Up until last night, Stephanie defied the odds and escaped the elimination room a total of three times—which is pretty noteworthy for a rookie. But it was her time to say goodbye during the cut-throat double elimination on the second to last episode of The Face. Don’t feel too bad though, Team Coco is still tight and Coco actually brought Stephanie to Fashion Week as her plus one. Here’s what Coco had to say about losing Stephanie in the competition, but gaining a mentee for life:
My sweet Stephanie was put through a lot in this competition and you'd think she would let it get to her but instead she took our criticism and learned from it. Nothing ever broke Stephanie's spirit which is a true testament to her as a person. I think out of all the girls in this competition, we can see that this girl truly learned the most. She showed the world that those who have no experience in a field such as modeling can still be a force to be reckoned with. She knows how to fight for what she wants and most importantly, she presents herself as a smart and lovable person. She will do well in whatever she chooses to pursue.