MONTPELIER – After many rounds of competition, grueling interviews, skimpy swimsuits, and maple syrup-drinking contests, a winner has finally been crowned as Vermont’s “Next Top Model.” Although it came down to a difference of fewer than 100 audience votes, Agriculture has won the $1,000,000 prize and will adorn the golden dome of the statehouse in Montpelier.
When Vermont first announced “Vermont’s Next Top Model” as way to find the next model to go on top of the dome, thousands of applicants submitted tapes and attended live auditions in the hopes of being chosen, but only 12 contestants made it to the final rounds of competition. Agriculture was a fan-favorite from the beginning, though she fared poorly in the bikini rounds, refusing to shed her long robes for “agricultural reasons.” She also was plagued by controversy as other contestants accused her of having her body artificially sculpted for the show, but this was never proven and she emerged on Friday as the clear winner.
Runner-up Bella Corpo says she has no hard feelings, and wished Agriculture all the best in her final comments. She also expressed relief at coming in second, as she had no idea when she entered that, if chosen as the winner, she would be contractually obligated to sit on the statehouse dome for the rest of her life.