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Eight Men Will Compete with Eight Women for the Title

Career-Launching Prize Package Will Include NYLON Magazine, GUESS and Next Model Management

February 21, 2013 (Burbank, Calif.) – Cycle 20 of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with new prizes and new competition – men!  The first-ever “Guys and Girls” edition will begin airing Summer 2013.

Eight men and eight women will live under one roof and battle it out to earn the prestigious title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.  This cycle will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, bringing on experts and celebrities to mentor and challenge them each week.  There will be more than a little opportunity for rivalry, flirtation and romance.

The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes new prize suppliers Next Model Management and GUESS, as well as NYLON magazine.  The winner will receive prizes including: $100,000 national ad campaign with GUESS, whose advertising campaigns have launched many modeling careers; a fashion feature in NYLON magazine, as well as a modeling contract with Next Model Management.  

In addition to the panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, the public will again be able to have a say in who stays and who goes in the competition.   Famed stylist Johnny Wujek returns as photo shoot creative consultant and top fashion blogger Bryanboy will return as the social media correspondent, mentoring the models and highlighting the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging.

Fans will again have numerous opportunities each week to vote online and via mobile at http://cwtv.com/thecw/antmvoting to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production.  Voting begins TODAY, Thursday, February 21,and continues with the following voting dates:  February 24, February 28, March 3, March 7, March 10, March 14, March 17, March 23, March 26, March 29 and April 3.  Some of the guys and girls who have already been eliminated will have the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which will allow the audience the chance to save their favorite model.  This cycle, fans will also have the opportunity to automatically enter a contest when they leave video comments, during the voting, for a chance to win* prizes from some of the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL partners.




Name: Kanani

Age: 19

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Occupation: Unemployed

Height: 5’7 1/2”

Favorite movie: Edward Scissorhands

Favorite food: Pasta

Name: Bianca

Age: 18

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Stylist/Sales at a boutique

Height: 5’9 1/2”

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction

Favorite food: Spicy tuna crispy rice

Name: Jourdan

Age: 19

Hometown:  Bend, OR

Occupation: Unemployed

Height: 6’0”

Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing, Titanic

Favorite food: Anything Italian

Name: Nina

Age: 18

Hometown:  New York, NY

Occupation: Student

Height: 5’8 1/2”

Favorite movie: Harold and Maude

Favorite food: Her mom’s taco salad

Name: Chlea

Age: 20

Hometown:  Bear, DE

Occupation: Credit Analyst

Height: 5’10”

Favorite movie: Bugsy Malone

Favorite food: Pepperoni pizza

Name: Renee

Age: 24

Hometown:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Occupation: Model

Height: 5’8”

Favorite movie: Mean Girls, Dirty Dancing

Favorite food: Hot dogs

Name: Jiana

Age: 20

Hometown:  Denver, CO

Occupation: Bartender

Height: 5’10”

Favorite movie: Rent

Favorite food: Anything spicy

Name: Alex

Age: 21

Hometown:  Palm City, FL

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Occupation: Student

Height: 5’9 1/4”

Favorite movie: The Prestige

Favorite food: Fruit


Name: Mike

Age: 26

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Works at vending and catering company

Height: 6’5”

Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite food: Chicken

Name: Chris H.

Age: 25

Hometown:  North Bergen, NJ

Occupation: Doorman/security guard

Height: 6’1 1/2”

Favorite movie: Finding Nemo

Favorite food: Sushi


Name: Cory

Age: 22

Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA

Occupation: Wedding singer

Height: 6’2 1/2”

Favorite movie: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Favorite food: Sushi

Name: Marvin

Age: 20

Hometown:  Bronx, NY

Occupation: Sales associate

Height: 6’1”

Favorite movie: Flipped

Favorite food: Chicken and rice

Name: Jeremy

Age: 19

Hometown:  Mission Viejo, CA

Occupation: Nutritional supplement sales

Height: 6’3”

Favorite movie: The Grey

Favorite food: Mexican

Name: Don

Age: 25

Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN

Occupation: Rapper, model and club promoter

Height: 6’0”

Favorite movie: The Hangover

Favorite food: Mexican

Name: Phil

Age: 24

Hometown:  Lanesboro, MA

Occupation: Bartender

Height: 6’3 1/2”

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump, Avatar

Favorite food: Pizza, cookies and ice cream

Name: Chris S.

Age: 23

Hometown:  Houston, TX

Occupation: Hairdresser

Height: 5’10 1/4”

Favorite movie: Monster, Silence of the Lambs

Favorite food: Gluten free pizza

*No Purchase or Use of Mobile Necessary. Open to legal residents of the US, 18+ at date of entry. Void outside of the US, all US Territories and Possessions and where prohibited by law. Contest starts on 2/21/13 and ends on 4/3/13. MSG&Data rates may apply. See Rules for complete details at www.cwtv.com/antmvotingrules

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“America’s Next Top Model” is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company.  The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which recently completed airing its 19th cycle in the United States. Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production.  “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.