Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Here is a sneak peek of tonight’s season premiere of VH1’s “America’s Next Top Model.” The contestants have no clue that they are about to come face-to-face with their idol and “Top Model” creator Tyra Banks. In addition to seeing her in the flesh, the girls are whisked away to participate in their very first challenge. TAKE A LOOK!

As previously reported, the new installment of “America’s Next Top Model” features the multi-talented Rita Ora as host along with a panel of new judges—celebrity stylist Law Roach, PAPER Magazine’s Drew Elliott and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and full-figured diva Ashley Graham. Reportedly the changes in the show’s panel are just a reflection of the shifts that are happening in fashion today said Banks to USA Today over the summer.

“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 including the one tonight. Other celebrity judges include actress Zendaya, DJ Khaled, singer Tinashe, singer Jason Derulo, model and talk show host Amber Rose, hip hop star French Montana and model Chanel Iman.

The winner of “America’s Next Top Model” will receive $100,000 and a commercial feature on behalf of Rimmel London. Additionally, the winner will be featured in a fashion spread in Paper Magazine, along with an exclusive one year talent deal with VH1.

“America’s Next Top Model” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. EST

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