In the special 90-minute cycle 14 debut, 33 semi-finalists compete for a chance to be Tyra's friend but only 13 will make it into the Top Model loft in New York City. The lucky finalists are shocked when special guest Perez Hilton reveals their first challenge is to undergo makeovers! One of the most influential members of the fashion world, Andre Leon Talley, joins the judges panel alongside Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker.
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 - Be My Friend, Tyra! Synopsis and Schedule