looking at the Cover Girl layouts, I would say that Sophie's is more interesting and appealing visually. Laura's looks I dare say it a bit slutty. I just didn't like it.
Sophie's looks a bit ditzy and such, but it is playful for the color of lipstick she is wearing. Her hair is TRULY bubblegum pink finally here too - but it works better on her too.
They also do one more final photoshoot in these very weird black and tan looking dresses. I'm thinking they have tied or something - We don't however see the final photos of these so I can't say how they did.
If I were the judge, the CG layout win would go to Sophie - it would be a more appealing ad for a magazine.
That said, given Lisa's and Brittany's photoshoots from previous years - the drop dead gorgeous - knockout type shots, we will probably see Laura win. It would probably also fit a bit with their current decision on the photos for the College season. Lluvy - I loved all your photos anyway, but you can't have the title of the "Worst photo in ANTM history" anymore after seeing these shots.
Then again - if Tyra wants to continue the tradition of most of her non-winners go further than her/the producer's picks for the winners - then go ahead.