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Moderately-sized revelations from Angelea

Angelea did an interview about her disqualification that still leaves us hanging... spoilers under the cut if you somehow missed the all-star cycle drama...
More than a year after her mysterious exit from the “America’s Next Top Model” All-Star edition, Angelea Preston is confirming what many already suspected.

“The assumption is correct. I did indeed win Cycle 17,” Angelea recently told Siresays.com.

It was December 2011 when, after weeks of tuning in, Angelea was unexpectedly disqualified from the competition. She’d advanced to the final three, but the network announced that an alternate ending, excluding Angelea, was shot and aired.

Lisa D’Amato, who recently scarred herself in a freak accident, was declared the winner.

The CW wouldn’t clarify what happened and Angelea was mum. Although some reported that she was let go because she posted news about the show’s outcome before it aired, Angelea said that’s not the case.

“No, I did not blab on Facebook or Twitter,” she said. “That would be something stupid. The prizes were so incredible for that one cycle. Are you kidding me? I would not mess that up by going on Twitter and going on Facebook.”
The full article is here.


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Feb. 12th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ugh, suddenly I'm super interested in this whole issue again after I'd completely forgotten about it. Thanks for not telling us anything we already know, Angelea! I guess it's cool that it's confirmed that she won the show. Now it means a lot more that Lisa said she has "a lot to prove".
Feb. 12th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I can't get past the idea that she would have won if she hadn't been disqualified. What the heck was Tyra thinking? I mean, I've disagreed with a lot of winners. But Angelea? Really?
Feb. 12th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
I know she was in the bottom so many times and deserved to get eliminated in all those instances.
Feb. 12th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yup. Not only is she a horrible person, but she can't actually model. Every once in a while she lucks into a good shot, but most of the time she's just bad.
Feb. 12th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
Exactly. The fact is, I am thrilled she did whatever she did to get disqualified (though it's about time she simply told us what it was) because as much as I am not a Lisa fan, at least she was better than Angelea.

Feb. 12th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I mean, Allison is pretty much my favorite Top Model contestant ever, and I desperately wanted her to win. But Lisa was miles and miles better than Angelea.
Feb. 13th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)
She is not a terrible person or model just because she's black.
Feb. 13th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
Wait, what? I didn't say that?
Feb. 14th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that came out of left field...
Feb. 14th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Lol, whatchu think?! Yeah, 'cause I'm black!!!
Feb. 12th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
she mentions something about her past. Maybe criminal?
Feb. 12th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Lisa was at the grammys looking totally normal, I have no idea how she healed so fast..
Feb. 13th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
Really?! Wow. Good for her!
Feb. 14th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
I had to look for myself since I had no idea she'd recovered so well.


Sure, she made the "Worst dressed" list, but WOW what a nice recovery. I don't think she's pretty (never have), but that's really great for her!
Feb. 16th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
That dress is just awful, but Lisa looks really good.
Feb. 12th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Now I'm even more interested. I need the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb. 13th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Allison should have won.
Feb. 13th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
(this is a bit off-topic, but I love your icon! Bringing us back to the good old days of cycle 2. BTW, who is that on the right? Is that Bethany?)

I agree with all of you who are saying that she would've been a terrible winner. I didn't like her on cycle 14 nor 17. There's nothing likable about her. Her pictures aren't that good, she's very drag looking, and she has a terrible personality. The only thing that's "all star" about her is that she was memorable, but everyone in c17 was...
Feb. 13th, 2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
(thanks! hard to tell in that picture, but it's actually c2 Sara on the right.)
Feb. 13th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is that they somehow found out she had a criminal history, or something along those lines.
Feb. 13th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
"Because of your past and what you've done..."

Honestly, my first thought that she was MTF trans and didn't reveal it (Isis was open about it). But then that would be pretty much impossible based on her past pregnancy unless she did the experimental uterus transplant or faked a pregnancy and adopted...both unlikely.

So my vote is for criminal record.
Feb. 13th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
I see a lot of people guessing "past criminal record," but I can't remember, is that something that we know they can actually get disqualified for? Shandi had a past criminal record, but I don't remember if that came out after the show aired...

not that I can think of any other probable reasons?

Edited at 2013-02-13 09:43 pm (UTC)
Feb. 14th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Her language has me thinking it's something more than a prior, but I have no other realistic ideas. Plenty of past girls had mentioned troubled pasts, but I don't personally recall any revealing a documented criminal history. Maybe she revealed something bad that may not have gotten her arrested but Tyty thought would look bad?

I don't know. Nothing makes sense and I doubt she'll say more in hopes of getting book sales.

