America's Next Top Model is going to College.
Before the cast of modelstants for America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 18 was even announced, Tyra Banks and her team of scouts were already casting for Cycle 19.
Now, Variety reports that Cycle 19 has a brand new theme too. “The Tyra Banks modeling showcase will be back for a college-edition version of the series.”
New this Cycle!
Fierce news, Fam, the newest addition to America's Next Top Model is YOU! Cycle 19's judging panel will include your votes, comments and video messages. You will have a say in which models stay... and who goes home.
Twice a week, starting Thursday, May 24th, you'll be able to use our Voting App to rank and sound off on all 13 models' best photos. Your input will shape the competition and you'll be able to see it play out in the Fall. It's time for your voice to be heard; today on social media and soon on the show itself!
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After Tyra Banks fired three of her longtime judges from America's Next Top Model (Nigel Barker, J. Alexander, Jay Manuel) last month, she announced that the next cycle of ANTM needed a new “boost.” And now, The CW has released details on what exactly those changes will be.
In a press release, The CW announces that ANTM Cycle 19 (the college edition) will return in the fall on a new night at a new time: Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. But that’s the least of the changes. Tyra has already found a replacement judge, and those rumors about a more technologically hip show turned out to be real.
Tyra has enlisted “international male model” Rob Evans to be the “third permanent judge” alongside herself and Kelly Cutrone. And Jay Manuel is being replaced by Johnny Wujek, “stylist to the stars, including singer Katy Perry,” as “the new creative consultant, who will guide the models through their photo shoots.”