What's a modelling contest without a little drama? The pressure and anticipation certainly took hold of sweet Tahnee as she waited to hear the judges individual votes causing her a heavy nosebleed.
The overall feedback was that Atkinson's professionalism and focus made her ready for a successful modelling career while some judges including Charlotte Dawson and host Sarah Murdoch still had concerns that competitor Cassi lacked the commitment and drive. Dawson stated that Cassi could easily settle back in Sunbury, Victoria with her fiance Brad and spend the winning money on him, which would be incredibly unfair on Tahnee and evictee Clare.
When TV.com asked Cassi whether she'd do anything differently she stated, "I probably wouldn't. Yeah well the show was really hard for me. I probably wouldn't go for it again actually. Like I had so much struggle and I was getting picked on by Lola until she got eliminated and then it was like Clare. And Clare drove me insane and it was just so hard for me and being away from family as well didn't make it any easier."
There is no doubt that Cassi will be signed to an agency and will have a big future ahead of her. As the winner of ANTM's fifth season, Tahnee won agency representation, a trip to New York, features as the face of a Maybelline collection, a magazine shoot for Harper's Bazaar and $20,000 cash.
Good on you Tahnee!