The CW reveals 'America's Next Top Model's thirteenth-season cast
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/12/2009
The CW has revealed the identities of the 14 finalists competing on America's Next Top Model's thirteenth season, which will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, September 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
Top Model's thirteenth season features contestants who are all 5'7" or under -- a complete turnaround from the show's first 12 seasons, which required contestants be 5'7" or taller.
The winner will receive a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics, a contract with Wilhelmina Models and a cover and six-page spread in Seventeen Magazine.
Joining Top Model creator Tyra Banks, photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander on the panel will be a series of guest judges -- including former The Hills star Lauren Conrad, Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, and model and former Dancing with the Stars participant Josie Maran.
Fashion model Chanel Iman will serve as the guest judge for the thirteenth season's special two-hour premiere.
The 14 finalists competing on Top Model's thirteenth season are:
- Ashley, a 22-year-old 5'6" artist from Chicago, IL who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY
- Bianca, a 21-year-old 5'7" student from Columbia, SC who currently resides in Washington, D.C.
- Brittany, a 21-year-old 5'5" student from Livermore, CA who currently resides in Santa Clara, CA
- Courtney, a 22-year-old 5'4" cheer instructor from Plantation, FL who currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Erin, an 18-year-old 5'6" student from Kenosha, WI who currently resides in Spring Grove, IL
- Jennifer, a 23-year-old 5'5" model from Philadelphia, PA who currently resides in New York, NY
- Kara, a 19-year-old 5'7" student from Fort Wayne, IN who currently resides in Chicago, IL
- Laura, a 19-year-old 5'6" waitress from Stanford, KY
- Lisa, a 19-year-old 5'5" student from Queens, NY
- Lulu, a 19-year-old 5'7" student from Brooklyn, NY
- Nicole, an 18-year-old 5'7" student from Louisville, CO
- Rachel, an 18-year-old 5'5" customer service rep from Woodland, CA
- Rae, a 21-year-old 5'6" homemaker and mother from Rochester, MN
- Sundai, an 18-year-old 5'3" student from Bakersfield, CA