Who knew that Ms. Banks still had it in her? America’s Next Top Model, that is. If you are a fan of the show, then you already know that the show has now entered it’s 20th cycle on the CW Network. But if you haven’t watched in a while, like myself, the model search returned for its premiere Friday night.
In the reality-show’s history, there have only been female contestants and winners over the past 19 seasons. This time around, ANTM opened its competition to male models as well. While watching the franchise’s newest offering, I forgot how over the top the challenges are and realizing just how ground breaking this show is for the fashion world. There are already few likeable personalities like, Nina, Don, Marvin, Renee and Cory.
It’s going to be interesting to see if the addition of the guys will actually create a different tone for the race to be on top, as it has already struck some house crushes, the show’s first transgender contestant, and of course the house drama!
Catch up on the season’s first episode and get introduced to the Top 16 over at the CW: