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Angelea Preston has been reppin’ hard for the 716 on “America’s Next Top Model,” but Preston was unexpectedly booted from the show during Wednesday’s final episode, leading some to suspect the Buffalo gal was the original series winner.

The final three models vying for the coveted title and all sorts hype were Lisa D’Amato, Allison Harvard and Preston, the Buffalo-born beauty who said she lived a pretty rough life in Tuffalo. (Like what I did there?) In the episode that aired Wednesday, Preston was disqualified with no explanation. D’Amato won the title, but nobody seemed to care. The buzz was about the unexpected and unexplained dismissal of Preston.

According to People, the show’s finale had to be reshot and edited after CW network reps “learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition. As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale.”

Apparently, Preston had made mention of her win on her Facebook page, violating the show’s contract. She was stripped of her title, and it was handed over D’Amato, now the proud(?) owner of a sloppy-seconds beauty title.

We got your back, Angelea. Can’t nobody hold down the 716.

TAGGED: america's next top model, angelea preston, fashion, model, style, tyra banks

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  1. Sam Disorbo December 08, 2011 @ 11:47am

    I was totally pulling for Angelea!  I will admit, I am an ANTM junkie and when I found this out I was floored!  Shame on her if she did go against the contracts… But where is the proof?  You’re still a winner in my eyes Angelea!  Way to represent the 716!

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  2. Big Ben December 08, 2011 @ 12:31pm

    Screwed by the officiating.  Such a Buffalo thing to happen.

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  3. Ben Tsujimoto December 08, 2011 @ 2:22pm

    I believe that I hold a “sloppy seconds beauty title,” too.

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  4. Katherine Mary December 08, 2011 @ 2:43pm

    Apparently Ben T. can post comments into the future. 2:22pm and it’s 1:42pm right now… looks like you’ve got more talents than i thought!

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  5. Ben Tsujimoto December 08, 2011 @ 3:09pm


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