via press release:



America‘s Next Top Model – Cycle 16 – Pictured: (L–R): Dominique, Kasia, Brittani, Monique, Mikaela, Angelia, Hannah,

Dalya, Nicole, Sara, Alexandria, Ondrei, Jaclyn and Molly
Photo Credit: Troy Jensen / Pottle Productions © 2011 Pottle Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

February 2, 2011 (Burbank, California) – The CW’s hit series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns to the world of high fashion when Cycle 16 premieres on Wednesday, February 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are international fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, IMG Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and costume designer/stylist Eric Daman (“Gossip Girl”).

Fourteen model hopefuls will compete for the ultimate career-launching prize package: a contract with IMG Models, one of the top international modeling management companies in the world; a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue; and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Tyra Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor André Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker.  Jay Manuel serves as the photo shoot creative director while Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer.


Name:  Alexandria

Age:  21

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown:  Newport Beach, California

Current Location: Huntington Beach, California

Occupation: Currently unemployed

Favorite Designer: Karl Lagerfeld

Biggest ANTM Fear:  Accidentally falling or doing something embarrassing while modeling.

Most Confident About: My drive to never give up on what I want.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Adventures in new places. I love snowboarding, hiking, surfing, cliff-diving, hanging out with my sister and any of my five brothers.

Name: Angelia

Age:  20

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Landstuhl, Germany

Current Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida

Occupation: College student, studying Marine Biology

Favorite Designer: Vera Wang

Biggest ANTM Fear:  Getting along with the other models, and not making it past the casting week.

Most Confident About:  My unique look.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love going to the beach and snorkeling in Key West.  I also love snowboarding, rollerblading, fishing and swimming.  And of course, dancing!

Name: Brittani

Age: 19

Height: 5’ 10 ½”

Hometown: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

Current Location: Howard, Pennsylvania

Occupation: College student, studying English, International Studies and Spanish

Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs

Biggest ANTM Fear: Living in the house with the other models.

Most Confident About: My walk.  The runway is my favorite part of the modeling world.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love dancing, and any form of artistic expression, including collages, painting and crafts.  Also reading, writing and being with friends and family.

Name: Dalya

Age: 21

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Clear Lake, Texas

Current location: Corona, California

Occupation: Currently unemployed

Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli

Biggest ANTM Fear: Having the judges misunderstand me.

Most Confident About: I am most confident in my ability to work any runway you put me on!

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with my friends, shopping and reading.  But I’m forever in model mode!

Name: Dominique

Age: 23

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current location: Houston, Texas

Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Marketing

Favorite Designer: Stacey Bendet’s Alice & Olivia Clothing line

Biggest ANTM Fear: Not knowing what to expect.

Most Confident About: I’m most confident about my walk.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with family and friends.  And you can find me at a local museum, book store or window shopping.  I also love to dance and go to the theater when I can.

Name: Hannah

Age: 20

Height: 5’10”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current location: Austin, Texas

Occupation: College student majoring in Photo-Communications.

Favorite Designer: John Galliano

Biggest ANTM Fear: That I might come across as a ditz.

Most Confident About: My personality, my sense of style and my ability to make friends easily.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love photography, stop-animation and film.  I like to write and doodle.

Name: Jaclyn

Age: 20

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Belton, Texas

Current location: Belton, Texas

Occupation: Waitress and college student

Favorite Designer: Valentino

Biggest ANTM  Fear: Having to do any sort of modeling with a shark!

Most Confident About: Being myself and the person my parents raised me to be.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love to be outdoors!  Hiking, rock climbing and sailing on our lake here in Belton — I love all sports.  Go Steelers!  Go Spurs, Go!

Name: Kasia

Age: 26

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Current location: New York, New York

Occupation:   College graduate with a degree in Journalism

Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs, among many others

Biggest ANTM Fear: That being myself won’t be enough.

Most Confident About: I am most confident about my high fashion look.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love taking acting classes and reading anything I can get my hands on about films, acting and directing.  I also go to a lot of art museums, exhibits and shows in New York City.

Name: Mikaela

Age: 21

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Current location: Boca Raton, Florida

Occupation: College Student, studying theater

Favorite Designer: A tie between Roberto Cavalli and Calvin Klein

Biggest ANTM Fear:  Not making it into the house.  I don’t want to let myself or anyone else down.

Most Confident About: I am definitely confident about my runway walk.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love to make short films with my friends.  I can spend the entire day at the movies with my boyfriend.  And I hang out with my family a lot!

Name: Molly

Age: 22

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

Current location: Charleston, South Carolina

Occupation: College student, studying biology

Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen

Biggest ANTM Fear: Not getting along with everyone.

Most Confident About: Definitely the photo shoots.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love watching movies and TV shows, reading, swimming and shopping.

Name: Monique

Age: 19

Height: 5’ 11”

Hometown: Hebron, Illinois

Current location: Pell Lake, Illinois

Occupation: College student and waitress at a sports bar

Favorite Designer: Dolce & Gabanna

Biggest ANTM Fear: Tripping and falling over.

Most Confident About: I am most confident about being in front of the camera.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Lately, all I’ve been doing is snowboarding and working out.  I enjoy anything with music and I love art.  And, of course, bubble baths.

Name: Nicole

Age: 20

Height: 5’ 11”

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Current location: Orlando, Florida

Occupation: College student

Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander Wang and Balmain

Biggest ANTM Fear: That the other girls might be overly dramatic and mean.

Most Confident About: I am confident that I can handle criticism well.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love to shop, look at fashion editorials and read books about the brain.  And working out – it releases my stress!

Name: Ondrei

Age: 18

Height: 5’ 7”

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Current location: Muskegon, Michigan

Occupation: Currently working in a retail clothing store

Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson.  I love her clothing and the way her colors go from loud to chic and the style is so free-spirited.

Biggest ANTM Fear: That people won’t see my true potential to become a model.

Most Confident About:  I am confident that I leave my mark in people’s eyes and hearts.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love photography and writing poetry.

Name: Sara

Age: 18

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Rio Grand Valley, Texas

Current location: Edinburg, Texas

Occupation: College student with two part-time jobs

Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson

Biggest ANTM Fear: That I won’t be able to articulate what I am feeling and thinking, and that I won’t improve throughout the competition.

Most Confident About: I am absolutely confident in my ability to stay grounded and remain true to myself and where I cam from.

Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I’m really involved with Planned Parenthood activities on our campus.  I go dancing with all my friends on weekends.

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