'America's Next Top Model' sixteenth-season cast revealed by The CW
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/02/2011
The CW has revealed the identities of the 14 finalists competing on America's Next Top Model's sixteenth season, which will premiere on Wednesday, February 23 at 8PM ET/PT.
America's Next Top Model's sixteenth season -- which the network is billing as the reality franchise's "return to the world of high fashion" -- will feature the contestants competing for a grand prize package that will include a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a contract with IMG Models, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue.
Like last season, fashion editor Andre Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker will join Top Model creator Tyra Banks as regular members of the sixteenth season's judging panel. Jay Manuel will also serve as the photo shoot creative director, while Miss J. Alexander will return as the runway trainer.
In addition, the season's panel will also feature a series of "high fashion" guest judges: international fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist and The Rachel Zoe Project star Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, IMG Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and costume designer/stylist Eric Daman from the television show Gossip Girl.