Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) – It’s hard to believe that the next cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” will be its 17th. But for its latest season, Tyra Banks is going to be seeing a lot of familiar faces as the show brings back some of its most popular runner-ups for an “All-Star” Edition.
The girls returning for a second shot at the title of “America’s Next Top Model,” or in this case “America’s Next Top Model All-Star,” range from contestants from the show’s very first season to its currently-running 16th cycle.
Among the models set to return are Cycle 1 star Shannon Stewart, who came in first runner-up to the show’s first-ever winner Adrianne Curry. Other first runner-ups returning for a chance at first place include Cycle 12’s Allison Harvard and Cycle 13’s Laura Kirkpatrick.
Other models set to return are Bianca Golden of Cycle 9, Cycle 2’s Camille McDonald, Cycle 4’s Brittany Bower, Cycle 5’s Lisa D’Amato, and Cycle 11’s Isis King, who you might remember as the first transgender contestant to compete on the show.
Tyra revealed the contestants at a public event in Los Angeles, where onlookers got a peek at the first celebrity judge of the upcoming new season. It’s none other than the “Harajuku Barbie” herself Nicki Minaj.
The season finale of the current cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” airs Wednesday, May 18th. The special “All-Stars” season of ANTM is set to premiere in the fall.