'America's Next Top Model' eliminates male model Mike Scocozza
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/26/2013
America's Next Top Model eliminated Mike Scocozza during The CW's broadcast of the twentieth season's fifth episode Friday night.
"It's just the beginning. I'm going to keep working hard. I have no regrets whatsoever. Tyra Banks completely changed my life. She took a risk on me. She saw something in me. She believed in me and gave me an opportunity that no one ever has. It's going to take a lot of work to get back into the competition. I mean, the possibility is there and I can't slip up at all. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead," said Mike, a 6' 5" 26-year-old vending and catering company employee from Los Angeles, CA.
Mike was eliminated from the competition after he found himself in the bottom two alongside Jeremy Rohmer, a 6' 3" 19-year-old nutritional supplement salesman from Mission Viejo, CA.
The pair of male models landed in the bottom two based upon their challenge score and total combined scores from the judges and viewers for a photo shoot which required the contestants to portray a mix of redneck culture and beauty pageant glam in a "sheek" trailer park setting.
For the challenge, the models walked a spinning runway in the form of a giant turntable for Nylon magazine editor-in-chief Marvin Scott Jarrett. Jourdan Miller, a 6' 0" unemployed 19-year-old from Bend, OR, won the challenge and received a wardrobe from her designer and a segment on Nylon TV.
Mike received eight points from Top Model judges Tyra and Kelly Cutrone and six points from fellow judge Rob Evans. He also earned six points from the challenge and a 5.1 fan vote, making his overall score 33.10.
Jeremy received seven points from Tyra and Kelly and six additional points from Rob. Added to his challenge score of six points and 7.2 fan vote, Jeremy was revealed to be safe thanks to his overall score of 33.20.
Mike will join previously-eliminated contestant Chlea Ramirez in the separate competition with the hopes of being voted back onto the show by Top Model fans.
Best photo of the week went to Jourdan, who was the person to receive the highest overall score of 45.10.
Tyra's call-out order was as follows: Jourdan, Nina, Phil, Don, Chris, Marvin, Jiana, Cory, Kanani, Alexandra, Renee, and finally Jeremy and Mike.