If you were at all worried that America’s Next Top Model‘s cancellation at The CW and revival at VH1 meant the show would lose some of the good old fashion drama we know and love, well this new trailer will definitely put your mind at ease.
The show’s 23rd cycle gets underway Dec. 12, and according to the new four-plus minute promo there’s plenty to be excited for. Like that aforementioned drama. Plus tears, jeers and even the obligatory medical situation (an ambulance is called, in case you were wondering).
The clip features incoming host Rita Ora looking like her usual glamazon self, alongside Cycle 23 judges Ashley Graham, Drew Elliott and Law Roach. Tyra Banks, who is stepping into an exclusive producer role this year is also on hand to open up the clip, as she explains to the hopefuls that she’s not looking for a “traditional” model, nor is she looking for a “social media” model.
“I’m looking for both,” she says.
If we’re to go by what the clips promise, the aspiring models will get along quite well at the outset before the catwalk eventually inspires those claws to come out. Think screechy limo rides, flared nostrils and lots and lots of yelling by the time the trailer goes dark. Obviously, we’re hooked and need to see more immediately.
Given the fact that there’s a yearlong talent deal with VH1, $100,000, an exclusive in Paper magazine and a commercial feature with Rimmel London on the line, we’d say these girls have plenty to fight over. It probably doesn’t help that the judges are pretty harsh on them every chance they get, making everyone stressed out to their max.
Meanwhile, if you’re one of those people who just wants to tune into the show to see some celebrity clout, don’t worry — this cycle has your back. So far we hear the likes of Zendaya, Amber Rose, French Montana, Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Chanel Iman are stopping by to lend their expertise and know-how to this young group.
So basically, these hopefuls had better start perfecting their Blue Steels… or, whatever the next iteration of that is. Because this looks like one of the most intense seasons yet, and there won’t be any extra time for model malarky.
Congratulations Tyra Banks, you’ve sucked us in again.
Check out the full trailer, above.