Marvita, 'America's Next Top Model 10'

Marvita, 'America's Next Top Model 10'

It's back to the Big Apple for the tenth cycle of "America's Next Top Model."

This time around, 14 wannabe models will be struttin' their fiercest to attain the coveted title and all its accompanying prizes. Also, supermodel Paulina Porizkova will join the judges' panel, replacing Twiggy.

A quick scan of the contestants show that only a few are students, while the rest are gainfully employed with vague titles like "hostess" or "production coordinator." And who is Katarzyna? Love the name. Maybe she's another young Russian bride like Natasha?

Oh but wait. Marvita? She looks familiar ... for good reason. She was a semi-finalist last season who made it to the cruise, but had to bid her dreams bon voyage when she was eliminated right before the finalists went to the house. During the callbacks, we learned she had a rough childhood. Well, anyway, she's back, and that might make things interesting. The last time a semi-finalist was eliminated but was chosen for the next season was Jaslene, who went on to win that cycle.

Below is a list of the tenth cycle hopefuls. As usual, they will have to compete in various challenges and photo shoots to prove their ability to be a future supermodel. The winner will be managed by Elite Model Management, receive a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl and appear on the cover and a six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

"Top Model" will premiere on The CW on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.

Age: 18
Occupation: Hostess
Hometown: Spanaway, Washington

Age: 19
Occupation: Hostess
Hometown: Waunakee, Wisconsin

Amy (a.k.a. "Amis")
Age: 20
Occupation: Waitress
Hometown: Bartlesville, Oklahoma