America's Next Top Model goes high-fashion for Cycle 15. The show features Tyra Banks and gives real young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of high fashion supermodeling.
Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are designer Diane Von Furstenberg, designer/stylist Patricia Field (Sex and the City), top beauty photographer Matthew Rolston, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, top fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, designer Zac Posen, designer/model Margherita Missoni, IMG Models executive Kyle Hagler, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and designer Roberto Cavalli.
Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor Andre Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as the photo shoot creative director, while Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer.
The prize package has also been given a high-fashion makeover. The winner of Cycle 15 will receive a career-launching package, including a contract with IMG Models, one of the top international modeling management companies in the world; a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue; and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.
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 Laura Fuest.
Season 15 Models
Anamaria Mirdita, an unemployed 19-year-old from Queens, New York
Ann Ward, a 19-year-old student from Dallas, Texas
Chelsey Hersley, a 22-year-old waitress from Boise, Idaho
Chris White, a 20-year-old from Arlington, Texas
Esther Petrack, an 18-year-old student from Boston, Massachusetts
Jane Randall, a 19-year-old student from Baltimore, Maryland
Kacey Leggett, a 20-year-old dance teacher from Palmdale, California
Kayla Ferrel, a 19-year-old waitress from Rockford, Illinois
Kendal Brown, an unemployed 23-year-old from Northport, Alabama
Lexie Tomchek, an unemployed 18-year-old from Geneva, Illinois
Liz Williams, a 21-year-old shoe sales representative from Arlington, Texas
Rhianna Atwood, a 20-year-old "wild child" from San Diego, California
Sara Blackamore, a 21-year-old mother from Menifee, California
Terra White, an unemployed 24-year-old from Arlington, Texas