A fierce new edition of America's Next Top Model returns with Cycle 18 and its first-ever "British Invasion," featuring former contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and an all-new crop of American model hopefuls competing for the grand prize.
This cycle will feature a variety of seasoned women from across the pond that will do whatever it takes to make it as a model in America. They will compete against not only each other but a group of aspiring American models.
Emotions run high, the women are divided and the competition is intense as they vie for the grand prize.
Lending their expertise as guest judges this cycle are actress and singer Kelly Osbourne, reality star Kris Jenner, pop star Estelle, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, television host Cat Deeley, actor and musician Nicolas Tse, former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, model Beverly Johnson, fashion designer Barney Cheng and fashion photographer Jez Smith.
The British favourites and American women battle it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model."
They will compete for a career-launching prize package: a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, a chance to be a guest correspondent on the hit newsmagazine Extra, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and the cover and spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of America's Next Top Model perfume Dream Come True, a single to be released with CBS and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.
Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of New York Times best-selling author and fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and noted photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as creative director while Miss J. Alexander returns as the runway trainer.
America's Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions. The executive producers are Ken Mok (Making the Band), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris.
Season 18 Models
The seven American contestants who will be competing on America's Next Top Model: British Invasion are:
Ashley "AzMarie" Livingston, a 24-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Candace Smith, a 22-year-old from Brooklyn, New York
Eboni Davis, an 18-year-old from Seattle, Washington
Ashley "Kyle" Gober, a 20-year-old from Magnolia, Texas
Laura LaFrate, a 20-year-old from Scotia, New York
Mariah Watchman, a 20-year-old from Pendleton, Oregon
Seymone Cohen-Fobish, a 19-year-old from Augusta, Georgia
The seven former Britain's Next Top Model contestants who will be joining them are:
Alisha White, a 20-year-old from South London, England
Annaliese Dayes, a 24-year-old from London, England
Ashley Brown, a 22-year-old from Armadale, Scotland
Catherine Thomas, a 22-year-old from Folkestone, England
Jasmia Robinson, a 24-year-old from London, England
Louise Watts, a 25-year-old from Essex, England
Sophie Sumner, a 21-year-old from Oxford, England