The new season of America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks will premiere on Tuesday, January 9 at 8PM ET/PT, VH1 announced today. The new season, which will have no age limits on contestants for the first time in the franchise’s history, also will feature a VH1 crossover with RuPaul’s Drag Race fan-favorites Valentina, Katya and Manila.
The new season is set to include guest appearances by former judge Nigel Barker and season three winner Eva Marcille, Director X, beauty and social media guru Patrick Starr, choreographer Jermaine Browne, supermodel Jourdan Dunn and Hip Hop artist Maejor, among others.
Producers promise that the show also will boast more contestant diversity than past seasons.
As previously announced, supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine Chief Creative Officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach will return as judges.
Tyra Banks and Ken Mok continue as executive producers. America’s Next Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. In addition to Banks and Mok, executive producers are Paul Buscemi and Jaimie Glasson.