Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Tyra Banks‘ hugely successful TV competition series, “America’s Next Top Model,” will have a new home at VH1 after being canceled on the CW last year. In addition to that, British pop star and actress Rita Ora will serve as the show’s new host.
According to USA Today, Ora will also be joined by three new judges including Celebrity Stylist Law Roach; Paper Magazine‘s Drew Elliott; and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Graham. Reportedly the changes in the show’s panel are just a reflection of the shifts that are happening in fashion says Banks.
“It’s no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair. My goal is to really get into these girls’ heads that I’m not looking for some successful model and I’m not looking for some social-media star. I’m looking for both. I’m looking for a hybrid, because that’s where the world is.”
Banks will remain an executive producer of the show and will make a few cameo appearances on the new season. The show is currently in production in New York City with 14 female contestants.
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