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What Have the ANTM Cycle 17: All-Stars Finalists Been Doing Since the Show?


After one of the most bizarre finales not only in America’s Next Top Model history, but in reality television history, the modelstants fromCycle 17: All-Stars had to decide where to go from there. Nowhere but up, right? 

We checked in on the four finalists, Allison Harvard, winner Lisa D’AmatoLaura Kirkpatrick and Angelea Preston, to see how they’ve been spending their post-ANTM days. 

Allison Harvard: A regular contributor to Tumblr, Allison updates her blog roll with cute GIFs and photo memories from movies (like this one we love, from Trainspotting). She’s also a big tweeter, posting photos like this one of her with her friends taking vintage, glam Polaroid-style pics where they get all dressed up. As for her stated plans to concentrate on her artwork, Allison really lived up to the lofty ambitions she spouted — you can find her very impressive oil prints here on Etsy. 

Laura Kirkpatrick: Amazingly, cute-as-a-button Laura went through a lengthy, brutal and chaotic All-Stars cycle of America’s Next Top Model, didn’t even make the final three, and maintained her adorable easy-going demeanor. Her tweets sound just as simple and sweet as most of her dialogue did on Cycle 17, and she’s even hanging on to her religion: “God works out everything in Time.” It looks like she’s also keeping in touch with Lisa and Allison, too! Plus, true to her word, Laura has kept up with her Grumbage clothing line, which you can peruse here

Lisa D’Amato: Despite some ambiguous personal drama in her life (well-documented on Twitter), Lisa is kicking ass and taking names when it comes to promoting herself and her new All-Stars crown all over town. Her app, Earth to Lisa, has been out for months, she has a pretty decent site at, and seems to be focusing a lot of her energy on her second studio album, Flippin the Bird. Listen to the tracks for yourself and tell us what you think!

As for Angelea, the mystery behind her disqualification remains unsolved. Her website is still down, and she hasn’t tweeted a single thing since the week of the ANTM Cycle 17: All-Stars finale in December. When Wetpaint Entertainment asked her current rep, Jeff Cohen at Model Management Group, what Angelea was up to over the holidays, he told us, “I’m sure Angelea is enjoying the time off and spending it with family.” 

But can we really be sure of anything Angelea is doing? Not until we get answers! We’ll add that to our list of New Year’s resolutions for 2012: find out the truth. 


Exclusive: Dominique Reighard talks ‘America’s Next Top Model’


Dominique Reighard became the tenth girl eliminated from America’s Next Top Model all-stars edition’s tenth episode during Wednesday night’s broadcast on The CW. 

On Thursday, the 27-year-old who previously appeared on Top Model’s tenth season, talked to Reality TV World about her America’s Next Top Model experience — including whether she was surprised to be eliminated since she had received positive feedback on her javelin photo, why she didn’t hold the judges responsible for her arguably early ouster, why she believed the judges didn’t find her memorable, and what her thoughts were about Angelea Preston and the drama that played out between them. Below is the first portion of our exclusive interview with Dominique. Check back with Reality TV World on Monday for the second half.

Reality TV World: Were you surprised to be eliminated or did you somewhat see it coming beforehand? Because for the most part, the feedback you got on your javelin photo was positive. Tyra Banks liked your film and Nigel Barker stuck up for you on how difficult the shoot was. 

Dominique Reighard: Yes. I was shocked. I have to say I’m human — of course I’m going to be shocked, you know? I put 100% percent into every shoot that I’ve done this far, but at the same time, I know that everything happens for a reason and that’s one chapter that’s coming to an end. 

If I got eliminated, when I got eliminated — when that happens — I’m okay with it, because I look back and see how much I’ve grown and how much I’ve accomplished since Cycle 10 to Modelville to now my third time around — I’m reminding people it’s my third time [including Modelville] around on the all-stars cycle. 

I think I’m doing my thing. I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve challenged myself. I rocked a lot of the photo shoots on this cycle, and I have a lot to be proud of. On top of that, I have a music video out right now! I mean, Tyra gave us the opportunity on the show to make music videos and since then, since the show is over with, I’ve got to work in the studio and right now, “I’m On Top of the World” is out. 

I have a lot to be proud of, so this is no pity-patty party over here! No, no pity at all. This is not a pity show. I have a lot to celebrate and be proud of, and getting eliminated on out, I wish the rest of the girls the best of luck and I feel like I’ve accomplished and done a lot. I have a lot to be proud of. 

Reality TV World: Did you find it a little strange though that you happened to win best photo last week and then got eliminated during Wednesday night’s episode? Did you think there was a little inconsistency there or maybe that you should have gotten another shot in the competition?  

