or


[12/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
Eva Pigford Is America's Next Top Model

[via press release from UPN]

EVA PIGFORD IS AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL

Los Angeles Native Wins Competition

Eva Pigford, a 19-year-old student from Los Angeles, was crowned AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL in the finale of the third cycle of UPN's hit dramality series. The three remaining participants completed a CoverGirl photo shoot, after which Amanda Swafford was the first girl eliminated in the finale. Eva and Yaya moved on to the final competition where they appeared in a Noriko Fukushima runway show. While both girls gave impressive performances during the show, the judges had to choose one winner, and Eva Pigford took the title.

In last night's finale, the first challenge for the three remaining girls was a photo shoot for CoverGirl Wet Slicks Crystals lip gloss, in which the winner�s best photo will be used in a CoverGirl ad in People Magazine, on newsstands this Friday. All three rose to the occasion and produced such gorgeous photos that the judges were torn when it came time to eliminate one of the girls. Tyra noted, �Last week, when I said we didn�t think you guys were really ready � those pictures proved us very wrong.� However, the judges were forced to make a choice, and Amanda was eliminated.

Eva and Yaya then faced their final challenge, walking the runway in a fashion show for renowned designer Noriko Fukushima. The girls were surprised by the unconventional square-shaped runway with audience members seated in the center. Runway expert J. Alexander instructed the girls that their walk should be very somber and slow. Eva and Yaya impressed the judges with their calm, professional air on the runway.

At the final elimination, the judges evaluated each girl�s final runway performance as well as their photos taken throughout the competition. The judges noted that the two finalists offered different representations of beauty and felt each had potential as models. As she prepared to announce the winner, Tyra Banks commented, "The decision was hard tonight. It was so hard because you two are so different�Both of you represent beauty from different aspects."

But the judges had made their decision, and Eva was announced as AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. "Eva has vitality, she has sass and spunk that make her relatable to young girls everywhere," said Tyra. "She is a true cover girl."

In describing Eva's transformation, acclaimed fashion designer Nol� Marin said, "Today, I almost fell down when I saw how incredible Eva looked�she looked like a superstar." He added, "Eva�she's like Cinderella. She comes in like a little tough boy, and she turned into this incredible gorgeous woman."

�I am a cover girl,� Eva exclaimed in emotional response to her win. �This little tomboy from L.A. that has never been beautiful. I was not the cute girl in school. I came here the shortest and the one that had the most insecurities inside of them, and now I�m America�s Next Top Model.�

In becoming AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, Eva receives the opportunity to be managed by Ford Models; a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl; and a fashion spread in Elle magazine.

This season, Tyra Banks once again led the panel that narrowed the field of girls each week as they went through a high-pressure, high-stakes series of competitions that determined the series winner. The world's first supermodel Janice Dickinson, renowned photographer Nigel Barker and Nol� Marin, an acclaimed fashion editor and stylist, also served as judges.

The third installment of UPN's hit dramality series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL followed 14 young women as they attempted to prove they had what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling. Banks, who created the show, also serves as executive producer along with Ken Mok ("Making the Band"). Anthony Dominici ("The Amazing Race") serves as co-executive producer.

For more information about AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, log on to www.upn.com.





  [december 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· MAKING THE BAND (MTV)











[01/27/15 - 03:49 PM]
HBO Renews "Togetherness" for Second Season
The half-hour comedy is set to begin production on its second season this year in Los Angeles for debut in 2016.

[01/27/15 - 01:01 PM]
"The Biggest Loser" Winner Is Revealed Along with Dramatic Weight Loss Transformations from Season 16 Contestants in Live Finale January 29
All 20 former athletes will show off their incredible weight loss transformations.

[01/27/15 - 12:55 PM]
American Heroes Channel Has Best January Ever in Prime Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for the month of January to date.

[01/27/15 - 12:45 PM]
Video: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" - Cast Confirmation - Netflix
The eight-episode limited series tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film's debut.

[01/27/15 - 12:38 PM]
Disney Channel's Total Day Tops Nickelodeon by Largest Margin Ever Among Tweens and Gains Biggest Advantage in Nearly 1 1/2 Years Among Kids 6-11
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the month of January to date.

[01/27/15 - 12:32 PM]
Turner Broadcasting's TBS and Adult Swim Score Demo Victories in Live + 7 Delivery for the Second Week of January
Turner spins the numbers for the month of January to date.

[01/27/15 - 12:24 PM]
Viewers Continue to Book Saturday Nights with Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, January 24.

[01/27/15 - 12:07 PM]
HGTV Delivers Best Month Ever, Best Week Ever, In January 2015
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of January to date.

[01/27/15 - 12:06 PM]
"The Originals" and "Jane the Virgin" Combine to Give The CW Its Most Watched Monday in More Than Three Years
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/27/15 - 11:58 AM]
NCAA Division I Softball: ESPN Networks to Carry 400 Games
ESPN will also have extensive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, including every game televised from the Super Regionals and Women's College World Series.

[01/27/15 - 10:19 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominees Common and John Legend to Perform Together at the Oscars(R)
"Glory," written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common) for the film "Selma," is nominated for Original Song.

[01/27/15 - 10:06 AM]
Superstar Actress Katie Holmes Fixing to Join Season Three of "Ray Donovan"
Holmes will play shrewd and chic businesswoman Paige, the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney (Ian McShane), who enlists Ray's services.

[01/27/15 - 09:47 AM]
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" Delivers Largest Audience and Best Ratings in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Since 2010
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, January 26.

[01/27/15 - 09:30 AM]
Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Producer Dick Clark Productions Will Bring The 73rd Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards Live Coast-to-Coast on NBC on Sunday, January 10, 2016
The Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

[01/27/15 - 09:26 AM]
NBC Sports Presents Six Hours of Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Coverage
NBC Sports will surround the Super Bowl with live reports from the team hotels and the stadium, in-depth features and interviews with players and coaches from the Seahawks and Patriots, and X's and O's analysis from its roster of expert commentators.