“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 19: College Edition gives viewers a vote

The latest edition of America’s Next Top Model is looking to shake things up. After the shocking April announcement that long-time mentor Jay Manuel, judge Nigel Barker and runway coach J. Alexander would not be returning, ANTM Cycle 19 returns with an all-new crew for its first-ever “College Edition” on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8pm on The CW.

America's Next Top Model Tyra BanksHost Tyra Banks leads the panel of judges, alongside fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and former boxer and international male supermodel Rob Evans. In a new twist this season, the audience will serve as the fourth judge. Viewers will be able to vote online and via mobile each week to help determine who wins and who gets eliminated. Another Idol-inspired component allows fans a “save” vote to bring back a favorite ousted model.

“We are excited about all of the new changes with America’s Next Top Model, especially the addition of the viewer as the fourth judge,” said executive producer Ken Mok. “Viewers will get to see the results of all of their votes, which girls stayed and which girls went home each week as a result of their votes, as well as all of the exciting stories and drama beyond the photos.”

Some of the other new faces this season include stylist Johnny Wujek (known for his work with pop princess Katy Perry), who takes over as photo shoot creative consultant, choreographer Jontè, who will work with the models as the movement mentor, and fashion blogger Bryanboy, ANTM‘s first-ever social media correspondent. He will use his knowledge of both fashion and social media to mentor the models, and represent the audience’s vote during judging.

Meet the America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19: College Edition Contestants

The new Top Model hopefuls, students from schools all over the country, will battle it out to earn the title of “America’s Next Top Model” and compete for a career-launching prize package — $100,000 cash, a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine and a modeling contract with LA/NY Models.

Name: Allyssa
Age: 20
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
School: Florida State University
Height: 5’10 ½”
Fave Movie: Slumdog Millionaire
Fave Mag: Vogue
Food: Mac & Cheese

Name: Brittany
Age: 18
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
School: Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program
Height: 5’10”
Fave Movie: The Lion King
Fave Mag: Teen Vogue
Food: Cereal

Name: Darian
Age: 22
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
School: Louisiana State University
Height: 5’9”
Fave Movie: Avatar
Fave Mag: Elle, W, Vogue
Food: Crawfish stew over fried catfish

Name: Destiny
Age: 18
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
School: Aveda Institute of Columbus
Height: 5’8 ½”
Fave Movie: Gia
Food: Sushi

Name: Jessie
Age: 23
Hometown: Speedway, Ind.
School: University of Southern California
Height: 5’9 ¾”
Fave Movie: Labyrinth
Fave Mag: Architecture magazines
Food: Indian

Name: Kiara
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
School: University of California – Irvine
Height: 5’9”
Fave Movie: Love and Basketball
Fave Mag: Vogue
Food: Apple salad

Name: Kristin
Age: 19
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
School: Florida State College of Jacksonville
Height: 5’7 ¼”
Fave Movie: Grease
Fave Mag: Cosmopolitan
Food: Seafood

Name: Laura
Age: 21
Hometown: Cambridge, N.Y.
School: Paul Smith’s College
Height: 6’0”
Fave Movie: Groundhog Day
Fave Mag: Self, Fitness, Cosmopolitan, W, Vogue
Food: Pasta

Name: Leila
Age: 20
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.
School: University of Rhode Island
Height: 5’11”
Fave TV Show: Project Runway
Fave Movie: Zoolander
Fave Mag: Glamour
Food: Salmon

Name: Maria
Age: 22
Hometown: Las Cruces, N.M.
School: Harvard Divinity School
Height: 5’7 ¼”
Fave Movie: Zombieland
Fave Mag: Vogue, Fitness, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report
Food: Doughnuts

Name: Nastasia
Age: 19
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pa.
School: East Stroudsburg University
Height: 5’8 ¼”
Fave Movie: The Notebook
Fave Mag: Harper’s Bazaar
Food: Potatoes

Name: Victoria
Age: 18
Hometown: Colquitt, Ga.
School: Liberty University
Height: 5’9 ½”
Fave Movie: Gone
Fave Mag: Vogue
Food: Mediterranean

Name: Yvonne
Age: 20
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
School: University of Texas – Austin
Height: 5’8 ½”
Fave Movie: Harry Potter (series)
Fave Mag: Harper’s Bazaar
Food: Nerds, Mac & Cheese, Sushi