Kelly Cutrone is a fashion publicist, the founder of the public relations, branding and marketing firm People's Revolution, reality television star, producer, and New York Times bestselling author who was selected by Tyra as a judge for the 2012 run of "America's Next Top Model" replacing André Leon Talley. She also starred in her own reality drama "Kell on Earth" in 2010.
A fierce new edition of "America's Next Top Model" returns with Cycle 18 and its first-ever "British Invasion," featuring former contestants from "Britain's Next Top Model" and an all-new crop of American model hopefuls competing for the grand prize.
This cycle will feature a variety of seasoned women from across the pond that will do whatever it takes to make it as a model in America. They will compete against not only each other but a group of aspiring American models.
Emotions run high, the women are divided and the competition is intense as they vie for the grand prize.
Lending their expertise as guest judges this cycle are actress and singer Kelly Osbourne, reality star Kris Jenner, pop star Estelle, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, television host Cat Deeley, actor and musician Nicolas Tse, former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, model Beverly Johnson, fashion designer Barney Cheng and fashion photographer Jez Smith.
The British favorites and American women battle it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model." They will compete for a career-launching prize package: a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, a chance to be a guest correspondent on the hit newsmagazine EXTRA, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and the cover and spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of "America's Next Top Model" perfume Dream Come True, a single to be released with CBS and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.
Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of New York Times best-selling author and fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and noted photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as creative director while Miss J. Alexander returns as the runway trainer.
"America's Next Top Model" makes its season premiere tonight, February 29 at 9pm.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times