Joey Nolfi
December 13, 2017 AT 10:30 AM EST

Tyra Banks’ pool of America’s Next Top Model hopefuls has grown by 14.

For her long-awaited return to the ANTM runway, Banks previously announced she’d removed the strictly imposed contestant age limit, opening the competition up to models above 27 for the first time. Now, EW can exclusively reveal which models — the eldest of whom is 34 — will compete for the fiercest title in reality television, a contract with Next Model Management, a PAPER Magazine spread, and $100,000 from Pantene Pro-V when the show returns Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1.

Joining Banks and the cast of cycle 24 are returning judges Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine Chief Creative Officer Drew Elliott, and celebrity stylist Law Roach. During an upcoming episode also featuring cycle 3 champion Eva Marcille, “noted fashion photographer” Nigel Barker will make his first appearance on ANTM since leaving the show in 2012. Cycle 24 will additionally host RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Katya, Valentina, and Manila Luzon for a special crossover episode.


“This is in alignment with me always wanting to break down barriers when it comes to beauty and acceptance. Why are we so caught up in this number?” Banks recently told EW of removing ANTM‘s age limit. “So many male models work forever, and they have salt and pepper hair! I see 20-year-olds going, ‘Oh my god, he’s so hot!’ I’m like, screw that mess, now it’s time to celebrate the women, because as we mature, get better… so why cut off that age?”

Check out EW’s exclusive ANTM cycle 24 cast photo above, and peep the contestants’ individual social media profiles below. For our full preview of the upcoming season, click here, and be sure to tune in to the official ANTM Facebook page later today for a cast reveal special hosted by Elliott.

Brenda Seiner (Brendi K.), 22
Nashville, TN
Twitter: @BrendiKSeiner | Instagram: @Brendi.K.Seiner

Christina Anderson McDonald, 34
Jenkintown, PA
Twitter: @ChristinaAM612 | Instagram: @christinamariaam | Snapchat: @Christinamam

#rock #on #gold ✨ #woman 🎵 #fleetwoodmac 💝

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Elizabeth Woodbury (Liz), 24
New York, NY
Twitter: @liz_harlan | Instagram: @iamlizharlan

post full moon spooky mood ✨🌕✨(📸 @asumaray for @tpj)

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Ivana Thomas, 23
Durham, NC
Twitter: @IvanawestTweets | Instagram: @Ivanawest | Snapchat: @ivanakt

Jeana Turner, 24
Minneapolis, MN
Twitter: @Jeana_Turner | Instagram: @JeanaTurner

Nudist. || 💄 @kandicedperalta

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Khrystyana Kazakova, 32
New York, NY
Twitter: @iamkhrystyana | Instagram: @khrystyana

Kyla Coleman, 20
Lacey, WA
Twitter: @kylasorad | Instagram: @kylasorad | Snapchat: @kylasorad

golden hour magic ✨ 📸: @bjorkette 💄: @breegoodwinartistry

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Liberty Netuschil, 20
Lava Hot Springs, ID
Twitter: @LibNetuschil | Instagram: @thelifeoflibs | Snapchat: @thelifeoflibs

You can choose to roll through life, or you can live it. Your choice

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Maggie Keating, 20
Surry, ME
Twitter: @_MaggieKeating | Instagram: @maggiekeating | Snapchat: @mkeats99

Rhiyan Carreker, 20
Orange, CA
Twitter: @RhiyanCarreker | Instagram: @othatonegirl | Snapchat: @kingrhiyan

Rio Summers, 23
Detroit, MI
Twitter: @OfficialRioSumm | Instagram: @officialriosummers | Snapchat: @OfficialRioSumm

📸: @simmscityactivity

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Sandra Shehab, 22
Cliffside Park, NJ
Twitter: @missshehab | Instagram: @missshehab | Snapchat: @missshehab


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Shanice Carroll, 25
Murfreesboro, TN
Twitter: @GirlThatShanice | Instagram: @GirlThatShanice | Snapchat: @iamshanice

Now that's crazy. 📸 @tresclics Hair: @k.ohaircollection

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Shantelle Fall (Coura), 24
Eastvale, CA
Twitter: @coura_sasha | Instagram: @coura_sasha | Snapchat: @coura_sasha

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