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Exclusive: Bre Scullark talks about 'America's Next Top Model'


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/21/2011 

Bre Scullark became the fifth girl eliminated from America's Next Top Model's all-stars edition's sixth episode during Wednesday night's broadcast on The CW.

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On Thursday, the 26-year-old who previously appeared on Top Model's fifth season, talked to Reality TV World about her America's Next Top Model experience -- including whether she was shocked about her elimination, what she felt the judges were looking for when they told her she wasn't the same person who competed on the show's fifth season, whether she found her ouster strange since she had never been in the bottom two while a few fellow all-stars had been numerous times, and why she was surprised that model Coco Rocha found her modeling performance at the bar-fight photo shoot distracting. 

Below is the first portion of our exclusive interview with Bre. Check back with Reality TV World on Monday for the second half. 

Reality TV World: Were you shocked to be eliminated or did you somewhat see it coming beforehand?

Bre Scullark: I kind of knew that I was going to be eliminated yesterday and so it wasn't really a shock to me, you know?

Reality TV World: Why was that?

Bre Scullark: I listened very carefully to what the judges have been saying for the past couple of weeks and so, I knew that there was a point where they were probably going to eliminate me. They just felt like I wasn't the same person that I was since my cycle -- Cycle 5.

Reality TV World: You are clearly older and more mature now, but what do you think was missing for the judges that you showed them your first time around on the show? What do you think they were looking for and why do you think you didn't or couldn't really deliver it?

Bre Scullark: I don't think you ever really know 100% percent about how to make someone else happy. You gotta make yourself happy first, and I think that what they were looking for was just that young girl that was 19 again and I just couldn't give them 19 anymore. It's kind of impossible. (Laughs)

Reality TV World: This week happened to be the first time you had ever been in the bottom two during this all-stars competition, so I know you said you saw your elimination coming a little bit, but did you find it strange that you were eliminated especially since Alexandria Everett, Lisa D'Amato and Angelea Preston had been in the bottom two a couple if not several times? Did you think that was unfair and that you should have gotten another shot?

Bre Scullark: I think anybody would have loved to stay around, but I think I accepted that it was just my time to go. I didn't really read into how many times I had been in the bottom two or you know, thinking it was unfair. I just learned to accept that it is what it is and just appreciate the opportunity and keep moving.

Reality TV World: You had tied with Lisa for the win at the Kardashians' runway challenge and you also got the acting role on CSI by winning the challenge the week prior -- congratulations on that by the way! You clearly had been doing very well in the competition at the challenges that weren't photo shoots. So would you say looking back that the challenges where your photos don't end up getting critiqued aren't that significant after all when it comes to what they're looking for in the winner of the competition?

Bre Scullark: I think that it's a lot of different things. It isn't just one thing. It isn't just pictures. It isn't just challenges. I think the judges want to make sure that you can deliver across the board and they didn't feel that I could do that.

Reality TV World: Could you talk at all about your upcoming role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and where and when that will take place?

Bre Scullark: I can't really talk too much in detail about it as of yet, but as soon as I have a date for everybody as to when it's going to air, I'm definitely going to blast it. So, I will let you know soon.

Reality TV World: For most of the past episodes, you have been called out in the middle of the pack when Tyra hands out the best photo to the worst of the week. Do you think just remaining in the middle of the pack is what got you eliminated, maybe in that you weren't the best at the end of the week but you also weren't at the bottom where you could show the judges how you could drastically improve? It seems like Angelea has been called out for doing really well in challenges just because she's been portrayed as kind of the underdog.

Bre Scullark: You know, I never looked at it that way. I think that's a great question but I don't really have a response to it. It's just another thing to think about.

Reality TV World: When you got eliminated, the other girls seemed very surprised and you could clearly see that on their faces. What was your reaction when you noticed that and were aware that the girls seemed to view you as a frontrunner?

Bre Scullark: I just -- when I saw that the girls were shocked, I just wanted to make sure that they knew that I was okay and I didn't want to make any sudden moves. I just wanted to make sure that they knew that it's a competition and anything can happen and I loved all of them, really, honestly. I just wish all of them the best -- every single last one of them. They're special. They really, really are.

Reality TV World: You went into the bar fight photo shoot with Coco very confidently and you seemed to be just as confident when the shoot was over about your performance and how you and Alexandria went above and beyond. Was it a shock to you when you realized you were in the bottom two and that your picture wasn't well received by the judges since you had been so excited about how the shoot went?

Bre Scullark: I think I just accepted it for what they are. I have to be confident in my work because if I'm not going to be confident in my work then who is? More importantly, for me, I just felt like sometimes it happens. Realistically, everybody doesn't get a great shot every time. So, yesterday just wasn't my time and I didn't take a great shot and I deserved to go home because of that.

Reality TV World: When you watched last night's episode from home, the editing made it seem like you kept screaming and doing the same pose repeatedly in the bar photo shoot. Would you say the editing was accurate or do you think they concentrated on one aspect of your photo shoot and almost tried to poke a little fun at you?

Bre Scullark: I think it's a show and it was entertaining to watch. For me, it was like nails going across a chalkboard, but I don't know if they tried to make fun of me or they just wanted to mess with the edit. I don't even really look at those things anymore. I just saw that they pulled out what went wrong in my photo shoot and that was my reason that it didn't go well and that's subequently why I went home.

Reality TV World: Watching the show back, would you agree with the judges that your performance at the bar photo shoot was a little bit too much and too dramatic, or would you argue and say you felt you brought just the right amount to get a good photo in the end?

Bre Scullark: I think that I committed and listen, just like everything else, it's a gamble. You commit; You go 100% percent. Sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes it does. Yesterday, it didn't work, but I'm always going to commit. I didn't get where I am right now because I half-assed anything. (Laughs)

Reality TV World: What was your reaction when you heard Coco's reaction of your performance in the photo shoot? She seemed a little distracted and taken aback by your screaming and such. Did that surprise you or did you get a sense that's how she was feeling while you were posing with her?

Bre Scullark: No, you know what? I never even thought about it. I thought that we were all professionals and distractions don't happen that much because we're focused on what we're doing. So, it was unfortunate that she was distracted because I wasn't.


(Photo credit The CW)


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