Here is your “official super trailer” for America’s Next Top Model, now featuring less Tyra Banks and way, way more Rita Ora. Bad news: It’s hosted by Rita Ora. Great news: ANTM is back, baby!
The format of the beloved reality TV staple appears to be very much the same. There are four judges: Ashley Graham; Law Roach (responsible for styling Celine Dion and Zendaya); Drew Elliot of PAPER, and Rita Freaking Ora, a woman who has somehow managed to stick around despite doing absolutely nothing of note.
Everything looks pretty much the same, just with a bigger budget and better sets: There are a bunch of gangly, beautiful girls vying for the dubious honor of being crowned America’s next top model. There’s a photo shoot in what appears to be the produce aisle of my local C-Town. There’s a fainter. There’s someone who cries. There are unicorn onesies and a runway show that looks better than any of the finales of any season of this show, hands down. I will miss Tyra for her Tyra-ness and the delightfully unhinged nature she brought to the proceedings, but this new version looks slick and glossy and so, very good.
I haven’t been excited about a season of this ridiculous television program in years. Who knew that all it took was for Tyra Banks to pass the torch?