‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 23 Premiere
Though Rita Ora is the new host, Tyra Banks has given cycle 23 of America’s Next Top Model her blessing and she appears on the premiere. On the first episode of the season, 28 aspiring models come together to compete and attend an industry event. Then, only 14 of the contestants will move on to become official cast members. The judges’ panel is made up of head judge Ora, model Ashley Graham, Paper magazine CCO Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist Law Roach. Check out the 14 contestants who made it through on the premiere:
Binta Dibba, age 25, standing at 5 ft 9 in, from Seattle, Washington. She considers herself to be a fighter. She is also a model and an actress, who says she will win ANTM.
Cherish Waters, age 25, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Los Angeles, California. Waters says she was the only red head at school and she was made fun of at school.
Cody & Tasha Wells
Cody & Tasha Wells Both girls are age 27, standing 5 ft 10 in, from San Jose, California. They are identical twins.
Cory Anne Roberts
Cory Anne Roberts, age 19, standing 5 ft 10 in, from Bali, Indonesia.
Courtney Nelson, age 25, standing 5 ft 7 1⁄2 in, from San Francisco, California.
Giah Hardeman, age 21, standing 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in, from Bryan-College Station, Texas. Giah grew up with horses and chickens as she is a country girl. When she was just 8 years old, she started modeling and her grandmother was her trainer.
India Gants, age 20, standing 5 ft 8 1⁄2 in, from Seattle, Washington. She considers herself to have an easygoing personality.
Justine Biticon, age 18, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Panorama City, California. Ever since she was little, it has been her dream to be on the show. She just graduated high school and comes from a strict family.
Krislian Rodriguez, age 25, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Los Angeles, California. She says she’s been watching the show since she was 13 years old and she also has a swimwear line.
Kyle McCoy, age 23, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Darien, Connecticut.
Marissa Hopkins, age 18, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Houston, Texas. She’s been watching ANTM since it came out and she says that growing up as the daughter of a teen mother made her stronger.
Paige Mobley, age 22, standing 5 ft 11 in, from Birmingham, Michigan.
Tatiana Price, age 21, standing 5 ft 9 1⁄2 in, from Brooklyn, New York. Tatiana says that New York is where the real models are. She also has her own skincare line called Skin Buttr and she isn’t shy about promoting it.