February 2, 2011

Meet the Girls of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16

Last week fans got a quick taste of the upcoming season of ANTM. But now the time has time to meet the girls who are in the running to become America's Next Top Model when The CW's hit show returns for Cycle 16 on February 23 at 8pm.

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It looks like Cycle 16 will be another "high fashion" edition, as Tyra Banks and company are joined by big names like stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and others.

And just like Ann Ward in Cycle 15, the winner of this season of ANTM will get a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue. Plus the ever-present $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Without further ado, take a look at the fourteen girls appearing on Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model and click their photo for a closer look.


Age: 21

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Newport Beach, California

Occupation: Currently unemployed

Biggest ANTM Fear: Accidentally falling or doing something embarrassing while modeling


Age: 20

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Landstuhl, Germany

Occupation: College student, studying Marine Biology

Biggest ANTM Fear: Getting along with the other models


Age: 19

Height: 5’ 10 ½"

Hometown: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

Occupation: College student, studying English, International Studies and Spanish

Biggest ANTM Fear: Living in the house with the other models


Age: 21

Height: 5’ 9"

Hometown: Clear Lake, Texas

Occupation: Currently unemployed

Biggest ANTM Fear: Having the judges misunderstand her


Age: 23

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Marketing

Biggest ANTM Fear: Not knowing what to expect


Age: 20

Height: 5’10”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Occupation: College student majoring in Photo-Communications.

Biggest ANTM Fear: Coming off like a ditz


Age: 20

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Belton, Texas

Occupation: Waitress and college student

Biggest ANTM Fear: Having to do any sort of modeling with a shark


Age: 26

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Journalism

Biggest ANTM Fear: That being herself won’t be enough


Age: 21

Height: 5’ 9”

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Occupation: College Student, studying theater

Biggest ANTM Fear: Letting people down


Age: 22

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

Occupation: College student, studying biology

Biggest ANTM Fear: Not getting along with everyone


Age: 19

Height: 5’ 11”

Hometown: Hebron, Illinois

Occupation: College student and waitress at a sports bar

Biggest ANTM Fear: Tripping and falling over


Age: 20

Height: 5’ 11”

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Occupation: College student

Biggest ANTM Fear: That the other girls might be overly dramatic and mean


Age: 18

Height: 5’ 7”

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Occupation: Currently working in a retail clothing store

Biggest ANTM Fear: That people won’t see her true potential to become a model


Age: 18

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Rio Grand Valley, Texas

Occupation: College student with two part-time jobs

Biggest ANTM Fear: Not improving throughout the competition

I'm not crazy about the promo photos of the girls, but I am very excited to "meet" them.

Based on this first look alone who do you think has what it takes to go all the way? Leave a comment!