Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model 2013: meet the contestants

Elle Macpherson, Dannii Minogue and Tyson Beckford are back for the ninth series of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, the show that promises beautiful photoshoots as well as tantrums and catfights. The judges have scouted the nation and cherry-picked the final 14 girls they think could make it as Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model - click on the photo below to read about each of the wannabe models.

After a dramatic and competitive boot camp, the fortunate 14 will move into the incredible model house and begin their challenges. Among the group are a model who was asked out by Gerard Butler and another who dates a rugby star.



Will their experience live up to their dreams? Who will be first to leave the competition?

Let the UK's biggest catwalk competition commence.