February 29, 2012 05:00 PM

The CW; Inset: Courtesy Violent Lips

The new season of
America’s Next Top Model
is going to be fierce: a battle between seven girls from the U.S., and another seven from the U.K.

“The British girls are very competitive,” host Tyra Banks tells PEOPLE. “They have some spunk.”

To further divide the catwalking wannabes, in promotional shots for the show, the girls sport temporary lip tattoos by Violent Lips in patriotic patterns of the American flag and Union Jack. You’ll see the appliques ($10 for three) — which last up to eight hours — in the eliminated model’s parting shot each week, too.

Banks promises lots of drama on this season of ANTM, much of which will come from the always-entertaining makeover episode. “One girl will get pink hair, another girl will have half her head shaved off. Another girl got ‘America’s Next Top Model‘ shaved into her scalp,” the hostess tells PEOPLE. “Instead of normal makeovers, we’re calling them ‘takeovers.'”

The geographical disconnection will add an extra dimension to the show, too. “This is a boxing match between two regions,” says Banks. “It’s interesting to see [the contestants] battle it out to get on top.” Tell us: Are you excited for America’s Next Top Model?

–With reporting by Thailan Pham


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