5 ‘ANTM’ Alums Who Could Totally Host the VH1 Reboot
Tyra Banks is returning as executive producer but is looking for someone to fill her fab shoes. While there’s much speculation that a big-name celebrity will take over, here are some smize-worthy options (from winners to notable standouts) from the past 22 cycles:
1. Eva Marcille
Eva Marcille, who won Cycle 3 back in 2004, is our first nomination. In addition to taking the modeling platform and running with it, the 31-year-old has gone on to turn that into quite the acting career. She’s appeared on shows like House of Payne, The Young and the Restless, and Born Again Virgin. In addition, she’s starred in a feature film titled Sister Code. Eva’s poise and status as one of the first winners makes her a prime candidate to take over.
2. Lisa D'Amato
Nobody has personality like Lisa D’Amato — and that is a fact. This outspoken gal first appeared on Cycle 5, coming in sixth place, and went on to win the all-star Cycle 17. The 35-year-old wowed us with her beauty, charisma, and competitive nature twice on the show and has gone on to try her hand at a music career after the memorable “I Be Like Woah!” from her ANTM days. If we want energy on the revived series, look no further!
3. Isis King
When looking at the deep bench of alums from ANTM, no other choice would make as big of an impact as Isis King. Having first appeared on Cycle 10 as a homeless background model, Cycle 11 as a legit contestant, and later being one of the chosen few all-star competitors on Cycle 17, this 30-year-old is noteworthy for being the first trans woman to compete on the series. She has since gone on to become one of the most influential transgender people in TV history. And remember, she first appeared on the show back in 2008.
4. Keith Carlos
Being the first dude to ever win ANTM, Keith Carlos would be an obvious choice to take over as host based on that fact alone. Beyond that, however, this Cycle 21 hunk is a former NFL player and has crazy Tyson Beckford-like features. The 28-year-old played for both the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the New York Giants, which means he stands a chance at bringing in sports lovers, likely a new audience for the fashion-focused show. Keith has charm oozing out of every pore and we wouldn’t mind seeing his face every week.
5. Nyle DiMarco
This one is quite the stretch, but Nyle DiMarco could totally host ANTM. The Cycle 22 winner is the show’s bookend and is notable for giving a voice to the deaf community. In addition, this hunk has revealed himself to be sexually fluid and is proving he knows how to shake his groove thing on Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars.
Not only would he be a fresh choice and make big waves on TV but we’d get to see more of him on the small screen — which is basically the greatest thing that could ever happen.