'America's Next Top Model' ousts Maggie Keating after contestants pose pregnant for photo shoot
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/17/2018
America's Next Top Model eliminated Maggie Keating and determined Season 24's Top 14 finalists during Tuesday night's broadcast on VH1.
Maggie, a 20-year-old from Surry, ME, was ousted from the competition after the show's panel of judges determined she had the least impressive performance at the week's photo shoot.
Tyra told Maggie that the judges didn't love her "white homegirl" persona and that she might be better off taking selfies at home. Tyra told the contestant to find out who she really is and bring that to her photos.
"This is really shocking. I'm just really bummed," Maggie said following her ouster.
"I have many sides to me, and I felt kind of cut off short and run off the runway and they just didn't try for me. I really thought there was more for me here. Being picked as the Final 15, that's groundbreaking for my career to have that, so by all means, I'm so grateful."
The panel is comprised of America's Next Top Model and America's Got Talent host Tyra Banks; supermodel, entrepreneur, and body activist Ashley Graham; Chief Creative Officer of Paper magazine Drew Elliott; and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach.
Maggie fell into the bottom two this week with Brenda "Brendi K" Seiner, a 22-year-old from Nashville, TN.
"You are beautiful. You are a fighter," Tyra told Brendi after revealing she'd survive to see another day in the competition. "I want to get you out of [living in] that car, but I can't do it alone. You have to work, and this girl was not the one I chose to be in this competition."
Maggie was sent packing from America's Next Top Model after the cast of 15 girls was required to walk in a runway challenge at Venice Beach Skate Park and then pose for a Bohemian photo shoot.
After receiving tips and constructive criticism from runway coach and supermodel Stacey Mckenzie, the aspiring models participated in a runway show for Baja East.
The contestants had to walk down a narrow piece of concrete for a runway show at the skate park in which skateboarders were whizzing by them and performing tricks next to them as they were trying to concentrate.
The person to perform the best in the runway show would be able to walk for Baja East at New York Fashion Week, and that person was Khrystyana, a 32-year-old from New York, NY.
Khrystyana's victory gave her so much hope for the modeling industry considering she's both a curvy model and over the age of 30.
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For the week's photo shoot, the 15 contestants were transformed into Bohemian "baby mamas" and posed as pregnant women with big prosthetic bellies. Drew told the girls they needed to "glow" in this photo shoot inspired by a previous Blac Chyna magazine cover for Paper.
The episode concluded with the cast of girls getting judged and critiqued at panel.
Best photo went to Coura, a 24-year-old from Eastvale, CA, but Tyra asked her to show more of her personality in the coming days.
Tyra then announced which girls were safe from elimination by handing out the baby-bump photos in the following order: Rio, a 23-year-old from Detroit, MI; Erin, a 42-year-old from Riverside, CA; Jeana, a 24-year-old from Minneapolis, MN; Khrystyana; and Christina, a 34-year-old from Jenkintown, PA.
She was then followed by Liz, a 24-year-old from New York, NY; Kyla, a 20-year-old from Lacey, WA; Ivana, a 33-year-old from Durham, NC; Rhiyan, a 20-year-old from Orange County, CA; Liberty, a 20-year-old from Lava Hot Springs, ID; Shanice, a 25-year-old from Murfreesboro, TN; and Sandra, a 22-year-old from Cliffside Park, NJ.