Is Rita Ora the next great 'America's Next Top Model' host? | The Tylt
Is Rita Ora the next great 'America's Next Top Model' host?
Tyra Banks welcomed Rita Ora as the new host of "America's Next Top Model" cycle 23, which airs on VH1. But fans of the series want Tyra back. Tyra hosted the series for the first 22 cycles. And Rita might be an adjustment for some. Who should be the host of "ANTM" in the future—Rita or Tyra?
Maybe fans should be open to this change. Tyra gave Rita her blessing to continue the show. Models have to be brands these days, and Rita can teach 'em that.
“Rita and I spoke today. I love her,” Banks tells ET’s Kevin Frazier of the new ANTM host in an exclusive sit-down promoting Tyra Beauty on Wednesday. “She was like, ‘Tyra, I don’t want to fill your shoes, I want to create my own shoes.’ So I was like, ‘I got you boo.’” ....“I think where we’re going with the [new] American version of Top Model is we’re kind of following some of our international versions,” Banks says, referencing the Asia and South America franchises, where the hosts are singers and not former models. “This is perfect.”
Although "ANTM" has moved in a new direction, many still believe Tyra made the show what it is. Rita isn't a real model. She's a singer. And that doesn't sit well with some fans of the show. Should Tyra move from behind-the-scenes back into the spotlight (and runway)? Some think so!