Burbank, California—AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL welcomes one of the most influential members of the fashion world, André Leon Talley, as a new judge during cycle 14 of the hit show on The CW. Thirteen new hopefuls from across the country are given the chance to prove they have what it takes when the competition kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET).
Talley, who will join Tyra Banks, photographer Nigel Barker and a weekly guest judge on the judges' panel, is one of the fashion industry's most influential style-setters. Currently serving as the editor-at-large of Vogue, Talley is prominent in the world of designer fashion and has a front-row seat to runway shows all over the world. Miss J. Alexander, long-time judge, breaks free from the judges' desk to take on a mentoring role during challenges with the models. "After cycles of watching the girls not get it right, I thought they would benefit more from my 'high heels' and hands-on approach than my sitting in a chair judging their photos," said Alexander. "And with Andre Leon Talley, this should be the best cycle yet."
Whitney Port (Star of "The City," Runway Fashion Designer), Sara Tetro (Owner of 62 Models), Sara McLeod (Actress from "Lord of the Rings") and "Top Model" photo shoot director Jay Manuel.
"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" CYCLE 14 PARTICIPANTS:
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Hometown; Marietta, Georgia
Hometown: San Diego, California
Occupation Full-time mother
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota