Model admits she deserved the boot
New Zealand"s Next Top Model"s Briana Allen says the judges made the right decision to boot her out of the competition.
The 16-year-old, who was the latest contestant eliminated from the show on Friday, today acknowledged she "wasn"t performing as well as the other girls".
"I had been in the bottom two before. I needed to practice more with the mirror," she told Stuff.co.nz.
"They said that in pictures I needed to warm up my face. I took it on board, but didn"t really put into practice," Allen said.
The Year 12 student from Auckland was kicked out in last week"s episode. Allen said all the shoots were tough.
"Half the time I didn"t know what to do. I just kind of stood there and tried to do my thing."
She said she would do Top Model all over again, but "would practice more and ... play the game differently to get further".
Allen auditioned for Top Model after being pushed by her friends and was "shocked" when her name kept getting picked, boosting her confidence along the way.
But living with 14 girls was challenging, Allen said, as she was used to living with family at home.
"We had to share rooms and stuff, so you never had alone time. Of course the noise level was quite high, but after a while I just got used to it."
She made friends with Rosanagh Wypych and Brigette Thomas as "they didn"t cause any drama".
"I just clicked with them more than others."
Thomas was her pick for this year"s Top Model because of her "model look" and because the "judges seem to really like her".
Her least favourite person in the house was Tyne Aitken due to her attitude - "I didn"t get close to her," she said.
After elimination, Allen said she was looking forward to using Facebook and seeing her family.
"I got pretty homesick while I was there. When I came back I felt like I hadn"t seen them in so long. I just had so much to catch up on."
She was back at Botany College finishing her studies and was planning to head to University to become a primary school teacher.
Allen wasn"t pursuing a modelling career, but if an opportunity for part-time work came up she would take it, she said.
"I don"t really have a plan. I"ll just take whatever comes. I still have two more years (at school), so I"m just going to stay at school and continue from there."