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Where do we sign up to not be "officially dating" new America's Next Top Model judge Rob Evans? The benefits look pretty fierce.

ANTM creator/host/judge Tyra Banks already made a cheeky joke about sleeping with a “sweet young brown thang” — probably in reference to the rumors that she and Rob have been mixing business with smize-worthy pleasure. But the Cycle 19 newbie talked to the Banbury Guardian in his native U.K. and tried to put the kibosh on the boyfriend/girlfriend rumors.

“We’d go for dinner when we were filming and she would call me up in New York but we were never ‘officially dating,’” Rob said. “Tyra is really cool, she’s so down to earth especially for who she is and what she’s worth, it’s not gone to her head at all.”

Also in the interview, Rob called the month filming ANTM in Jamaica, "the best four weeks of my life." Is that just because the beaches are so nice, or was Tyra's presence and added bonus?

Point to ponder: What constitutes “officially dating” these days? Not every couple puts a special term on things (although Tyra does love to invent new terms...). Maybe Rob and Tyra were "wating" — work and dating mixed with waiting to see how well ANTM Cycle 19 does so they know if they'll even be seeing each other again.

Or maybe they are just very flirty friends. Either way, we hope to see some of that sizzling chemistry on screen when Cycle 19 premieres this Friday!

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.

Source: Banbury Guardian

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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