It was announced on January 24, 2006 that ANTM would be part of the newly formed CW network, a merger between UPN and The WB when the next cycle start in the 2006-2007 season. Prior to the announcement of merging into The CW, UPN had committed on January 20, 2006, to renewing the series through its eighth cycle.



     Created by world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks, who executive produced the series with Ken Mok, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels. The participants will live together in a New York penthouse and vie for a multi-faceted Grand Prize package featuring the opportunity to receive a Revlon modeling contract and to be managed by Wilhelmina Models, in addition to a guaranteed appearance in Marie Claire magazine. Cameras catch each moment as participants face weekly tests that determine who makes the cut. With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course that could lead to supermodel fame.

     Participants are asked to demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they master complicated catwalks, intense physical fitness, fashion photo shoots and publicity skills, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras. Banks leads the panel of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL judges, comprising leading fashion industry experts that include former supermodel Janice Dickinson; Marie Claire fashion editor Beau Quillian and Baby Phat creative director Kimora Lee Simmons, who will conduct regular evaluations to narrow the field from week to week. In addition, a new special guest appears each week to judge in his or her area of expertise.


Tyra Banks, Executive Producer

     Tyra Banks is creator and executive producer of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. She is also the founder of Ty Ty Baby Productions. Banks is a native of Los Angeles and began her television career as an actress with recurring roles in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Felicity." She starred in the Disney made-for-television movie, "Life Size."

     Banks' film experience includes leading roles in John Singleton's "Higher Learning" and Jerry Bruckheimer's "Coyote Ugly." Banks began her modeling career in Europe and evolved into a world-renowned supermodel who has become a pioneer in the industry. She was the first African-American woman to grace the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. In 1997, she received the prestigious Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year. She later secured an exclusive contract with Victoria's Secret. In addition, Banks has been contracted by Swatch and Cover Girl, and has appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana.

     Banks also authored Tyra's Beauty Inside & Out, published by Harper Collins (1998). Banks founded Tzone, an annual weeklong summer camp experience for teenage girls designed to enhance independence and self-esteem. In addition, Banks has established "The Tyra Banks Scholarship," a fund that grants African-American girls the opportunity to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High


Ken Mok, Executive Producer

     Ken Mok is executive producer of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, a dramality television series he developed with Tyra Banks. Mok is a native of Larchmont, New York. He is a graduate of Boston University, where he earned a B.S. / B.A. in business administration with a minor in journalism. Mok began his professional career as a television producer in New York prior to moving to Atlanta, where he served as a producer for CNN's Headline News and International Hour.

     Mok later moved to Los Angeles to join NBC, where he oversaw both drama and comedy series as director of current programming. He later served as director of comedy series development at ABC, where he oversaw the development of "Spin City" and "The Drew Carey Show."

     Mok later became Vice President of MTV Television Productions, where he created the reality series "Making the Band," and served as executive producer of the series for its first three seasons. He also created and executive produced "Tough Enough," and was the executive in charge of productions for "The Jenny McCarthy Show," UPN's comedy "Hitz" and the television movie, "The Tiger Woods Story," for which Mok was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special.

     Mok currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

 
 


 

Cycle 1
Top model contestants
 (Season 1)

Cycle 2
Top model contestants
 (Season 2)

Cycle 3
Top model contestants
(Season 3)

Cycle 4
Top model contestants
(Season 4)

Cycle 5
Top model contestants
(Season 5)

Cycle 6
Top model contestants
(Season 6)