Los Angeles is the site for season 11 as 30 would-be models audition, which will be trimmed to 14 finalists, with one of the contestants revealing that she is transgender. The ladies move in and begin with their first photo shoot, which revolves around hot political issues. Later, the first contestant is eliminated.
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 - Top Model Inauguration Synopsis and Schedule