America's Next Top Model's 15th cycle premieres on the CW on September 8th, and before we can get excited for anybody taking anybody else's granola bars, we have to introduce ourselves to the ladies who'll be competing in the "high fashion" style competition. Of course, much of the rules are the same as they were in previous seasons: 32 semi-finalists will arrive in Palm Springs to model some Cynthia Rowley clothes, in hopes the designer will invite them to her party. She'll only choose fourteen girls, and those fourteen will move into the Top Model house and formally begin the competition for Tyra's praise and Ms. J's catwalk lessons.
The last model walking will receive a contract with IMG Models (one of the top modeling agencies in the universe), a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, the cover of Beauty in Vogue, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. It's only a matter of time before shoes go missing, the models' parents start jumping up out of large packages, and foot cramps prevent the girls from crouching on top of an elephant in the safari. All in all, it's bound to be another great time to be a person who'd rather watch models than be one of them.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the girls we'll be working with. Click here to see even more of the final fourteen.