You Better Smize! Rita Ora Works It in Sizzling New 'America's Next Top Model' Promo

The new season of America's Next Top Model premieres Dec. 12 on VH1

America’s Next Top Model


America’s Next Top Model

America’s Next Top Model fans, hang in there — the wait is almost over.

The new season of hit modeling competition series doesn’t premiere for another month, but in the meantime, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal a brand new promo.

Models strut down the sidewalk in the edgy black-and-white clip, working their angles for photo shoots and selfies to the fast-paced beat of “Fashion Killa (PAPAPAPA)” by Mason featuring Stefflon Don.

Incoming host Rita Ora is also featured, as well as the brand new panel of judges: supermodel Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach and Paper magazine creative director Drew Elliott. Longtime host and creator Tyra Banks is also involved in the revival, which she will executive-produce alongside Ken Mok, who executive-produced the series’ previous 22 cycles.


ANTM was picked up by VH1 in February following its cancellation by The CW last October. Fourteen brand-new episodes are set in New York City and will feature an all-female cast of aspiring supermodels.

“It’s no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair,” Banks, 42, told USA Today in July. “My goal is to really get into these girls’ heads that I’m not looking for some successful model and I’m not looking for some social-media star. I’m looking for both. I’m looking for a hybrid, because that’s where the world is.”

Ora, 25, agrees that the winner needs to be someone multi-dimensional.

“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,” she told USA Today. “Which is being a businesswoman and being able to do multiple things at the same time — whether it’s music or shooting [magazine covers] and being in movies and designing clothes.”

The new season of America’s Next Top Model premieres Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on VH1.

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