The CW reveals 'America's Next Top Model's eleventh-season cast
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/13/2008
The CW has revealed the identities of the finalists who will be walking the runway on America's Next Top Model's eleventh season, which will premiere Wednesday, September 3 at 8PM ET/PT.
Similar to the show's tenth installment this past spring, Top Model's eleventh season will feature 14 girls -- tying the franchise record set by its Fall 2004 third season and Spring 2005 fourth season. Top Model's eleventh-season cast ranges between 18- and 23-years-old and also includes a whopping 10 students.
Top Model creator Tyra Banks; former supermodel and Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant Paulina Porizkova; runway expert J. "Ms. J" Alexander; and photographer Nigel Barker will all reprise their role on the show's judging panel.
In addition, Top Model's eleventh season will feature additional special guest judges and the return of Jay Manuel as photo shoot director.
Top Model's eleventh-season winner will receive the same grand prize package that was first introduced during the show's Fall 2006 seventh installment -- a management deal with Elite Model Management; a $100,000 contract with cosmetics company CoverGirl; and a cover story and six-page fashion spread in an issue of Seventeen magazine.
Top Model's two-hour eleventh-season debut will begin with a one-hour episode that will conclude with the judges selecting the installment's finalists. The second hour of the debut broadcast will then commence at 9PM ET/PT and include the first modeling challenge and elimination ceremony of the eleventh season.
Top Model's 14 eleventh-season finalists are:
- Analeigh, a 19-year-old student from Sacramento, CA who currently resides in Los Angeles
- Brittany, a 19-year-old customer service rep from Henderson, NV
- Clark, a 19-year-old student from Pawleys Island, SC who currently resides in Columbia, SC
- Elina, an unemployed 19-year-old from Berdichieve, Ukraine who currently resides Seattle, WA
- Hannah, a 19-year-old student from Fairbanks, AK
- Isis, a 22-year-old program assistant at a non-profit organization from Prince George's County, MD who currently resides in New York City
- Joslyn, a 23-year-old student from Lucky, LA who currently resides in Shreveport, LA
- Lauren Brie, a 20-year-old student from Charlottesville, VA who currently resides in Radford, VA
- Marjorie, a 19-year-old student from Marseilles, France who currently resides in San Francisco, CA
- McKey, a 19-year-old student from Lake Forest, IL