Over a 12-week period, the 14 finalists will live together in a Manhattan loft with one another while also competing in a series of challenges designed to test their potential on the catwalk.
Rather than letting a Top Model-like panel of judges decide each contestants' weekly fate, Make Me a Supermodel will -- in a move that marks a first for a Bravo reality competition series -- use an American Idol-like format that will let home viewers vote to determine which contestant will get eliminated each week.
Make Me a Supermodel's grand-prize winner will receive $100,000; a contract with New York Model Management; and will also appear in a fashion pictorial in GQ Magazine.
Supermodels Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford will host the series and also serve as judges along with print fashion casting director Jennifer Starr and New York Model Management agency director Cory Bautista.
Make Me a Supermodel's 14-person cast consists of seven men and seven women ranging in age from 19- to 25-years-old.
Ben DiChiara, a 22-year-old from Nashville, TN, and Katy Caswell, a 21-year-old from Auburn, AL, were the two finalists who received the highest number of fan votes via Bravo's website and claimed the final two spots in the show's cast.
In addition to DiChiara and Caswell, the 12 other finalists who will be competing on Make Me a Supermodel -- which is scheduled to premiere Thursday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT -- will be:
- Stephanie Bulger, a 21-year-old from Plano, TX
- Frankie Godoy, a 20-year-old from Miami, FL
- Jacki Hydock, a 21-year-old from Cleveland, OH
- Holly Kiser, a 21-year-old from Coeburn, VA
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- Ronnie Kroell, a 24-year-old from Chicago, IL
- Aryn Livingston, a 20-year-old from Lownesboro, AL
- Jay McGee, a 22-year-old from Roswell, GA
- Shannon Pallay, a 22-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Dominic Prietto, a 25-year-old from Orange County, CA
- Casey Skinner, a 19-year-old from Atlanta, GA
- Sarah Swartz, a 20-year-old from Miami, FL
- Perry Ullmann, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles, CA