“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 13 will debut with a two-hour season premiere on Sept. 9 on The CW. All of the 14 contenders for the crown will make history on the show, because they do not meet the usual height requirement for top fashion models (5’9″ and taller). Tyra Banks’ latest crop of models are all 5′7″ or less, and will do what they can to represent the “shorties” in the industry.
Michael Slezak of www.ew.com has chosen his three favorites and made the following comments:
Kara: (left in photo above) Every cycle needs a megabeast who’s good at stirring up s*** in the Top Model house, and Kara (left) is serving serious contempt with that facial expression in her initial ANTM shoot. Can gossiping, backstabbing, and screaming tirades be far behind? I sure hope not!
Lisa (center): Look! Girlfriend possesses “wind in her hair,” and we all know from the first 12 cycles of ANTM that you can’t teach that difficult and all-important skill set. (Also, Lisa’s really pretty, and she’s from Queens, just like my good friend Ugly Betty!)
Jennifer (right): Has already mastered the art of smiling with her eyes, and seeing how she’s 23 years of age, she could fill that vital role of the contestant who gives the judges a chance to play that timeless game of coming up with euphemisms for “too old for the modeling business.”
To see the entire group of ANTM wannabes, go to the CW website at http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model13/cast
To read the EW.com report, go to: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/08/13/americas-next-top-model-cycle-13/