Can you imagine Rita Ora asking ‘You wanna be on top?’ Well it may be on your TVs sooner than you think! The singer and actress is being offered the position as host of the brand new version of ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ insiders have told HollywoodLife.com.
“This fall the runway gets a revamp.” That’s the tagline for the new season of America’s Next Top Model which will include 14 episodes and run on VH1. The CW canceled the show in October 2015, with creator and host Tyra Banks stepping down, but with the younger, new network picking it up, VH1 hopes to bring in a “whole new generation.” So, who better to do that with, than Rita Ora?
“Rita Ora has received a formal offer to host the show,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com exclusively, adding that the 25-year-old may not be hosting solo. “A$AP Rocky is being courted by producers to join her as a co-host. A deal is almost in place which would put the two stars back together. The rapper and singer have a unique chemistry and history together. ANTM producers have been struggling to find young hosts to appeal to a more youthful demographic. If the deal gets done, this could be a interesting season.”
Of course, the new season will be on VH1, and while Tyra will not be hosting, she will still be an executive producer on the show. “After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn,” Tyra said in a statement when VH1 revealed the pick up. “I will continue as Executive Producer, but must turn my attention to new business endeavors, so I want to find a new host. I’m pumped to identify that person and bring back the show. Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for a fierce-a-fied rebirth!”
“Rita is in a dream world as she’s landed the ultimate gig,” an insider told The Sun. “She’ll be mixing her two passions of fashion and music and taking over from a TV institution in Tyra. Next Top Model bosses wanted to inject some freshness back into the format and they see Rita as the ideal new face. She is releasing a new single later this year to coincide with it.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rita should join ANTM?