How did it feel to be eliminated at this stage?
"I sort of have mixed feelings about it. Obviously I would have loved to have stayed longer just to be involved in these photoshoots. It was an amazing experience, but I think I came away with a strong body of work that will really serve me well in the future and in this industry. I'm proud of the work I've done and I think I gave a good performance."
You received so much praise throughout the competition - was it a bit of a surprise to find yourself in the bottom two this week?
"That's a tough question! I went into this viewing it as a series of incredible opportunities to be able to shoot with these amazing photographers and do these photoshoots. I was always focused on the final product and delivering the photo and having these photos to build my career. I never really had a sense of entitlement or felt like I deserved to be there or that another girl needs to go home instead of me. I wasn't shocked or surprised - I really do think my commercial was a bit awful!"
Given Erin's behaviour on the commercial, did you think the judges made the right decision to send you home?
"I think all the girls bring something different to the table. If you look at her whole body of work, she's an amazing model and takes great photos. I might be a little biased though, because I actually love Erin! She was a great friend of mine and I think she's a wonderful person. It was the right decision for them at the time. Who am I to judge?!"
Your first challenge of the week was the television interview with Jessica Lowndes. How did you find that?
"It was a lot of fun to be on The Insider, but I'd never seen 90210! I had no idea what the show was about or who this woman is! If it had been a real interview I would have done some research and known what I was talking about, but I had to just kind of push my way through it. I got criticism about needing to sit up and when I watched myself I was like, 'Oh my goodness! I'm really slouching!' What was I thinking?!"
The producers suggested you were a bit unmemorable, which was a word that came up again later with the judges - what was your reaction to that?
"When I was on TV I was always very self-aware that my daughter and my entire family will probably someday watch this. That definitely factored into how I presented myself and what I said. I think that sort of hurt me and helped me at the same time. I was proud of my performance but I understand what they were saying. I definitely think I could have put myself out there more and injected more of myself into the competition."
How old is your daughter? Was she aware of you being on the show??
"She turned 2 in September. I missed her terribly when I was gone but she stayed with my mother which was such a relief. It really eased my mind that she was in great hands. It was much more difficult for me than it was for her! All she knew was that she got to stay at home with grandma and consequently do pretty much whatever she wanted! I was terrified about whether she would forget me or something, but I stepped off that airplane to come home and she was running around in circles and so happy to see me. It was the best feeling!"
You liked Nicole but some of the other girls didn't - why do you think that was?
"First and foremost, she is an incredible model. They didn't show a lot of this, but there were a select few girls that whenever one particular person was doing very well, would ostracize and isolate that person as much as they could. I don't even think they were doing it as a strategy, I think it was just natural for them. But Nicole is so confident in herself that it just rolled off her. The other factor is that she is just different from the other girls and they would ostracize her instead of embracing that and getting to know her, which was sad for me to watch."
Who are you tipping to win?
"I love, love, love Laura! I loved her look and she is a very sweet girl. I think she has the best face for cosmetics and she could represent Cover Girl like no-one else in the competition. She just has that look. I also love Nicole and Erin. I can't pick just one!"
Will you continue to model in the future?
"Definitely, and I would also like to act. I would love to go international and do some other work within the country. I think that obviously my height factors into the type of work I'll be doing. There are a select few models that are chosen to do runway and I would love to do that but I also love doing beauty shots. I love everything!"
America's Next Top Model continues next Wednesday on The CW
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