I'm probably the biggest "America's Next Top Model" fan out there, but even I admit the show was feeling stale. Creator Tyra Banks tried shaking things up in the past with "themed" seasons. Some were interesting (short models) and others were a stretch (USA vs. UK).
For Cycle 20, male models will also be in the mix. Introducing guys is a smart move and will (hopefully) change the dynamic of the show. Will the guys be just as catty? Will romances develop? And how will the infamous nude shoots go?
Here's the first look at the seven guys and seven girls vying for the title of "America's Next Top Model." With 5,000+ Facebook likes, it looks like Don (above left) is already a favorite (the viewers votes factor heavily into the eliminations). As for the girls, Jourdan is in the lead with nearly 3,000 likes.
There's definitely some untraditional-looking models too, including wide-eyed, European-looking Nina (above center), who's a little reminiscent of fan favorite and all-star Allison Harvard.
What do you think of the new crop of "ANTM" hopefuls? Tell us in the comments below.
-- By Lawrence Yee
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