'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 16 premiere: Big ball of crazy

Tyra Banks wasted no time in schooling this Cycle's contestants for the harsh world of modeling in the "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 16 premiere.

The "smizing" queen decided to skip the casting special altogether. Why? Because she can. Of course, that was just a show of her power. The show of her crazy really comes in when she decides to not only impersonate Ashton Kutcher (achieved by simply putting a trucker hat on - we must remember that for Halloween) and punking the girls into thinking they didn't make it. We do have to give the TyTy credit for throwing the girls' bags in a pile on the floor. Nice touch.

If you feel that was mean, what about the girls who were initially told they made it only to have Mr. and Miss J. walk them out to the backyard and tell them not to let the gate hit
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America's Next Top Model: The Cycle 16 Contestants

The 16th cycle of The CW's America's Next Top Model will begin on February 23. Guest judges for this cycle will include: "International fashion designer Lana Marks, model/stylist Erin Wasson, stylist Rachel Zoe, Sudanese model and actress Alek Wek, stylist/creative consultant Lori Goldstein, Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, fashion model Sonia Dara, Img Models executive Ivan Bart, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, and costume designer/stylist Eric Daman (Gossip Girl)."

Below are photos of each of the 14 contestants, as well as two promo videos for the new season. Once again, the judges will include Tyra Banks, André Leon Talley and Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel will be the photo shoot creative director and Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer.

The first episode on February 23 will feature the models meeting model/designer Erin Wasson, while being made to walk a very narrow runway in a plastic bubble.
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