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'America's Next Top Model' returns for second male-female cycle; Buffalo model competing

by jmaloni


Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm

14 finalists from U.S. and Canada announced

Cycle 21 of "America's Next Top Model," hosted by Tyra Banks, will premiere Monday, Aug. 18 (9 p.m.), featuring seven men and seven women living under one roof and battling it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model."

The 14 finalists were announced today, and represent regions from all across the U.S. and Canada.

The panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and the viewing public, will be joined by beloved runway coach J. Alexander (aka "Miss J."), making his return to the show to determine who stays and who goes in the competition. This is the second "Guys and Girls" edition of the popular series, which debuted in 2003. Also joining cycle 21 as photo shoot creative consultant is the sought-after photographer Yu Tsai, who has worked with some of the entertainment industry's most talented models, actors and musicians. 

The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes returning prize suppliers Nylon Magazine, GUESS and Next Model Management. The winner will receive prizes including: a $100,000 cash prize from GUESS, whose advertising campaigns have launched many modeling careers; a fashion feature inNylon Magazine; and a modeling contract with Next Model Management.

During production this past spring, fans once again had the opportunity to vote online and via mobile to choose their favorite contestants based on a variety of photo shoots. The contestants who had already been eliminated had 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.

Original episodes of "America's Next Top Model" will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays at 9 p.m. Beginning Oct. 3, original episodes will move to the Friday at 9 p.m. timeslot.

"America's Next Top Model: Guys and Girls" cycle 21 participants:


•Ivy Timlin, age 20

Hometown: Buffalo

Height: 5'8

•Shei Phan, 23

Hometown: Oklahoma City

Height: 5'9 1/4

•Chantelle Brown-Young, 19

Hometown: Toronto

Height: 5'8 1/4

•Mirjana Puhar, 18

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Height: 5'8 1/2

•Raelia Lewis, 22

Hometown: Philadelphia

Height: 6'0 1/2

•Kari Calhoun, 23

Hometown: Dallas

Height: 5' 8 1/2

•Lenox Tillman, 19

Hometown: Newnan, Georgia

Height: 5'9 1/2


•Keith Carlos, 26

Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Height: 6'1

•Romeo Tostado, 23

Hometown: Salinas, California

Height: 6'0 1/2

•Will Jardell, 23

Hometown: Nederland, Texas

Height: 6'4 3/4

•Denzel Wells, 23

Hometown: Houston

Height: 5'10 1/4

•Ben Schreen, 24

Hometown: Waverly, Iowa

Height: 6'3

•Adam Smith, 26

Hometown: Memphis

Height: 5'10 1/4

•Matthew Smith, 24

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Height: 6'4

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