The 19th cycle of "America's Next Top Model" is its first-ever College Edition, featuring thirteen aspiring models from universities and colleges all across the country. Along with the title, the winner will also get a Nylon magazine feature, campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics, and a modeling contract.
Tyra got the idea to do a coeds-themed season after graduating from the Owner President Management Program of Harvard Business School. "I was really inspired by my time at Harvard, and I was really pleasantly surprised by the response I got from people, particularly young women, saying now they want to go to college or further their education and go after their goals," Tyra told Yahoo! back in February. "We're looking for girls all over the country at various different types of colleges or continuing-education, whether it's an Ivy League or a big University of Michigan-type school all the way to trade techs, community school, just whatever type of education you're trying to get to further your career and reach your dream."
The "ANTM" casting directors held open casting calls earlier this year scouring the nation for girls from all walks of life, but who still had to be between the ages of 18 and 27 and at least 5'7'' tall.