Are we witnessing the final days of “America’s Next Top Model“? It sure feels like the CW has thrown in the towel with the veteran reality show. First there was last week’s announcement that the Tyra Banks show was being banished to Friday nights. Then the network decided to air a recap episode this past week, pushing the Cycle 18 finale past the May sweeps official end date. With the numbers the show is pulling in, I don’t blame them. Even with the new judges and upcoming college edition coming Fall 2012, I think the show will be dunzo come Cycle 20. But enough of the future, let’s tackle the present.
We began Cycle 18 aka the British Invasion Cycle with 14 girls and now we’re down to the final two. Not surprisingly, we have one Brit and one Yank remaining in the competition. While Sophie as the last Brit standing isn’t a shocker, Laura as the lone American is. I firmly believed it would’ve been either Eboni or AzMarie at the beginning of the cycle.
As always, the final two pose for their potential CoverGirl ad and engage in a runway battle for the ANTM crown. For the first time in “Top Model” history, the women will take part in a holographic runway show interacting with lifelike images and also walk in sync with the outline of their own bodies. What will Tyra think of next? LOL. Check out a few runway preview pics along with their CoverGirl ads below. Be sure to post your winner prediction in our comments section after checking out the pics.
Don’t their ribbon hairstyles remind you of early Gaga aka the “Just Dance” years?
Oh GAWD. Tyra now thinks she’s Godzilla. Lord help us all.
Sophie awkwardly holding a sword.
WTF is up with the stuffed lion? I guess for a Forever 21 runway show it’s appropriate.
Loving Laura’s final dress.
Even while waiting for an assistant to fix her train, Sophie is fiercely posing.
Cute ad. Will Sophie take it all?
Laura looks like she’s about to make out with herself. I don’t think it’s a winning ad, but what do I know?
To check out all high-res pics of the CoverGirl ads and other pics, head over to our ANTM Cycle 18 gallery.