Dominique Reighard: You know, we could look at it like that, but at the same time, this is the all-stars cycle. Anything can happen at any time. All the girls in this competition were extremely talented. 

At the same time, we were all polar opposites of each other. This is the all-stars cycle, so you know, it’s even harder to judge and I really want people to kind of step back and to look at Tyra, Andre Leon Talley and Nigel and have sympathy for them. 

Imagine how hard it is for them to have to judge us on national television knowing that fans are going to be like, “Ahhh!” — upset or like or not like something or not like this. It’s very difficult to be a judge and all I can say is that I’m glad I was not on that panel. (Laughs) I’d definitely rather be competing as a model in the competition than a judge. 

Reality TV World: I just want to get your perspective on this. Angelea had been in the bottom two many times this season and you hadn’t been, but you were the one who ended up getting eliminated. Do you think the fact that the judges maybe saw Angelea as the underdog throughout the competition helped her case at all? Do you think the judges had a little soft spot in their hearts for what she went through in her past? 

Dominique Reighard: I think whatever happens with Angelea in this competition happens because it was meant to happen. It was supposed to happen. As far as Angelea’s brand goes, she’s persistent. She’s very consistent with being persistent and I wish her all the best of luck and she is right where she needs to be and I’m happy for her. 

Reality TV World: It seemed like you wanted viewers to get to know the real Dominique and it frustrated you when the panel kept calling you Beyonce or J-Lo. As much as it was a compliment, it was clear your personality and who you are wasn’t really coming across. So when Tyra said, “Dominique means X?” How would you fill in that blank? What would you say “X” is and in what ways would you tell everyone now you stood out from the other girls?  

Dominique Reighard: You know what? It’s not really so much I can say. I’d rather show you through my actions and results. People are now just getting to know me and this is the story. Cycle 10, I was the underdog. 

I was the girl that people wondered why she’s still here and I made it to Top 4, and then I came back toModelville and I won Modelville, and people got to learn another side of my story and learn a little bit more about me. 

I think that my career is an ongoing process. It’s growing just like I’m forever changing and growing as a woman and I think overtime, my fans are really going to get to know who I am. I mean, Tyra’s been doing this for a long time and it takes time to build a career. It doesn’t just happen over night. 

I’ve taken all the feedback that the judges have given to me, and the thing that is consistent about me — since Cycle 10, Modelville, until now — I’ve taken all the feedback that’s ever been given to me and I made it work for me, not against me. 

Because of that, I’ve been able to grow and I’ve been able to persevere through and be a survivor. So with that said, I’m honored that Tyra gave me an opportunity to come back. I’m very honored. 

Reality TV World: Do you have any insight as to why the judges might have had a little trouble getting to know you or finding you memorable? Did you think you just got a little nervous or quiet at panel or maybe you held back a little bit?  

Dominique Reighard: You know what? Tyra said it best at panel. She said, “Dominique, I seriously think that you’re a professional.” I’m very professional. This is business. I came to work and go hard. I came to produce results. I didn’t come for the drama. I came back and I wanted to be remembered for my sheer talent and for a positive message. I can say that I accomplished that. 

Reality TV World: During last night’s episode, Angelea said you didn’t have “a fighting chance” in the competition and that you were “boring.” What was your response to that? Did that upset you, especially since you kept repeating the fact you loved Angelea and thought you were good friends? 

Dominique Reighard: You know what? I can’t control what other people say or feel. I mean, I will say this, that I’m thankful she has an opinion of me. What would be scary is if she didn’t have an opinion about me at all. It’s important in this industry that the industry has an opinion and it’s important that your peers have an opinion. 

It lets me know that I’m doing something right and (laughs) like I said, whether I agree with her opinion or not, it’s not necessarily about that. I still like her and love her as a person. I mean, she has a fun-loving personality. I can tell you girlfriend has me rolling on the show and I love watching her.   

Reality TV World: During the exercise you had with Miss J. Alexander where you had to judge your peers on their runway walks and portfolios, you were the only person to speak up and say Angelea didn’t deserve or didn’t have the potential to win the competition. Since Angelea clearly got so upset and seemed to take what you said the wrong way, do you regret saying anything at all? 

Dominique Reighard: No, I don’t live my life with regret. You know, this cycle, I spoke up when I thought it was appropriate to and I did what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it. (Laughs) So, with that being said, I don’t have any regrets. I love Angelea. I look at her like a sister. 

Us Top Model girls, we are a sisterhood. We’re going to look back 10, 20 years from now and we’re going to be like a sorority. Who knows, we may even be on the E! network’s “What Happened with theTop Model girls?” You know what I’m saying? 

