Last time the final four girls met with Vogue Italia Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani. Kayla and Jane were eliminated leaving Ann and Chelsey as the final two.
So far Ann took the best pictures but her walk and personality were severely lacking. Chelsey had to work on her editorial angles but her runway walk rocked and had a good personality. Vogue Italia Editor in Chief liked Chelsey’s personality the best. But in terms of editorial pictures Ann was the best. And runway isn’t everything. Versace said Ann’s walk was horrendous but they would still book her.
Remember the final prize for the winner would be an editorial spread in Vogue Italia, a cover of a Vogue beauty insert, contracts with IMG modeling agency and Cover Girl cosmetics and a feature on Vogue Italia’s website.
The final two girls marveled that they were the last two left. Chelsey wanted to be a super model since she was a little girl. Ann wanted to model because it helped build her confidence.
Both girls went to the Vogue Italia shoot. They both did well and the photographer praised them both. It looked like the show wanted the viewers to think Chelsey had a chance and she was praised more than Ann.
Then the girls went to the Cover Girl commercial shoot. But this time it wouldn’t be memorizing lines because Ann was too awkward to memorize lines and wouldn’t look good for the brand Tyra wanted to make it more like a real commercial. So both girls acted in the shoot and then voiced-over the lines later on. Obviously the producers set this up to play up Ann’s strengths. The families of both girls showed up and embraced their daughters.
Then the girls had to meet with another exec from IMG. He said he liked Chelsey’s personality but Ann needed to work on hers.
Finally the last catwalk would be for Roberto Cavalli’s Just Cavalli brand. Chelsey and Ann were joined by eliminated contestants Liz, Chris, Jane and Kayla, and also last season’s ANTM winner Krista. Krista worked the runway very viciously. Ann looked a bit better than usual but still hobbled along. Chelsey was a bit stiff and didn’t strut as well as she usually did.
At the final panel the judges were Mr Jay, Andre Leon Talley in a giant silver cape, gorgeous as ever Nigel Barker and Roberto Cavalli.
Nigel said Chelsey’s walk was a bit stiff. Tyra said she looked lost. Roberto Cavalli said her hand-placement was old-fashioned. ALT likened her to Rice Crispies cereal: “no snap, crackle or pop” but loved her legs.
Nigel said Ann’s walk was better but her eyes bulged out. Tyra said she looked a bit like a zombie. Mr. Jay said she needed to believe in herself more and make her walk her own. Roberto said she looked scared.
Cover Girl commercial
Mr. Jay liked that both girls complimented each other and worked with the other’s energy. ALT said Ann needed work on the voice-over. Tyra and Roberto thought they looked more interested in the ice-cream than selling the product.
Cover Girl photo
Nigel and Tyra loved Chelsey’s photo and said it was strong and stunning. Roberto wasn’t sure what product she was supposed to be selling though. Mr. Jay said the photographer praised Chelsey.
Roberto and ALT thought Ann looked like a frightened bird in her photo. Nigel said it was different. Mr. Jay said the photographer had a little bit of difficulty getting the right look from Ann. Tyra said she had trouble going through Ann’s film on this particular shoot. Personally I thought she looked like a floating head with no neck.
During deliberations the judges went through the good and bad of both girls. They all agreed that Chelsey was American fashion and Ann was Italian fashion. Ann was also fresh and different looking.
The winner and America’s Next Top Model is… Ann.
Yes of course it was Ann. Ann is 18, has the tall, thin, awkward look that’s good for high-fashion and still has many years ahead of her for a promising career. Poor Chelsey. She’s 23; already an age that’s considered too old to break into fashion modeling. She also let Tyra shave down her teeth so now she’s stuck with a crazy look that’s not commercial and she’s not willowy enough for editorial. But the consolation that Chelsey can have by not winning is that no one who has won the competition has gone on to be a star. No, the only thing the winner will star in is to come back on the next cycle of the show and give advice to those girls.
More Top Model Cycle 15:
For a recap of Episode 11 click here
For a recap of Episode 10 click here
For a recap of Episode 9 click here
For a recap of Episode 8 click here
For a recap of Episode 7 click here
For a recap of Episode 6 click here
For a recap of Episode 5 click here
For a recap of Episode 4 click here
For a criticism about Top Model teeth “makeovers” click here
For a recap of Episode 3 click here
For a recap of Episode 2 click here
For a recap of Episode 1 click here
For bios of the entire cast of Cycle 15 click here