Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model: 'I didn't feel like I fitted in' admits Anne Winterburn as she becomes latest evictee
21:01 GMT, 13 August 2012
Viewers may have been on the edge of their seats over who would be eliminated from this week's Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, but it didn't come as a surprise to evictee Anne Winterburn.
The 23-year-old admitted she 'knew she'd be going home' after she ended up in the bottom two with Emma G.
Anne and Emma had failed to impress the judges, Elle Macpherson, Julien Macdonald, Whitney Port and Tyson Beckford, who were this week joined by guest panellist former Spice Girl Mel B.
'Disappointing': Anne was eliminated from Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model following a Paris photoshoot with a male model which failed to impress the judges
The panel had to assess who had performed the best in the latest task which involved a photoshoot in Paris with a male model and a TV advert for a mobile phone company using a French script.
While the results of Anita's efforts were deemed the best, taking her a step closer to the prize of a modelling contract with international agency Models 1, Anne and Emma G were left in the bottom two.
Elle explained why the panel had been disappointed with their efforts.
'We have high expectations of both of you,' she said. 'Anne, you have this stand-out look. We created an amazing look for you, but it’s not translating in photographs. You’re not using it in photographs and we’re disappointed.
Not surprised: Anne had loved her look in the earlier prison shoot but knew she'd be going home this week
She added: 'Emma, you are so beautiful, but you’re not using it in your photographs, you’re just standing there being beautiful. It’s not enough.'
But as the panel felt it was Emma who had more potential, it was Anne who was told she was leaving the show. 'You’ve been such a great sport, I have to give
you a hug,' Elle said as she broke the news.
A disappointed Anne admitted she 'could have done more' but said she'd had an amazing experience.
Model ambitions: Anne hopes to carry on modelling after enjoying shoots like this one with Madeleine on the show
In an interview after her elimination, which you can read below, she added that she felt like she hadn't fitted in. She felt her short hair and punk style meant she didn't have an 'obvious beauty' like the other girls in the competition.
But if Anne thought her exit was cut and dried, she was mistaken as Elle told Roxy she only got through to the next round 'by
the skin of your teeth'.
Fifteen minutes with Anne Winterburn…
'I didn't really feel like I fitted in': Anne doesn't think she has 'obvious beauty'
Why do you think you were eliminated this week
I think I could have done a lot better in my shoot and being in the bottom two for the second week against Emma G I knew I’d be going home. I wished I could have stayed, I definitely think I had more to give.
What was your best moment on Top Model
Getting best photo on the first week in the house, that gave my confidence a boost as I knew I looked completely different to all the other girls. I was the only one with short hair, and they all had this obvious beauty, and I didn’t really feel like I fitted in. So getting best photo, it really helped me see that I deserved a place there. But also seeing my photo from the prison shoot, I loved that photo, everything looked great in it.
And the worst moment
French advert for the mobile phone. I can’t act or speak French, I got a
D for both GCSEs. It was really hard. And talking in front of 200
pupils at the school about our insecurities. The kids were lovely but I
was sooo nervous. I’m definitely not a public speaker.
What did you think of the judges
the judges were nice. They gave opinions that you may not have liked to
hear but that’s their job. I think I preferred Whitney out of all of
them as she’s very reserved and laid back and she speaks her opinions,
rather than shout like Julien! Ha. She’s very honest and doesn’t mix her
words, so you know where you stand with her.
What did you think of the other girls
Everyone was lovely in the house. I got on well with Jen, she was lovely. I didn’t have a least favourite, I got on with everyone really. I know that it looks like a few people don’t get on with Maddie, but you just have to take everything she says as a joke. She says herself, she doesn’t take life seriously and she’s always being sarcastic. I know at the beginning her and Anita didn’t really see eye to eye, but by the time I was leaving they seemed to be getting on better, they understood each other more.
Who do you think will win the competition
I think Roxy could win because she’s beautiful and her hair steals everyone’s attention in the room. Imagine going to a casting with her. You’d have to work extra hard to get noticed!
What will you do from here – continue modelling or do you have any other ambitions
I’m definitely still modelling. I plan to go around all the top agencies around London and get signed. I’ve already had interest from one agency, so fingers crossed I get signed somewhere! I’d love to make modelling my full-time career, and travel the world working. That would be amazing.
Who is your favourite model working in the industry at the moment
I don’t really have a favourite at the moment. I know everyone says the obvious like: Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whitely etc. I suppose I prefer someone different and unique.
What would be your dream fashion campaign/advert to star in
I would love to do anything couture as it’s so original, its made from your wildest dreams and its out-there. I think it would be a challenge to model.
Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is on Mondays at 9pm on Sky Living