‘America’s Next Top Model’ is returning for a 23rd cycle with Rita Ora as host
Just when you think a TV show is gone, it is revived once again. The TV universe has decided to reboot America’s Next Top Model and bring in a new cast of judges to decide which hopeful model will win the competition. Back in 2003, Tyra Banks brought the elimination-style show to UPN, and it became a massive hit. The show featured a string of memorable contestants like Eva Pigford and Yaya DaCosta (who both went on to have successful careers), as well as fabulous judges like Janice Dickinson and catwalk queen Miss J.
After many seasons of the same basic premise of striking poses amid large doses of drama, the show began to lose its luster and eventually ended in 2015. But, instead of letting the show rest in peace, it is now being brought back with a cast of gorgeous girls who want to win the coveted title of America’s Next Top Model.
And, Rita Ora will be the host of the show. Yes, the singer Rita Ora. Model Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach, and Paper Magazine’s Drew Elliott will join her at the judges’ table – a cast that actually doesn’t sound too bad. But, it won’t be quite the same without Miss J’s magic or Tyra’s famous tirades.
Tyra Banks may not be hosting the show, but that doesn’t mean she is completely off the scene. Banks will serve as the executive producer for the show’s 23rd cycle, which is set to premiere on Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. This cycle’s winner will get $100K, a fashion spread in Paper magazine, a one-year deal with VH1, and a commercial feature for Rimmel London. And, celebrity guests Tinashe, Zendaya, and Amber Rose will make appearances on the show.
At first, I thought this was a bad idea. Why bring back a show that just ended after 22 cycles of winners? But, after seeing the preview of the show with the contestants and finding out about the featured guests, this might be worth checking out. Take a look at the clip to see what’s going to go down:
Let’s hope this revamped show is much better than the average reboot.