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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. 

Name: Allyssa
Age: 20
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Last School: Florida State University

Name: Brittany
Age: 18
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
School: Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program 

Name: Darian
Age: 22
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
School: Louisiana State University

Name: Destiny
Age: 18
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
School: Aveda Institute of Columbus

Name: Jessie
Age: 23
Hometown: Speedway, Ind.
Last School: University of Southern California Graduate School

Name: Kiara
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
School: University of California, Irvine

Name: Kristin
Age: 19
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
School: Florida State College of Jacksonville

Name: Laura
Age: 21
Hometown: Cambridge, NY
School: Paul Smith's College

Name: Leila
Age: 20
Hometown: Framingham, Ma.
School: University of Rhode Island

Name: Maria
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
School: Harvard Divinity School

Name: Natasha
Age: 19
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pa.
School: East Stroudsburg University 

Name: Victoria
Age: 18
Hometown: Colquitt, Ga.
School: Liberty University

Name: Yvonne
Age: 20
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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