Kara Vincent feels that her failure to grow stronger cost her a shot at the America's Next Top Model title.

"I definitely feel like I had a really weak photo this week," she told reporters during a Thursday conference call.  "The judges just didn't think that I was improving maybe fast enough, or that my photos weren't really improving over the last couple weeks."

The 19-year-old 5'7" student from Fort Wayne, IN who currently resides in Chicago, IL became the seventh finalist eliminated from America's Next Top Model's thirteenth season during Wednesday night's broadcast of The CW reality series.

After her ouster, Vincent expressed regret in participating in the competition since she didn't win. 

"Before the show I was living in Costa Rica, so I had to leave to come be on the show," she told reporters. "But now I definitely am grateful for the experience and so I don't regret it at all."

One of the reasons Vincent said she's grateful for the opportunity is that it prepared her to be a better model.

"I definitely got a lot more experience and I got to work with some amazing people, so I hope this will help me get a better foot into the industry so I can see what I can do," she said.

In addition, Vincent said she learned a valuable lesson after participating in the "go-see" challenge during Wednesday night's episode.

"The feedback from the designers was that I looked kind of scruffy and unkempt," she told reporters. 

"Honestly, I didn't know we were going on go-sees or else I wouldn't have chosen to wear that outfit or style my hair that way. Now I'm much more aware of all the time I need to be prepared.  You never know who you're going to meet. You have to look your best in this industry."

While she has no problems with the way she was portrayed on the show, Vincent added she didn't make as many disparaging remarks about fellow finalist Nicole Fox as it may have seemed.

"I didn't spend all my time in the house just talking about Nicole.  They kind of took everything I ever said about Nicole and put it all together -- and a lot of it was taken out of context," she explained.  "We actually had a lot of fun in the house, and I wish they would have shown more of that."

Now that her America's Next Top Model experience is over, Vincent said she's trying to figure what her next step in life will be.
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"Right now I'm in Chicago going to school, trying to finish this semester and maybe move out to L.A. and see what happens," she said.  "Right now I haven't really planned everything out. But hopefully L.A. -- wherever I can get work really."
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