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America's Next Top Model

Nigel Barker Reveals Why AzMarie Was Eliminated From ANTM Cycle 18

Androgynous model AzMarie was treated like the frontrunner to win America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 until she refused to don a “booty tooch training pad” during Episode 6 tooch lessons with Tyra Banks. That was the end of Az.

The Sexy Nigel Barker, who is reaching his own end after this cycle, talked to Small Screen Scoop about what went wrong with British Invasion’s early star.

“Girls are eliminated on ANTM by an overall majority vote, which means that I can be overruled and a girl sent home that [I] wished could have remained,” said Nigel, who is becoming a professional hinter. “I am not going to say that’s what happened in this instance, but I do believe AzMarie was a great model with lots of potential. However she was very short sighted and ANTM is a competition. Sometimes the first will be last and the last will be first…”

Considering how much Nigel gushed about Az in the episode before her elimination — when she got first photo and Nigel basically credited her with what they all live for — he probably did want to keep her. Moral of the story: Do whatever crazy thing the show asks or face The Wrath of Tyra.

Catch the next episode of ANTM Cycle 18 tonight, May 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Source: Small Screen Scoop

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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05.9.2012 / 08:08 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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