IG: How does it feel to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model?
VM: I'm pretty relieved, to tell you the truth. Being a TV celebrity sucked. I didn't cry and I didn't catfight, which is not very good for reality TV.
IG: Does this mean you think your elimination was based on television, not modeling?
VM: No. I mean, my cactus picture wasn't very good. I don't consider myself very pretty. Most high fashion or editorial models aren't that pretty in real life, anyway. I'm too pale, too gangly, and have too weird a face to ever be considered sexy. But the show's definitely geared toward a certain kind of girl, and at the end of the day, I did go on as a joke.
IG: Did you ever hug Tyra?
VM: I did, and I was afraid she'd eat me.
IG: Did her boobs feel real?
VM: You know, I didn't check.
The part of the Victoria elimination we also didn't see was when she took off her high heels once she'd been cut, TYRA ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT VICTORIA WAS ABOUT TO THROW THEM AT HER, AND SUMMONED HER BODYGUARD. Tyra also insisted (as Victoria has said) that the whole part where Victoria turned to the girls to ask them if they thought she was prickly be cut from the episode. Tyra did not like Victoria 'trying to control my panel.' Don't mess with Ms. Banks. She'll f*** you up."
Yes, this did actually happen. I took off my shoes because my feet were numb and turning blue, but apparently Tyra was threatened by my 110 pound body of pure muscle and almost had her security guards jump me. And the whole voting thing made Tyra lose a lot of face which is why it was cut from the episode. Basically I could see they were going to play up the prickly thing, so I asked the girls if I was being abrasive or rude and they all voted no. It made Tyra pretty flustered, which was funny, but it probably got me eliminated too. But it made the models laugh, which to me, was a better use of my time. Tory Tells All in Exclusive Interview! <br><em>I'm not sexy, and Tyra feared me.</em> - IvyGate, the Ivy League blog