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ANTM: Dustin McNeer gets real about being eliminated for the second time

Dustin McNeer returned to America's Next Top Model, only to be voted off again by the judges

To start back into the competition was tough.

But being the comeback kid, I knew I had earned myself a huge target on my back, and the rest of the models did not mind taking their shots at it. Being back in the house again was a lot more stressful than I remembered. Coming back, everyone seemed more aggressive and dramatic than before. I definitely didn't appreciate this, but I tried to keep focused and relaxed.

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But then things got wound back up after our first challenge. I knew Hadassah didn't like me nor did she want me back. So when I saw I was above her on the challenge board, I was pretty excited. But it, unfortunately, didn't help when it came to our shoot. I felt slightly awkward during the shoot because I was put on the spot with some confusing instructions when others were not. But I did my best to push through.

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Then we went to panel. I didn't want to go home, obviously. I was having so much fun being there and working to accomplish my dreams. But then the time came where I was in bottom two with Hadassah, and I had a little déjà vu from the first time. But this time I thought it was going to be different.

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Unfortunately it wasn't, but I'm still ecstatic that I was a part of this amazing adventure and have so much to profit from it. I know that I definitely was not the best in the music video, because I hadn't had any acting experience. So since my elimination, I've been taking classes and pursuing acting in addition to my modeling. Without this show, I would not be where I am today, and I'm extremely grateful for all the good it's brought me so far.

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