Ashley Graham clearly impressed Tyra Banks and VH1 with her judging debut on the rebooted America’s Next Top Model. The curvy 29-year-old supermodel returns to the ANTM judging panel for Cycle 24. She’s not alone. PAPER magazine’s Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist Law Roach will reprise their roles as panelists as well.
It’s interesting that only Rita Ora, who filled in for Tyra Banks for Cycle 23, is the only one not returning. Either Tyra was disappointed with her performance or extremely jealous. Banks claims she missed the show as the reason why she snatched back hosting duties from Ora. Yeah, right 😉
“America’s Next Top Model is my baby — I couldn’t stay behind the camera for too long. I’m excited to return to the new cycle as host and welcome back Ashley, Drew, and Law to the panel,” Banks said via press statement. “I trust their amazing talents and expertise will continue to bring a FIERCE edge to the competition, where for the first time ever we are doing away with age limits, and accepting prospective contestants from 18 to infinity!”
Did you watch VH1’s rebooted ANTM? I did and enjoyed the ‘return to basics’ approach. Glad that Graham and company are all returning? Weigh in below.