“Deeply rooted psychological warfare,” exclaims a contestant in the new promo clip. Now, that’s what I want in my reality competition programs. Contestants stressing out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Let’s just hope America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 delivers in that department.
After sitting out Cycle 23 and letting Rita Ora take over the reins, Tyra Banks returns to hosting duties. The 43-year-old supermodel is making it known the boss is back. “When you come in this room, you respect,” she says in the trailer. “You got that?” Welcome back Tyra Banks indeed.
For the first time in the competition’s history there was no age limit implemented. The wannabe models range in age from 22-34.
Joining Banks on the panel are returning judges Ashley Graham, Drew Elliot and Law Roach. Among the guests scheduled to pop up throughout the season are former judge Nigel Barker, Cycle 3 winner Eva Marcille, Director X, beauty and social media guru Patrick Starr, choreographer Jermaine Browne, supermodel Jourdan Dunn, hip-hop artist Maejor and RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Valentina, Katya and Manila Luzon.
ANTM Cycle 24 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 9 on VH1. Check out a couple new promos below. I’m actually quite stoked for this season.