America’s Next Top Model returns to CW55 on August 18 for its second cycle featuring guys and girls. Cycle 21, hosted by Tyra Banks, will feature seven men and seven women living under one roof, battling it out to earn the prestigious title of America’s Next Top Model. The fourteen finalists represent regions from all across the U.S. and Canada.
Runway coach J. Alexander, aka Miss Jay, makes his return to the show as a judge this cycle. Tyra Banks, and Kelly Cutrone will also be on the panel of judges. The viewing public even gets to weigh in on who stays and who goes in the competition. Photographer Yu Tsai joins the cycle as photo shoot creative consultant. The sought-after photographer has worked with some of the entertainment industry’s most talented models, actors, and musicians.
The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes returning prize suppliers Nylon Magazine, GUESS and Next Model Management. The winner will receive prizes including: a $100,000 cash prize from GUESS, whose advertising campaigns have launched many modeling careers; a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine and a modeling contract with Next Model Management. During production this past spring, fans once again had the opportunity to vote online and via mobile to choose their favorite contestants based on a variety of photo shoots. The contestants who had already been eliminated had the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which allowed the audience the chance to save their favorite model.
America’s Next Top Model, cycle 21, premieres Monday, August 18 at 8pm on CW55.