America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18 Battles With UK in British Invasion

America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 Battles With UK in British Invasion

Cycle 18 of America’s Next Top Model is just around the corner and some new American hopefuls are in for a surprise when they battle it out against all-star models from Britain’s Next Top Model. The show debuts on “Leap Day”, February 29th on CW for a 60 minute show beginning at 9pm ET.  Emotions will run high and the competition will be intense as all the hopefuls, vie for the grand prize

American fashion publicist, Kelly Cutrone replaces Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley and joins Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker on the judging panel. Jay Manuel and Miss J Alexander will return as creative director and runway trainer, thank God!  What would any ANTM be without the two “J”s?

There will be a bevy of celebrity guest judges, including singer Kelly Osbourne, reality star Kris Jenner, pop star Estelle, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, television host Cat Deeley, actor and musician Nicolas Tse, former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, model Beverly Johnson, fashion designer Barney Cheng and fashion photographer Jez Smith.

Official synopsis: The 18th season begins with seven American models competing against seven British hopefuls who were previously featured on “Britain’s Next Top Model.”  At the first photo shoot, the ladies pose as famous British and American public figures. Kelly Osbourne is a guest judge.

The grand prize will be a little different this cycle, the winner should be a skilled host, singer, spokesperson and a model. The winner will receive a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, a chance to be a guest correspondent on Extra, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and the cover and spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of ANTM’s perfume “Dream Come True,” a single to be released with CBS and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.

Being that the concept is British vs. American models, if the winner is British, will she still be America’t Next Top Model? We got some scoop on the Brit All-Star models, ya know, whose a bitch and all that stuff:

Here are the BRITISH MODELS:

Name: Louise [Watts, of cycle 3]
Age: 25
Hometown: Essex, England
Height: 5’9
Hobbies: Running, gym, walking my dog, seeing new places
Favorite musician: Emeli Sande
Favorite model: Crystal Renn
Runner-up during Cycle 3 and was a huge drama queen, definitely no stranger to fighting with the other girls and a huge attitude problem.

Name: Jasmia [Robinson, of cycle 2]
Age: 24
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5’8 1/2
Favorite fashion label: Louis Vuitton and Burberry
Favorite musician: Drake, J Cole, Movado, Beres Hammond
Favorite model: Lilly Cole and Naomi Campbell
Third during Cycle 2 and flew under the radar, she will be no match for Louise’s attitude.

Name: Annaliese [Dayes, of cycle 5]
Age: 24
Hometown: London, England
Height: 5’7
Hobbies: Trampoline, gymnastics and dance
Favorite musician: Drake
Favorite model: Eva Marcille
Seventh during Cycle 5, got eliminated for acting disgustingly and acting like a know-it-all. Was it during her shoot for Imodium? or her fight with a fellow model?

Name: Catherine [Thomas, of cycle 4]
Age: 22
Hometown: Folkestone, England
Height: 5’9
Favorite movie: Terminator 2
Favorite musician: Marilyn Manson
Favorite model: Milla Jovovich
Runner-up during Cycle 4 and got involved in some pranks against some of the other girls.

Name: Sophie [Sumner, of cycle 5]
Age: 21
Hometown: Oxford, England
Height: 5’9
Favorite movie: Devil Wears Prada, Mean Girls, Factory Girl
Favorite musician: My boyfriend’s band, Bob Dylan, Pulp and Britney Spears
Favorite model: Kate Moss
Runner-up during Cycle 5, she was friends with Ashley, will they pick up their friendship again in this Cycle?

Name: Ashley [Brown of cycle 5]
Age: 22
Hometown: Armadale, Scotland
Height: 5’8
Hobbies: Tae kwon do and kickboxing
Favorite musician: Rihanna and Beyonce
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Kate Moss
Fourth during Cycle 5, she has two children and certainly did not lead a good example when she showed up drunk to a photo shoot and shockingly did not get eliminated for this.

Name: Alisha [White, of cycle 6]
Age: 20
Hometown: South London, England
Favorite movie: Roots
Favorite musician: Rihanna & Mavado
Favorite model: Jessica White
Runner-up during Cycle 6 and in her Cycle the winner was chosen by fans rather than by the judges.


Name: Laura
Age: 20
Hometown: Scotia, New York
Height: 5’10 1/2
Favorite fashion label: Calvin Klein
Favorite musician: Mickey Avalon, Ani Difranco and Ed Sheeran
Favorite model: Mosh

Name: AzMarie
Age: 24
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 5’9 3/4
Hobbies: Taking photos, playing basketball and writing
Favorite musician: Patti LaBelle
Favorite model: Grace Jones

Name: Eboni
Age: 18
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Height: 5’9
Favorite movie: Ray
Favorite musician: Nacho Picasso
Favorite model: Chanel Iman

Name: Kyle
Age: 20
Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
Height: 5’10
Hobbies: Modeling, wake boarding, going to the beach
Favorite musician: Kings of Leon, Jay Z and Belle Epoque
Favorite model: Adriana Lima

Name: Candace
Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 5’9
Hobbies: Going to events like art galleries, dance competitions and lounges, watching movies
Favorite musician: Lil Wayne, T.I., Adele and Evanescence
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Milla Jovovich

Name: Mariah
Age: 20
Hometown: Pendleton, Oregon
Height: 5’10
Favorite Musician: Drake
Favorite Model: Irina Shayk
Favorite Fashion Label: Betsey Johnson

Name: Seymone
Age: 19
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia
Height: 5’11
Hobbies: Cheerleading, track, dancing and all things music and fun
Favorite musician: Michael Jackson
Favorite model: Tyra Banks and Adriana Lima

So, what do you think? Will you be watching the new cycle? I for one can’t wait and you come back to Celeb Dirty Laundry for all the spoilers, recaps and wrap-ups for cycle 18.