Digital Spy spoke with Catherine about whether she would have liked more direction from Jay, avoiding the house drama, posing with silk worms and who she wants to win, so read on to find out what she had to say:
Can you talk about how you felt when you were eliminated?
"Oh, it felt awful. Obviously in Britain's Next Top Model I never got eliminated before because I was the runner-up, so to actually be eliminated was horrible. I was quite emotional about it because I felt like I wanted to win the competition. I felt like there was a better shot of me, I thought there was, so I was kind of disappointed with what happened. So yeah, I wasn't very happy."
You mentioned in the show that you wanted to win because you'd been a runner-up before, so were you quite disappointed?
"I was happy with where I came, because I was quite scared to come out into America's Next Top Model because there'd be a lot of pressure on me because of coming second in Britain's Next Top Model to sort of live up to that. So coming where I have, I'm still quite proud I've got this far and made it abroad. It's a shame I didn't go further. I see now that Tyra really supported me throughout. I think I did deserve a few first callouts here and there and I did work really hard, so it's just a shame really that I didn't make it further."
Did you expect to be the one going home or was it a bit of a shock?
"I feel like as soon as the picture was shown, the best shot, I just knew. I was like, 'Oh no'. I could tell that wasn't my best shot and I did more and better things that I had to sort of grit my teeth and bear with it. And I just knew from that point I was going. I think that was why I was quite emotional. I felt I sort of... I left too early."
It seemed before panel like you were quite worried about how your photoshoot had gone - is that true?
"Yeah, because it's always a risky thing to show emotion in a photoshoot but obviously Mr Jay really wanted me to cry and just sort of stand there and let the emotion flow, so I was following his advice and doing what he wanted me to do. Then afterwards I sort of thought, 'This could go one way or the other - I'm not too sure which picture they'll choose', so I was a bit worrried. I took a risk, but it didn't pay off."
You said in the photoshoot you were going to think of death and Jay didn't really say you should do otherwise, but then in panel Nigel said it might not have been a good idea. Was that confusing?
"It was. When I said I was going to do that, he was like, 'Yeah, okay, go with it' - he made me close my eyes, he made me stand there and sort of really channel that emotion. So he never really said, 'Oh, you know, maybe you should try something else'. He sort of led me to the hole and let me just jump in it really! It was a shame and it made sense afterwards."
Do you wish you'd maybe had more direction from him then?
"Yeah - I found it quite difficult sometimes because I'd try to move and do something different and he'd be like, 'No, don't do that, don't do that'. Or he never really told me if it wasn't working or not - he only told you afterwards if it wasn't working, which was a difficult thing because it's too late then, isn't it?"
And of course you had to pose with silk worms - you did not look happy about that!
"I didn't know what to expect really. I didn't know if they'd be quite fast or what they'd feel like. They pinched a little bit on your skin - it was really weird! I didn't want to squish them either because I know Laura, she squished a few of them accidentally while she was doing hers. So I didn't want to squish the poor things!"
Did you get used to them, or was it like you were concentrating on them the whole time?
"I got used to them. I didn't want them to fall off - they couldn't really hold on to me very well. I did get used to them. It was very weird. I can say I've posed with silkworms - that's a once in a lifetime thing, isn't it?"
You posed with all sorts of things - you had the syrup over you, for example. What was the hardest shoot?
"I think the hardest was... I think it was the shot with Estelle when we were on that table, just because it was just so slippery. You didn't know what to do and it seemed to be all about sticking your bum in the air! And I was just like, 'Oh God, too many things going on at once', so I think that was the most difficult shoot for me. Yeah, I didn't enjoy that one!"
Even though you got eliminated, you did at least get to go to Macau! What was it like when you found out you were going?
"I was so excited. I think that's what every girl aims for in the competition - to make it abroad - so I was so happy I made it abroad. I don't think I'd ever visit there by myself so it was just an amazing opportunity to go there and see the sights and all that sort of thing. I wasn't too keen on the food - I didn't know what to eat there. It was lots of noodles - I was hoping there would be a McDonald's round the corner!"
But the hotel looked amazing and it looked great when you were driving around.
"Yeah, the hotel was just so amazing - it felt like sort of royalty a little, so it was really cool to be there. The air was so thick, it was quite hard to breathe - it was like shallow breathing sometimes because it's so hot. But it was like a culture shock really. It's a completely different way of life over there, so it was really cool to see and be a part of."
There was a 15-hour plane ride, though...
"Yeah, it was painful! It was so long!"
Were you jetlagged for the shoot and everything?
"Yeah. The day we had the photoshoot, I think it was the same day we arrived, so we hadn't really had time to sleep or eat properly or any of that sort of thing. So it was really trying to get into it while being tired - it's quite hard! We were relieved when we actually got to the hotel!"
