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[02/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Unveils the 14 Finalists Who Will Vie to Become 'America's Next Top Model'

[via press release from UPN]

Editor's Note: Please substitute the previous release for this updated one.

UPN UNVEILS THE 14 FINALISTS WHO WILL VIE TO BECOME "AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL"

The competition intensifies for the fourth cycle of UPN�s hit dramality AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL as the 14 finalists struggle to make their dreams of becoming a top model a reality. The wannabes, who will face tougher challenges in all new episodes, were announced today in anticipation of the fourth cycle premiere on Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.

AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL participants are:

Name: Brandy
Occupation: Cosmetology Student
Age: 20
Hometown: Houston

Name: Brita
Occupation: Waitress
Age: 25
Hometown: La Ca�ada, Calif.

Name: Brittany Occupation: Elementary School Instructional Aide
Age: 22
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.

Name: Christina
Occupation: Fashion Marketing Student
Age: 24
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.

Name: Kahlen
Occupation: Restaurant Hostess
Age: 21
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla.

Name: Keenyah
Occupation: Student
Age: 19
Hometown: Compton, Calif.

Name: Lluvy
Occupation: Janitor
Age: 21
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.

Name: Michelle
Occupation: Wrestler
Age: 19
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.

Name: Naima
Occupation: Coffee Shop Waitress
Age: 20
Hometown: Detroit

Name: Noelle
Occupation: Realtor�s Assistant
Age: 20
Hometown: Reno, Nev.

Name: Rebecca
Occupation: Former Flight Attendant
Age: 22
Hometown: Minneapolis

Name: Sarah
Occupation: Waitress
Age: 22
Hometown: Baltimore

Name: Tatiana
Occupation: Waitress
Age: 18
Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

Name: Tiffany
Occupation: Mother
Age: 22
Hometown: Miami

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�).





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· MAKING THE BAND (MTV)





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