Eliminated 'ANTM' model Brittany says it was hard to leave when home-schooled Victoria got to stay
Eliminated model Brittany says her time on “American’s Next Top Model” helped her figure out what she wanted to do with her life.
And it’s not necessarily modeling.
“I love theatre and acting,” she says. “It’s something I really want to pursue a lot more,” says the 18-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona. “I want to move to L.A. and continue modeling, but my main goal is acting.”
Though she had second best photo three times in the Cycle 19, her prison photo shoot and inability to book a single go-see had her saying farewell to Tyra Banks and the rest of the five models.
“The last few moments were definitely scary, but I sort of knew it was coming,” she says in a recent interview with CTV.ca. “I knew what the scores from the judges were, and there wasn’t much of a chance for me to stay.”
But even still, she says she woke up the morning of her elimination thinking she might get best photo. “I loved my photo!” she says.
Even though she says she’s made peace with her elimination, she does think that Victoria, the home-schooled model who has been getting picked on and bullied by the other models, was more deserving of elimination.
“The only thing that was frustrating for me is that I take care of myself, and I’m healthy because I want to be someone young people can look up to, and all of the girls in the competition (are the same in that sense), except Victoria.
“She was losing weight and saying food doesn’t taste (right) without her mom there and to me that sounds really sad . . . I don’t think she was strong enough to handle everything with the competition and it was hard to see her stay over me.”
For the first time on the show, the designers on the go-sees could only choose one model, and it was for an actual paying job.
“I had fun on the go-sees,” Brittany says. “I know that they liked me, but maybe I wasn’t right for that particular job.”
Though the designer for I heart Ronson thought she was “cute and bubbly,” she was deemed “too sweet” and “a little girl next door,” by other designers. After all of the final go-sees, the designers agreed that they loved her energy, but didn’t think her modeling skills were as strong as the others’ and she didn’t book a single gig.
“I still don’t think I did so (badly) that I should’ve been sent home,” she says.
“I also thought I had a really good photo shoot,” she says. For their challenge, the models donned orange jumpsuits for their photo shoot in a prison where they shot mug shots.
“I tried a lot of different posing,” Brittany says. “I was feeling good, and then the panel happened so fast I couldn’t catch my breath and then they were like, ‘You’re eliminated, Brittany.’ But then all of the other eliminated girls walked back in.
“And I was like, ‘What the heck is going on?’”
The eliminated girl with the highest social media scores will re-enter the competition, and travel with the remaining five models to Jamaica.
Will it be Brittany’s chance for a comeback? We’re all going to have wait will bated breath until the next episode…
“America’s Next Top Model” airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on CTV two. Full episodes are also available online at CTV.ca.
About Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been working for CTV.ca since 2008. Lindsay’s highlights include interviewing the famed American choreographer Bill T. Jones and Canadian prima ballerina Karen Kain, as well as covering the Juno Awards. Follow her on Twitter!