'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' cuts Nastasia Scott and determines Final 3
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/12/2012
America's Next Top Model: College Edition eliminated Nastasia Scott during The CW's broadcast of the nineteenth season's eleventh episode Friday night.
Nastasia, a 5' 8 1/4" 19-year-old student and sales associate from East Stroudsburg, PA attending East Stroudsburg University, was ousted from the competition after she found herself in the bottom two based upon her total combined scores from the challenge, Top Model's three judges and home viewers' fan vote.
"I'm so proud of myself. It doesn't look like I am because I'm crying, but I am. Of course I'm sad, but I mean, if this is how it was meant to work out, then this is how it's meant to work out. I can't really change it because I really did do everything I could. Just this experience alone, it is so amazing. When I first auditioned, I didn't think I was going to make it up to this point, so I can only thank God," Nastasia said following her ouster.
Nastasia landed in the bottom two alongside Laura James, a 6' 0" 21-year-old student from Cambridge, NY attending Paul Smith's College, after the season's eleventh official photo shoot, which required the girls to shoot an ad campaign for Top Model's fragrance Dream Come True for fashion photographer Jez Smith. The ad shot by the eventual winner ofAmerica's Next Top Model: College Edition will actually be used to represent the brand.
During the episode's challenge, the girls auditioned for the opportunity to be in a commercial advertising Jamaica as a holiday destination for the Jamaica tourist board. They were instructed to memorize 15 seconds of dialogue and deliver their lines while on horseback, wading through the ocean.
Kiara Belen, a 5' 9" 22-year-old student from Las Vegas, NV attending the University of California - Irvine, ended up winning the challenge and therefore received a worldwide commercial for the Jamaica tourist board and $10,000 in her bank worth of scholarship money, an amount which could only be claimed if she was to actually win America's Next Top Model: College Edition.
America's Next Top Model: College Edition's judges gave Nastasia a total of 24 points for the photo shoot. She received eight points from Top Model creator and lead judge Tyra Banks, nine points from Kelly Cutrone and seven points from Rob Evans. Nastasia also earned six points for the challenge in addition to 5.527 points from the fans, making her overall score 35.5.
Laura earned a total of 22 points from the judges after Kelly gave her seven points, Tyra gave her seven points and Rob gave her eight. Added to her score of eight from the challenge and 5.836 from the fan vote, Laura was revealed to be safe thanks to her overall score of 35.8 -- a score which was extremely close to Laura's.
Kiara received the first call-out in Tyra's line of best to the worst scores of the week. She had an overall score of 39, which included an eight from Tyra, a seven from Kelly and a nine from Rob. In addition to her high challenge score of nine, she also received a 6.005 fan vote.
Following Kiara, Tyra then revealed Leila Goldkuhl, a 5' 11" unemployed 20-year-old student from Framingham, MA attending the University of Rhode Island, with 37.1 total points. She received an eight from both Tyra and Kelly and a nine from Rob, while she racked in the highest fan vote score of 6.110 -- leaving Nastasia and Laura in the bottom two.