Top Model cycle 3 cast revealed.

Top Model cycle 3 cast revealed.
The cast of America’s Next Top Model 3, or America’s Next Top Model “Cycle 3,” as UPN is calling it, since they forgot to number the previous seasons, has unveiled its cast. Right now, the 14 model wannabes are introduced in a video clip and a group photograph. One is 25, two are 24, and the rest range in age from 19 to 21. Some have surprisingly normal names, but many thrill us with names such as Jennipher, Yaya, Norelle, and Toccara. Toccara, by the way, looks attractive and completely normal but is listed as being 5’9″ and weighing 180 pounds. It’s apparently not just a cruel joke by a copywriter, because in the two minute video introducing us to the cast, she says, “Girls, watch out–cuz big is in.” The other contestants all weight under 139, and this is only noteworthy because this show inspires us all to be catty bitches about superficial characteristics like weight.

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