America's Next Top Model breaks the mold for Cycle 13 by offering women 5'7" and under (below the industry height standard) the chance to become America's Next Top Model.
Fourteen hopefuls from across the country are given the chance to prove they have what it takes when the competition kicks off.
Tyra Banks leads the panel of America's Next Top Model judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts. The panel consists of photographer Nigel Barker, runway expert J. Alexander and guest judges - including Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian - who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week.
Former judge Paulina Porizkova was axed from the show this season due to budget cuts.
The winner of America's Next Top Model 13 will be managed by Wilhelmina Models, receive a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl and appear on the cover and in a six-page fashion spread 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 13 Models
Ashley Howard, a 22-year-old 5'6" artist from Chicago, Illinois
Bianca Richardson, a 21-year-old 5'7" student from Columbia, South Carolina
Brittany Markert, a 21-year-old 5'5" student from Livermore, California
Courtney Davies, a 22-year-old 5'4" cheer instructor from Plantation, Florida
Erin Wagner, an 18-year-old 5'6" student from Kenosha, Wisconsin
Jennifer An, a 23-year-old 5'5" model from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kara Vincent, a 19-year-old 5'7" student from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Laura Kirkpatrick, a 19-year-old 5'6" waitress from Stanford, Kentucky
Lisa Ramos, a 19-year-old 5'5" student from Queens, New York
Lulu Braithwaite, a 19-year-old 5'7" student from Brooklyn, New York
Nicole Fox, an 18-year-old 5'7" student from Louisville, Colorado
Rachel Echelberger, an 18-year-old 5'5" customer service rep from Woodland, California
Rae Weisz, a 21-year-old 5'6" homemaker and mother from Rochester, Minnesota
Sundai Love, an 18-year-old 5'3" student from Bakersfield, California