WHEN THE MODELS BATTLE IT OUT TO MAKE THE FINAL CUT, THE DRAMA BEGINS WHEN ONE GIRL SURPRISES ANOTHER BY DIVING IN FOR A KISS, AND A MODEL TRIPS ON THE RUNWAY AT A CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW, ON THE FIFTH-CYCLE, TWO-HOUR PREMIERE OF "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL," ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 AT 8:00 PM ON UPN
Robin Leach ("Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous") and Photographer Mike Ruiz Make Guest Appearances
"The Girl with the Twisted Catch Phrase" -- During semi-final casting, the girls must meet with Tyra one on one to show their personality and walk in an impromptu fashion show to impress J. Alexander and Jay Manuel to make the cut, on the fifth-cycle, two-hour premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Robin Leach ("Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous") and photographer Mike Ruiz make guest appearances.
In the second hour, the 13 finalists find that they will live like real-life supermodels when they move into their new Bel-Air mansion home and are driven around town in an extravagant stretch limo. Later, one model trips while strutting her stuff in a Life & Style fashion show, and another model shocks everyone when she dives in to kiss a competitor. One of the 13 models is eliminated.
Ashley, Boutique Buyer; age 22 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Bre, Student; age 19 of Harlem, N.Y.
Cassandra, Student; age 19 of Houston
Coryn, Retail Clerk; age 19 of Minneapolis
Diane, Criminal Defense Investigator; age 23 of Orlando, Fla
Ebony, Student; age 18 of Sylmar, Calif.
Jayla, Delivery Driver; age 20 of Tucson, Ariz.
Kim, Student; age 21 of New York City
Kyle, Dairy Queen Manager; age 19 of Dexter, Mich.
Lisa, Assistant Wardrobe Stylist; age 24 of Los Angeles
Nicole, Student; age 19 of Grand Forks, N.D.
Nik, Office Coordinator; age 21 of Atlanta
Sarah, Fragrance Counter Representative; age 18 of Boonville, Mo.
The winner of UPN's AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL will have the opportunity to be managed by Ford Models. She will also receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner will appear in a fashion spread in Elle magazine and appear with Tyra Banks on the cover of ELLEgirl magazine.
RATING: To Be Announced