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[07/30/12 - 08:33 AM]
Thirteen Model Hopefuls Announced for the First-Ever "America's Next Top Model: College Edition" Premiering Friday, August 24
This cycle's prizes include a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, as well as $100,000 cash and campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics.

[via press release from The CW]

THIRTEEN MODEL HOPEFULS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST-EVER "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION" PREMIERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Models Compete for a Career-Launching Prize Package That Includes Nylon Magazine, Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics

July 30, 2012 (Burbank, Calif.) - The latest edition of "America's Next Top Model," created and hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with the first-ever "College Edition" on Friday, August 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

Thirteen participants from all walks of life and learning institutions, from universities to trade schools, will battle it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model" and compete for a career-launching prize package that includes a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, as well as $100,000 cash and campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics, in addition to a modeling contract with LA/NY Models and being named the face of the "America's Next Top Model" perfume Dream Come True.

"America's Next Top Model" is bringing on new, top fashion talent this cycle. In addition to famed stylist Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant, the show is also introducing its first-ever social media correspondent, top fashion blogger Bryanboy. Bryanboy will use his extensive knowledge of both fashion and social media to mentor the models and highlight the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging. Also lending his expertise to the show this cycle for multiple episodes will be dancer and choreographer Jonte, who will work with the models as the movement mentor. He will be tasked with helping the women bring out their charisma in the various challenges and photo shoots.

In addition to the panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone, and new judge, former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, fan voting will play a factor in who stays and who goes in the competition. Over the course of production, fans had numerous opportunities each week to vote online, through social media and via mobile, to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. These scores were added to scores from Banks and the judges to help determine who was eliminated throughout the cycle. Also, in a new twist, the girls who have already been eliminated were given the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which allowed the audience the chance to save their favorite model. Fans will have to tune in to see how their votes impacted the competition when the show returns Friday, August 24th.

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" CYCLE 19 PARTICIPANTS:

Name: ALLYSSA
Age: 20
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Florida State University
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Slumdog Millionaire
Magazine: Vogue
Food: Macaroni and cheese

Name: BRITTANY
Age: 18
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program
Height: 5'10"
Favorite Things:
Movie: The Lion King
Magazine: Teen Vogue
Food: Cereal

Name: DARIAN
Age: 22
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Louisiana State University
Height: 5'9"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Avatar
Magazine: Elle, W, Vogue
Food: Crawfish stew over fried catfish

Name: DESTINY
Age: 18
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Occupation: Cashier at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Last School or College: Aveda Institute of Columbus
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Gia
Food: Sushi

Name: JESSIE
Age: 23
Hometown: Speedway, IN
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: University of Southern California Graduate School
Height: 5'9 3/4"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Labyrinth
Magazine: Architecture magazines
Food: Indian

Name: KIARA
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: University of California - Irvine
Height: 5'9"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Love and Basketball
Magazine: Vogue
Food: Apple salad, salad with fruit, white pizza

Name: KRISTIN
Age: 19
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Florida State College of Jacksonville
Height: 5'7 1/4"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Grease
Magazine: Cosmopolitan
Food: Seafood

Name: LAURA
Age: 21
Hometown: Cambridge, NY
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Paul Smith's College
Height: 6'0"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Groundhog Day
Magazine: Self, Fitness, Cosmopolitan, W, Vogue
Food: Pasta

Name: LEILA
Age: 20
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: University of Rhode Island
Height: 5'11"
Occupation: Unemployed
Favorite Things: TV Show: Project Runway
Movie: Zoolander
Magazine: Glamour
Food: Salmon

Name: MARIA
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Occupation: Student/Mobile Editor of AdMonsters
Last School or College: Harvard Divinity School
Height: 5'7 1/4"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Zombieland
Magazine: Vogue, Fitness, New Yorker, U.S. News
Food: Doughnuts

Name: NASTASIA
Age: 19
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA
Occupation: Student/Sales Associate
Last School or College: East Stroudsburg University
Height: 5'8 1/4"
Favorite Things:
Movie: The Notebook
Magazine: Harper's Bazaar
Food: Potatoes

Name: VICTORIA
Age: 18
Hometown: Colquitt, GA
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: Liberty University
Height: 5'9 1/2"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Gone
Magazine: Vogue
Food: Mediterranean

Name: YVONNE
Age: 20
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Occupation: Student
Last School or College: University of Texas at Austin
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Favorite Things:
Movie: Harry Potter (series)
Magazine: Harper's Bazaar
Food: Nerds, Macaroni and cheese, sushi, "everything in the world"

"America's Next Top Model" is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok ("Making the Band"), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which recently completed airing its 18th cycle in the United States. Currently, "America's Next Top Model" is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. "America's Next Top Model" and the "America's Next Top Model" format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.





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