'America's Next Top Model' Winner Crowned Amid Controversy

Lisa D'Amato wins the 'All Stars' title -- after finalist Angelea Preston is disqualified for unspecified reasons

A winner was crowned during Wednesday night's America's Next Top Model: All Stars finale, but the victory didn't come without its share of controversy. Lisa D'Amato edged out Allison Harvard to snag the title of top model -- but here's where the controversy comes in: It seems as though she wasn't the original champ.

During the finale, host Tyra Banks admitted that after filming wrapped finalist Angelea Preston violated some element of the show and was disqualified from the competition. As a result, new scenes were shot and a new winner was crowned.

So, does that mean that Preston was originally the winner? It sounds like it, but no one in the public knows for sure. No one, that is, except her Facebook friends. Rumor has it that Preston blabbed the news that she was crowned America's Next Top Model on her Facebook page before the finale aired, and that's what led to her disqualification. Only time will tell if that was the case or not.

But that's not the only controversy currently surrounding the show. Janice Dickinson, a former judge on the series, tells FilmOn that not only is America's Next Top Model "rigged" -- the judges aren’t even the people to choose the show's winners!

"(Sponsor) Cover Girl are the people that choose the model... Not any of the judges, not what Tyra says. It's who Cover Girl thinks should win, each season," Dickinson claims. "(Tyra) makes a lot of money hawking that franchise around the world, but... it's Cover Girl who chooses the winner."

Again, no confirmation on whether that is the case or not, but it sure doesn't sound like model behavior to us.

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