Tuesday's "America's Next Top Model" final four was the most diverse group of finalists in competition history, but only one was crowned the winner of Cycle 24.
Khrystyana brought body positivity to "Top Model" and won challenge after challenge with her bubbly personality. Kyla, a "biracial butterfly" by Tyra Banks' standards, was physically built to be a model and sought to bring social justice to the world of high fashion. Shanice came from nothing and made the transformation of a lifetime. And Jeana, an alopecia advocate and a "savage" according to Law Roach, was eliminated not once but twice -- and was saved both times.
After the girls were fitted by Philipp Plein -- the designer who saved Jeana last week and whose show the finalists were given the opportunity to walk in this week -- Drew Elliott informed Shanice that she would not be continuing on in the competition.
She was crushed, and Kyla and Khrystyana were sad to see her go, but Jeana was stoked, telling cameras Shanice "should have worked on her walk." Rude.
Kyla, Khrystyana and Jeana then posed for their respective Paper Magazine cover shoots -- so bubbly, so poppy, so retro. They all killed it.
Fast-forward to the final runway show, where the three remaining finalists were joined by the cycle's previously eliminated models and adorable little girls who represented the younger version of each of them.
After walking down the runway a first time hand-in-hand with the children, the models came out a second and third time solo to strut their stuff for the judges. Jeana, easily the strongest walker, nailed it, but will her height be a problem? Khrystyana fought past her body image issues and childhood trauma to slay the runway as well. Kyla did the same. So who was the first to go?
Khrystyana -- and we're not gonna lie, we were crushed. She was the sweetest.
After Drew and Law got into it at panel over Jeana's shoot and the styling of her hair, the judges deliberated once more and decided Kyla was NLF (next level fierce) by crowning her the winner of "America's Next Top Model."