Angelea Preston to "tell all" about her 'Top Model' disqualification
By Reality TV World staff, 12/09/2011
Angelea Preston has announced plans for a "tell-all" press conference in which she will allegedly detail the actual circumstances behind her sudden and largely unexplained disqualification from America'sNext Top Model All-Stars during Wednesday night's finale broadcast on The CW.
While the network has confirmed it shot "new scenes" for the ending of the finale broadcast -- which featured the crowning of winner Lisa D'Amato -- due to Preston's disqualification, The CW has declined to comment on whether the new scenes altered the competition's results or if D'Amato had originally been declared the competition's winner prior to the additional filming.
In addition, the network has declined to elaborate on the reasons for Preston's removal or make her available for media interviews alongside D'Amato and Allison Harvard, who was shown finishing as the competition's runner-up after the announcement of Preston's disqualification.
Preston has also not publicly commented on the matter thus far, but is vowing to change that during a press conference in New York City on Saturday afternoon.
"Angelea Preston is taking a stand in a tell-all press conference where she will explain what really happened leading up to her sudden disappearance," her representative said in a statement to Reality TV World.
After showing the competition's three remaining finalists competing in a final runway show challenge in Greece, America's Next Top Model's finale broadcast transitioned to footage of a L.A.-based final judging panel in which Preston was suddenly absent and her disqualification for undisclosed reasons was announced.
"It turns out that after shooting was wrapped, our production and the network learned information from Angelea that disqualifies her from the competition," Nigel Barker was shown telling his fellow judges as the panel session began.
"So what does that mean?" judge Andre Leon Talley asked.
"Well, it means we're now going to do our final judging with the remaining two girls and in the interest of fairness, the producers and the network thought it best to evaluate Allison and Lisa on their own without the added competition of Angelea," Barker replied.
"Well you know what guys? We wish Angelea the best in all her future endeavors," photo shoot director Jay Manuel said.
"Oh absolutely, absolutely," Talley agreed.
Tyra Banks was shown adding little to the Angelea discussion, despite her status as Top Model's creator, executive producer and lead judge.