Though she wasn’t the winner of America’s Next Top Model, Angelea Preston has been making headlines. Typically when the season ends, so does the accompanying drama, but that’s not what happened at the end of Cycle 17.
During the finale episode, it was announced right before judging that Angelea had been disqualified. There was very little information given, and fans have scoured the Internet for any kind of answer.
One rumor says that Angelea was the original winner of the show, but winner Lisa D’Amato has suggested that it is untrue. Another rumor says that Angelea disclosed some information on either Facebook or Twitter before she was supposed to. However, there has been no evidence of that either. Top Model judge Jay Manuel has even said that the reason was not disclosed to the judges.
In an attempt to put the rumors to rest, it was announced that Angelea would be giving a press conference today. However, a new report says that it has been cancelled. The report from the IT Factor says:
Angelea Preston backed out of her promised press conference, caving under pressure from the network to keep quiet.
This only adds to the speculation that the reason for Angelea’s departure was more personal than a simple Facebook status. It seems unlikely that fans of Angelea and of Top Model will be willing to let this go.