ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY,
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MEMBERS OF THE FASHION WORLD, AS A NEW JUDGE IN CYCLE 14 OF THE HIT SERIES
LONG-TIME JUDGE MISS J. ALEXANDER
BREAKS FREE FROM THE JUDGES PANEL TO WORK WITH THE THIRTEEN NEW HOPEFULS IN A MENTORING ROLE,
WEEKLY GUEST JUDGES ALSO JOIN THE PANEL
February 8, 2010 (Burbank, California) — AMERICA’S Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET).welcomes one of the most influential members of the fashion world, André Leon Talley, as a new judge during cycle 14 of the hit show on The CW. Thirteen new hopefuls from across the country are given the chance to prove they have what it takes when the competition kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on
Talley, who will join Tyra Banks, photographer Nigel Barker and a weekly guest judge on the judges’ panel, is one of the fashion industry’s most influential style-setters. Currently serving as the editor-at-large of Vogue, Talley is prominent in the world of designer fashion and has a front-row seat to runway shows all over the world.
Miss J. Alexander, long-time judge, breaks free from the judges’ desk to take on a mentoring role during challenges with the models. “After cycles of watching the girls not get it right, I thought they would benefit more from my ‘high heels’ and hands-on approach than my sitting in a chair judging their photos,” said Alexander. “And with Andre Leon Talley, this should be the best cycle yet.”
Cycle 14 welcomes a panel of rotating guest judges that include: Sally Hershberger (Salon Owner/Proprietor), Rachel Roy (Runway Fashion Designer), Sean Patterson (President of Wilhelmina Models), Dania Ramirez (CoverGirl Representative), Patricia Cleveland (First African American Supermodel), Ann Shoket (Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine), Whitney Port (Star of “The City,” Runway Fashion Designer), Sara Tetro (Owner of 62 Models), Sara McLeod (Actress from “Lord of the Rings”) and “” photo shoot director Jay Manuel.
“AMERICA’S” CYCLE 14 PARTICIPANTS:
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Hometown; Marietta, Georgia
Hometown: San Diego, California
Occupation Full-time mother
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Hometown: Lenexa, Kansas
Hometown: Dacula, Georgia
Occupation Bar Tender
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Occupation: Answering Service Operator
Hometown: Conway, Arkansas
Hometown: Kerrville, Texas
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
Hometown: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Occupation: Retail Manager
The winner of The CW’s AMERICA’Swill be managed by Wilhelmina Models, receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl and appear on the cover and in a six-page fashion spread of Seventeen magazine.
AMERICA’S NEXTis produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok (“Making the Band”) and Daniel Soiseth (“Hell’s Kitchen”).