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13 model hopefuls announced for first-ever 'America's Next Top Model: College Edition'

by jmaloni
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 04:00 pm

Premiering Friday, Aug. 24, on The CW

The latest edition of "America's Next Top Model," created and hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with the first-ever "College Edition" on Friday, Aug. 24 (8 p.m.), 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 Jontè, 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, Aug. 24.

"America's Next Top Model" Cycle 19 Participants:

Name: Allyssa

Age: 20

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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, Ariz.

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, Ohio

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, Ind.

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

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, Fla.

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, N.Y.

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, Mass.

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, N.M.

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

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"

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