Rita Ora may not have released any new music, but the UK songstress stays booked!
Rita Ora is the new ‘America’s Next Top Model’ host. Earlier this year it was reported that ANTM was cancelled on CW after 22 seasons and picked up by VH1. The show’s new home also meant a new host and panel of judges.
Exit Tyra Banks and enter Rita Ora.
While Banks, the creator behind the popular supermodel series, won’t be having any FaceTime, she is still attached behind the scenes as executive producer.
“It’s no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair,” Tyra Banks said. “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.”
The new panel of judges include plus-size model Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach and Paper magazine creative officer Drew Elliott.
Ora, who previously judged the U.K.’s ”The Voice’ and ‘The X Factor,’ expressed similar sentiments for the new show as Banks.
“The approach I wanted to have as a host and judge to the girls is what my career stands for at this moment in time,” The newly signed Atlantic artist said. “Which is being a businesswoman and being able to do multiple things at the same time, whether it’s music or shooting (magazine covers) and being in movies and designing clothes,” says Ora,
The 23rd cycle will return to its original format of all-female contestants.