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Books, frat parties and now models? America's Next Top Model announces it's first-ever College Edition, to launch on Friday, August 24.
Thirteen aspiring models/students from universities and community colleges are ready to strut their stuff, and they will compete for the title of America's Next Top Model. But it's not just the snazzy title, the winner will also get the impressive prize that includes a Nylon magazine feature, campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics and a modeling contract.
After the judging panel shakeup that left long time judges Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander out after 18 cycles, this season will see Tyra Banks on the judging panel with fashion PR rep Kelly Cutrone and the new judge, former boxer and male model Rob Evans.
But it's not just the new judges who make the tough decisions, the fans will get their opinions heard with opportunities each week to vote for their favorite contestants. And in a new twist, fan votes could bring back eliminated contestants. Game changer.
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Last School: Florida State University
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
School: Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
School: Louisiana State University
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
School: Aveda Institute of Columbus
Hometown: Speedway, Ind.
Last School: University of Southern California Graduate School
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
School: University of California, Irvine
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
School: Florida State College of Jacksonville
Hometown: Cambridge, NY
School: Paul Smith's College
Hometown: Framingham, Ma.
School: University of Rhode Island
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
School: Harvard Divinity School
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pa.
School: East Stroudsburg University
Hometown: Colquitt, Ga.
School: Liberty University
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
School: University of Texas at Austin
Head to the ANTM website to get to know the new coeds from height to favorite food.
Are you looking forward to the new season? This college campuses will be a good place to find modeling hopefuls? Sound off in the comments!
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