Newly graduate Tyra Banks got the inspiration to do a college-themed season after earning a degree in Harvard Business School. ANTM’s Cycle 19 will be featuring thirteen hopefuls from different college universities in the United States. The winner of this season will get the title and will also have the opportunity to grace on the cover of Nylon magazine and a modeling contract. The lucky college undergraduate will be the new brand ambassador for ad campaigns of Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics.
Fashion photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander (aka Miss J) and make-up artist Jay Manuel will not be joining on the upcoming season, instead a new set of judging panel will take place comprising of blogger Bryanboy, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, and model Rob Evans. Meanwhile, Katy Perry’s stylist Johnny Wujek will be the creative consultant. Cycle 19 will also viewer’s participation through online voting.
ANTM Cycle 19: College Edition will premiere on Friday, August 24, 2012, 8 P.M. on The CW. Let’s checkout these University term paper scholars-slash-aspirants and see who you think will be the America’s Next Top Model.
Maria Tucker, 22
School: Harvard Divinity School
Yvonne Powless, 20
School: University of Texas at Austin