UPN RETURNS TO THE CATWALK WITH THE FOURTH CYCLE OF THE HIT DRAMALITY SERIES "AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL," FEATURING TYRA BANKS, TO DEBUT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 AT 8:00 PM
AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL, UPN�s hit dramality series featuring world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks, returns for a fourth cycle of 12 episodes with an all new group of wannabe models ferociously competing for their chance at a grand prize package that includes a modeling contract, on Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
Created by Tyra Banks, who executive produces the series with Ken Mok (�Making the Band�) and Anthony Dominici (�Amazing Race�), AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL follows 14 young women as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling.
During this cycle, the competition is even tougher as the 14 participants live together and vie for the grand prize competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp. The participants abilities are tested to master the runway, fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a super-model, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras. Throughout the series, participants are mentored by supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photography Jay Manuel and runway expert J. Alexander.
Banks leads the panel of AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts that include the world�s first supermodel Janice Dickinson, photographer Nigel Barker and stylist Nol� Marin, who will conduct the regular evaluations to narrow the field from each week. In addition, special guest judges will appear to critique within his or her area of expertise.
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.
AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok (�Making the Band�) and Anthony Dominici (�The Amazing Race�).