35 models begin the series 10th cycle while being taught posing and walking the runway at 'Top Model Prep' in L.A. The number of contestants are sliced to 20 after an interview with Tyra and then trimmed to 14 finalist who will head to New York City to compete.
Created by Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model follows a group of young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes who live together in a loft and vie for a modeling contract.
The show exposes the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels, with participants facing weekly tests that determine who can make the cut. With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion-industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp - a crash course to supermodel fame.
America's Next Top Model - Welcome To Top Model Prep Synopsis and Schedule