Picks and Pans Review: Upgraded Model

updated 02/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/28/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

For the Feb. 23 return of the CW's America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks pares back the selection process, sparing us the usual sob-tinged backstories from the girls. The show, now in cycle 16, moves with a brisker confidence, and that's better.

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