The hit reality series America's Next Top Model features Tyra Banks and gives real people an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling.
The series follows a group of young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes, who live together and vie for a modeling contract.
The reality series exposes the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels, as they face weekly tests that determine who can make the cut.
With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course to supermodel fame.
Participants are asked to demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they learn to master complicated catwalks, intense physical fitness, fashion photo shoots and perfect publicity skills, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the America's Next Top Model cameras that chronicle every move.
Banks leads the panel of judges for cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model, which includes supermodel Paula Porizkova, runway expert J. Alexander and photographer Nigel Barker, who will conduct regular evaluations to narrow the field from week to week.
Jay Manuel returns as the creative director and producer of all photo shoots. In addition, special guest judges will appear to critique within his or her area of expertise.
Top Model's twelfth-season winner will receive the same grand prize package that was first introduced during the show's seventh season: a management deal with Elite Model Management; a $100,000 contract with cosmetics company CoverGirl; and a cover story and six-page fashion spread in an issue of Seventeen 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 and Daniel Soiseth.
Season 12 Models
Allison Harvard, a 20-year-old artist from New Orleans, Louisiana
Aminat Ayinde, a 21-year-old student from Union, New Jersey
Celia Ammerman, a 25-year-old designer in fashion sales from Cynthiana, Kentucky
Felicia "Fo" Porter, a 19-year-old student from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kelly Marie "Isabella" Falk, a 19-year-old aspiring model from Barboursville, Virginia
Jessica Santiago, an 18-year-old student from Bradenton, Florida
Kortnie Coles, a 24-year-old non-profit organizer from Houston, Texas
Lauren "London" Levi-Nance, an 18-year-old student from Arlington, Texas
Natalie Pack, a 19-year-old student from Palos Verdes, California
Nijah Harris, an 18-year-old aspiring model from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Sandra Nyanchoka, a 19-year-old student from Rockville, Maryland
Tahlia Brookins, an 18-year-old student from Phoenix, Arizona
Teyona Anderson, a 20-year-old loss prevention representative from Woodstown, New Jersey