Big fan of English accents? Tyra Banks hopes so.

tyra banksFor America’s Next Top Model cycle 18 there will be 7 American’s (new to the franchise) vs 7 British ladies from Britain’s Next Top Model. They’re calling it “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion.”

America’s Next Top Model cycle 18 premiere date is set for Wednesday February 29, 2012.

Kelly Cutrone joins the judges panel for ANTM, and the guest judges include:Kelly Osbourne, Kris Jenner, Beverly Johnson, Nadine Coyle, Jessica Sutta, Cat Deeley, Barney Cheng, Georgina Chapman (also a judge on Project Runway All Stars), Estelle,  Nicolas Tse and Jez Smith.

America’s Next Top Model cycle 18 prizes (same as the All Stars prize package, it would seem): a modeling contract with LA/NY Models, a chance to be a guest correspondent on the hit news magazine “Extra,” a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and the cover and spread in Beauty In Vogue, the face of “America’s Next Top Model” perfume Dream Come True, a single to be released with CBS and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.