The competition intensifies for the eighth cycle of America's Next Top Model, as the 13 finalists fight to turn their dreams of becoming a top model into reality.
This season, an incredible transformation takes place as the finalists face tougher challenges and live the high life participating in glamorous photo shoots all while living under one roof in a posh Los Angeles mansion.
During this cycle, the 13 participants live together and ferociously vie for the grand prize, competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp.
The participants' abilities are tested each week as they strive to master the runway, fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a supermodel, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the America's Next Top Model cameras.
Throughout the season, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.
Banks leads the panel of America's Next Top Model judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts, including supermodel Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander, who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week.
In addition, special guest judges appear to critique within his or her area of expertise.
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 Anthony Dominici.
Season 8 Models
Brittany Hatch, a 21-year-old bartender from Savannah, Georgia
Cassandra Watson, a 24-year-old college student from Seattle, Washington
Diana Zalewski, a 21-year-old college student from Garfield, New Jersey
Dionne Walters, a 20-year-old college student from Montgomery, Alabama
Felicia, a 19-year-old sales associate from Houston, Texas
Jael Strauss, a 22-year-old band manager from Detroit, Michigan
Jaslene Gonzalez, a 20-year-old online college admissions advisor from Chicago, Illinois
Kathleen DuJour, a 20-year-old hairstylist from Brooklyn, New York
Natasha Galkina, a 21-year-old college student from Dallas, Texas
Renee DeWitt, a 20-year-old stay-at-home-mom from Maui, Hawaii
Samantha Francis, a 19-year-old sales associate from Pinson, Alabama
Sarah Vanderhaar, a 20-year-old photographer from Lake Zurich, Illinois
Whitney Cunningham, a 21-year-old college student from West Palm Beach, Florida