In this new season of her show, Tyra welcomes 12 aspiring models to New York City by immediately getting them to charm some young, hot-blooded marines on a catwalk built on one of the world's largest naval ships, the USS Inteprid.
Later, one participant gets off to a rough start when she oversleeps the morning of the first photo shoot and is abandoned by the other ladies. Meanwhile, another wannabe model is forced off the set of a nude shoot.
In this episode the first participant is eliminated from the competition, and what follows are - naturally - tears and tantrums in abundance.
America's Next Top Model II was originally aired in the US three years ago, and in the first season there were only 10 contestants.
Along with two more contestants this time round, the photo shoots in this season tend to be more sexual in nature than they were in the first season, for example the nude shoot in the very first episode.
Total number of contestants: 12
Oldest contestants: Camille McDonald & Xiomara Frans, both aged 25
Youngest contestants: Catie Anderson & Heather Blumberg, both aged 18
Tallest contestants: Xiomara Frans & Yoanna House, both 5' 11" (180 cm)
Shortest contestant: Jenascia Chakos, 5' 7" (170 cm)