Are you all ready for America's Next Top Model Cycle 22? It's already shaping up to be quite the competition: After all, this season is the third to feature both male and female models, so we can probably expect some drama-fraught love triangles and scandalous hookups. Also, fan favorite Miss Jay is returning as a judge, there's a brand new ANTM prize package to look forward to, and last but not least? Well, Tyra Banks and co have put together a pretty darn killer cast. So far, three contestants have emerged as the early frontrunners — Miss Maryland title-holder Mamé Adjei, Switched at Birth actor Nyle DiMarco, and the smoldering Justin Kim have all garnered quite the buzz since the new cast was first announced.
Now, Justin in particular seems like quite the contestant — but we don't know much about him (aside from the fact that, as per his Model Mayhem profile, he has background in "erotic" modeling). And, he's the show's first ever Asian male model. So, what better way to get to know someone, though, than a little light social media stalking? With that in mind, here are 8 things you can learn about one of ANTM's most promising new candidates.
1. His #WCW Is Tyra Banks
2. He's Already Stoking The 'Shipper Fires
Are you rooting for #JameANTM yet?
3. His Dad Rocked A Major Perm Back In The Day
Let's all hope Tyra saw this before doling out her trademark makeovers.
4. He Was Once The Hottest Bumblebee Who Ever Bumbled
I think we can safely agree that Justin raised the bar for bumblebees the world over.
5. He's A Former Football Player
Will his background as an athlete help him keep his eye on the prize? Well, it worked for Keith...
6. He's Got Some Great Studying Tips...
Coffee-flavored Werther's and green tea? Don't mind if I do.
7. ... But He Still Knows How To Party
His poor friend.
8. Last But Not Least? Fitness Is Important To Him
Um, wow. I can't wait to see him in action starting Wednesday night.
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