Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Boston beauty cut from ‘Top Model’ finale

There’s some bad news for Boston’s "America’s Next Top Model" fans. Fatima, a Hub transplant originally from Somalia and an Iman look-alike, made it to the final three but was cut in tonight’s "ANTM" finale.

Fatima, who talked a lot about the inner pain she felt spending time in a shelter as a child, was consoled by Tyra Banks after she was booted.

"You’re more than that Fatima," Banks says, alluding to the up-and-coming model’s troubled past. "You need to find who you are now."

The Boston beauty says the competition has boosted her self esteem and ultimately has transformed her attitude toward modeling.

"I feel so new," Fatima says. "I feel so beautiful. I feel so strong. You will not forget about me. You will see this face again."

Whitney, the show's first full-size model to make it to the finale, ultimately won the cycle's top title.

"You're the first girl with some bootie to win," Banks adds.

Click here for the lowdown.

4 comments:

PeterPaul said...

"... as well as a victim of female circumcision, was consoled by Tyra Banks during the cut." Geez, Sam, that's a pretty unfortunate choice of words.

Sam Baltrusis said...

Eeek, you're right. Sorry about that. I re-worded the blog post to be less, well, cruel.

BFW (Tammy) said...

I have to be honest... as an avid ANTM fan, I was sort of glad Fatima got booted. I wasn't a huge fan. I KNEW that Whitney would win... for a full-figured model to make it that far and NOT win would have been bad PR. I was all for Anya... funky accent and all! She really did the prettiest pictures and poses.

PS - Love the site... have never been here before! Thank you boston.com!

Sam Baltrusis said...

Hi Tammy,

Yes, Whitney definitely has a effervescent personality and I'm extremely happy that a full-figured model finally won the show (thank you Toccara for paving the way!).

However, Fatima's look is simply stunning. She's a natural beauty, although I wasn't much of a fan of her on-set performances (she needs to spend some time in front of the mirror to iron our her facial expressions).

Oh, and for the record, I'm a fan of your blog too, Tammy! Actually, I read Boston Food & Whine on a regular basis.

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