Top Model 7 cast includes twins

The CW has revealed the cast of Top Model 7, although not on its fledgling web site.

Among the 13 contestants–who will, as in past seasons, likely be shown among a larger pool during the first episode, even though the network has already spoiled their idenitites–includes “the show’s first-ever set of twins,” according to Zap2it. They are “18-year-olds Amanda and Michelle from Anaheim, Calif.”

Oddly, E!’s story about the new cast says it includes 13 girls, but only lists 12, omitting poor Michelle. Hopefully she’s not the twin with the self-esteem problem, because this won’t help at all.

The other models include a 23-year-old fashion designer named Melrose and a photographer named CariDee. Reality TV World has pictures of all 13 girls.

‘Top Model’ Sees Double [Zap2it]
Tyra Recruits More “Top Model” Wannabes [E! Online]

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