Announced on Friday (7/22) via USA Today, the show will return this fall for its 23rd cycle on a new channel (VH1) with a new host and new panel of judges. Tyra Banks, the show’s creator, will continue on behind the scenes as executive producer.
“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.”
The new show format will also include a weekly pop culture challenge, which explains how Ora seemed like the perfect choice to be the show’s host and why the addition of Graham was important.
“While there never will be a Tyra replacement, what we wanted to do was really infuse that panel with style fashion and pop culture experts. Together, they collectively have the power of what is driving fashion and pop culture today.”
Ashley Graham’s career seems to continue to flourish and this has definitely been HER year. We’re looking forward to seeing how her presence on the panel will contribute to the show and its new format.