednesday night in its all-stars cycle, but not before a shocking and largely unexplained disqualification of one of the final three contestants.

Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard, and Angelea Preston were battling for the crown, but after an unusual panel, the judges declared that Preston was disqualified – without saying exactly why – and that D'Amato and Harvard would square off for the title.

Eventually, D'Amato was named the winner, but the buzz around the Internet continued to focus on the nature of Preston's dismissal.

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Top Model's Isis: 'I Never in a Million Years Saw This Coming'

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America's Next Top Model: Isis King Says She Never Saw Elimination Coming

Originally posted 09/29/2011 12:30PM

Isis King is a model, fashion designer, actress and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet wrote about returning to ANTM, where she was branded as an "inspiration" and blogs exclusively for PEOPLE about Cycle 17: All Stars.

In her farewell post, King sounds off about posing on stilts, Camille McDonald's insensitive comments, being judged by Kristin Cavallari, and saying farewell to Tyra Banks and ANTM – again.
– Janet Mock


Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me. Here we are at the dreaded episode of my elimination. I never in a million years saw this coming.

The episode kicked off with reality TV star Kristin Cavallari stopping by our home to speak about her experiences in branding and how she stretched her reality TV fame into a career. She was very sweet and savvy, and later served as our guest judge at panel.

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Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on Top Model

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Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on America's Next Top Model

Originally posted 09/28/2011 09:40AM

The judging panel of America's Next Top Model will soon be getting a new look – in the form of fashion publicist and reality TV veteran Kelly Cutrone.

Cutrone, who appeared on MTV's The Hills and starred in Bravo's Kell on Earth, will replace André Leon Talley for cycle 18 early next year.

"I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years," says Cutrone, 45, who owns People's Revolution. "Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show."

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Isis King's Top Model Blog: 'I'm Embracing My Masculine Side'

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America's Next Top Model: Isis King Embraces Her 'Masculine Side'

Originally posted 09/22/2011 02:00PM

Isis King is a self-proclaimed Renaissance woman and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet wrote about returning to ANTM as one of 14 all stars and blogs exclusively for PEOPLE about cycle 17.

In this post, King sounds off about her new makeover, posing with a hotdog and being judged by Ashlee Simpson.
–Janet Mock


Hate it or love it episode two of ANTM: All-Stars was the infamous makeover episode, where our new looks coincided with our personal brands as celebrity models.

After consulting with branding expert Martin Lindstrom, we were each given a single word that described our brands: Bianca Golden got "candid," Bre Scullark nabbed "girlfriend," and Sheena Sakai earned "unexpected." My amazing word was "inspiration" which was fitting because I inspire to be the best at everything I do, and motivate others to do the same.

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Tyra Banks Dines Poolside in Miami | Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Dines Poolside in Miami

Originally posted 09/21/2011 10:00AM

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Top Model's Isis King: I Won the First Challenge In a Bikini

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Top Model Blog: Isis King's Thoughts on All Stars Premiere

Originally posted 09/15/2011 04:30PM

Isis King is a self-proclaimed Renaissance woman and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet, who famously transitioned on television, returned to ANTM as one of 14 all stars and blogs exclusively for TV Watch about cycle 17.

In this post, the fan-favorite poser sounds off about the show's model-mansion, wearing a revealing bikini, being judged by Nicki Minaj and landing on top with the coveted photo of the week.
–Janet Mock


I walked into the mansion (which made the cycle 11 house look like an apartment in comparison) full of beautiful Top Models with intriguing personalities that matched.

Although I knew my complete transition (I had sex reassignment surgery in 2009) would be discussed as a refresher for those who haven't kept up with my story, I must admit I was a little taken aback by seeing my "pre-transition picture" featured in the premiere episode.

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Expect Top Model Drama To Be 'Very Juicy' This Season, Says Isis King

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Isis King: America's Next Top Model Drama 'Will Be Very Juicy!'

Originally posted 09/14/2011 06:30PM

Isis King will definitely be tuning in to watch herself and her 13 competitors on America's Next Top Model's 17th cycle.

"Until I watch it I'll never know what people say behind closed doors!" says King, 25, who is returning to compete against other previous contestants. "I'm sure there will be some Twitter drama when the show airs – it will be very juicy!"

The multi-talented King, who calls herself a "Renaissance woman," says viewers can expect to see more of her own clothing designs on the show.

"My clothes are edgy, bold," says the Art Institute of Philadelphia grad. "Growing up, my favorite designer was Donatella Versace."

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UpdatePosted 08/18/2011 11:25AM

America's Next Top Model Taps 14 Fan Favorites for All-Star Season

Originally posted 08/18/2011 10:15AM



Take two!

For its 17th cycle, America's Next Top Model is giving 14 fan favorites from previous seasons a second chance at the title – including Isis King from season 11, the show's only transgender contestant.

Other familiar faces will include Bianca Golden from cycle 9, Angelea Preston from cycle 14, and Alexandria Everett from cycle 16 – surely making for a combustible season of drama.

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Tyra Banks Is a Harvard Coed | Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Is Attending Harvard Business School

Originally posted 03/14/2011 11:15AM

Tyra Banks is going back to school, and not just any school: The super-model-turned-mogul has been attending Harvard Business School since last year.

But why did Banks, who runs a successful multi-million-dollar empire, feel the need to further her education?

"In order for my company to grow and be the best, and to reach these women, and to serve them, I needed the best. So I went to the best," Banks, 37, told CBS News recently.

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Tyra Banks Goes from Bimbo to Goth in Top Model Parody

Originally posted 02/18/2011 02:45PM



Judging by the vast array of characters she portrays in an exclusive video, Tyra Banks may have a future as a regular on Saturday Night Live.

In a promo touting cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model, Banks parodies the typical contestants who try out on the show, starting with an airheaded blonde giggling her way through her interview: "I'm 19 years old, and my favorite designer is Hello Kitty," Banks says in her best Valley Girl accent.

Next up is a tattooed, surly contestant with an attitude who says, "I'm not here to make friends," followed an angry model with in goth dress and makeup.

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