There are so many changes coming to America’s Next Top Model we could really use a spirit guide — or at least the ghost of Miss J — to help us navigate the new waters.
Cycle 19 will be a college edition premiering on Friday, August 24. We have new judges coming in Rob Evans and Johnny Wujek, with BryanBoy joining the crew as social media correspondent. This cycle they also launched a social media platform where fans have been able to vote all summer for their favorite models.
But we need something familiar to ground us, like the idea that they will still travel to somewhere outside the U.S. toward the end of the season — complete with modeltestants squealing and jumping up and down in excitement. Last week we posted a photo of Tyra Banks and new lovah judge Rob Evans looking sexy in Jamaica. Since Tyra said it was for ANTM, naturally we figured they were there as part of contestant travel.
Earlier this week, a fan asked spoiler king Michael Ausiello of TVLine for some ANTM scoop and he answered, “I hear that the fashion destination for this upcoming all-star season, which kicks off August 24 (8/7c, The CW), is Jamaica. This just in: There’ll also be lots of crying, bitchery and smizing.”
But there won’t be all-stars, so ignore that part. As much as we’re dying to cast Allison Harvard on every cycle, he may just have been confused there. It’s a college cycle, probably because Tyra just graduated from Harvard Business School — and if we know nothing else, we’ve learned that Tyra injects Tyra (and Tookie!) into the show in any way she can. Hey, it’s her show. Why not?
Catch the premiere of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19: College Edition on Friday, August 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.
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