or


[04/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Leslie Eliminated from UPN's "America's Next Top Model"

[via press release from UPN]

LESLIE ELIMINATED FROM UPN'S "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL"

Leslie, a student from Higley, Ariz., became the sixth girl eliminated from the sixth cycle of UPN's hit series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, reducing the pool from 8 girls to 7.

J. Alexander greeted the girls for a lesson about movement on the runway and demonstrated tips on how to use accessories and body motion to make garments come alive. While J. critiqued the girls on their techniques, Leslie's uncertainty became very apparent causing her awkwardness to stand out more than her beauty. "It takes the pretty away from her," J. said after the lesson.

The girls then met with Richard and Ron Harris, better known as the "aswirl twins," for a lesson on swirling and twirling that would further sharpen their knowledge of movement on the runway. Although many of the girls had difficulty mastering the graceful movements, Leslie appeared increasingly tense and unsure of her actions.

The next day, the girls put their skills to the test in a fashion show held in a local church that featured the fashions of renowned designer Lloyd Klein and beautiful diamonds of Sol Rafael. Leslie, who openly expressed being nervous before the fashion show started, had trouble relaxing which led to a stiff and unenthusiastic performance on the runway.

Jay Manuel then led the girls in a rooftop photo shoot for Payless Shoes, where each had to create an edgy and energetic look while dancing with Tommy the Clown and his Krumpers. Once again, Leslie had difficulty embracing the essence of the shoot and failed to provide a variety of poses and facial expressions. Jay was disappointed after Leslie's shoot, commenting "I really thought she was going to nail it more."

During the week's elimination ceremony, the judges challenged each girl to showcase their signature walk and tested their balance and posture in a slow motion 360 degree turn. Although the judges agreed that Leslie is both photogenic and beautiful, they were not convinced of her presence as a top model. "The judges think, 'beautiful girl, beautiful pictures,' but a lot of them don't see a model in front of them," Tyra said to Leslie before eliminating her from the competition.

The winner of UPN's AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL will have the opportunity to be managed by Ford Models. She will also receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. The winner will additionally appear in a fashion spread in Elle magazine.

The sixth installment of UPN's hit dramality series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL follows 13 young women as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling. Banks, who created the show, also serves as executive producer along with Ken Mok ("Making the Band") and Anthony Dominici ("The Amazing Race").

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL airs Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. For more information about AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, log on to www.upn.com.





  [april 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· MAKING THE BAND (MTV)





[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/16/17 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Expands "The Vampire Diaires" Series Finale to Two-Hour Event
Look for the one-hour retrospective "Forever Yours" to lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the show's final installment at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Media Is Living the Highlife in the Low Country as "Southern Charm" Season Four Premieres Monday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Get the bourbon flowing for the new season as Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

[02/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Series "Living With Yourself"
"I'm doubly thrilled to be working with IFC on this show," said Tim Greenberg. "Normally I'd make a joke out of a quote like this, but I'm too sincerely excited."

[02/16/17 - 01:11 PM]
Cosplayers Put Their Skills to the Test in Syfy's Newest Competition Series, "Cosplay Melee"
Premiering on Tuesday, March 21, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content.

[02/16/17 - 12:36 PM]
Adam Carolla's Live Interactive Talk Show Premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET on Spike
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere of "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live."

[02/16/17 - 12:17 PM]
Chelsea Handler Announces Season Two Premiere Date of "Chelsea" on Netflix
"Chelsea" will now stream as an hour-long episode each week, giving her audience exactly what they want: more Chelsea on Friday nights.

[02/16/17 - 11:34 AM]
Santiago Cabrera to Star in "Salvation," A New Suspense Drama Series to Be Broadcast in Summer 2017 on CBS
Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer.

[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.