Thirteen Model Hopefuls Announced for 'America's Next Top Model: College Edition' Premiering Friday, August 24

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July 30th, 2012

via press release:

 

THIRTEEN MODEL HOPEFULS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST-EVER

“AMERICA’S Next Top Model: COLLEGE EDITION”

PREMIERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

 

Models Compete for a Career-Launching Prize Package That Includes

Nylon Magazine, Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics

July 30, 2012 (Burbank, Calif.) ? The latest edition of “America’s Next Top Model,” created and hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with the first-ever “College Edition” on Friday, August 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

Thirteen participants from all walks of life and learning institutions, from universities to trade schools, will battle it out to earn the prestigious title of “America’s Next Top Model” and compete for a career-launching prize package that includes a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, as well as $100,000 cash and campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics, in addition to a modeling contract with LA/NY Models and being named the face of the “America’s Next Top Model” perfume Dream Come True.

“America’s Next Top Model” is bringing on new, top fashion talent this cycle. In addition to famed stylist Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant, the show is also introducing its first-ever social media correspondent, top fashion blogger Bryanboy. Bryanboy will use his extensive knowledge of both fashion and social media to mentor the models and highlight the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging. Also lending his expertise to the show this cycle for multiple episodes will be dancer and choreographer Jontè, who will work with the models as the movement mentor. He will be tasked with helping the women bring out their charisma in the various challenges and photo shoots.

In addition to the panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone, and new judge, former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, fan voting will play a factor in who stays and who goes in the competition. Over the course of production, fans had numerous opportunities each week to vote online, through social media and via mobile, to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. These scores were added to scores from Banks and the judges to help determine who was eliminated throughout the cycle. Also, in a new twist, the girls who have already been eliminated were given the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which allowed the audience the chance to save their favorite model. Fans will have to tune in to see how their votes impacted the competition when the show returns Friday, August 24th.

 

“AMERICA’S NEXT Top Model” CYCLE 19 PARTICIPANTS:

 

Name: ALLYSSA

Age: 20

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Florida State University

Height: 5’10 ½”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

Magazine: Vogue

Food: Macaroni and cheese

 

Name: BRITTANY

Age: 18

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program

Height: 5’10”

Favorite Things:

Movie: The Lion King

Magazine: Teen Vogue

Food: Cereal

 

Name: DARIAN

Age: 22

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Louisiana State University

Height: 5’9”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Avatar

Magazine: Elle, W, Vogue

Food: Crawfish stew over fried catfish

 

Name: DESTINY

Age: 18

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Occupation: Cashier at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Last School or College: Aveda Institute of Columbus

Height: 5’8 ½”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Gia

Food: Sushi

 

Name: JESSIE

Age: 23

Hometown: Speedway, IN

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: University of Southern California Graduate School

Height: 5’9 ¾”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Labyrinth

Magazine: Architecture magazines

Food: Indian

 

Name: KIARA

Age: 22

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: University of California – Irvine

Height: 5’9”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Love and Basketball

Magazine: Vogue

Food: Apple salad, salad with fruit, white pizza

 

Name: KRISTIN

Age: 19

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Florida State College of Jacksonville

Height: 5’7 ¼”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Grease

Magazine: Cosmopolitan

Food: Seafood

 

Name: LAURA

Age: 21

Hometown: Cambridge, NY

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Paul Smith’s College

Height: 6’0”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Groundhog Day

Magazine: Self, Fitness, Cosmopolitan, W, Vogue

Food: Pasta

 

Name: LEILA

Age: 20

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: University of Rhode Island

Height: 5’11”

Occupation: Unemployed

Favorite Things:

TV Show: Project Runway

Movie: Zoolander

Magazine: Glamour

Food: Salmon

 

Name: MARIA

Age: 22

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Occupation: Student/Mobile Editor of AdMonsters

Last School or College: Harvard Divinity School

Height: 5’7 ¼”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Zombieland

Magazine: Vogue, Fitness, New Yorker, U.S. News

Food: Doughnuts

 

Name: NASTASIA

Age: 19

Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA

Occupation: Student/Sales Associate

Last School or College: East Stroudsburg University

Height: 5’8 ¼”

Favorite Things:

Movie: The Notebook

Magazine: Harper’s Bazaar

Food: Potatoes

 

Name: VICTORIA

Age: 18

Hometown: Colquitt, GA

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: Liberty University

Height: 5’9 ½”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Gone

Magazine: Vogue

Food: Mediterranean

 

Name: YVONNE

Age: 20

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Occupation: Student

Last School or College: University of Texas at Austin

Height: 5’8 ½”

Favorite Things:

Movie: Harry Potter (series)

Magazine: Harper’s Bazaar

Food: Nerds, Macaroni and cheese, sushi, “everything in the world”

 

“America’s Next Top Model” is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which recently completed airing its 18th cycle in the United States. Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

 
  • Melanie

    I have watched this show faithfully since Cycle 1. Hard to believe it has made it to 19 cycles. Look forward to this installment also but it will be odd not seeing Jay, Nigel or Miss Jay anymore on the show.

  • Althea

    Please, this show needs to die. Or at least only do 1 cycle per calendar year. I know this show is cheap to produce, and gets okay ratings by CW standards, but this show needs to DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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