'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' eliminates Kristin Kagay
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/05/2012
America's Next Top Model: College Edition eliminated Kristin Kagay during The CW's broadcast of the nineteenth season's tenth episode Friday night.
Kristin, a 5' 7 1/4" 19-year-old student from Jacksonville, FL attending Florida State College of Jacksonville, 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.
"This is definitely not the last of me. I will come back stronger and will be able to use my body so I can do more than just head-up photos. But I'm not upset about leaving," Kristin said following her ouster.
"I have been through struggles in this house and I don't like any of these girls. I think that they are all fake and I don't think I've made a genuine friend since I've been here. I don't really give a sh-t about any of those girls, no. So, they can do whatever they want and I don't ever have to worry about interacting with them."
Kristin 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 tenth official photo shoot, which required the girls to "get a killer shot" while posing as warriors for fashion photographer -- and Top Model creator and lead judge -- Tyra Banks in the water beneath waterfalls. Each model was dressed in one of five themes: pipe, shell, wood, fabric, or metal.
During the episode's challenge, the girls had to wear Cedella Marley swimwear and pose in the water with a dolphin in Jamaica. They were told to strike high fashion poses rather than appear like they were just on vacation.
Leila Goldkuhl, a 5' 11" unemployed 20-year-old student from Framingham, MA attending the University of Rhode Island, ended up winning the challenge and therefore received a House of Marley prize package worth $3,000 and a spa day for herself and one other girl in the competition. Leila chose to share her special spa day with Kiara Belen, a 5' 9" 22-year-old student from Las Vegas, NV attending the University of California - Irvine.
In addition, Leila -- who was allowed to re-enter the competition after receiving the highest overall social media score of all the previously-eliminated girls -- also earned $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 Kristin a total of 24 points for the photo shoot. She received nine points from Tyra, seven points from Kelly Cutrone and eight points from Rob Evans. Kristin also earned five points for the challenge in addition to 4.978 points from the fans, making her overall score 34.
Laura earned a total of 24 points from the judges as well after Kelly gave her seven points, Tyra gave her eight points and Rob gave her nine. Added to her score of six from the challenge and 5.909 from the fan vote, Laura was revealed to be safe thanks to her overall score of 35.9.
Leila received the first call-out in Tyra's line of best to the worst scores of the week. She had an overall score of 46.40, including a perfect set of 10s across the board from the show's three judges and a very high 7.428 fan vote.
Following Leila, Tyra then revealed the photos of Kiara and Nastasia Scott -- leaving Kristin and Laura in the bottom two.
"I think that you're going to have a career. I would really focus on your face. Just really make that the best because that's your strength as opposed to trying to force the other thing. I say, go with what your strength is," Tyra told Kristin after announcing the results.