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This might not endear Asia Nitollano to all the critics who believed she should never have won CW’s Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll in the first place:

The victor has officially turned down the group’s offer to join.

CW head Dawn Ostroff says Asia quit to pursue a solo career. This might explain why Nitollano was a no-show for the Dolls’ performance at the big Live Earth concert earlier this month. It also should fuel fans’ ire toward the singer, someone who receives as many hateful comments on The Hollywood Gossip as Simon Monjack and Spencer Pratt.

Asia Nitollano won the search for the next Pussycat Doll over Melissa Reyes. But she won’t be accepting the group’s offer to actually join it.

Ostroff broke the news at a press conference Friday. But she claims this doesn’t make the network’s reality show pointless. Another season is actually planned, although the nine finalists will compete to be in a new trio called Girlicious.

Fans have left comments all over our celebrity gossip blog, claiming that runner-up Melissa Reyes should have won the competition all along. Some believe Asia is a worse singer than Brooke Hogan.

This decision by Nitollano will likely make them even angrier. Instead of finding group success and then leaving to pursue her own career, like Beyonce, Asia thinks she can simply skip the first step.

Only time will tell if she’s correct.