March 09, 2013 07:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
On this week’s episode of Oxygen’s, The Face, airing on Tuesdays at 9/8c, Madeleine Armstrong was eliminated from the competition because Naomi thought she wasn’t memorable. In an interview with reporters, Madeleine talked about her elimination. Keep reading to see what she had to say.
Question: When choosing who to put up for elimination, Karolina said she was basing her decision on the overall picture of who had the face, the body, the personality, the charisma, and the look. Do you think you were the weakest member on your team?
Madeleine: I don’t think I was the weakest member on our team. I definitely think everyone on our team was wonderful and I think we were very fortunate to have a very strong team with great members all around. I was proud of the job that I did. I think I did a really good job and I think I am pretty well rounded when it comes to being a good model in general.
Question: What was going through your mind when Karolina chose to put you up for elimination?
Madeleine: I was so nervous. I was hoping and praying that she wasn’t going to put me up, but I sort of thought with Ebony winning the test that it was most likely what would happen, even though I thought I performed really well in the look book challenge.
Question: What did you think of Naomi’s comment that you had not been memorable throughout the competition?
Madeleine: I honestly hadn’t spent a whole lot of time with Naomi one-on-one so maybe that’s what sort of impacted on her decision. From what I’ve seen on the show and I feel like what everyone else has seen there definitely hasn’t been a whole lot of me in general so it’s hard to be memorable when you’re not really shown a lot. But I’m not the kind of person that’s going to start fights or act crazy so I’d much rather be the reserved one in the corner and not so memorable than to be remembered for being crazy.
Question: In the end, Naomi’s decision to send you home was based on strategy. How does it make you feel to know she kept Stephanie because she felt she was the weaker of the two?
Madeleine: It’s kind of a catch-22 really. On one hand, I’m feeling great. That’s a huge compliment from Naomi but then at the same time, it’s frustrating because if I’m so good then I feel like I deserve to be there and I shouldn’t really be eliminated on something like that. It seems a little bit unfair but it’s a competition so strategy is what it’s all about.
Question: What’s the most important thing you learned from being on the show?
Madeleine: The reason I went on the show was for the amazing experience, and that is exactly what I had. After working so closely with the supermodels, I realized that each taught me valuable things in their own unique ways. Naomi taught me to always have your game face on, Coco taught me that you can have your own beliefs and still be successful in this industry, and Karolina taught me to always have passion and heart in your work.
Question: If you could change anything, what would it be?
Madeleine: I would change being eliminated! Ha ha. I made a real effort to not be on camera too often, as I felt uncomfortable being filmed constantly. But if I had it to do over, I would make more of an effort to be seen and heard. Then perhaps I would have been more “memorable.”
Question: What’s next for you?
Madeleine: At the moment, my number one priority is being with my family in Australia and making sure my dad, who is currently battling Leukemia, gets better. Modeling wise, I am working on relocating to the US to further my career. I have some projects in the works that unfortunately I can’t divulge just yet, but make sure to keep up to date with my adventures via my social media accounts!
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