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Rita Ora Replaces Tyra Banks as ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Host

Rita Ora attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.
Rita Ora attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

*Rita Ora will host the new iteration of “America’s Next Top Model,” replacing original host and co-executive producer Tyra Banks as the show moves from the CW to VH1.

Banks continues to serve as an executive producer and will make surprise appearances throughout the season, according to Variety.

America's Next Top Model 2016, Panelists at Parlay Studios
America’s Next Top Model 2016, Panelists at Parlay Studios

The new judges’ panel includes plus-size supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, “Paper Magazine” chief creative officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist Law Roach.

Ora’s past TV experience includes being a coach on BBC’s “The Voice” and serving as a judge on ITV’s “The X-Factor.”

Banks, meanwhile, was recently announced to be an on-camera mentor on NBC’s upcoming business entrepreneur reality competition “Funded.”

“America’s Next Top Model” will premiere on VH1 this fall.

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