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Well, don’t we all look foolish... The answer to the question “What if Rita Ora was the new host of the revived version of America’s Next Top Model on Vh1? lol” has been answered.


Tyra Banks has officially ordained Rita Ora as the new host of Top Model, to take her place, on TV but never in our hearts. Time to start imagining Rita holding a turkey up to the contestants and yelling, “Guess what?! You’re all headed to TUR-keyyyyyyy!”

She’ll be joined by a new crew of judges that includes model Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach (Celine Dion, Zendaya, Ariana Grande) and Paper magazine’s chief creative officer Drew Elliott, who’s to blame for orchestrating Kim Kardashian’s “Break the Internet” moment.


USA Today spoke to Tyra over the phone and confirmed the news:

“It’s no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair,” Banks says. “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.”

A “pop culture challenge,” which sounds exciting, will be part of the new version of the show each week.

Ora says, “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, 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.”