The newest cycle of America’s Next Top Model returns on Friday, August 24th with a boatload of changes in store, according to the CW.
The biggest of these changes is the type of participants who will compete on the reality show- the 19th cycle will be the first-ever “College Edition” of ANTM.
13 Participants from different higher learning institutions such as universities and trade schools will work with Tyra Banks, creator and host of ANTM, as they compete for a chance at the winning title, as well as a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, $100,000 in cash and campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics, a modeling contract with LA/NY Models and being named the face of the America’s Next Top Model perfume “Dream Come True.”
The show will also bring new talent and faces to the expert end of the show. Former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans will join Banks and fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone on the judging panel.
Fans also had a role in judging during the show’s production when they got to vote for their favorite models online through social media and mobile methods. The votes were based on photo shoots of the contestants and were then added to scores from the judges. In addition, the audience will see their votes give eliminated contestants a second chance, during the airing of the show.
More new names on the cast include the first-ever social media correspondent, and top fashion blogger Bryanboy, who will use his expertise on fashion and social media to mentor the models, highlight the scores, and manage the comments and video messages from viewers that will be revealed during judging.
Additionally, dancer and choreographer Jont