|Ann, America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 Winner|
19 year-old Ann from Dallas, Texas was crowned winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 15. The lithe and statuesque Model was known most for her awkward personality and self-consciousness in her own height, which actually played to her advantage on requisite Challenges. The Season culminated in both her and Top Two opponent Chelsey competing in Italy. As a surprise, their families were flown-in to offer their support.
Ann and Chelsey as part of tonight's Finale, had to compete on the Runway at a Just Cavalli Collection Fashion Show, before a panel of judges headed by Host and Producer Tyra Banks and Fashion Icon Roberto Cavalli. They also had to film a CoverGirl Commercial which saw them recording Video and Audio components separately under the direction of Toronto's Mr. Jay Manuel.
Although I adore ANTM, my biggest criticism is that in past seasons, Winners failed ever to make a splash in the Fashion World despite the show's claim of finding the next "Top Model". This could be interpreted furthermore as a search for a "Supermodel". Ann I feel, has a legitimate chance at modeling Haute Couture in her uniqueness. Above this, she is young.
Ann wins a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, in addition to a representation deal with IMG Models and a coveted spread in the prestigious Vogue Italia.
Learn more about Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model here.
(Photo credit: The CW Network)