'Top Model' Sees Double

The behind-the-scenes drama at "America's Next Top Model" continues to roil, but in front of the camera, it looks like things are proceeding as normal.

The CW on Tuesday revealed the identities of the 13 contestants who will compete on "Top Model" this fall, and from the limited photographic evidence on hand, they appear to be the usual collection of statuesque 18- to 23-year-old women, ethnically diverse as always.

The finalists also feature the show's first-ever set of twins: 18-year-olds Amanda and Michelle from Anaheim, Calif. Amanda lists her occupation as a bookstore employee, while Michelle says she's a student. Five other Californians will be joining the twins on the show, along with contestants from Chicago, Homestead, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., among other locales.

Tyra Banks hosts the show and judge the models, helped again this season fashion legend Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker and runway coach J. Alexander. Jay Manuel also returns as the director of the models' photo shoots.

The show's writers -- the people who shape the storylines of "Top Model" episodes -- have been on strike for the past few weeks, trying to unionize under the Writers Guild of America. Being part of the WGA would result in higher pay and better health benefits, along with a pension plan. Producers and editors have been handling the workload of putting the shows together.

"America's Next Top Model" is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 20, officially launching The CW.

Here's a rundown of the contestants:

Name: A.J.
Occupation: Student
Age: 20
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

Name: Amanda
Occupation: Bookstore sales associate
Age: 18
Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.

Name: Anchal
Occupation: Sales clerk
Age: 19
Hometown: Homestead, Fla.

Name: Brooke
Occupation: Student
Age: 18
Hometown: Keller, Texas

Name: CariDee
Occupation: Photographer
Age: 21
Hometown: Fargo, N.D.

Name: Christian
Occupation: Bank teller
Age: 19
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Name: Eugena
Occupation: Customer service representative
Age: 21
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.

Name: Jaeda
Occupation: Student
Age: 18
Hometown: Parkersburg, Iowa

Name: Megg
Occupation: Retail clerk
Age: 18
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: Megan
Occupation: Bartender
Age: 23
Hometown: San Francisco

Name: Melrose
Occupation: Fashion designer
Age: 23
Hometown: San Francisco

Name: Michelle
Occupation: Student
Age: 18
Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.

Name: Monique
Occupation: Marketing representative
Age: 19
Hometown: Chicago