The wait is over! Or at least part of the wait is over.
The CW has revealed the 14 models that will be competing to impress Tyra Banks in the 15th cycle of America’s Next Top Model, set to premiere Wednesday, September 8 at 8/7 c.
The upcoming season has already had its first controversy as one of the first two promo videos issued a couple seeks ago featured Ann, a 6-foot 2-inch blond that reportedly weighs less than 100 pounds and has a waist so thin Miss is able to wrap his hands around it! (CLICK HERE to see the video!) Tyra has since apologized for the ad, which appeared to be promoting extreme skinniness, something Tyra has expressed opposition to in the past.
But Ann is just one of 14 attractive hopefuls and here are the rest!
(Click a thumbnail image to go to the model’s page that includes photos, interview video and bio info.)
Here are the known Facebook, Twitter, Formspring and YouTube accounts for the contestants:
Rhianna Free Atwood
Who do you think is the fiercest of the fierce and will walk away with the crown and Italian Vogue cover?
(You can vote once every 12 hours)
Here is the official release from The CW:
THE BAR IS RAISED AS “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” GOES HIGH FASHION FOR THE LANDMARK 15th CYCLE PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ON THE CW
THE WORLD’S TOP DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FASHION ELITE LEND THEIR EXPERTISE AND VISION AS GUEST JUDGES
NEW PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES A SPREAD IN THE COVETED MAGAZINE VOGUE ITALIA, AND CONTRACTS WITH IMG MODELS AND COVERGIRL
August 18, 2010 (Burbank, California) – The CW’s hit series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL steps into the world of high fashion when cycle 15 kicks-off on Wednesday, September 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).
Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are designer Diane Von Furstenberg, designer/stylist Patricia Field (“Sex and the City”), top beauty photographer Matthew Rolston, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, top fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, designer Zac Posen, designer/model Margherita Missoni, IMG Models executive Kyle Hagler, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and designer Roberto Cavalli.
Fourteen model hopefuls will compete for the new, ultimate career-launching prize package: a contract with IMG Models, one of the top international modeling management companies in the world; fashion spread in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue; and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.
Tyra Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor André Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as the photo shoot creative director while Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer.