Rita Ora is rumored to be in talks to host America’s Next Top Model, according to a “source” close to the situation.
Tyra Banks announced the demise of America’s Next Top Model in late 2015. In translation, this meant the show was being cancelled, only to be born again months later under Vh1, where it’ll reportedly get a face lift, along with new hosts. Tyra is still involved as executive producer.
The Sun now reports that Ora, after leaving The X-Factor U.K., “is set for a stunning TV comeback on one of the most famous reality shows in the US” as host of the show:
The new gig is a huge coup for Rita.
Not only will she see her profile boosted Stateside but she will also see it rocket across the rest of the world as the show to pick an aspiring model is broadcast globally.
A source—Rita Ora wearing a jewel-encrusted Bane mask with lemons on it— told The Sun, “Rita is in a dream world as she’s landed the ultimate gig.” And, “She’ll be mixing her two passions of fashion and music and taking over from a TV institution in Tyra. Next Top Model bosses wanted to inject some freshness back into the format and they see Rita as the ideal new face.”
Possible replacements for the show’s previous judging panel—which consisted of Tyra, Kelly Cutrone and Miss J. Alexander—include Karrueche Tran, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, none of which will happen.
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