So, I think we’re all going to look back and we’re going to look at the good and the bad and indifferent. We’re going to laugh at ourselves and 20 years from now, we’re really going to look back and be like, “Thank you Tyra. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to meet each other and giving us this platform so we can take our careers to the next level.” 

Because that’s what this is all about at the end of the day. It’s not about fighting and drama. This is about what we’re going to do after the show’s over with — producing results on the show and when the show’s over and done, Tyra has given us this platform. Now, what are we going to do with it? 

The fighting and all that, that says nothing. I’m in the business of adding to people’s lives and not taking away. I feel like my feedback was very positive that I gave her. I was hoping that she would use it and make it work for her and not against her and not tear herself down with it, because I was trying to build her up at the end of the day. 

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ANTM Disqualification: Angelea’s Rep Denies Facebook Leak Rumors - Exclusive


As we originally reported last week, a freelance talent management group contacted Wetpaint Entertainment to announce that Angelea Preston fromAmerica’s Next Top Model Cycle 17: All-Stars would be holding a press conference on December 10th. 

However, we later learned through Angelea’s new management team, Model Management Group, that the press conference was never authorized by Angelea’s new team and might have been a case of miscommunication.

In an effort to learn more about what exactly happened with Angelea’s disqualification, we spoke to Jeff Cohen, President of Model Management Group in New York, to get a more veritable side of the story:

Wetpaint Entertainment: Is there any truth to the rumor that Angelea may have been disqualified for announcing her win using social media?

Jeff Cohen: She would never… She’s a smart person. She would never post anything that would disqualify. That was her second season, she knew way better than that. We just somehow have to get her able to talk to an attorney who can advise her on her rights, as soon as possible.

What is Angelea’s current state of mind?

Angelea’s an extremely intelligent person who is very well-balanced so obviously she’s not happy that anything happened, that would cause them to have to disqualify her. But she’s a strong person, and she is just looking forward to getting her career back on line. And making sure that people don’t think that anything improper was done. We don’t know what the infraction was.

What happened with the press conference?

There was never a press conference on Saturday. Angelea’s a freelance model and one of the freelance people that she worked with must have released to the press that there would be a press conference. But she had no idea that was done, nor did she authorize it. Everybody ran with it. I was one of the most shocked, and so I called her to ask if it was true, and she said no. And I asked her if she wanted me to let people know, and she said yes. 

What are you advising her to do next?

Well, I doubt very much that she can just sit there and allow people to speculate that she was removed for something. It can be a very minor issue or a very big issue. People have no idea. I’m seeing all different kind of posts. You want to make sure that your name is clean and that people know what the reasons are. Again, as to when whatever happened happened, we have to find out, whether or not it was something [the CW] knew from the start. We’re just in that collection information stage. There are a lot of rules as to what someone can say, any conversations, we have advisers looking at what can be done and not done. Nobody wants to violate any rules, but at the same time, there might be things that she can do.

Sometime in the future when everything is figured out, she’ll make a statement.

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10 Most Embarrassing Moments From ANTM Cycle 17: All-Stars


It’s hard to imagine anything more embarrassing than losing a big reality competition, finding out the winner broke some rule, and being told you have to schlep on back to the set to film your pity win. But Tyra and her clumsy modelstants performed some pretty awkward and outrageously embarrassing acts on Cycle 17: All-Stars

We gathered 10 of our favorites here.

Laura loves whipped cream. How painful was it watching poor, sweet-as-sugar Laura flood her mouth with whipped cream, while wearing a wedding dress, while trying to look as unsexy as possible, while listening to Tyra scream at her: “Don’t swallow! SPIT! SPIT!”? Very.

Angelea can’t run. You know that feeling you get when you fall in love with the hottest guy in high school and then find out he can’t read? Yes, Angela Chase, we’re talking to you. Anyway, that’s how we felt when we watched our poor wounded bird Angelea attempt to run in the Modelland editorial. 

Bianca eats a pickle. First she hoarded them, then she claimed them for her use and hers alone. And then she actually brought one with her on her Snooki photo shoot. Bianca and pickles should get a room. 

Laura pours olive oil into her eyes. Laura did what any other modelstant would do when they aren’t feeling well during a photo shoot: take a bottle of olive oil, place upside down above head, and don’t blink! 

Bre screams forever and ever. It’s a shame that Bre went out this way. She was the sole victim of the Ty-over episode (getting all her hair chopped off), and then she started hysterically cry-screaming throughout the Coco Rocha photo shoot. Coco herself called a Time Out in order to silence that lamb. 

Alexandria happy-cries. After getting her long blonde mane cut right off, Alexandria  let loose some of the strangest animalistic sounds we’ve heard in 17 cycles of drekitude. One moment she was telling the cameras how HAPPY she was! Quite literally two seconds later, she moaned and her face fell forward and we think she was…very sad? It was some Claire Danes-level ugly-crying.


Talking is hard for modelstants. In Episode 4: “Anthony Zuiker,” the ladies were forced to remember big words for their CSI guest spot challenge. But Tyra made the experience extra-painful by including phrases like “gas chromatograph mass spectrometer” in their script. Dominique said “ass” instead of “gas,” and Lisa used the only medical words she knew from experience: “cocaine,” “pills,” and “alcohol.” Stay sober!

Tyra attempts baby-talk with Nigel. Tyra actually pretended to be a big ol’ baby and attempted to goo goo gah her way into Nigel’s swarmy British heart. Shockingly, Nigel at first tried to play along, imitating one of those grown-up babies you see on foreign cable comedy shows late at night. 

Kayla drank ‘til she drek’d. Okay, normally we would never mock someone’s on-camera health issues or potential drug addiction. But Kayla seems like the kind of chick who is looking back on her run-in with ibuprofen and having a laugh. From what we could tell, Kayla enjoyed a wee bit too much wine with the girls on Episode 4: “Anthony Zuiker.” Then she got a care package from home (we presume?) containing pills, which she described as “Bleep, Bleep, and Ibuprofen.” They must have been legal, since, as cruel as Ty Ty can be, we highly doubt she would condone the hard stuff. At least while filming! Long story short, Kayla writhes, moans, and vomits for a while, and the other modelstants cringe in delight/horror. 

Alexandria’s head gets chopped off. Did Alexandria really spend the majority of one challenge on the floor, writhing in agony? Yes, that she did. For the Bad Girls Club challenge during the Coco Rocha episode, the bonkers modelstant “acted out” by lying down, pretending to be dead, and panting. As a result, the judges had to edit out her entire head for the final photo. 

ANTM All-Stars 10 Best Quotes: ”You Are Weave”


With all of the controversy aroundAngelea Preston's last minute disqualification, it seems like the rest ofAmerica’s Next Top Model All-Stars has been forgotten. Yes, the Angelea drama is fascinating, but strange things happened earlier in the season, too.

As a reminder, we bring you the ten best quotes fromAmerica’s Next Top Model Cycle 17: All-Stars.

10. LauraEpisode 10: “My sister’s actually very good with a bow and arrow… we gotta eat!”
This explains so much.

8. Kayla, on the football challenge, Episode 6: “I’m like, I have to win this one. Especially ‘cause I’m a lesbian and we all have to win at sports.”
Kayla is really breaking free from stereotypes. 

7. Game directs AlexandriaEpisode 8: “I still don’t feel like you are married to the car.”
It’s a big problem.

6. Angelea, Finale: “I guess I got too much damn personality. You’re damn right I do.”
Telling it like it is.

5. LisaEpisode 9: “Politicians really like minimal clothes… if you watch the news.”
Are you sure you aren’t talking about the Fox News newscasters? 

4. Angelea, Episode 10: “They some sneaky bitches.”
Summing up every reality fight, ever.

4. AlexandriaEpisode 5: “I didn’t sign myself up to play with some minnows in a little pond. I’m with the big dogs, let’s fight with some sharks.”
So eloquent and comprehensible. 

2. Random in crowd, Episode 1: “Alexandria needs to go home. I hate her. Even though I love her, I hate her too.”
This random man was very wise.

1. Bianca, Episode 2: “Weave is tacky and you are tacky, so you are weave. I am extensions.”

Best ANTM insult ever.

America’s Next Top Model All Stars: Worst Photos In The Cycle


Isis King Episode 2Hotdog stand or soft-core porno?


Isis & Camille Episode 3The models pose on stilts. Cray cray!


Alexandria Everett Episode 4Alexandria screams tough in this red pants suit, but what are her hands doing?


Bre Scullark Episode 4We love the smile.


Bianca Golden Episode 5Impressive tip-toes, Bianca!


Allison & Kayla Episode 6Work it, girls.


Bianca Golden Episode 7Bianca holds on tight.

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You Tell Us: Will You Still Watch ANTM After All-Stars?


When it rains, its pours. America’s Next Top Model All-Stars had a generally lackluster season desperately lacking in drama, only to turn around in the finale and pack a wallop of a twist — but was it too much?