(On my iPhone. Sorry for typos.)
Feb. 14th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
copy and pasted from the comments

"No, no, no-listen to the wording-they learnt information FROM Angelea, as in she confessed something. Forget about this theory about her leaking info, that would not have got her title revoked, and as impulsive as she is, she is not that stupid. Here's my theory which I think is correct...
At the end of the runway show, she felt unwell and she walked away right and she has been emotional and jittery and withdrawn the whole time they've been in Greece, and even before that, well usually in normal ANTM episodes, someone would follow her and a big deal would be made of her sickness, and her overcoming it etc, they lurve sick contestants, but either no-one did or they CUT THE FOLLOW UP because... I think she confessed something about her "sickness" that SHE'S BEEN DOING DRUGS, and thats why she has had strange outbursts, been emotional and unwell etc, it has been messing with her.
The next day, in Greece, they did crown the winner of ANTM, Angelea, but then word got round to the producers and the network that because of the pressure of the competition, she's been popping a few pills, and they immediately revoked it cos they cannot have that kind of scandal, look at what happens to athletes when drugs is uncovered, and even models, look at the contracts Kate Moss lost when her cocaine pictures were published, its highly likely they knew that Franca Sozzani, Express, Cover Girl and probs Tyra herself cannot condone it or turn a blind eye to it, and no client would ever associate with ANTM again if they knew thats what their models do behind the scenes.
If that argument does not convince you, look at what Allison, and some show insiders have said, that suggests its way bigger than Angelea simply having a big mouth-
Allison-“I think what happened with Angelea is more of a personal thing that went on with her. Out of respect and undying love for her, I think I will remain silent,”
ANTM viewer expert-"I have a feeling," he writes, "that it's something that would have shamed the show far more than Angelea." (what would shame the show more than a drugs scandal?!
ANTM Production insiders-“The show has put tape over my mouth.”
Another said, “It’s not a good thing to be publicized," adding, "I don't want to be responsible for that info getting out."
So no wonder Lisa and Allison were subdued, Lisa was pissed that a. she was 2nd choice, and b. that the focus would be all on Angelea anyway.
P.S. as a side note, when she complained of being unwell and walked away, I immediately thought "Preggers!" and thought maybe Tyra was so disgusted that instead of focusing on the competition, she was getting it on with someone from the production crew, (or maybe Tyson Beckford himself! lol I would mind getting disqualified for that) that she was disqualified then, but remember Shandi and co from cycle 2? They would have loved a little sex scandal, and played it up very well, and if she had an abortion, no one would really know. And if she had prevented Angelea from getting her prizes due to pregnancy, Angelea could have sued for unfair dismissal etc."
Feb. 14th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
I could be wrong, but (judging by the article text) I doubt it's drugs on-set that caused the DQ. She mentions about people from "all walks of life" and how it's "hypocrisy" and stuff in the past. A drug history wouldn't be grounds for a DQ by itself, unless maybe she hid it when she should have disclosed it (maybe). I could very easily be reading too much into her wording, but it just sounds like something that was history was brought up that hadn't been disclosed to Tyty&Co but should have.

I do think, however, it sounds like she's trying to make herself relevant to sell her book since people seemed to stop caring.
Feb. 14th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
I fail. Meant to reply to the comment above.
Feb. 14th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
I kind of assumed that she had been a sex worker at some point in her past. It couldn't be drugs or alcohol, Lisa went through rehab and was even on celebrity rehab before the all star cycle, wasn't she? But Angelea makes reference to 'all walks of life' and something in her past, so I wonder if she confessed to Tyra and they disqualified her in case it ever leaked. I'm sure Cover Girl would frown upon that kind of background.
Feb. 15th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
I remember she said she used to hustle people and that she's been homeless... If its not sexual it's surely criminal. The problem is that they should never have had her on the show to begin with, let alone go into a second season.
Feb. 20th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
My guess is it's a criminal record, and that her crime is one you can't turn into a sob story on a reality show, like robbery or something like that. One that would piss people off but that she didn't do major time for for whatever reason.
Mar. 1st, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
I thought then and thought up til now that she was pregnant. If you watch the Greece arc, you can see the difference between the first photoshoot and the last Modelland shoot. When they meet Tyson, Angelea is wearing a shirt that rides up at one point, and she was muffin-topping. She is very thin through the torso, and from that point on, she looked a little heavy in the mid-section. That, plus the mood swings made me think pregnant. Plus, I could see them freaking because if she was at the time, she wouldn't be able to fulfill the contract duties.

Someone mentioned hustling/prostitution. I would say that ANTM could deal with drug and alcohol abuse, but not the skin trade.

And obviously they have no issue with someone being physically combative. That crazy Kristen bitch from the college cycle...she was really wanting someone to pop off on her. Seriously, don't they actually LOOK at the footage they shoot?
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