Rita Ora to Host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ on VH1
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Rita Ora to Host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ on VH1


To everyone who was hoping Kendall Jenner wouldn’t be the Smizer in Chief of America’s Next Top Model’s new season: your prayers have been answered.

That honor goes to her brother’s ex-girlfriend, Rita Ora.

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The “Body on Me” singer, 25, has officially been named the host of ANTM in its latest incarnation on VH1, following 22 seasons on the CW and UPN.  

Executive producer Tyra Banks confirmed the big news last night, July 21, by setting up her vision for the VH1 reboot, which is currently filming in NYC.  

“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,” the 42-year-old told USA Today. “I’m looking for both.”

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The brand new judges panel proves just that, as it’s stacked with body positivity queen and model Ashley Graham, Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach, and the mastermind of Kim Kardashian’s #BreakTheInternet cover, Paper editor Drew Elliott.

Tyra will only make “a couple appearances” this time around.

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The upcoming 14-episode season of ANTM will go back to its original formula of all-female hopefuls, although they will now have to compete in “pop culture” challenges.

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“The approach I wanted to have… is being a businesswoman and being able to do multiple things at the same time,” 50 Shades of Grey star Rita said, “whether it’s music or shooting [magazine covers] and being in movies and designing clothes.”

We hope these ladies wanna be on top of everything.

ANTM premieres this fall on VH1.