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Meet Your 'Make Me a Supermodel 2' Finalists

Can Bravo find someone to match the charms of squirrel-hunting Holly Kiser, the first-season winner of "Make Me a Supermodel"? They're going to try.

Bravo announced the 16 attractive and unfairly slender finalists chosen for the second season of "Make Me a Supermodel," which premieres on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

This season, the competition gets fiercer since it appears that many of the contestants -- such as Amanda, Branden and Laury -- already have modeling experience. Then again, Laury makes a mean apple crumb pie, so maybe she can sabotage the weight of her fellow competitors.

CJ also has a limited amount of experience, but may bring something else to the table. She's a private investigator and motorcycle stunt enthusiast who loves shooting, rock climbing and soccer. In contrast, Colin is an egghead studying psychology and neuroscience who probably would have cleaned up on "America's Most Smartest Model."

The models will vie for a $100,000 prize, a contract with New York Model Management, a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine, and the chance to become the next great supermodel.

They'll be mentored by Tyson Beckford and Nicole Trunfio and judge by designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, famed photographer Perou and international model-scout Marlon.

A casting special will air Saturday, February 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Meet the "Make Me a Supermodel" Contenders:

Name: Amanda
Age: 21
Hometown: Banks, Ore.
Resides in: Banks, Ore.
Other info: Modeled in Asia when she was 17. A single mom to a 1-year-old son.

Name: Branden
Age: 18
Hometown: Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Resides in: Central Point, Ore.
Other info: A proud "ladies man" and "mama's boy" who lives with his mother. Worked with Image Modeling Development for a year. Snowboarder.

Name: Chris
Age: 22
Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
Resides in: Chicago, Ill.
Other info: Inspired by art and wants to design high-end fashion accessories.

Name: CJ
Age: 18
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
Resides in: Danville, Calif.
Other info: Engineering student and private investigator, motorcycle stunt enthusiast. Loves the outdoors and sports. Modeling since July.

Name: Colin
Age: 21
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
Resides in: Northfield, Minn.
Other info: Former nerd and captain of the Academic team who hasn't come to terms with his new good looks. Studies psychology and neuroscience and plans to go to med school. Plays guitar, bass, sand volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.

Name: Gabriel
Age: 22
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Resides in: Nashville, Tenn.
Other info: Started modeling at 16 and has worked in Milan. He's a PR major at college and is a freelance photographer.

Name: Jonathan
Age: 26
Hometown: Southampton, UK
Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Other info: Has a wife and son and earned a degree in French and international business. He's repped by LA Models and Front Management in Miami.

Name: Jordan
Age: 21
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Resides in: Tucson, Ariz.
Other info: She's a science major, is signed with Ford Models and modeled for three months in Singapore. She's a self-described lone wolf into video games, drawing and attending baseball games.

Name: Karen
Age: 22
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Miss.
Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Other info: She wants to win the competition to lift her family's spirits after they've suffered a family tragedy last year when one of her twin brothers died in an accident.

Name: Ken
Age: 24
Hometown: Winterville, N.C.
Resides in: Nashville, Tenn.
Other info: Has modeled in New York for a year and a half. He's the lead singer of the rock band Unity and also works as a personal trainer.

Name: Kerryn
Age: 24
Hometown: Russelville, Ark.
Resides in: Memphis, Tenn.
Other info: Has modeled for more than seven years, wants to start her own jewelry line and is inspired by her brother, a Marine who received a Purple Heart when he was injured from a roadside bomb attack.

Name: Laury
Age: 23
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Resides in: Miami, Fla.
Other info: She grew up in a family of 11 and has modeled in Asia. She's an animal lover, plays basketball and football and makes an apple crumb pie that's "to die for."

Name: Moutaha
Age: 23
Hometown: Londrina, Brazil
Resides in: New York, NY
Other info: She's modeled since age 14, works in a clothing boutique in the West Village and is inspired by the smell of vintage clothing.

Name: Salome
Age: 19
Hometown: Altamont, Tenn.
Resides in: Nashville, Tenn.
Other info: Has only modeled for six months and was raised Mennonite -- so no TV, radio, computers or pop music. She puts in about 70 hours into two part-time jobs a week.

Name: Sandhurst
Age: 22
Hometown: Tobago
Resides in: Philadelphia, Pa.
Other info: His modeling career started when he was picked out of a crowd during Trinidad and Tobago's inaugural Fashion Week to do walk the runway. He's a classically trained dancer who has studied ballet, tap, modern, African and ballroom dance forms.

Name: Shawn
Age: 30
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Resides in: Pensacola, Fla.
Other info: He's also inspired to win because his brother passed away a little over a year ago. He has a husband of seven years and is enjoys acting, poetry and swimming.

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