Angelea Preston's as-of-yet only vaguely explained disqualification was the kind of twist that should make reality TV fun, but it turned out to be mostly frustrating. The reason for her dismissal wasn’t addressed on the show, and the entire issue was brushed away with a few words, leaving us too confused to even focus on the final judging. It didn’t help that she’d had a rocking runway that left us thinking she might win, until the rug was pulled out from under us.

On top of that, the finale’s runway show was  insane, and not in a good, we love Tyra's cray-cray way. All the dramatics — not to mention the bizarre editing — made it hard to tell if any of the finalists could actually, you know, walk down the runway like a regular model.

The cherry on top of it all was Lisa D’Amato's unexpected win, which we know disappointed Allison Harvard's legions of devoted fans.  All in all, All-Stars was not the triumphant success we'd hoped for.

What do you think: Has ANTM All-Stars turned you off of the show?

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image"It’s Lisa D’Amato!". I am so excited to say that I am officially America’s Next Top Model All-Star WINNER! I can’t even begin to try to explain how this feels. I have been keeping it a secret for months and being able to say it out loud is the coolest feeling in the world.

I’ve always been called a dreamer, but I know I’m not the only one! I cheated on my fears.Broke up with my doubts. I got engaged to my faith, and now I’m married to my dreams. Since I was 12 years old, I always knew I was going to be an entertainer and be involved in all aspect of the entertainment industry whether it be modeling, acting, dancing, singing, rapping, writing songs, performing etc. I even know how to do gymnastics. My heart has been married to the performing arts before I had anything to say about it. Just like a lot of girls, all odds were against me especially coming from such a poor and abusive childhood and a broken home.

I always already felt defeated before I could even stand on my own. I am from Los Angeles, California and being someone always trying to pound the pavement in that sweet little town called “Land Of Broken Dreams” Hollywood is no cup of tea in any means. I’d actually call it a nice slice of shit pie! LOL =P  I have had lots of mini successes but my heart has been beaten down by the wrath of disappointment in the end. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to build myself back up from having my heart ripped to shreds but luckily, I am a seamstress as well and sewed it all back up time and time again. That being said, this couldn’t have happened to someone more appreciative, more ready, more driven, more capable!

Being America’s Next Top Model All-Star WINNER (it’s so fun to write!) is something that will look great on my resume to help further more opportunities that I have already been creating since my last cycle (6 years ago). I haven’t been twittering my thumbs waiting for a second chance to whip my butt in gear, I have been making my own opportunities all these years and I can’t wait for you all to see! Very exciting stuff coming 2012. ANTM All-Stars came at such a great time because for me it was preparation meets opportunity.

I am so glad I signed on! If I didn’t do this show, I would still be doing everything that the All-Stars show represents… it’s not just a show for me, that is my life and has been my whole life. I think that is why I was chosen.

Being “Daring” as my brand couldn’t be a better fit for me because it is in my DNA! I want to help change the rules! I hope that I can lead by example that it is ok to beat at your own drum, be a different kind of beauty, and have a different outlook on life and being older doesn’t mean you should stop believing in yourself and your dreams. I am proof! I am a huge fan of and I think you all will be to. It is an organization that helps kids from mental, physical and sexual abusive homes and helps them find creative outlets to express themselves and feel proud of who they are. If anyone can relate to those humble beginnings like I can then you know how it feels. I was one of those kids and the impossible is possible!

Be YOU TIFUL & be proud of who you are because you can’t buy thick skin which means the strength you have been building from those experiences are priceless. And, not to be too sappy, but Soldiers do cry! They say if you cry you aren’t strong….but I think you cry because you have been strong for too long. I am one of you. I believe in you!

Holler at me on twitter: @lisadamato with the code word “youTIFUL” and I will retweet all my tweethearts! And, don’t forget to checkout my albums on iTunes: ‘La Puchinetta’, and ‘Flippin’ The Bird’ along with my singles because I put all my heart and love in my lyrics! I wanna broaden my dance floor worldwide so we can all dance together one day! Let me know what you think of my new music video “Whiplash” produced by The Cataracs, too!

This is just the beginning, guys! They say shoot for the moon and land amongst the stars, but I’m planning to shoot for outer space and give something for the stars to gaze at for all of us!
Thanks to Vogue Italia for being the sickest magazine EVER & posting this! ;]

Till next time,

Miss Lisa D’Amato

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SMIZE- to smile with your eyes.stand with your feet shoulder-width apart
shoulders down
neck long, like there’s a string coming out the top of your head
hand on your stomach
imagine something delicious
(don’t ask about why I’m not mentioning your ize in these instructions)

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