Rita Ora is the new host of America’s Next Top Model. Banks made the announcement, following months of rumors that the British singer would take her place. Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott, stylist Law Roach and Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham will also join the judge’s panel this season.
Ora, who just finished filming her first elimination, explained her goal as new host to USA Today. “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,” she said, “whether it’s music or shooting (magazine covers) and being in movies and designing clothes.”