Los Angeles – OPPO, Cycle 22’s official smartphone partner, and NYLON Magazine joined the judges and models for a celebration of the premiere of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22: Guys and Girls on The CW on Tuesday night. After the finalists walked the carpet, they headed inside where they took photos with fans and stopped by the OPPO smartphone stations to take selfies. Around 8:00PM, the stunning Tyra Banks arrived sporting a short hair do and and tight red dress. The creator and host of the hit show later made a speech to party guests, where she talked about breaking molds against stereotypes as a colored model with curves. She also announced to guests that Cycle 22 will showcase all types of models, “small and tall.” Other notable attendees included Sophie Simmons, model Shaun Ross, Renee Olstead, Jonathan Bennett and Camille Winbush.
Guests in attendance included Tyra Banks (Actress/Model), J. Alexander (“America’s Next Top Model”), Shaun Ross (Model), Reene Olstead (Actress), Sophie Simmons (“Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels”), Jonathan Bennett (Actor), Camille Winbush (Actress), photo shoot creative consultant Yu Tsai, the Cycle 22 Top 14 finalists (guys and girls) as well as contestants from previous cycles and VIP guests.
Hosted by Tyra Banks, Cycle 22 of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL airs Wednesday nights (8:00-9:00pm ET) starting on August 5th on The CW and features seven men and seven women living under one roof and battling it out to earn the prestigious title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Original episodes of TOP MODEL will air on Wednesdays until October 2, when original episodes will move to the Friday (9:00-10:00pm ET) timeslot.