'ANTM' cycle 23 premiere date, channel, cast and more

Americas Next Top Model, cycle 23, will begin Monday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. Eastern. 

The upcoming season of the hit fashion reality TV series, which first aired in 2003 on UPN and transitioned with the network to the CW, will be broadcast on VH1. Rita Ora will host the show, replacing former host Tyra Banks, the series' creator, original host and executive producer. 

The judges 

The competition, which features aspiring models vying for the show's title, will be judged by plus-size model Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach and Paper magazine creative officer Drew Elliott. Contestants, who come from different walks of life, will compete in fashion-related challenges and photo shoots. 

The show has been credited with breaking new ground for LGBTQ representation in entertainment for reguarly featuring homosexual and bisexual contestants

The cast

The 14 contestants are: Binta Dibba, Cherish Waters, Cody Wells, CoryAnne Roberts, Courtney Nelson, Giah Hardeman, India Gants, Justine Biticon, Krislian Rodriguez, Kyle McCoy, Marissa Hopkins, Paige Mobley, Tash Wells and Tatiana Price. 

Reboot 

America's Next Top Model, which helped to launch several contestants' careers, had previously been announced as canceled — but a reboot was later launched with Ora as host. The 23rd cycle will consist of 14 episodes

Banks will continue to serve as executive producer alongside Ken Mok. 

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