What a relief!
Given the freaky circumstances, RiRi and Elliott were terribly concerned.
Check out the official announcement (below)!
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Get ready to tooch ya booty!
While Tyra Banks will no longer be serving as host — don't worry, she's still an executive producer — Rita Ora is about ready to judge women on their modeling skills, despite only being a singer by trade herself.
We already knew the former X Factor mentor would be joined by none other than Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine's Drew Elliott, and stylist Law Roach… but we FINALLY got our first sneak peek at the new cycle on Thursday!
Sure, it's only a look at whom we're assuming could be the competitors — but at least it's a classic, all-girls only season this time around!!
Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of ANTM before its premiere Monday, December 12 on VH1 (below)!!!
Everything about this is SO Tyra Banks.
On Tuesday, Tyra's Lyft driver Jesse Caid shared a hilarious video of the pair going HAM-ilton belting out some Lin-Manuel Miranda show tunes.
Let's just say the footage is EVERYTHING!
According to the super model, she was ecstatic to hear show tunes "blasting" from Jesse's car and she immediately set the stage for an epic duet. The star even tweeted Lin himself to showcase her talents!
Check out Banks' fan girl tweet (below)!
Why you gotta fight with me at the Cheesecake Factory?!
The vid revolves around a suspicious text Drake gets when he leaves his phone at the table and he's in the bathroom, and Tyra is NOT having it — going so far as to throw her cheesecake in his face and leave him covered in red wine!
Ch-ch-check out the full thing (below):
Tyra Banks is headed back to school!
In some exciting news, it's been announced the Top Model and entrepreneur will be teaching a business class at the prestigious Stanford University next May!
If you don't remember, the iconic supermodel attended classes at Harvard's Business School back in 2012, though she never actually graduated with a degree from the M.B.A. program.
Well this ought to show her haters!
The course will span over two weeks and only 25 lucky students will get to participate.
We have a feeling you won't be able to smize your way through this one.
Would U ever take a class from Tyra??
What an exciting time for Rita Ora!
On Thursday, Tyra Banks revealed that Rita will be the next host of America's Next Top Model. The beauty made the announcement via USA Today following months of rumors that the singer would take her place.
Speaking on the new direction of the show Ora is set to materialize, Banks explained:
"It's no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair. 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."
As for R.O., she believes she's more than capable of embodying the new spirit of the show:
"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."
Well, you can't deny the 25-year-old IS a triple threat. We can see this one working out!
As for where they are in shooting the season, Ora confessed:
"I actually just finished my first elimination. I can't go into detail, but it was definitely an emotional one."
Ohhh, drama already! Nice.
But wait, that's not all! Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott, stylist Law Roach and model Ashley Graham will also join the judge's panel this season.
So, what do YOU think of Tyra's picks?
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We were rooting for you, we were all rooting for you… and it paid off!
The super model will be joined by skateboard businessman (and Ridiculousness host) Rob Dyrdek and marketing specialist Rohan Oza on Funded, an entrepreneurial competition series that's being billed as a cross between The Voice and Shark Tank.
Tyra confirmed the good news in a statement on Wednesday, saying:
But it looks like the songstress is focusing on her TV hosting career instead, because she reportedly signed up to be the next host of America's Next Top Model!
Banks announced that though she is staying on as an executive producer, she would be passing the torch as host for the revamped 14-episode order.
And according to The Sun, Ora already struck a deal to be the new host! A source said: