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[02/21/13 - 02:12 PM]
"America's Next Top Model" Returns with a Twist - Guys!
Eight men and eight women will live under one roof and battle it out to earn the latest title this summer.

[via press release from The CW]

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" RETURNS WITH A TWIST - GUYS!

Eight Men Will Compete with Eight Women for the Title

Career-Launching Prize Package Will Include NYLON Magazine, GUESS and Next Model Management

February 21, 2013 (Burbank, Calif.) - Cycle 20 of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with new prizes and new competition - men! The first-ever "Guys and Girls" edition will begin airing Summer 2013.

Eight men and eight women will live under one roof and battle it out to earn the prestigious title of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. This cycle will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, bringing on experts and celebrities to mentor and challenge them each week. There will be more than a little opportunity for rivalry, flirtation and romance.

The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes new prize suppliers Next Model Management and GUESS, as well as NYLON magazine. The winner will receive prizes including: $100,000 national ad campaign with GUESS, whose advertising campaigns have launched many modeling careers; a fashion feature in NYLON magazine, as well as a modeling contract with Next Model Management.

In addition to the panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, the public will again be able to have a say in who stays and who goes in the competition. Famed stylist Johnny Wujek returns as photo shoot creative consultant and top fashion blogger Bryanboy will return as the social media correspondent, mentoring the models and highlighting the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging.

Fans will again have numerous opportunities each week to vote online and via mobile at http://cwtv.com/thecw/antmvoting to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. Voting begins TODAY, Thursday, February 21, and continues with the following voting dates: February 24, February 28, March 3, March 7, March 10, March 14, March 17, March 23, March 26, March 29 and April 3. Some of the guys and girls who have already been eliminated will have the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which will allow the audience the chance to save their favorite model. This cycle, fans will also have the opportunity to automatically enter a contest when they leave video comments, during the voting, for a chance to win* prizes from some of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL partners.

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" CYCLE 20 PARTICPANTS

GIRLS

Name: Kanani
Age: 19
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Unemployed
Height: 5'7 1/2"
Favorite movie: Edward Scissorhands
Favorite food: Pasta

Name: Bianca
Age: 18
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Stylist/Sales at a boutique
Height: 5'9 1/2"
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite food: Spicy tuna crispy rice

Name: Jourdan
Age: 19
Hometown: Bend, OR
Occupation: Unemployed
Height: 6'0"
Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing, Titanic
Favorite food: Anything Italian

Name: Nina
Age: 18
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Student
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Favorite movie: Harold and Maude
Favorite food: Her mom's taco salad

Name: Chlea
Age: 20
Hometown: Bear, DE
Occupation: Credit Analyst
Height: 5'10"
Favorite movie: Bugsy Malone
Favorite food: Pepperoni pizza

Name: Renee
Age: 24
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Occupation: Model
Height: 5'8"
Favorite movie: Mean Girls, Dirty Dancing
Favorite food: Hot dogs

Name: Jiana
Age: 20
Hometown: Denver, CO
Occupation: Bartender
Height: 5'10"
Favorite movie: Rent
Favorite food: Anything spicy

Name: Alex
Age: 21
Hometown: Palm City, FL
Occupation: Student
Height: 5'9 1/4"
Favorite movie: The Prestige
Favorite food: Fruit

GUYS

Name: Mike
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Works at vending and catering company
Height: 6'5"
Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite food: Chicken

Name: Chris H.
Age: 25
Hometown: North Bergen, NJ
Occupation: Doorman/security guard
Height: 6'1 1/2"
Favorite movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite food: Sushi

Name: Cory
Age: 22
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Wedding singer
Height: 6'2 1/2"
Favorite movie: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Favorite food: Sushi

Name: Marvin
Age: 20
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Sales associate
Height: 6'1"
Favorite movie: Flipped
Favorite food: Chicken and rice

Name: Jeremy
Age: 19
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Occupation: Nutritional supplement sales
Height: 6'3"
Favorite movie: The Grey
Favorite food: Mexican

Name: Don
Age: 25
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Occupation: Rapper, model and club promoter
Height: 6'0"
Favorite movie: The Hangover
Favorite food: Mexican

Name: Phil
Age: 24
Hometown: Lanesboro, MA
Occupation: Bartender
Height: 6'3 1/2"
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump, Avatar
Favorite food: Pizza, cookies and ice cream

Name: Chris S.
Age: 23
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation: Hairdresser
Height: 5'10 1/4"
Favorite movie: Monster, Silence of the Lambs
Favorite food: Gluten free pizza

*No Purchase or Use of Mobile Necessary. Open to legal residents of the US, 18+ at date of entry. Void outside of the US, all US Territories and Possessions and where prohibited by law. Contest starts on 2/21/13 and ends on 4/3/13. MSG&Data rates may apply. See Rules for complete details at www.cwtv.com/antmvotingrules

"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 19th 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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