America’s Next Top Model comes back for cycle 23 as things get fiercer. This cycle of America’s Next Top Model will feature Rita Ora, who replaces Tyra Banks as host.
Ora joins this season’s judges Law Roach, Drew Elliott and Ashley Graham. The fates of the aspiring models will be determined by celeb guests like Chanel Iman, Jason Derulo, Tinashe, French Montana, Amber Rose and Zendaya.
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Rita Ora a better host?
The franchise’s popular face, Tyra Banks, will still be on board as executive producer. But is Rita Ora an apt replacement for Banks?
According to People, 26-year-old Rita Ora is confident about her role as host. She was reported saying, “I know how to sell, I know how to create a brand and I know how to have multiple business ventures.”
Us Magazine reported Ora being blunt to an aspiring model in a promo. Ora is seen saying, “This photo did you no justice whatsoever.” With such attitude and confidence, it seems like Ora is going to be a tough nut to crack.
Tyra Banks to appear on the show too?
The new panel does not seem to be messing around. Ora is reported to uplift the girls during photoshoots and challenges by saying, “This is your story — your time.” She also mentions, “It’s all about being a boss.”
Former host Tyra Banks will be making a few appearances. As per the trailer, it seems like Banks still remains tough as ever.
The 42-year-old Banks has been reported to be tough to the models during a speech of hers. She has been reported say, “I’m not looking for a traditional model.” She added that she is not “looking for a social media model. I’m looking for both.”
America’s Next Top Model Cycle 23 premieres on December 12, Monday, on VH1.