The season boasted ANTM’s first transgender hopeful (kicked off weeks ago 'cause she sucked), but in spite of that, there's been not so much of the eye-rolling dramz this cycle around. Instead, it's edge-of-your-seat kind of viewing because these girls are — surprise! — very, very good models. Tyra, of course, is still bat-poo insane; case in point: She reenacted the Snow White/Wicked Witch fairy tale, complete with an ogre-lady costume and poisonous apple. All this, just to distribute the girls’ makeovers. But to her credit, she also was less predictable — who knew she’d enable the final three to be without an African-American model, or the whole season to debut without a plus-size poser? No twins, either! Who’s left is: Samantha with the down-turned upper lip; AnnaLeigh with the figure-skater’s stems, and — our pick — the boxing-gloved McKey. Cover Girl won't know what hit 'em.
America’s Next Top Model Finale
(Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008)