Mystery surrounds Angelea Preston's disqualification on 'America's Next Top Model'
Sure, wild child Cycle 5 contestant and Celebrity Rehab alum Lisa D'Amato won America's Next Top Model All-Stars on Wednesday night, but all the buzz is about Angelea Preston, the Buffalo native who was apparently kicked off the show at the last second without much reason given. Maybe she finally got a little too 716 for the judges.
D'Amato and kewpie-faced Allison Harvard walked in the season-ending fashion show with Preston, marking the first time the show has ever had three finalists compete at once. But after a commercial break following the final challenge, Tyra Banks appeared on screen, announcing Preston was out and the new panel had been forced to meet in L.A. instead of Crete.
"After production wrapped on the current cycle of America's Next Top Model, we learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition," the CW told People in a statement. "As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale."
Since the network wasn't talking, a quick Google search found that the popular ruling was Preston had actually won the 17th cycle (or at least revealing the three finalists), bragging about it on her Facebook page long before Wednesday's episode aired, thereby breaking the rules. Of course, we've also read she slept with producer Ken Mok and was high during her runway walk, so it's really anyone's guess. What The Juice* does know is if she really did win the cycle, then the judges are the ones who shoulda have been disqualified.
This was all apparently lost on Preston, however. She tweeted Wednesday night via @AngeleaPreston, "OMG!!!! IM TRENDING WORLDWIDE on twitter right now!!!!!!!!!! Wowwwww!! That's the whole world!! Lol! #humbled!! Thanks y'all!!! #LOVE" Um, you aren't really getting it, are you?