A 1000+ word essay thing on Nellie, Allison Harvard from ANTM, and relatability.
I don’t think I’ve seen a contender on a reality TV show so universally adored since Allison Harvard from America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 11. Well, why did we like Allison? She was generally low-key in the group, had some serious talent at modeling, and she was adorably quotable. It doesn’t hurt that she’s one of us and has an internet presence, is artsy, as well as a little dorky and weird. She’s also amazingly gorgeous, but not in the cookie cutter mold. We loved Allison’s ‘jealous,’ her unlikely (yet amazing) friendship with Celia, her unique outlook on things, and her seeming lack of desire to murder her fellow contestants. She swarmed the fan favorite votes, and made an unforgettably bizarre appearance on fourfour recaps….