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After auditioning for 12 consecutive cycles, Krista White was finally named America's Next Top Model Wednesday evening. Although the 25-year-old Arkansas native wrapped shooting in December, she tells PEOPLE it still hasn't hit her that she won the show. "I still feel really, really regular," she says.
That may be because after Krista won cycle 14, she went right back to work as the manager of a clothing store.
"As soon as I came back from New Zealand, I went right back into going to work," Krista told PEOPLE over the phone en route to a meeting with Wilhelmina Models. (She nabbed a contract with the agency as part of her winnings.) "I still feel like myself, so going back to work was a breeze. I was still being the boss like I normally would."
Now that her victory has been announced to the world, Krista says she's ready to hit the ground running. She already had a list of career goals that includes modeling, acting, mentoring young and running her own talk show.
The determination finally paid off for Krista White, 25 -- who previously auditioned for America's Next Top Model 12 consecutive cycles in a row -- as she was named cycle 14's winner on Wednesday's episode. The Palm Bluff, Ark., native went stiletto-to-stiletto with finalist Raina Hein, 22, in an Anna Sui fashion show in New Zealand before sweeping the title.
The 14th cycle of America's Next Top Model doesn't premiere until March 10 on the CW, but Tyra Banks and company are already searching for the cast of cycle 15.
Banks is inviting aspiring models to skip the lines -- and any potential Top Model madness -- and audition for the show online. In a post on Tyra.com, the executive producer of ANTM addresses "My Fierce Ladies" and says, "This is a chance for you to be seen by ME! Forget about those long lines, and just send 'em right here. I will be looking at ALL of your pictures and choosing the girl that’s going to fly to California to be on Top Model! I wanna see all of you! From the Fiercely Real (ya know, plus sized) to the 'straight' (skinny) models, just doin' your thang."
Women who are 18 to 27-years-old and are 5'7" or taller can send four photos of themselves in a swimsuit to be considered for that final spot on the show. And even if you don't make it to the Top, Banks promises to feature winning photos on her site.
It took a while, but after 13 cycles of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has finally convinced Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley to take a seat at the judges' table.
Nicole Fox, of Louisville, Colo., is the newly crowned winner of America's Next Top Model after beating out 13 other hopefuls in the show's first competition for petite models only.
Fox, a self-described dork who is just 5'7" (diminutive in runway standards), is thrilled with the honor but a little overwhelmed given that Top Model was her first real experience away from home.
"Coming into the competition, it was pretty obvious to everyone that I didn't have the most self-confidence, the most presence of all the girls out there," she says. "I never say the right things. I've never ever had a boyfriend."
But time and again, the 18-year-old proved in stunning, high-fashion photos that her look and her instincts were spot-on, winning several of the challenges in the show's 13th cycle.
"It seemed like the judges saw me being able to do high fashion as well as commercial modeling," she said. "But beyond that, I suspect that the fact that I'm a more shy, quiet person helped me in that Tyra Banks and the judges knew that a lot of girls out there could relate to my personality."
Paulina Porizkova is apparently not in fashion anymore, revealing Tuesday night that she was fired from her judging gig on America's Next Top Model. "It seemed that [the show] has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat, and the fat was me," Porizkova told The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.
But the supermodel is not the first to lose her "It" judge status. Porizkova’s departure comes just a season after replacing Twiggy, who took over the role from Janice Dickinson. In that line of models, whose opinion did you prefer the most?
America's Next Top Model ends its current cycle on Wednesday night – and it will also be the last show for judge Paulina Porizkova.
The supermodel says she has been fired from Tyra Banks's reality competition series. During an appearance on The Late Late Show Tuesday night, Porizkova told host Craig Ferguson, "Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles ... because I am looking for a job."
Jessica Paravati was one of thousands of aspiring contestants waiting in line for an open audition for Tyra Banks's show America's Next Top Model when a panicked stampede broke out, causing her to "fear for her life."
"It the scariest moment of my life," Paravati, 21, told PEOPLE of the scene which left six people injured and three arrested. "I thought I could die and it was absolutely horrible."
According to Paravati, a Palisades Park, N.J., resident, a wave of panic and disorder erupted into pandemonium outside New York's Park Central Hotel once she and others saw smoke and heard people screaming "bomb" and "guns."