'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion' Winner Is Sophie Sumner

'America's Next Top Model: British Invasion' Winner Is Sophie Sumner

The pink-haired model beats out Laura LaFrate, who is rushed to a hospital after having a panic attack in the season 18 finale.

"America's Next Top Model" has wrapped up its 18th cycle with Sophie Sumner being hailed the champion. The 21-year-old English beauty snatched the title after battling it out with rival finalist Laura LaFrate in the season finale that aired Wednesday, May 30.

Early in the episode, the two girls did a shoot for Covergirl's TV commercials and print ad, during which Laura had a panic attack. She was rushed to a hospital, but managed to return in time for a photo shoot for Vogue Italia.

Later, Sophie and Laura sashayed their way at the final runway show. Taking place at the MGM Macao, it featured holographic images with some of the eliminated contestants in attendance.

After the runway show, the judges gave their comments on both girls' performances. Using the word "genius" to describe one of Sophie's contest performances, Tyra Banks declared the pink-haired model as the winner.

Sophie, who previously finished in the second place of "Britain's Next Top Model" cycle 5, scored a modeling contract with LA Models & NY Model Management and a contract with Covergirl cosmetics. She also landed a guest correspondent placement with the Extra news magazine and will be featured in a fashion spread of Vogue Italia.

© AceShowbiz.com


    Jun 20, 2012

    I have watched Sophie during BNTM's cycle 5 and quite liked her a lot and seeing her win the ANTM's British Invasion made me very happy. Her personality reflects my own and I admire her. THUMBS UP SOPHIE!

    yapipz! :P
    Jun 06, 2012

    I', VERY happy that sophie WON.. coz i think she deserves it! :)

    Jun 04, 2012

    I think it should be Laura who should win the contest. She's more exciting than Sophie. I like Sophie but I love Laura.

    May 31, 2012

    I'm done watchin if these guys are gone...

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