April was definitely not my favorite, but her elimination was the hardest for me to watch. Her reaction was rather painful. "I never lose. I can't handle it."
Yoanna, it's hard to imagine how her elimination would have gone, but I think she would have been absolutely crushed. I probably would have cried. And I did feel vicariously dissapointed for Mercedes, even though I was obviously happy that Yoanna won. Shandi's elimination was suprisingly not-sad, maybe because Shandi herself seemed happy and relieved to be going home and spoke optimistically. It was sweet, the most graceful elimination ever, I think.
In the end, I would say that the hardest eliminations were Sara, April, and Mercedes.