A week on from Angelea's Preston's abrupt disqualification from America's Next Top Model All Stars series, we still don't know the real reason she got the boot. But according to her rep, it had nothing to do with an alleged Facebook announcement, Gather.com reported.
The most widespread rumor surrounding Preston's disqualification is that the model updated her Facebook status prematurely, announcing that she was the winner before the show was aired.
CW issued a statement explaining that information had been obtained about Preston after the final filming of the show, which led to her disqualification. As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale, the company said in a statement.
In an interview with Wet Paint, Preston's rep, Jeff Cohen, President of Model management Group New York, said Preston would have never revealed the result on social media.
She would never... She's a smart person. She would never post anything that would disqualify. That was her second season; she knew way better than that. We just somehow have to get her able to talk to an attorney who can advise her on her rights, as soon as possible, he said.
When asked about Preston's current state of mind, Cohen told Wet Paint that she was strong and looking forward to get her career back on track, while making sure people know that nothing improper was done to have gotten her disqualified.
Last week, Preston was rumored to hold a press conference to explain what happened, but according to Cohen the conference was cancelled because it was released by one of Preston's freelance agencies without Preston's approval.
Cohan's agency is currently investigating what happened to result in the disqualification. Even Top Model judge Jay Manuel claims not to know the real reason of the eviction, he revealed in a Tweet.
Again, as to when whatever happened, we have to find out, whether or not it was something [the CW] knew from the start. We're just in that collection information stage. There are a lot of rules as to what someone can say, any conversations, we have advisers looking at what can be done and not done. Nobody wants to violate any rules, but at the same time, there might be things that she can do, Cohan explained.
Meanwhile, Lisa D'Amato won the ANTM All Stars series. She told US weekly that the rumors surrounding Preston were absurd, and elimination is a part of the competition. Girls get eliminated each week. So it's part of the process. It's the nature of the beast. At the end of the day, at the end of the competition -- checkmate. I won, she said.
D'Amato's first-prize package included a spread in Vogue Italia, a $100,000 contract with Covergirl Cosmetics and a nation-wide Express advertising campaign.