August 13, 2009 03:31:20 GMT
Ashley, a 22-year-old artist from Chicago, will be one of the short models competing in the new cycle.
"America's Next Top Model" has introduced the 14 girls that are selected to compete for the title in the 13th cycle. Ranging between 18 to 23 years old, the contestants provide a new dynamic to the show by being 5'7" and under.
The line-up includes a waitress, a customer service worker, and a cheer instructor. But it expands to a 21-year-old mother named Rae who comes from Rochester, Minnesota. Listing herself as a homemaker, Rae would like to live out the dream as a model at the same time.
The 13th cycle will premiere on September 9. Tyra Banks is back hosting, accompanied in the judging panel by photographer Nigel Barker and runway diva Miss Jay Alexander. Paulina Porizkova ended her run as a regular judge last season, being kicked out due to budgetary problem. The show, however, will present a number of guest judges that include Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian.