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America's Next Top Model

America's Next Top Model - Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model had its share of drama and controversy from the very start when a promo for the show featured Tyra Banks appearing to over- enthusiastically endorse an extremely thin model. It's only fitting, then, that the model in question survived the perils of competition and made it to the finale.

Nineteen-year-old Ann Ward, a 2009 graduate of Prosper High School, will compete against Chelsey Hersley, 23, of Boise, Idaho, for the title of America's Next Top Model at 7 tonight on The CW.

Ward is the front-runner going into the finale. Despite the judges' critiques that she's too shy, she ranked first among her competitors for five weeks in a row, a Top Model first.

Ward, billed on the show as hailing from Dallas, also had to dispatch three competitors from her home state: Liz Williams and sisters Chris and Terra White, all of Arlington.

Tonight, the two finalists will shoot a CoverGirl commercial, a challenge that has become a Top Model tradition. Ward and Hersley will walk in a Roberto Cavalli fashion show in Italy before submitting to a final evaluation from Banks and the other two judges, photographer Nigel Barker and Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley.

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