“Top Model” adds men to the mix for 20th season

U.S. broadcaster The CW will launch competition series America's Next Top Model for a 20th season next summer, with male models for the first time joining the contestants vying for the 'top model' title.
October 17, 2012

The CW has renewed Tyra Banks’ fashion competition series America’s Next Top Model for a 20th season.

Set to debut in summer 2013, the newest season will mark the first time male models have joined the group of contestants vying for the ‘top model’ distinction.

The male hopefuls will live alongside their female counterparts in the models’ house, and viewers will continue to help decide which contestants are eliminated by voting through social media.

Top Model debuted on now-defunct network UPN in 2003 before moving to succeeding channel The CW during its seventh season. The series is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company, and is executive produced by Banks, Ken Mok and Laura Fuest Silva. The format is produced in 20 markets globally.

A premiere date will be announced at a later date.

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