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AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 16 Contestants Announced

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AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 16 Contestants Announced

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 16 Contestants

The CW’s hit series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns to the world of high fashion when Cycle 16 premieres on Wednesday, February 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

Lending their expertise as guest judges during this high fashion cycle are international fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, IMG Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and costume designer/stylist Eric Daman (“Gossip Girl”).

Tyra Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor Andre Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as the photo shoot creative director while Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer.

“AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” CYCLE 16 PARTICIPANTS

Alexandria America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Alexandria
Age: 21
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Current Location: Huntington Beach, California
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Favorite Designer: Karl Lagerfeld
Biggest ANTM Fear: Accidentally falling or doing something embarrassing while modeling.
Most Confident About: My drive to never give up on what I want.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Adventures in new places. I love snowboarding, hiking, surfing, cliff-diving, hanging out with my sister and any of my five brothers.

Angelia America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Angelia
Age: 20
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Landstuhl, Germany
Current Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Occupation: College student, studying Marine Biology
Favorite Designer: Vera Wang
Biggest ANTM Fear: Getting along with the other models, and not making it past the casting week.
Most Confident About: My unique look.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love going to the beach and snorkeling in Key West. I also love snowboarding, rollerblading, fishing and swimming. And of course, dancing!

Brittani America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Brittani
Age: 19
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Current Location: Howard, Pennsylvania
Occupation: College student, studying English, International Studies and Spanish
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Biggest ANTM Fear: Living in the house with the other models.
Most Confident About: My walk. The runway is my favorite part of the modeling world.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love dancing, and any form of artistic expression, including collages, painting and crafts. Also reading, writing and being with friends and family.

Dalya America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Dalya
Age: 21
Height: 5′ 9″
Hometown: Clear Lake, Texas
Current Location: Corona, California
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli
Biggest ANTM Fear: Having the judges misunderstand me.
Most Confident About: I am most confident in my ability to work any runway you put me on!
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with my friends, shopping and reading. But I’m forever in model mode!

Dominique America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Dominique
Age: 23
Height: 5′ 9″
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current Location: Houston, Texas
Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Marketing
Favorite Designer: Stacey Bendet’s Alice & Olivia Clothing line
Biggest ANTM Fear: Not knowing what to expect.
Most Confident About: I’m most confident about my walk.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with family and friends. And you can find me at a local museum, book store or window shopping. I also love to dance and go to the theater when I can.

Hannah America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Hannah
Age: 20
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current Location: Austin, Texas
Occupation: College student majoring in Photo-Communications.
Favorite Designer: John Galliano
Biggest ANTM Fear: That I might come across as a ditz.
Most Confident About: My personality, my sense of style and my ability to make friends easily.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love photography, stop-animation and film. I like to write and doodle.

Jaclyn America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Jaclyn
Age: 20
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Belton, Texas
Current Location: Belton, Texas
Occupation: Waitress and college student
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Biggest ANTM Fear: Having to do any sort of modeling with a shark!
Most Confident About: Being myself and the person my parents raised me to be.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love to be outdoors! Hiking, rock climbing and sailing on our lake here in Belton — I love all sports. Go Steelers! Go Spurs, Go!

Kasia America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Kasia
Age: 26
Height: 5′ 9″
Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
Current Location: New York, New York
Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Journalism
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs, among many others
Biggest ANTM Fear: That being myself won’t be enough.
Most Confident About: I am most confident about my high fashion look.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love taking acting classes and reading anything I can get my hands on about films, acting and directing. I also go to a lot of art museums, exhibits and shows in New York City.

Mikaela America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Mikaela
Age: 21
Height: 5′ 9″
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Current Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Occupation: College Student, studying theater
Favorite Designer: A tie between Roberto Cavalli and Calvin Klein
Biggest ANTM Fear: Not making it into the house. I don’t want to let myself or anyone else down.
Most Confident About: I am definitely confident about my runway walk.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love to make short films with my friends. I can spend the entire day at the movies with my boyfriend. And I hang out with my family a lot!

Molly America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Molly
Age: 22
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Current Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation: College student, studying biology
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen
Biggest ANTM Fear: Not getting along with everyone.
Most Confident About: Definitely the photo shoots.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love watching movies and TV shows, reading, swimming and shopping.

Monique America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Monique
Age: 19
Height: 5′ 11″
Hometown: Hebron, Illinois
Current Location: Pell Lake, Illinois
Occupation: College student and waitress at a sports bar
Favorite Designer: Dolce & Gabanna
Biggest ANTM Fear: Tripping and falling over.
Most Confident About: I am most confident about being in front of the camera.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Lately, all I’ve been doing is snowboarding and working out. I enjoy anything with music and I love art. And, of course, bubble baths.

Nicole America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Nicole
Age: 20
Height: 5′ 11″
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Current Location: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: College student
Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander Wang and Balmain
Biggest ANTM Fear: That the other girls might be overly dramatic and mean.
Most Confident About: I am confident that I can handle criticism well.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love to shop, look at fashion editorials and read books about the brain. And working out – it releases my stress!

Ondrei America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Ondrei
Age: 18
Height: 5′ 7″
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Current Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Occupation: Currently working in a retail clothing store
Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson. I love her clothing and the way her colors go from loud to chic and the style is so free-spirited.
Biggest ANTM Fear: That people won’t see my true potential to become a model.
Most Confident About: I am confident that I leave my mark in people’s eyes and hearts.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love photography and writing poetry.

Sara America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

Name: Sara
Age: 18
Height: 5′ 10″
Hometown: Rio Grand Valley, Texas
Current Location: Edinburg, Texas
Occupation: College student with two part-time jobs
Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson
Biggest ANTM Fear: That I won’t be able to articulate what I am feeling and thinking, and that I won’t improve throughout the competition.
Most Confident About: I am absolutely confident in my ability to stay grounded and remain true to myself and where I cam from.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I’m really involved with Planned Parenthood activities on our campus. I go dancing with all my friends on weekends.

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