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America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 :: Finale

Dec 01, 2010

This week on America’s Next Top Model, the competition was down to the final two girls—Chelsey, the 23 year old blonde who has wanted to be a model since she was 3; and Ann, the 19 year old underdog who seems awkward in person but takes unforgettable photos.

America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 Winner - Ann WardCourtesy of CTV

Cover Girl Commerical

First, the girls posed for Italian Vogue with photographer Vincent Peters. Next, they shot their Cover Girl commercials for Lash Blast Fusion Mascara, followed by their print ads. But they did it a little differently this cycle. Instead of learning lines, they acted first and then added the audio as a voiceover later. Both girls performed very well in the commercial.

A Special Surprise

Before their print ads and voiceovers, Jay surprised the girls with a visit from their families, who got to watch during photo shoot. The next day, the girls met with Ivan Bart, the senior Vice President of IMG models. Because the winner will be working closely with him, it was important for them to make a good first impression. Both girls did well, but Chelsey seemed more natural and relaxed.

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show

For the girls’ final challenge, they walked in a Roberto Cavalli fashion show, alongside a few eliminated contestants—Liz, Chris, Jane and Kayla—and the cycle 14 winner, Krista. With their parents in the audience for moral support, the girls tossed their nerves aside and let adrenaline take over.

And The Winner Is...

At the final panel, the judges said that Chelsey’s walk was a little more stiff than usual, while Ann’s walk had improved. Chelsey is the whole modeling package—she takes beautiful photographs, she performs well in commercials, she has a great runway walk, she’s confident and she has the drive and passion it takes to succeed in the industry. Ann, however, is new to the modeling industry and she’s finally found a way to use her awkwardness as an asset. She may not have the best walk, but her photos have something extra. That’s why the judges named Ann as the winner of America’s Next Top Model cycle 15.

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