Fan favourites from past cycles will reunite for the 17th cycle of Tyra Banks's modelling competition, which premieres Wednesday, September 14 on The CW.
Prizes on offer include a spread in Vogue Italia and the chance to serve as a guest correspondent on Extra.
"It's really not about just modelling potential. This cycle is specifically being focused on the fact these girls already have that model potential but they also made an impact on their individual cycles so they have this star quality," he says in a video posted by The CW.
"[With] the combination of modelling potential and star quality you can really build an empire... It's really important to think beyond just modelling in building this empire and brand."
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Manuel adds: "I look at this cycle as an opportunity to catapult your brand and take it to the next level and really get an opportunity to solidify yourself as a true personality and a model at the same time so I think it's way more than a second chance."
Guest judges this cycle include Nicki Minaj, Kathy Griffin, La Toya Jackson, Ashlee Simpson, model and actor Tyson Beckford, current Dancing with the Stars competitor Kristin Cavallari, The Game, model Coco Rocha, CSI creator and producer Anthony Zuiker, and fashion photographer Nikos Papadopoulos.
America's Next Top Model returns on Wednesday, September 14 at 9/8c on The CW.
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