Edwardsville's Melissa Pluta has officially won a free trip and a live audition with the casting team for the CW reality television show "America's Next Top Model."
Pluta, 23, was one of 11 chosen by judges at an open casting call event in St. Louis hosted by KPLR Channel 11.
The 11 finalists then faced off in a two-week voting battle on KPLR's Web site. The final votes were taken on July 24 and Pluta was declared the winner.
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