And we saw you getting your reading done - what was that like?
"I was really excited about that because I do actually believe in that sort of thing, like fortune telling. I was really excited to see what he'd say about me. Yeah, it was really interesting - he said I've got a star in my chart or something and I'm destined for big things, so I'll see if it happens or not but that was exciting."
Do you regret wearing that green lipstick, though? Because when he pointed it out you looked a bit embarrassed...
"Yeah! It wasn't a very good challenge for me really. I think I ran to the wrong side of the room - I picked up these scarves and they just didn't fit on my body. I was trying to tie this bloody scarf for ten minutes and then I ran to the mirror and tried to find some lipstick. I saw this green stuff and I thought, 'Oh, that's a cool lip colour' and after I put it on I realised it was actually eyeshadow! I was like, 'Oh no!' It was too late to take off so I thought I'd go with it."
Do you have any regrets or things you would have done differently from your time in the competition?
"I don't have any regrets because I do feel I gave it my all. I just wish that maybe some better pictures were chosen for me because I know I did well as a model. You know when you're doing a good pose, you know when it's working. I do feel in certain situations I could have maybe had a first callout here or there, but it's too late now for that. But I don't have any regrets, no."
Did you feel a real sense of rivalry between you and the US girls?
"A little bit. At the beginning it was a really big rivalry when there were more UK girls and more US girls, but as time went on we got a little bit closer. Obviously it was hard for some of the girls to bond with Laura because she's quite confrontational at times, but I got on with her. She's alright."
What was it like being around all that drama?
"Yeah, it's hard to not get involved because you're there all the time. Sometimes you don't know if it's drama that's real or if it's just to get some airtime. I tried to stay out of it this time because in Britain's Next Top Model I got involved in a few too many arguments so I was trying to stay out of it this time."
Do you think you managed that? It seems like you did!
"Yeah, I think I did. I didn't get shown much on this season which is a shame, because I think I did quite a lot of good things and funny things, but I stayed out of all the drama, definitely."
You said you did some funny things - what was your favourite moment from the competition?
"My favourite photoshoot was the music video challenge, but my favourite moment was just basically with Alisha. We had such a laugh together doing silly things and I remember once she got dental floss stuck in her teeth and couldn't get it out. She spent 15 minutes trying to get out dental floss that is just stuck in her tooth. That was funny!"
You said on the show you learnt a lot from the competition - what's the biggest thing you'll take from it?
"The biggest thing probably is just the work in all these crazy situations. It was more crazy than Britain's Next Top Model, all these photoshoots, so I think I can handle any photoshoot now! I do think it was a shame throughout the series that my hair - because they gave me this awesome hair colour, but it faded within about a week. So I think it's a shame I never got to wear it down more or get to show off this awesome hair colour, so one thing it's taught me is to make sure I keep my hair colour maintained in real life."
And when you hugged Tyra you said you were so happy you'd met her - what was it like being around her?
"It's so strange, because me and my mum, we used to watch America's Next Top Model when it first came out and I was like 10 or something. So then after I got on Britain's Next Top Model I felt like I achieved a dream, and then to be able to go on the American one which I've watched since I was little, it was so cool to actually met her and to meet Miss J - it was just awesome. It was kind of surreal. And she really likes me, which makes it even better!"
What do you think the show will be like without Nigel, Miss J and Jay?
"I know! I don't know, I don't think it'll be the same. I love Miss J. I think he was awesome when he was on the panel. It's going to be very different - I don't know what's going to happen. I think Kelly's quite a tough judge so they need some nice ones on there as well!"
Who do you want to win now?
"I'm supporting Alisha all the way. I think she's awesome, because obviously she's one of my best friends in the house. I also really like Eboni, so I hope either one of them will win. That would be good for me."
And what's next for you? You're going to continue modelling, right?
"Yeah, definitely. I'll definitely continue modelling. I'm hoping this will open a few more doors for me in the industry - maybe even more doors in the television industry, you never know. But yeah, just keep going. I didn't give up after Britain's Next Top Model so I'm definitely not giving up now! I enjoy it too much."
And you've been blogging about the show and speaking to fans - what's that been like?
"The fans have been so nice to me this time and given me such good feedback and supporting me all the way so it's been good to give them my point of view of the episode, because sometimes I wasn't shown very much so it was good to show myself on the video blog so they got to see what I'm really like and what I'm capable of."
And I guess it's good for you in the future, to have those fans!
"Yeah, it's really cool. After Britain's Next Top Model I think some people thought I was quite a bitchy horrible person who was really brutal. But I think now people see that I'm not actually like that - I'm just really competitive and I've got a nice personality! So it's good to have some fans to make you feel better!"
America's Next Top Model airs Wednesdays on The CW.