DIANA ELIMINATED FROM "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" ON THE CW
March 29, 2007 (Burbank, California) - Diana, a student from Garfield, New Jersey, was the fifth girl eliminated during the eighth cycle of The CW's hit reality series "America's Next Top Model," reducing the pool from 9 girls to 8.
The girls met with director of Elite Model Management Cathy Gould and Elite Model Claudia Mason, who taught them all about personal style and how to dress appropriately. The girls then met with the Zarian brothers, who presented them with the challenge of creating their own ad display. After splitting them into groups of three, the teams had to use the available clothes, accessories and materials provided by Sears to create a unified box display. The challenge was working together to create an overall image that sold their line of clothing.
The next day the girls met with Jay who introduced them to a group of male models that they would be posing with in a couple shoot. However, the girls were shocked to find out they were posing as men in their photos, and the men would be transformed into women. Diana struggled with her "red carpet couple" shoot and Jay commented, "I know you are trying, but it looks like you are bored with it." Jay was also disappointed in Diana when he asked her why she wanted to be America's Next Top Model and her only response was "Just 'cuz."
During the elimination panel, the judges were not impressed with Diana's photo and felt that she was lacking passion. "She's a great looking girl with incredible potential, but she doesn't have any oomph, no fire," Nigel said. "You are so strong, so beautiful, but for some reason the judges don't feel that fire and that passion" Tyra said to Diana, before eliminating her from the race to become "America's Next Top Model."
In addition to a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl, this year's prize package for the winner of The CW's "America's Next Top Model" will include a contract with Elite Model Management and a cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.
The eighth cycle of the hit reality series "America's Next Top Model" on The CW follows 13 young women as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress 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 The CW. For more information about "America's Next Top Model" log on to http://www.cwtv.com/.