'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16 first look: Meet the new bratz

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Do you know what made us "smize" this morning? The CW released a first look photo of the new cast for "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 16! The series returns Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

Pictured above, from left: Dominique, Kasia, Brittani, Monique, Mikaela, Angelia, Hannah, Dalya, Nicole, Sara, Alexandria, Ondrei, Jaclyn and Molly.

On first look, it's a pretty diverse group. We noticed that most of the models are 23 or younger. But, there is a 26-year-old in the bunch: Kasia. Get ready to hear the "this is my last chance" stories.

The fourteen women will compete once again for the "high fashion" package of a contract with IMG Models, a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and a spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue, plus a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Host Tyra Banks, Vogue fashion editor André Leon Talley, photographer Nigel Barker, photo shoot creative director Jay Manuel and runway trainer Miss J Alexander will be joined by this Cycle's "high fashion" guest judges, including expecting mom, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, and costume designer/stylist for "Gossip Girl," Eric Daman.

Meet the Cycle 16 models:

Name:  Alexandria
Age:  21
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown:  Newport Beach, California
Current Location: Huntington Beach, California
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Favorite Designer: Karl Lagerfeld
Biggest ANTM Fear:  Accidentally falling or doing something embarrassing while modeling.
Most Confident About: My drive to never give up on what I want.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Adventures in new places. I love snowboarding, hiking, surfing, cliff-diving, hanging out with my sister and any of my five brothers.

Name: Angelia
Age:  20
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown: Landstuhl, Germany
Current Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Occupation: College student, studying Marine Biology
Favorite Designer: Vera Wang
Biggest ANTM Fear:  Getting along with the other models, and not making it past the casting week. 
Most Confident About:  My unique look.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love going to the beach and snorkeling in Key West.  I also love snowboarding, rollerblading, fishing and swimming.  And of course, dancing!

Name: Brittani
Age: 19 
Height: 5' 10 ½"
Hometown: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Current Location: Howard, Pennsylvania
Occupation: College student, studying English, International Studies and Spanish
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs
Biggest ANTM Fear: Living in the house with the other models.
Most Confident About: My walk.  The runway is my favorite part of the modeling world.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love dancing, and any form of artistic expression, including collages, painting and crafts.  Also reading, writing and being with friends and family.

Name: Dalya
Age: 21
Height: 5' 9"
Hometown: Clear Lake, Texas
Current location: Corona, California
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli
Biggest ANTM Fear: Having the judges misunderstand me.
Most Confident About: I am most confident in my ability to work any runway you put me on!
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with my friends, shopping and reading.  But I'm forever in model mode!

Name: Dominique
Age: 23
Height: 5' 9"
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current location: Houston, Texas
Occupation: College graduate with a degree in Marketing
Favorite Designer: Stacey Bendet's Alice & Olivia Clothing line
Biggest ANTM Fear: Not knowing what to expect.
Most Confident About: I'm most confident about my walk.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Hanging with family and friends.  And you can find me at a local museum, bookstore or window-shopping.  I also love to dance and go to the theater when I can.

Name: Hannah
Age: 20
Height: 5'10"
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current location: Austin, Texas
Occupation: College student majoring in Photo-Communications.
Favorite Designer: John Galliano
Biggest ANTM Fear: That I might come across as a ditz.
Most Confident About: My personality, my sense of style and my ability to make friends easily.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love photography, stop-animation and film.  I like to write and doodle.  

Name: Jaclyn
Age: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown: Belton, Texas
Current location: Belton, Texas
Occupation: Waitress and college student
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Biggest "ANTM"  Fear: Having to do any sort of modeling with a shark!  
Most Confident About: Being myself and the person my parents raised me to be.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love to be outdoors!  Hiking, rock climbing and sailing on our lake here in Belton -- I love all sports.  Go Steelers!  Go Spurs, Go!

Name: Kasia
Age: 26
Height: 5' 9"
Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
Current location: New York, New York
Occupation:   College graduate with a degree in Journalism
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs, among many others
Biggest ANTM Fear: That being myself won't be enough.
Most Confident About: I am most confident about my high fashion look.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: I love taking acting classes and reading anything I can get my hands on about films, acting and directing.  I also go to a lot of art museums, exhibits and shows in New York City. 

Name: Mikaela
Age: 21
Height: 5' 9"
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Current location: Boca Raton, Florida
Occupation: College Student, studying theater
Favorite Designer: A tie between Roberto Cavalli and Calvin Klein
Biggest ANTM Fear:  Not making it into the house.  I don't want to let myself or anyone else down.
Most Confident About: I am definitely confident about my runway walk.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love to make short films with my friends.  I can spend the entire day at the movies with my boyfriend.  And I hang out with my family a lot!

Name: Molly
Age: 22
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Current location: Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation: College student, studying biology
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen
Biggest ANTM Fear: Not getting along with everyone.
Most Confident About: Definitely the photo shoots.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love watching movies and TV shows, reading, swimming and shopping.

Name: Monique
Age: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Hometown: Hebron, Illinois
Current location: Pell Lake, Illinois
Occupation: College student and waitress at a sports bar
Favorite Designer: Dolce & Gabanna
Biggest ANTM Fear: Tripping and falling over.
Most Confident About: I am most confident about being in front of the camera.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities: Lately, all I've been doing is snowboarding and working out.  I enjoy anything with music and I love art.  And, of course, bubble baths.

Name: Nicole
Age: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Current location: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: College student
Favorite Designer: A tie between Alexander Wang and Balmain
Biggest ANTM Fear: That the other girls might be overly dramatic and mean.
Most Confident About: I am confident that I can handle criticism well. 
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love to shop, look at fashion editorials and read books about the brain.  And working out - it releases my stress!

Name: Ondrei 
Age: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Current location: Muskegon, Michigan
Occupation: Currently working in a retail clothing store
Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson.  I love her clothing and the way her colors go from loud to chic and the style is so free-spirited.
Biggest ANTM Fear: That people won't see my true potential to become a model.
Most Confident About:  I am confident that I leave my mark in people's eyes and hearts.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I love photography and writing poetry. 

Name: Sara
Age: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown: Rio Grand Valley, Texas
Current location: Edinburg, Texas
Occupation: College student with two part-time jobs
Favorite Designer: Betsey Johnson
Biggest ANTM Fear: That I won't be able to articulate what I am feeling and thinking, and that I won't improve throughout the competition. 
Most Confident About: I am absolutely confident in my ability to stay grounded and remain true to myself and where I cam from.
Favorite Non-Modeling Activities:  I'm really involved with Planned Parenthood activities on our campus.  I go dancing with all my friends on weekends.

What are your first impressions?
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