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[04/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Lluvy Eliminated from UPN's "America's Next Top Model"

[via press release from UPN]

LLUVY ELIMINATED FROM UPN'S "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL"

Lluvy, a janitor from Modesto, Calif., became the fifth girl eliminated from the fourth cycle of UPN's hit series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, reducing the pool from 10 girls to 9.

After meeting with Tyra and her parents to learn about the business side of the modeling industry, the girls attended a CoverGirl Cosmetics party, where they mingled with CoverGirl executives and top fashion insiders from Elle and Cosmopolitan Magazine. After the party, Jay Manuel informed the girls that the evening had actually been a challenge to test their poise and ability to impress fashion insiders. According to the observations of undercover judges within the party, many of the girls came across as quiet and reserved; however, Lluvy appeared very eloquent and knowledgeable about her unique beauty.

Later, during a phone call to her boyfriend, Lluvy admitted that although she was pleased with the positive comments from the judges at the CoverGirl party, the intense competition made her feel lonely and insecure about her place in the competition. �I�m just completely lost, and I don�t understand what�s going on in God�s little plan up there,� she said.

The next morning, the girls were taken to an abandoned gas station in the middle of the desert to complete a photo shoot dressed as sexy mechanics while being doused with rain and wind. During the shoot, Jay criticized Lluvy for her inability to embody the sexy look he wanted. �How do you expect to model if you don�t think you�re sexy?� Jay remarked.

During the weekly elimination ceremony, the judges viewed the girls� photos from the �sexy mechanic� photo shoot and agreed that although her features were interesting and unique, Lluvy�s photos were just not strong enough. �You have all the potential in the world, but from week to week your pictures say otherwise,� Tyra said to Lluvy just before eliminating her from the running to become AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL.

The winner of UPN's AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL will have the opportunity to be managed by Ford Models. She will also receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner will appear in a fashion spread in Elle magazine.

The fourth installment of UPN's hit dramality series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL follows 14 young women as they attempt to prove they have 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") and Anthony Dominici ("The Amazing Race").

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL airs Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. For more information about AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL log on to www.upn.com .





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· MAKING THE BAND (MTV)





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