Buffalo girl wins ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ is later disqualified?
blog by S.J. Velasquez • December 08, 2011 @ 11:02am
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.