March 04, 2011 01:30 PM by Allyson Wells
The latest contestant to be eliminated from America’s Next Top Model was Nicole Lucas. While Nicole was only 20 years old, Tyra Banks and the other judges thought she looked like she could be a mom and criticized her for being old-looking. There was no doubt that Nicole wouldn’t stick around long. Although she was eliminated, Nicole remained sunny and is speaking out on her experience on the show.
In the exit interview, Nicole said that she really appreciated Tyra’s advice. However, Nicole is still confused over how she looks so old. “I don’t understand how I look older in pictures. I have a portfolio full of pictures where I dont’ look old, so it confuses me. But the experience was absolutely worth it.” I think being called old-looking is much better than saying your face looks like a cat’s bottom, as judge Nigel said of Nicole in the premiere!
From the beginning, Nicole did not seem quite as confident as some of the other models in the house. This was evident in the acting challenge that forced the girls to face their worst critic. Nicole faced herself and tried to convince herself that she was good enough to be a model and be in the competition. “I am my worst critic. I’m really hard on myself, and I’m a perfectionist. I’m not the most confident in person, if you ask me if I think I’m pretty, I’ll tell you that I think I’m average and it’s true. The experience taught me that I deserved to be in the competition, even though I look like an idot saying that now, because I got eliminated.
Season 16 is like the previous season where the focus is on high fashion. Nicole spoke out on which remaining girl she thinks has what it takes to grace Vogue Italia. “I have three girls that I’d love to see win: Molly, Brittani, and Mikaela. They all have extremely high fashion looks, and I’d be happy if any one of them won.” Tune into America’s Next Top Model on CW on Wednesdays to see if Nicole’s prediction holds up.
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