Krista White: America's Next Top Model Winner

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If self-serving blow hard Tyra Banks had her way, she'd name herself America's Next Top Model every year.

Fortunately, that's against this show's rules, which meant good things for Krista White last night.

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The 26-year-old from Pine Bluff, Arkansas beat out Raina Hein in the finals and was reduced to tears when her name was announced as the winner.

"I can't believe it. I want to pinch myself," said White. "Nobody thought it would be me. For me, to be from the small Pine Bluff with maybe 100 or something people where nobody ever leaves. It's amazing ... I'm excited I'm America's Next Top Model."

Of course, someone has to tell Angela that the competition is over - and she lost.

"I know America loves me," the self-promoting finalist said after being eliminated. "Even though I'm not in the final two, I'm still America's Next Top Model."

Except that you aren't.

Banks referred to White as "the embodiment of a top model." As the winner, she receives a contract with Wilhelmina Models; a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics; and a six-page spread in Seventeen.

Were you happy Krista won?


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I am so glad that Krista won!!! Not only did Krista come a long way in modeling by learning along the way but she applied what she learned in her model shots throughout the season. And two, I agree with her, now she can lead by example by showing that dark-skin is beautiful too. I am Black so I know how dark-skinned people are perceived by some. I am light-skinned, myself but my son is dark and I have told him repeatly to embrace his beauty and that he is handsome in his dark-skin. Again, way to go!! Krista!!

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Congrats to Krista! I agree everyone here in Pine Bluff is so pround of you and I wish you well in the future.

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Because of storms in the Virginia area, our power went out during the finale, so I had to search the internet this mornig to see if Krista won. and she did. I am so happy for her. All of the other girls had issues that would have carried over into their careers. You go girl!

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Sorry but I think Raina shoud have won. Tyra, I think you missed this, whereas Krista is a good model, in person, she has no personality at all. When it came to the beauty shot, Raina's was great, you even said Tyra that there was no eye contact, no connection and that's the ad that is going to run for Cover Girl, don't think so. Generally on past season's if the Cover Girl beauty shot wasn't good, the girl didn't win, have things changed. I know everyone is entitled to an opinion, but this is mine and I have watched every single season, I'll keep being a fan.

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It is over for Krista, she has a sense of sophistication, confidence, walks very well, has a very sought after international look and is very much needed in an industry that overlooks people of color.

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WELL DONE KRISTA .. NOW YOU CAN SHOW ALL DARK SKIN THAT THERE IS BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE ... I WAS SO HAPPY THAT MY DARK SKIN DAUGHTER WAS ABLE TO SEE YOU WIN ... IT REALLY GAVE HER A LIFT .... CONGRATS KRISTA WELL DONE ... NO MORE TEARS PLEASE ... U ARE VERY STRONG WOMEN ....CIE AND NINYAH 2010

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Reina should have won of course, but in a way it's better for her. Because now she can get a much better cosmetic contract then Cover girl ,she is too classy for it!

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Thanks for spoiling the outcome. The season finale didn't air yet but it's on here???

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I really liked here from the begining,i always suport her..she new how to pose,to be creative..she was gorgeous at the beginning she wasn't shining too much but at the end she rocked it so she deserved it.And it isn't a matter of age because Yohanna also won at the same age no one complained

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I wanted angelea to win but Khrista deserved it congrats. Anyone who disagrees think whose gotten the best photos 3 times in a row not any of the other girls. and all the other girls already knew that Khrista would be in the top 2 WHY because she has been taking the best photos . PERIOD no more discussion Khrsita kicked all their asses and to me it was the easiest to decide who should win