Ann Ward Named America's Next Top Model

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This absolutely epic, historic, life-altering cycle 15 finale of America's Next Top Model aired last night.

As over-hyped by Tyra Banks ("Do you understand how serious this is?" she asked. "This is Top Model – elevated."), the concluding episode pitted Ann against Chelsey, as the women competed to earn a spread in Italian Vogue.

In the end, the woman who dominated from the beginning - winning five back-to-back photo challenges - was crowned the season's champion. Our congratulations go out to 19-year old Ann Ward!

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"I'm so happy that I can make my parents proud," said the 6'2" model, who endured many taunts about her size and gangly figure. "I won! I can't believe any of this right now."

Can you? Did Ann deserve the title? Visit our friends at TV Fanatic for a far more detailed recap of the America's Next Top Model finale.

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for CARLA. yes, we are all open to any comments. If that's what you think then go ahead make your own day. At least Ann made it to the top even though she looks weird and awkward. How about you? hope you don't mind, what have you achieved so far? why don't you try ANTM and let everybody knows that not only weirdos can make it to the top but also girls like you with a "big heart" and "with a soul". by the way, if you think Ann is ugly then show us what you got. Show us girl, com'n !! bring it on! you talk too much, I your mouth is like a chicken's butt.

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clara your the loser here ... either u have anger problems or yr just an idiot in general because even if you dont think she should have won you dont have to make those comments... i am 14 and my little 8 year old sister was reading this .. she wanted the other girl to win and i wanted ann to win... she wanted to see posts about ann so i pulled up this page.. she saw all the nice comments about how ann won and the once that didnt want her to win (but were still nice about it) then she saw your comment and now she is going around calling everyone idiots and blind who wanted ann to win she is making fun of my BEST FRIEND because she is super tall to.... so clara how does that make YOU feel, talk about great role model. So why dont you just F* off and delete that comment because no one deserves to be bullied like that... i was bullied and I finally don't get bullied anymore... if you want to stay a bully then go write in yr F*ing diary about it :( Thank-you..
Madi

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Being from Europe I must say that she has what it takes to make it over here. She is the right fit for Italian Vogue and the designers that are located around the different fashion capitols of Europe, she could be seen in anything from Cavalli to Vivienne Westwood and Chanel.
She is not the typical American girl next door model, but that is not what the European market is looking for. If you look at European models they are unusual, weird and anything but generic.
I am a photographer, and I had my finger on her from the first episode. What photographer wouldn't love to work with someone who can step into any setting or any character and deliver the goods?
She is a worthy winner, and she will make it far, no doubt about it.

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I don't think she's attractive at all and I agree with Carla. She does sound masculine and she is tall and gangly. I am not trying to be mean but just my opinion since she was picked to be a model. It's just hard to believe that she is the picture of beauty. Maybe models are not picked for their looks I guess.

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"carla" is just jealous hahaha you are very rude ..does it really bother you that much ann wins? i bet as if you are a perfect girl ... i mean not just look but also from the inside ..your comments showed very well you are just too pathetic.

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I feel that some of these comments are a bit extreme. Honestly I feel Chelsea was the better choice. She was more professional and I feel that she deserved it more. I fel that Ann was too insecure. She made me feel as though I needed to pity her the whole time. She had no personality that me as a viewer could relate to. Chelsea was a hard worker who've kept herself driven throughout the entire thing. Ann was definately pretty but the fashion industry isn't just that. Yes, she's different. Shes the underdog, but that doesn't mean she deserves it more. Her walk was nerve wrecking to watch and her personality was dry. I'm sure she's a great person but as a presentor of a product I'm notncinvinced. This show doesn't surprise me at all. I only watch because of the fashion and the photography. I knew Ann was gonna win. They showed favoritism towards her since the begining. Maybe they should hire a new editor for the show because every season is so predictable.

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I THINK THAT SHE WAS THE PERFECT CHOICE CHELSE THOUGH SHE HAD IT ALL THAT JUST SH0WS THAT EVEN TH0UGH U MIGHT HAVE IT ALL YOUR NOT ALWAYS THE WINNER I HATED CHELSE SHE THOUGH SHE WAS ALL THAT ... IM GLAD SHE DIDT WIIN .. GOOD CHOICE TYRA

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I knew Anne was going to win from the beginning. I don't know why they made is watch this season. Ann isn't all that attractive but she is different. That's showing america not everything is based on being beautifull.

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so happy ann won! finally a season that didn't let me down! chesley was pretty but she looked like any blonde model in the magazine. on the other hand, when you open the megazine, you'd know this is ann ward. her look is so strange that you'd want to look twice or maybe even three times.

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I'm sure she is a nice girl, but she looks like she has a medical problem. If I were to see her on the street, I would think she was unusual but not in a pretty way. I don't think that Tyra and her crew are in touch with reality. They live in a different world and see things a different way.

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