Cycle 20 of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, hosted by Tyra Banks, returns with new prizes and new competition – men! The first-ever "Guys and Girls" edition will begin airing Summer 2013.
Eight men and eight women will live under one roof and battle it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model." This cycle will explore the similarities and differences that male and female models face in the pursuit of their careers, bringing on experts and celebrities to mentor and challenge them each week. There will be more than a little opportunity for rivalry, flirtation and romance.
The model hopefuls will compete for a career-launching prize package that includes new prize partners Next Models and GUESS as well as NYLON Magazine. The winner will receive prizes including: $100,000 national ad campaign with GUESS, a fashion feature in NYLON Magazine, as well as given a modeling contract with Next Models.
In addition to the panel of judges, which includes Banks, fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans, the public will again be able to have a say in who stays and who goes in the competition. Famed stylist Johnny Wujek returns as photo shoot creative consultant and top fashion blogger Bryanboy will return as the social media correspondent, mentoring the models and highlighting the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging.
Fans will again have numerous opportunities each week to vote online and via mobile at http://cwtv.com/thecw/antmvoting to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. Voting begins Thursday, February 21st and continues with the following voting dates: February 24, February 28, March 3, March 7, March 10, March 14, March 17, March 23, March 26, March 29 and April 1st. The guys and girls who have already been eliminated will have the opportunity to return to the competition via votes on their photo shoot pictures, which will allow the audience the chance to save their favorite model. This cycle, fans will also automatically have the opportunity to win prizes from "America's Next Top Model" partners when they leave video comments.
"America's Next Top Model" is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok ("Making the Band"), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which recently completed airing its 19th cycle in the United States. Currently, "America's Next Top Model" is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. "America's Next Top Model" and the "America's Next Top Model" format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.
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