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McKey legs out Sam for ‘Top Model’ title

McKey Sullivan finally knocked out the competition.

McKey, a 19-year-old boxing enthusiast from Lake Forest, Ill., took home the title of “America's Next Top Model” Wednesday night in the finale of the show's 11th cycle on The CW.

McKey's runway walk and Cover Girl commercial were enough to impress former supermodel and host Tyra Banks and the rest of the judges.

Analeigh Tipton and Samantha Potter joined McKey in the final three of the competition, which started with 14 wannabe models.

Analeigh was eliminated first Wednesday night after struggling with her lines during the filming of her commercial, and the former figure skater never got to showcase her strength on the runway.

Sam and McKey squared off in the final runway show, a maze of pink carpet featuring hills and steps to up the challenge. Neither model impressed the judges with their stiff walks while wearing the fashions of Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker.

At the final judging panel, Banks, photographer Nigel Barker, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, runway coach J. Alexander and van den Krommenacker pored over photographs of Sam and McKey from previous episodes this season.

Both women were considered capable of being successful in high-fashion modeling, but in the end McKey was the last one standing.

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