She was eliminated a couple episodes ago, and it didn't appear to be a major surprise for most viewers – or for Amy “Amis
” Jenkins herself. She told us in her exclusive interview with BuddyTV that she had a feeling her time might be up on the day of her elimination from America's Next Top Model
Amis might have expected the ouster, and seemed to handle it with equanimity, but she did still have one little quibble with how the judges responded to her personality in the competition.
"The judges were right that I was out for an adventure, but I think the judges were wrong to say that being off for an adventure is a bad way to live your life,” she said. “I've always been that way since I was a kid, a free-spirited person. Even when I tried out (for the show) I told my friends I was doing it for fun.
"I'm only 20 years old and I have the rest of my life to buckle down and put my nose to the grindstone. While you're young, you've got to do these great things."
She knows her perspective might have compromised her chances in the competition on America's Next Top Model
, but she's philosophical about it. "My attitude about things is kind of a double-edged sword," she said. "If it hurt me in the competition but helped in the long run of my happiness, then that's OK.
Even though America's Next Top Model
turned out to not be the best fit for her personally, she's still glad for the experience, saying, "Not many people get this opportunity to see themselves on TV in a 360 perspective…Everything I learned modeling-wise and about myself and how to deal with adversity and other people, it was like a gift to me. You can either be changed by it or take advantage of the opportunities it affords. I plan to take advantage of it.”
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Tulsa World
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