New Grand Prize Includes Contracts with Elite Model Management,
CoverGirl and Seventeen Magazine
In addition to a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl, this year's prize package will include a contract with Elite Model Management and a cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen Magazine.
During this cycle, the 13 participants live together and ferociously vie for the grand prize competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp. The participants abilities are tested each week as they strive to master the runway, fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a supermodel, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the "America's Next Top Model" cameras. Throughout the series, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.
Banks leads the panel of "America's Next Top Model" judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts, including supermodel Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander, who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week. In addition, special guest judges appear to critique within his or her area of expertise.