AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: BRITISH INVASION!

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THE BRITISH ARE COMING!!!

THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE AS SEVEN AMERICAN HOPEFULS BATTLE AGAINST SEVEN DETERMINED IMPORTS FROM “BRITAIN’S NEXT TOP MODEL” FOR THE TITLE ON THE FIRST-EVER AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: BRITISH INVASION, PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29.

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fashion Public Relations Maven

Kelly Cutrone Joins the Judges’ Panel Guest Judges Include Kelly Osbourne, Kris Jenner, Georgina Chapman, Estelle, Beverly Johnson, Nadine Coyle, Jessica Sutta, Cat Deeley, Barney Cheng, Nicolas Tse and Jez Smith

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. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, hosted by Tyra Banks, premieres Wednesday, February 29  at 9:00 p.m. on CW50.

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 favorites 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 news magazine “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 CYCLE 18 PARTICIPANTS

Name: Laura

Age: 20

Hometown: Scotia, New York

Height: 5’10

Favorite fashion label: Calvin Klein

Favorite musician: Mickey Avalon, Ani Difranco and Ed Sheeran

Favorite model: Mosh

Name: AzMarie

Age: 24

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Height: 5’9

Hobbies: Taking photos, playing basketball and writing

Favorite musician: Patti LaBelle

Favorite model: Grace Jones

Name: Eboni

Age: 18

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Height: 5’9

Favorite movie: RAY

Favorite musician: Nacho Picasso

Favorite model: Chanel Iman

Name: Kyle

Age: 20

Hometown: Magnolia, Texas

Height: 5’10

Hobbies: Modeling, wake boarding, going to the beach

Favorite musician: Kings of Leon, Jay Z and Belle Epoque

Favorite model: Adriana Lima

Name: Candace

Age: 22

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Height: 5’9

Hobbies: Going to events like art galleries, dance competitions and lounges, watching movies

Favorite musician: Lil Wayne, T.I., Adele and Evanescence

Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Milla Jovovich

Name: Mariah

Age: 20

Hometown: Pendleton, Oregon

Height: 5’ 10

Favorite Musician: Drake

Favorite Model: Irina Shayk

Favorite Fashion Label: Betsey Johnson

Name: Seymone

Age: 19

Hometown: Augusta, Georgia

Height: 5’11

Hobbies: Cheerleading, track, dancing and all things music and fun

Favorite musician: Michael Jackson

Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Adriana Lima

Name: Louise

Age: 25

Hometown: Essex, England

Height: 5’9

Hobbies: Running, gym, walking my dog, seeing new places

Favorite musician: Emeli Sande

Favorite model: Crystal Renn

Name: Jasmia

Age: 24

Hometown: London, England

Height: 5’8

Favorite fashion label: Louis Vuitton and Burberry

Favorite musician: Drake, J Cole, Movado, Beres Hammond

Favorite model: Lilly Cole and Naomi Campbell

Name: Annaliese

Age: 24

Hometown: London, England

Height: 5’7

Hobbies: Trampoline, gymnastics and dance

Favorite musician: Drake

Favorite model: Eva Marcille

Name: Catherine

Age: 22

Hometown: Folkestone, England

Height: 5’9

Favorite movie: Terminator 2

Favorite musician: Marilyn Manson

Favorite model: Milla Jovovich

Name: Sophie

Age: 21

Hometown: Oxford, England

Height: 5’9

Favorite movie: DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MEAN GIRLS, FACTORY GIRL

Favorite musician: My boyfriend’s band, Bob Dylan, Pulp and Britney Spears

Favorite model: Kate Moss

Name: Ashley

Age: 22

Hometown: Armadale, Scotland

Height: 5’8

Hobbies: Tae kwon do and kickboxing

Favorite musician: Rihanna and Beyonce

Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Kate Moss

Name: Alisha

Age: 20

Hometown: South London, England

Favorite movie: ROOTS

Favorite musician: Rihanna & Mavado

Favorite model: Jessica White

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. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which recently completed airing its 17th cycle in the United States. Currently, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 local versions in production. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

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