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America's Next Top Model Winner Is...

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America’s Next Top Model has been putting a lot of weight on the impending winner of Cycle 15 because, this time, she’s not just a winner of a reality modeling show...  she's the future of the modeling world.  So says Tyra anyway.

But it's true that the prizes at stake are much more serious this season, and perhaps the winner will actually find the sort of success previous champions have not.

Roberto Cavalli on ANTM

With that in mind, the finale seemed more harried and perfunctory than in previous seasons; I thought it had too many components and it was just a giant race to the finish.  Let’s  break it down, shall we?

The Photoshoot
Finally, Chelsey and Ann shoot their future cover for Vogue Italia, and who should greet them but Valentina Serra, who by the way, sounds like she’s mimicking an Italian accent. It sounds so strangely exaggerated. 

The photoshoot is fairly straightforward; it’s natural and classic in a rustic setting.  For such a monumental shoot, it was actually quite anti-climactic; I guess we should just wait to see the actual covers to appreciate the specialness of Vogue Italia.

The Commercial
No ANTM finale would be complete without a Covergirl commercial.  Chelsey and Ann are so lucky that they do not have to memorize lines because that has often been the downfall of many a potential model and their makeup.  Instead, they get to do voiceovers. 

Everyone is happy all around because the commercial goes so much faster and smoother without all the flubbing and random ad-libbing.  Ann is surprisingly chipper and not awkward during the commercial.

A big surprise comes in the form of Ann and Chelsey’s family.  And holy crap does Ann’s brother look just like Ann with short hair. It's eerie.

The Runway
Liz, Chris, Jane and Kayla come back for Roberto Cavalli’s runway show, led by Krista of Cycle 14.  Poor Ann, whose Kryptonite is the runway, is gangly as usual, and while she has improved a lot, does still look like a very pretty, incredibly tall Frankenstein.  At least she waited until after the show to trip on her heels.  I didn’t think Chelsey walked very well, either; in fact, the best walks of the night came from Kayla.

Final Photo Shoot

The Judging
Is it just me, or was the judging more confusing than usual?  Perhaps it was the numerous components, but as the judges all gave their input, it started to become a blur and I lost track of who liked whom.  That was probably meant to confuse the viewers and not clue them in on who would win.

(Sidenote: I find it a bit strange that the judges love Chelsey’s gap teeth somuch, but made such a big deal back in Cycle 6 and made Danielle close hers.) 

Is anyone surprised when Ann wins ANTM?  I think it was to be expected that Ann was crowned the winner since she’s been the clear favorite from the very beginning.  Boy does Tyra know how to milk the dramatics of the LIFE ALTERING event of winning America’s Next Top Model.

The Winner!
Was anyone surprised when Ann was crowned the champion? She was the clear favorite from the very beginning.  Boy, does Tyra know how to milk the dramatics of the LIFE ALTERING event of winning America’s Next Top Model, doesn't she?

Ann says graduating high school was the hardest thing she did. Now, come on, who says models aren’t smart?

Ann’s mother says "I can’t believe how beautiful she looks... she looks like a woman," something her daughter should definitely be proud of. It took winning a reality show to become a "real woman" in her mom's eyes, apparently.

So, TV Fanatic, what did you think of Cycle 15?  Can you compare it to other season? Are you happy Ann won?

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ann you deserved it..she did everything to struggle for thAt SPOT..love lots here in philippines...i watched you on ETC channel...

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ann deserved to win..from the beginning she has the best pics in 5 weeks..she has the beautiful face..even though she doesn't have the all package like chelsey says ann is tying her best to be an ANTM..your my bet since i saw ur first pic..ur da best,..

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i really love ann because she is so natural look and fantastic habit that i really cheer up her. Thanks tyra and all her creative team. Love ANTM Cake

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I think Jane should have won personally, she was the only one who looked like a model and I believe she was real. Ann is grossly skinny and Chealsy was a bitch !

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You guys are crazy, ann seriously? no further comment except chelsey should have won. I am done with America's next top model

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Absolutely ANN!!! She rocked photos like no other. The cobfidence was growing and will continue to grow. Chelsey was NOT the total package. She just kept repeating that so much, she might want to believe it-- what she was-- ARROGANT and conceited. She was past her prime and ANNOYING. If not Ann, then Kayla, but ANN is unique, and that is what Tyra is good at, picking the unique model. Chesley was a dime a dozen girl who couldn't get over her love for herself. Ann took AMAZING photos-- she was a natural, sweet as pie, and the cobfidence will come. She just started AND she is that good. Knock 'em deal. Chelsey says she wanted to model since she's 3, and she can't hold a candle to Ann, who is just getting started.

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Personally, I think Chelsey should've won. Like she said, she has the whole package and Ann doesn't.

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I looooooooooove Ann. She's got a totallycute personality.wish I could meet her in person. I've never pulled for anyone on this show like I have been for her. She is so likeable and beautiful. Congratulations Ann! You have so many fans who love you!

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I looooooooooove Ann. She's got a totallycute personality.wish I could
meet her in person. I've never pulled for anyone on this show like I have been for her. She is so likeable and beautiful. Congratulations Ann! You have so many fans who love you!