Updated: Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012, 11:05 AM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012, 11:05 AM CDT
America's Next Top Model has always been a popular show for years. After 18 cycles, series producer Tyra Banks decided that it was time to hit reset on the franchise and bring a new air to the series. New judges have been brought in, all contestants are currently enrolled in higher education institutions, and for the first time ever, fans will have a say in the voting.
In addition to these changes, various guests will be playing a role in specific challenges. Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will provide the soundtrack to a fashion show put on by the contestants. Tyler Perry will offer acting tips during his challenge, and the winner will have a role in one of his films. Fellow CW Star Shenae Grimes of 90210 will lead a photoshoot with the girls where she will take the photos.
These changes all come together to give the show a fresh feel for the 19th cycle. Featuring 13 contestants from different colleges and universities (including University of Texas student Yvonne Powless), America's Next Top Model will continue to give the fans what they want. Catch new episodes of America's Next Top Model: College Edition Friday's at 7 p.m. on the CW Austin!
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