America's Next Top Model Season 12 Premiere

7:30pm – Friday, February 12 on TV 3

Top Model is back, baby! Hosted by recent New Zealand visitor Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model returns to our screens with the premiere of its 12th cycle, screening on Friday, February 12th at 7:30pm on 3.

This week’s season premiere brings together 34 gorgeous girls to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Of course, only 13 will survive this initial episode and move into a luxurious Upper East Side apartment in New York City where the real fun and catty games begin.

However, in true America’s Next Top Model tradition, this cycle will once again see a twist in the competition. Banks, who created the series to counter stereotypes of who and what is considered beautiful, says this cycle’s contestants will once again redefine beauty.

“This time around one contestant bears scars on her body from an accidental scalding she suffered as a child and refuses to hide the marks,” Banks tells American TV Guide

“Another has startlingly large, mesmerising eyes. A third is a street preacher…,” she adds.

“This is a very special group of girls,” Banks continues. “I want them to connect with viewers, and not just with their looks, but with their personalities.”

In addition to Banks and these unique contestants, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, runway expert J. “Miss J” Alexander, and photographer Nigel Barker will all reprise their roles on the show’s 12th cycle judging panel.

Make sure not to miss them when they cut down of the 34 hopefuls into one strangely beautiful baker’s dozen. America’s Next Top Model premieres its 12th cycle on Friday, February 12th at 7:30pm on 3.

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