ANTM Cycle 19: Meet The Cast & Week One Photo Shoot

The Cycle 19 premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” is still months away, but thanks to a new rule change, we get an advanced look. Not only do we see the 13 girls vying for the ANTM crown, but we are also treated to an advanced look at their first official photo shoot. After years of wishing for it, viewers finally have a say in who gets eliminated each week. Exactly how much viewer votes weigh in on the final decision remains to be seen. We all know the powers-that-be have final say, but at least we can give our two cents… even if they fall on deaf ears.

For the first photo shoot of the college edition, the girls pose as game trophies. It’s all about smizing and catching the light for this shoot. Broken-down doll poses won’t work here. Typically, I have a sense of what Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and Jay Manuel are all looking for. But with Barker and Manuel out, trying to predict what newcomers Rob Evans and Tommy Wujek will say is nearly impossible. That said, I have a pretty good idea of what Kelly Cutrone looks for. I have, after all, watched her on “Kell on Earth“, “The Hills” and “The City“.

It looks as if the producers are releasing the best photos of each girl every week. I’m thinking each girl, whether eliminated or not, will participate at every photo shoot. Otherwise, the results of the college cycle will be spoiled months before the premiere date. How else could they do it? Without further ado, check out the new crop of ladies who will undoubtedly vie for a CoverGirl contract and “career-making” prizes. Be sure to scroll til the end to see which girls I liked the most.

Allyssa

Bio: 20 year old at 5’10” from Florida State University studying Graphic Design and Hospitality. Loves Gossip Girl, Slumdog Millionaire, and mac & cheese.

Brittany

Bio: 18 year old at 5’10” from Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program, major undeclared. Loves ANTM, The Lion King, and cereal.

Darian

Bio: 22 year old at 5’9” from Louisiana State University studying Biological Sciences. Loves Boondocks, Avatar, and crawfish stew over fried catfish.

Destiny

Bio: 18 year old at 5’8” from The Aveda Institute of Columbus studying Cosmetology. Loves That 70’s Show, Gia, and sushi.

Jessie

Bio: 23 year old at 5’9” from the University of Southern California, Graduate School, studying Architecture. Loves Project Runway, The Labyrinth, and Indian food.

Kiara

Bio: 22 year old at 5’9” from the University of California, Irvine, studying Sociology in Education. Loves ANTM, Love & Basketball, and salad with fruit.

Kristin

Bio: 19 year old at 5’7” from Florida State College of Jacksonville, studying Communications. Loves Storage Wars, Grease, and seafood.

Laura

Bio: 21 year old at 6’0” from Paul Smith’s College, studying Hotel Resort Tourism Management. Loves Revenge, Groundhog Day, and pasta.

Leila

Bio: 20 year old at 5’10” from the University of Rhode Island, studying Textiles Fashion Merchandising & Design. Loves Project Runway, Zoolander, and salmon.

Maria

Bio: 22 year old at 5’7” from Harvard Divinity School, studying Archaeology of Religion. Loves Breaking Bad, Zombieland, and doughnuts.

Natasia

Bio: 19 year old at 5’8” from East Stroudsburg University, studying English in Secondary Education. Loves Unfaithful, The Notebook, and potatoes.

Victoria

Bio: 18 year old at 5’9” from Liberty University, studying English. Loves Friends, Gone, and Mediterranean food.

Yvonne

Bio: 20 year old at 5’8” from University of Texas at Austin, studying English and French. Loves Gossip Girl, the Harry Potter series, and Nerds.

ANTM Cycle 19: Who Are Your Favorite(s)?

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Without having seen what Tyra Banks has in store for them with regards to Ty-Overs or Shake-Overs, I’m basing my favorites simply on the above pictures. My early frontrunners are Allyssa, Brittany, Destiny, Jessie, Kristin, Maria and Natasia. My prediction for week one FCO is Kristin or Jessie. How about you? Who are your early favorites? Sound off below.

  • justmarc

    i like kristin and britany’s photos

  • justmarc

    leila has the best body

  • Crystal

    I like Victoria the best. She goes to that fake school, Liberty University, which cause some dramaz~ Not bad. All the girls I liked got in.

    Hey did you hear they added a new judge? His twitter name is @bryanboy

  • mark

    I have to agree with Crystal, Victoria is giving androgynous/high fashion look. imho but I also like kristin, I feel that she has the similar look as molly. she can be commercial and editorial.

  • Sasha

    From 30, I picked 10…I only got Leila.

    Kinda glad my taste is so different from Tyra. ^^

  • Andy

    Leila definitely she has that high fashion look. The rest of them look like pedestrians.

  • Roscoe

    Laura is the best looker out of them all, a real stunner who will go far……..vote for Laura….

  • Steve-O

    Wonder if there is going to be any real university versus fake university drama….think Tyra is setting this up for a class war.

  • MicheH

    Laura is the only girl I can actually see get into the house,
    Let alone win the competition. Anyone would be crazy not to vote for her! You got this, Girly!

  • Rinni

    Laura goes to Paul Smiths? Thats why she rocked the first shoot. Its a forestry school. Theres like… Real game heads in the library and student union.

  • Evan

    I really think only Kristin and Darien did good this week, they actually envoke an animal essence in their shots, the other girls look like they are sticking their head through a hole and posing… oh wat

  • meeshaboga

    Isis king!!! oops I means “Kiara”

  • lance

    i like victoria and kristin.they have those look that i really like.. meeshaboga..yeah she looks isis king..hehe

  • Lee

    I love Victoria’s photos here! Although I have to say that Laura & Leila are the best! They were in it for the long run.

  • unavie jane jalilul

    i love maria

  • unavie jane jalilul

    go fight win maria love you

  • Shaine marjoe Beringuela

    I love Kristin , Laura and Leila 🙂 because they are confident with their photos. But Victoria is so much abused talking like nothing . Well the 3 girls is much fun than abused

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