Rita Ora to Host VH1's 'America's Next Top Model'
Rita Ora has a new gig. The British singer has been officially named host of VH1’s upcoming reincarnation of “America’s Next Top Model,” premiering this fall.
The modeling competition will also welcome a new judging panel including supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper magazine Chief Creative Officer Drew Elliott, and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach.
Ora will take over the reins from “ANTM” creator Tyra Banks, who hosted the show for 22 seasons.
“Tyra thank you queen for passing me your irreplaceable crown I’ll proudly be your princess,” said Ora. “Thank you for allowing me to carry on your legacy! I can’t wait to make you proud!! Let the madness begin!!”
Banks and Ken Mok will continue as executive producers, and Banks will make surprise appearances throughout the season.
Ora is no stranger to television. She served as a coach on BBC’s “The Voice” and as a judge on ITV’s “The X Factor.”
Additionally, she recently signed to Warner Bros. Records and is readying a new album for later this year.