Tyra Banks is baaaaaaaaaaaack!
Truthfully, America's Next Top Model just wasn't the same without her, and we're really happy she's returned as the hostess with the mostest. (No offense to Rita Ora!)
New episodes with the original Queen of Smizing promise to be LIT!
Meanwhile, test your knowledge of the show with our fabby quiz (below)!
UPDATE! 10:23 P.M. EST: There is NO bad blood between Tyra and Rita, as Miz Ora will use this opportunity to focus on her music career!
Tyra Banks made major headlines when she stepped down as host of America's Next Top Model.
But apparently being a producer on the show wasn't enough — she's now stepping back onto the catwalk as host!
Um, sorry, Rita Ora. It was fun while it lasted.
Related: Tyra Is Hosting America's Got Talent Too! Wha???
Exec producer Ken Mok explained the changeup — along with a kind goodbye for Rita, who replaced Tyra for the inaugural VH1 season of the longrunning show:
Tyra Banks is the new host of America's Got Talent, and she really could not be more perfect!
Although, of course, no offense whatsoever meant to former host Nick Cannon. He was awesome!
Related: QUIZ — How Well Do You Know America's Next Top Model?
But after leaving in February amidst a bunch of drama, Nick was replaced by Tyra.
When the host change was announced, the supermodel issued a statement that explains exactly why she is such a good choice, saying:
"Since I was a little girl, I've been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone's home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I'll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!"
Damn right she'll get them to smize!
Besides all that, Tyra has plenty of other amazing qualities that make her ideal for this role. Check out our list (below)!
Hasta la vista, baby!
That classic line may not have been Arnold Schwarzenegger's new catchphrase on the New Celebrity Apprentice — but the season premiere revealed the action star had TWO signature firing lines to replace Donald Trump's "You're fired!"
The 69-year-old officially took over the boardroom from the President-elect on Monday night, uttering not one but TWO of his famous lines after kicking off the first contestant on the NBC reality show!
Related: Arnold Reveals He Throws Up When He Looks In The Mirror!
In the first challenge of the season, presented by guest mentor Tyra Banks, the contestants had to create a beauty experience to sell the America's Next Top Model mastermind's new line of cosmetics.
After the contestants were split into two teams, boys vs. girls (because Arnie's an old-fashioned guy like that), the actor narrowed down the chopping block to Snooki, Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams and TV host Carrie Keagan – who says guys can't sell makeup!?
So, which contestant was kicked off in the very first boardroom? In his first firing experience, the former Governor said:
ANTM = America's Nude Top Model?
Rita Ora may be the face of the new America's Next Top Model era, but we think it's safe to say Ashley Graham is the true heir apparent to former HBIC Tyra Banks.
That's because while Rita is killing it so far as host of the VH1 competition series, Ashley is actually the first judge to bare it all for the contestants. Literally!
Video: Ashley Cracks Out The Cleavage For Day 26 Of LOVE's Advent Calendar
During Monday night's makeover episode, the Top 13 took part in their first nude photo shoot with help from famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.
However, in addition to getting their signature looks, the girls got a second surprise when they showed up to shoot: Ashley Graham in the flesh!
In the end, the nekkid nonsense was too much for
New host. New channel. New models. New life.
America's Next Top Model is one of the most iconic reality show empires in the history of television, but we'll admit… it was starting to lose its magic towards the end of its The CW run.
Luckily, VH1's incarnation of the Tyra Banks competition is taking things back to basics — and the first teaser out Tuesday looks downright fierce!
Photo: Meet The 14 Contestants Competing On ANTM Cycle 23!
Not only are we no longer going to have to endure over-confident male models ruining the show (We still love you, Nyle DiMarco!), there don't seem to be any stupid casting specials this time around either!
But as if Rita Ora and Ashley Graham weren't famous enough to attract viewers, the supertrailer revealed a ton of A-List guest judges joining them on the panel — including Amber Rose, Zendaya, Tinashe, Chanel Iman, Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled, and even French Montana!
Clearly the Kardashian reach knows no bounds.
Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of ANTM before its premiere Monday, December 12 at 10 p.m. EST on VH1 (above)!!!
[Image via VH1.]