The CW's hit series America's Next Top Model returns to the world of high fashion when Cycle 16 premieres.
Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are international fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, IMG Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and costume designer/stylist Eric Daman (Gossip Girl).
Fourteen model hopefuls will compete for the ultimate career-launching prize package: 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.
Tyra Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor André 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 catch-phrase for this cycle is "Rainy Day Women." The international destination for this cycle is Marrakech, Morocco.
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 16 Models
Alexandria Everett, an unemployed 21-year-old from Huntington Beach, California
Angelia Alvarez, a 20-year-old student from Pembroke Pines, Florida
Brittani Kline, a 19-year-old student from Howard, Pennsylvania
Dalya Morrow, an unemployed 21-year-old from Corona, California
Dominique Waldrup, a 23-year-old college graduate from Houston, Texas
Hannah Jones, a 20-year-old student from Austin, Texas
Jaclyn Poole, a 20-year-old student and waitress from Belton, Texas
Kasia Pilewicz, a 26-year-old college graduate from New York, New York
Mikaela Schipani, a 21-year-old student from Boca Raton, Florida
Molly O'Connell, a 22-year-old student from Charleston, South Carolina
Monique Weingart, a 19-year-old student and waitress from Pell Lake, Illinois
Nicole Lucas, a 20-year-old student from Orlando, Florida
Ondrei Edwards, an 18-year-old retail salesperson from Muskegon, Michigan
Sara Longoria, an 18-year-old student and part-time worker from Edinburg, Texas