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[02/15/06 - 12:00 AM]
Fairy Tales Come True as UPN Reveals the 13 Finalists Competing to Become "America's Next Top Model"

[via press release from UPN]

FAIRY TALES COME TRUE AS UPN REVEALS THE 13 FINALISTS COMPETING TO BECOME "AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL"

Grand Prize Includes Contracts with Ford Models and CoverGirl and a Fashion Spread in Elle Magazine

The competition is fierce for the sixth cycle of UPN�s hit dramality AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL, as the 13 finalists fight for their fairy-tale ending. This season, an incredible transformation takes place as the finalists face tougher challenges and live the high life of glamorous photo shoots all while living under one roof in a posh Los Angeles mansion. See the dramality unfold in the two-hour, sixth-cycle premiere of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL on Wednesday, March 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. TOP MODEL will air in its regular time period Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning on March 15.

The grand prize package includes a contract with Ford Models, a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl and a fashion spread in Elle magazine, shot by photographer Gilles Bensimon.

AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL participants are:

Name: Brooke
Occupation: Student
Age: 22
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Name: Danielle
Occupation: Babysitter
Age: 20
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.

Name: Furonda
Occupation: Student
Age: 24
Hometown: Stuttgart, Ark.

Name: Gina
Occupation: Translator
Age: 21
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Name: Jade
Occupation: Restaurant Hostess
Age: 26
Hometown: Philadelphia

Name: Joanie
Occupation: Sales Associate
Age: 24
Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pa.

Name: Kari
Occupation: Student
Age: 18
Hometown: Brookings, S.D.

Name: Kathy
Occupation: House Painter
Age: 20
Hometown: Brevard, N.C.

Name: Leslie
Occupation: Student
Age: 18
Hometown: Higley, Ariz.

Name: Mollie Sue
Occupation: Waitress
Age: 25
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Name: Nnenna
Occupation: Chemist
Age: 24
Hometown: Houston

Name: Sara
Occupation: Student
Age: 22
Hometown: Davis, Calif.

Name: Wendy
Occupation: Retail Assistant Manager
Age: 22
Hometown: New Orleans

During this cycle, the 13 participants live together and ferociously vie for the grand prize competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp. The participants abilities are tested each week as they strive to master the runway, fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a supermodel, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras. Throughout the series, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.

Banks leads the panel of AMERICA�S NEXT TOP MODEL judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts, including supermodel Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander, who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week. In addition, special guest judges 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 also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner appears 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)
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· MAKING THE BAND (MTV)











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