In the cycle 11 season premiere, 30 girls are selected to strike their fiercest pose at the Top Model Institute of Technology. A hi-tech runway analyzes the girls' strut & Tyra, Miss J and Jay Manuel assess which 14 show the most Top Model potential. One of the models making waves causes a stir when she reveals that she's transgender! Once the finalists have been hand picked, the ladies move into their house and tackle their first photo challenge: turning hot button political issues into hot pictures. After the judges deliberate, the first of the fourteen is sent packing. Tyra Banks, Paulina Porizkova, J. Alexander and Nigel Barker are the judges.