AceShowbiz - The model wannabes have been introduced for the 12th cycle of "America's Next Top Model". These girls, ranging from 18 to 25 years old, will be nurtured by %cTyra Banks% and have a chance to win a management by Elite Model Management, a 100,000 dollar contract with CoverGirl and a cover and six-page spread.
The new season will start Wednesday, February 25 at 8/7c on The CW. Jay Manuel will be back as the photo shoot director while the judging panel will remain intact with Tyra Banks, Jay Alexander, Nigel Barker and %cPaulina Porizkova%. Instead of the usual 14 contestants, this cycle will put up with 13 models only.
The hopefuls are: Allison, (20), artist from New Orleans, LA; Aminat, (21), student from Union, NJ; Celia, (25), designer in fashion sales from Cynthiana, KY; Fo, (19), student from Albuquerque, NM; Isabella, (19), model from Barboursville, VA; Jessica, (18), student from Bradenton, FL; Kortnie, (24), non-profit organizer from Houston, TX; London, (18), student from Arlington, TX; Natalie, (19), student from Palos Verdes, CA; Nijah, (18), model from Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Sandra, (19), student from Rockville, MD; Tahlia, (18), student from Phoenix, AZ; Teyona, (20), loss prevention rep from Woodstown, NJ.