America's Next Top Model British Invasion: Cycle 18, Episode 13 :: Season Finale
This week on America's Next Top Model British Invasion (Cycle 18, Episode 13), UK contestant Sophie and US contestant Laura compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model. Read Kidzworld’s recap of the “Season Finale,” which aired on May 30, 2012, to discover what you missed.
On the Cycle 18 finale, Laura and Sophie battled it out for the final time. At their CoverGirl photo shoot and commercial, Laura had a panic attack and wound up in the hospital. More than anything, she felt embarrassed, having never experienced a panic attack before. As a result, Laura was forced to film her commercial at the Top Model house after returning from the hospital the next day.
Next, the girls shot their Vogue Italia spread, in which, unlike the CoverGirl shoot, Laura had the upper hand. This put the girls on an even playing field as far as the photographer was concerned.
Then came their runway show, which was unlike any runway show in Top Model history. While modeling clothes for Forever 21, the girls had to walk in sync and fight with holographic images. As always, Sophie’s walk was stronger, but Laura’s wasn’t as noticeably off as it has been in the past.
And The Winner Is...
At panel, the judges had a tough decision to make. Obviously both girls showed promise as models, but it wasn’t really a surprise when they declared Sophie the winner. It seemed unlikely that they would bother having a season titled “British Invasion” and not give the prize to a Brit. Not to say that Sophie didn’t deserve it. Both she and Laura are fantastic models and it could have gone either way.
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