America's Next Top Model

Season 8 Episode 13

The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 16, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

The three finalists are ultimately put to the test in their final photo shoot and commercial for CoverGirl. Things do not go so well when one model struggles to look youthful in her pictures and another struggles to say her lines naturally for the commercial. After the CoverGirl shooting is done, one model is eliminated and the final two face off in the final runway challenge, after which the winner of cycle 8 is crowned.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This episode was 5 minuites, but became the longest 5 minuites of my lifetime!

    Despite me being happy that Jaslene had won the competiton, this whole episode was rushed and felt like it was only five minuites long. I've been a fan of America's Next Top Model since cycle 3, but this is the first episode of the series where I feel extremley let down. Prehaps this episode should have been extended like an hour and a half, or maybe two hours, but for me it felt really short, possibly because commericals where taking up most of the air-time. I really can't wait to see what Cycle 9 has in store for me next year.moreless
  • jaslene won :D i loved it

    anyway....i really love jaslene winning!!!!! did you see the reunion pictures where jaslene is in a picture with janice??? they look exactly the same :D

    anyway back to the finale...i really wanted natasha to win cause i liked her better than jaslene...only that nata didnt seem to be a model in person but i dunno :D i love her all the same...jaslene is a bit cocky when it comes to runway! she's like "yeah i rock" and dont rock that much

    did you see caridee's walk? she cant walk to save her life mann....she really does suck at runway walks....i dunno why she's antm!!!!!! she looks like melrose in the first runway walk they did remember? the one she won the first challenge?

    and "Nene" lasttt she was eliminated!!! she looked really fake to me...although the "she looks too old" doesnt work for me...why keep her if she looks to old? i mean it's jael all over again...why did they keep her if she wasnt covergirl material?moreless
  • It certainly left me in shock. I thought 'Nene' had this one in the bag.

    It certainly left me in shock. I thought 'Nene' had this one in the bag. But the judges did have a valid point about 'Nene's old appearance and we did have a blond winner last year. Plus I never really got over 'Nene's nastiness towards the other girls. In fact, after she got kicked off it came right back as she bashed 'Nata' with some lovely pigeon references. The show-down ensued with me screaming at the TV not to let 'Nata' win. Then again I wasn't passionate about either Top Model hopeful but as long as 'Nata' didn't win well, that just left Jaslene. Congrats, Jaslene. Hopefully next cycle will have more crazies and models I actually find myself rooting for from week one.moreless
  • Mira gano' la latina! Pero mi amor, tienes que aprender a hablar espanol un poco mejor.

    Between American Idol, DWTS, and ANTM, I'm in season finale overload. And with the exception of Miss Doolittle, everyone I wanted to win, won. Hooray for Jaslene. She was so wacky and over-the-top last year and at the beginning of this season. I totally agreed with Jay when he mentioned her extraordinary transformation from the girl with plastic hoop ear rings to classy beauty. Thank goodness for makeup artists, and designers. OK, yes. Some of her shots were a little tranny, but so what. You know how Tyra says "..and here is your best shot...", but you know they took like 50 shots of the girls? I want to see more shots. Anyway...As a final note I also want to mention how glad I was Renee didn't make it to the final 2. The words "Eat It Renee!" literally flew out of my mouth and glued themselves onto my tv screen.moreless
  • After weeks of competition, the next top model is crowned. Renee, then Natasha voted off. It left Jaslene to win America's Next Top Model Cycle 8.

    I was so happy when I watched it. I thought though that Renee and Jaslene would battle it till the end. Then thought again and realized how commercial Renee seemed. It was an amazing episode. I almost predicted the ending though because Jaslene is just such an amazing model. She can look pretty, and still edgy through anything. I was so glad she won, and not Natasha. No offense to Natasha fans. Jaslene may be the best winner yet, neaturally except for Cycle Seven winner Cari Dee. Which I totally think I mispelled. I hope that America's Next Top Model can produce more models like this in the future. Best of luck to all the finalists! I love this show!moreless
Jaslene Gonzalez

Jaslene Gonzalez

Contestant - Cycle 8

Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel

Art Director/Makeup Artist

Natasha Galkina

Natasha Galkina

Contestant - Cycle 8

Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Judge/Photographer (2+)

Renee Alway

Renee Alway

Contestant - Cycle 8

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Jaslene is the skinniest contestant to win ANTM at 110 pounds.

    • This cycle, like cycle 6, the runner-up was first in the opening credits and the winner was last (Joanie appeared first and Danielle was last). The runner-up is usually the first in the credits--Shannon, Joanie, Melrose and Natasha were all first.

    • Jaslene is the first ANTM winner to never be in the bottom two during the entire competition. The only other contestant to accomplish this feat was cycle 6 runner-up Joanie Dodds, who was never in the bottom two, but in the end lost to Danielle Evans. (Joanie also got the highest number of first call-outs in her cycle, and as did Jaslene.)