November 10, 2008
It seems like a new season pops up with the frequency of a celebrity entering rehab. This cycle Tyra Banks has switched things up by completely doing away with the traditional casting process. Instead of inviting a slew of catty -- probably hungry -- beauties to a semi-final model hazing for the right to join the competition, Banks has pre-selected the finalists only to play a cruel head game on them. (She makes them think they are all eliminated.) There aren't any models with a Maryland connection this cycle, so there won't be a hometown contestant to root for like Monkton-native Jane Randall from last season.
Watch "America's Next Top Model" Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the CW.