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The CW reveals the identities of its 'America's Next Top Model 7' girls


By Reality TV World staff, 08/15/2006 

The CW, the new network resulting from the merger of UPN and The WB, has revealed the identities of the wannabe models -- which include the show's first-ever set of twins -- who will be competing on the upcoming "seventh cycle" of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model reality series.

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As previously announced, Top Model 7 will debut Wednesday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere that will serve as the official launch of The CW's inaugural 2006-2007 programming schedule.

Just like last year's two editions of the show, this fall's Top Model 7 will feature thirteen girls (one girl fewer than the franchise record fourteen contestants that the show's third and fourth seasons featured) and a judging panel comprised of Tyra, supermodel Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker, and runway expert J. Alexander. As in previous seasons, Top Model 7 will also feature additional special guest judges.

However unlike the show's last four editions, Top Model 7's competitors (who, as they have since Top Model 4, lived in a posh Los Angeles mansion during the already-filmed show's production) apparently won't be competing for a contract with Ford Models, a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl, and a fashion spread in Elle magazine. Instead, according to today's The CW announcement, "the new grand prize package for America's Next Top Model will be announced at a later date."

Ranging in age between 18 and 23, Top Model 7's cast is more than half Californian, with seven of the edition's thirteen girls, including the pair of twins, calling Anaheim, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Palmdale, or San Francisco home. Rounding out the cast are six other girls from Florida, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Texas

After its special two-hour premiere, Top Model 7 will air in its regular 8PM ET/PT time period beginning September 27.

The thirteen girls competing on the "seventh cycle" of America's Next Top Model are:

The girls of The CW's America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 7. Bottom row: (l-r) Megg, Brooke, Anchal. Second row: Jaeda, Melrose, Eugena, CariDee. Third row: Christian, A.J., Amanda, Michelle. Top row: Megan and Monique. (Photo credit De Yonker/The CW.)
A.J. Stewart, a 20-year-old student from Sacramento, California

Amanda Babin, an 18-year-old bookstore sales associate (and twin) from Anaheim, California

Anchal Joseph, a 19-year-old sales clerk from Homestead, Florida

Brooke Miller, an 18-year-old atudent from Keller, Texas

CariDee English, a 21-year-old photographer from Fargo, North Dakota

Christian Evans, a 19-year-old bank teller from Columbia, South Carolina

Eugena Washington, a 21-year-old customer service representative from Palmdale, California

Jaeda Young, an 18-year-old student from Parkersburg, Iowa

Megan Morris, a 23-year-old bartender from San Francisco, California

Megg Morales, an 18-year-old retail clerk from Los Angeles, California

Melrose Bickerstaff, a 23-year-old fashion designer from San Francisco, California

Michelle Babin, an 18-year-old student (and twin) from Anaheim, California

Monique Calhoun, a 19-year-old marketing representative from Chicago, Illinois

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