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Dacula gal ousted from ‘America’s Next Top Model’


Dacula resident Anslee Payne-Franklin, 23, made it halfway through the CW’s 14th cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” Tyra Banks cut her loose Wednesday night. She just missed a trip to New Zealand.

Anslee was mostly been in the middle of the pack during the show and did not win a single challenge. Last night, she was in the bottom two for a second time.

The judges frequently cited her great bone structure but weren’t always thrilled with her photos. She also had trouble on the runway. Last night, she got reamed for a leaden catwalk. The editors made it seem like the audience gave her no applause. In an interview today, she said, no, she did get applause but they edited that out for effect.

She defended herself following the runway walk, saying she was “stern and strong. That’s basically most of the traits of my personality. This is who I am and if you don’t like me, I’m sorry. I know I didn’t win the challenge but I felt like I stayed true to myself.”

The former bartender and current nanny is now married with a three-year-old child.

“I’m not only here for my own dreams and myself but here to potentially give my husband and child a better life they deserve,” Anslee said early in the episode.

In her final challenge, Tyra said, “I find with your film you don’t take enough risks. You have such a strong face. When I crop into your face, you’re super strong. But when I pull out, you fall a little flat.”

She frequently clashed with Marietta’s Alasia Ballard, 18. Alasia came off as insecure and very very young at times. She was frequently late for challenges. But she has been more successful than Anslee as a model based on her performance but also inconsistent. She has won two main challenges so far but has also been in the bottom two.

Alasia, now in the top 6, has also been very loud and defensive whenever anybody gave her any lip.

“I do have a lot work to do. Modeling isn’t something you can learn overnight,” Alasia said in last night’s episode.

Anslee said on a personal level, Alasia was actually very nice, just felt like she had to prove herself by getting defensive at times.

Anslee said she knew she wouldn’t work well living in a home with women. She also said her biggest argument with Alasia did involve an apology on her part that was not shown. She said it involved Alasia placing a three-day-old Go-gurt left out in room temperature   back in the freezer, not the frozen peas shown on air. But she didn’t care that the producers altered the storylin  a bit. She also understood that they focused on the drama, not the times they all got along.

Her best friends: Alexandra, the “plus-sized” model and Krista. She thinks the top 3 may be Krista, Angelea and Raina.

She hopes to stay in the Atlanta area to do some modeling work. (Call her, Elite Models!). She didn’t totally disagree with some of the criticism she got but she did get confused by differing critiques. She said that’s why she was often seen making excuses. “Even if you do have previous modeling experience, this takes it to a totally new level,” she said.

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16 comments Add your comment


April 22nd, 2010
3:12 pm

Thank you, Rodney, for another example of why you shouldn’t be hired for any writing position that involves clarity, grammatical correctness, or proofreading your own work.


April 22nd, 2010
6:03 pm

LOL@ prfrdr. Sorry Rodney, but that rant was funny.

Anyway, I know it’s only a reality show and most of these girls will never walk some haute couture runway (even though I do see some from time to time on a commercial or a booty magazine), but the focus on the drama has been really irritating. If they do it next year, I won’t watch it. Anslee was so boring, ashy and dry that I’m surprised they didn’t get rid of her sooner. She kept saying she wanted to make a better life for her husband and child but when it came time to take pictures or participate, she went limp.

Hair Today

April 22nd, 2010
6:38 pm

Might help if her hair didn’t make her look like a 14 year old boy. Who’s she trying to appeal to, the Pope???

The Thing

April 22nd, 2010
6:40 pm

I mean, is she trying to land an Uncle Fester tribute gig??

Auntie Recession

April 22nd, 2010
6:42 pm

No, but she could buff her head and find work as a landing range-light at Hartsfield…

Hmmm . . .

April 22nd, 2010
9:48 pm

prfrdr :) You are so right. I guess he writes like he speaks! Please do better Rodney! Good grief!


April 22nd, 2010
10:28 pm

Rodney. Your grammar is…..astounding.



April 22nd, 2010
11:05 pm

Im actually rooting for Alasia…I was sick of Anslee anyway.


April 22nd, 2010
11:52 pm

hate anslee, alasia and angelea. rooting for jessica, the only one who takes great pictures and has a great personality.


April 23rd, 2010
4:24 am

Anslee was boring and stiff. No model potential was present. Alasia makes you want to ask her What were you thinking? Nothing apparantly as noted in a previous photo shoot. She looks like an alien or something from the “V” series in the late 80s without the reptile skin. I pray she leaves all her ebonic slang in the US.


April 23rd, 2010
5:59 am

Anslee I hope you read this comment. No one knows how difficult it is to be on ANTM. These things being said about you don’t listen, because you know if any of these people were qualified to be on the show FIRST, they would see how hard it is. I guess the main thought is NONE of these haters made the show and you did! So congratulations on doing just that! As for you experience learn from it and make it better if this is what you really want to do, then you must work harder to get it done! Peace

Build a bridge and get over it

April 23rd, 2010
7:29 am

Watching and listening to Alasia = nails on a chalkboard!!! Anslee was ok, but her emotional and mental level was more than ANTM could allow on the show!! She is way too mature for the teeny-bopper 19 year olds. Four to 5 years makes a great difference!!


April 23rd, 2010
8:01 am

Anslee I am glad that you are gone. She thought because she has a baby she can others what to do. Why are you the one going all out to make a better life for your husband and child. What is is doing to make a better like for you and your child? Alasia is gonna take it. Krita has skin to die for.


April 23rd, 2010
8:08 am

I have to say I was disappointed with our Dacula girl. And, Alasia is trash..or at least that is how they are portraying her.


April 23rd, 2010
8:16 am

I want to know why Tyra puts up with the immature cattiness of her catwalk contestants. They need lessons in civility and manners along with those photo shoots. True beauty begins inside and radiates out.

canadian gal

April 24th, 2010
8:13 pm

ANSLEE YOU ROCK!!! Dont listen to all the haters… you were my favorite! Your determination and kindness towards other people make you a great person… Do not give up! <3