The premiere follows the casting of the girls and the initial competition which challenges them to their first catwalk in front of an audience. New judge, international male supermodel Rob Evans, joins Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone on the judges' panel, along with another new judge - the viewer.
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 - The Girl Who Makes The Grade Synopsis and Schedule