Cycle 19 has finally found its winner.
After weeks of catwalks, casting calls, commercials and photoshoots, the viewers and judges have spoken. America's Next Top Model season frontrunner Laura James won in a very close final judging against Kiara Belen and Leila Goldkuhl (second and third place respectively).
Before final judging, each girl participated in a photoshoot for Nylon Magazine and their potential advertisement photoshoot for Nine West. Also, the final episode included the formulaic runway that featured the return of past eliminated contestants. Not much was very surprising about the last episode, except for maybe Leila falling twice at the final runway.
Congrats to Laura for winning. As the newest America's Next Top Model, she'll get a modeling contract with LA Models & NY Model Management, a spread in Nylon magazine, campaigns with both Nine West and Smashbox Comestics, and $100,000 (including $30,000 from challenge wins) cash prize. Plus, Laura will be the face of ANTM's perfume, "Dream Come True".
In renewal news, Top Model will be back for Cycle 20. The new season will feature male models competing alongside female models for the title.
Did your favourite make it to the finale? Sound off in the comments and let me know what you thought about the season.