‘Top Model’s’ Lisa D’Amato Talks Win, Angelea’s Disqualification
First Published: December 8, 2011 7:14 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
BURBANK, Calif. -- Lisa D’Amato walked away with the “America’s Next Top Model All Star” crown on Wednesday night, but she insists she does not know what happened with finalist Angelea Preston who was disqualified on the finale for reasons that were not fully explained.
“I don’t actually know what happened,” Lisa told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman on Thursday.
“It’s all speculation,” the model and musician added, referring to some of the rumors about why Angelea was cut from the final. “It’s a competition where people get eliminated.”
Lisa beat out fellow “Top Model” vet, the doll-faced Allison Harvard for the title on The CW show, and Lisa said she felt the doe-eyed darling was her biggest competition all season long.
“Allison and I were going head to head [all season long] in terms of who got first calls out on pictures and who won the most challenges,” Lisa said.
Proud to have finally claimed the top “Top Model” prize, Lisa credits her victory to staying true to herself.
“It’s kind of this sealed validation of being genuine and true to yourself and working really hard,” she said.
She also credited Dr. Drew for helping turn her life around after a recent stint on “Celebrity Rehab.”
“I got amazing therapy from Dr. Drew. I think Dr. Drew is Superman,” she said. “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been.”
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