There's a new queen bee ruling the world of smize and booty tooch, and the choice may be a bit surprising. Revealed Friday by VH1 (and initially appearing on Deadline), British pop singer Rita Ora will serve as host of America's Next Top Model when it moves over to VH1 for its new season. Departing host Tyra Banks will still serve as executive producer.
Rita Ora, who has amassed hits in the U.K. and some familiarity in North America, has partly made her TV judging career with U.K. shows, like The X Factor. Ora will be joined on the judging panel with:
- Paper Magazine Chief Creative Officer Drew Elliott
- Celebrity stylist Law Roach
- Supermodel Ashley Graham
I'm ecstatic that America's Next Top Model is coming back to TV. I'm a reality TV fan and, if you can believe, I've watched every season of the show. While the eliminations and winners are highly debatable (I'm talking heated back-and-forth with friends), this is a guilty pleasure I need in my life.
Do you think Rita Ora will live up to Tyra's legacy? Post your comments below.