America's Next Top Model: BuddyTV Fall 2007 Preview
Premiere Date and Time: Wednesday, September 19, 8pm

The CW

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Host: Tyra Banks

It's hard to believe that it's already the ninth cycle of America's Next Top Model.  Returning this season along with Tyra Banks will be fashion icon Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker, and runway expert Miss J. Alexander.  Jay Manuel will also be back, working on the photo shoot with the girls.  Almost all the girls competing this year are college students, with the average age being 20.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Tyra said that this year would be a little different.  She tried to pick 13 finalists that were a little quirky, a little off.  She wanted originals, girls who would stand out.  Certainly, there have been a few memorable America's Next Top Model contestants over the years.  Who could forget cycle 2's Shandi Sullivan, Joanie Dodds from cycle 6, and last year's twins, Michelle and Amanda Babin.  Despite not having the classic model look, all the girls made it far in the competition in their seasons.

The girls will still compete for the same prizes: a contract with Elite Model Management, a Cover Girl contract, as well as a spread in Seventeen magazine.  If the previews are any indication, though, these 13 models are sure to cause lots of drama to keep us entertained and glued to our televisions for America's Next Top Model cycle 9.

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- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV
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