“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.