California girl Sara is TVGuide.com's early pick to win <EM>Top Model</EM>. California girl Sara is TVGuide.com's early pick to win Top Model.

Another round of strutting, pouting, posing  and spatting  is upon us now that UPN's America's Next Top Model (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET) has returned for a sixth cycle. "What I love about this new group is that no one looks like anyone else," says host Tyra Banks. "They're all so different, and they all photograph strikingly." While Southern-fried Kathy has already been sent home, here's why each of the remaining hopefuls thinks she has what it takes to be a runway success.

BROOKE (22, Corpus Christi, Texas)
Occupation: Student
Secret weapon: "It doesn't normally show, but I'm a fierce individual. That's going to come out on film and on the runway."
Motivation: "I've been very sheltered, staying home reading, not having girlfriends. I want to live life to the fullest."
Housemate pet peeve: "Two-faced people."

DANIELLE (20, Little Rock, Ark.)
Occupation: Baby-sitter
Secret weapon: "It may sound vain, but I was blessed with a good walk. It comes naturally."
Motivation: "I'm not a girl who loves to be the center of attention, but when I'm on the runway, I get to show my artistic, creative side."
Housemate pet peeve: "Don't borrow my clothes!"

FURONDA (24, Stuttgart, Ark.)
Occupation: Student
Secret weapon: "I can talk to anyone about anything and smile the whole time. I'll be great as a spokesperson."
Motivation: "I just think of where I've come from, and nothing is worse. I've come so far."
Housemate pet peeve: "People who want to talk about their problems all the time."

GINA (21, Tampa, Fla.)
Occupation: Translator
Secret weapon: "My walk. Complete strangers tell me it's confident and natural."
Motivation: "My parents were born and raised in Korea and had many struggles in America. It's my responsibility to let them know that it all paid off."
Housemate pet peeve: "Playing mind games and just being rude."

JADE (26, Philadelphia, Penn.)
Occupation: Restaurant hostess
Secret weapon: "'Very seductive' is me all the way, baby. I have a strong look and can create characters for the camera."
Motivation: "I've been modeling in New York for more than three years, and it's been a struggle. This is my chance to shine."
Housemate pet peeve: "People who don't clean up after themselves."

JOANIE (24, Beaver Falls, Penn.)
Occupation: Sales associate
Secret weapon: "My uniqueness. My family couldn't afford to give me braces, so I know how to turn so-called flaws into assets."
Motivation: "Breaking barriers and pushing the envelope of what it means to be a model."
Housemate pet peeve: "Bad table manners."

KARI (18, Brookings, S.D.)
Occupation: Student
Secret weapon: "I can do more than look pretty. I think I'd be a good spokesperson, so I'd be good in commercials. And all the other girls here are so skinny and I'm very curvy, so I'll stand out."
Motivation: "Having the experience of a lifetime!"
Housemate pet peeve: "Girls who cause drama."

LESLIE (18, Higley, Ariz.)
Occupation: Student
Secret weapon: "I'm kind of a drama queen, so I can express many different emotions in a photo shoot."
Motivation: "I've never modeled, but it's my dream. I'm here to soak up as much as I can about the industry."
Housemate pet peeve: "People who think cockiness can substitute for confidence."

MOLLIE SUE (25, Tampa, Fla.)
Occupation: Waitress
Secret weapon: "My walk. I've been doing this longer than the rest of the girls and have taken runway classes."
Motivation: "I started modeling 10 years ago. It's time for everything to fall into place. It's going to happen."
Housemate pet peeve: "Don't act like my mom. Don't clean up after me!"

NNENNA (24, Houston, Texas)
Occupation: Chemist
Secret weapon: "I'm moldable, responsive and attentive. I can fit in anywhere. I grew up in a Nigerian village, went to Texas A&M and work in a lab where I'm the only female."
Motivation: "My three younger sisters back in Nigeria. They help me stay positive."
Housemate pet peeve: "People who are untidy."

SARA (22, Davis, Calif.)
Occupation: Student
Secret weapon: "I played volleyball at Georgetown University. You learn grace and agility from athletics, so my walk will be strong. Plus, I won't overthink or criticize myself during shoots."
Motivation: "My mom is my role model. She knows how to find balance in life."
Housemate pet peeve: "Disrespect."

WENDY (22, New Orleans, La.)
Occupation: Retail assistant manager
Secret weapon: "I'm ready for whatever they want to do with me:
Paint my face purple and dye my hair green. I'm ready!"
Motivation: "Remembering how badly I wanted to get here."
Housemate pet peeve: "A girl who needs three hours to get ready in the morning."