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Tyra Banks Wants To Continue Featuring Guys On America’s Next Top Model

January 18, 2014 02:05 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

The latest cycle of America’s Next Top Model included a significant departure from previous season: the inclusion of male models! Tyra Banks says that the switch-up has completely revitalized the show, which is why she definitely plans to stick to this gender diversified contestant base in the future.

As of 2012, America’s Next Top Model was beginning to hit crisis mode. The show had ditched perennial favorites such as Nigel Barker and Miss J, replacing them with the incredibly annoying Bryanboy and pretty boy Rob Evans. Fans were increasingly ditching their weekly round of smize and tooch, all because they found it impossible to get on board with the boring contestants and obnoxious judges.

All that has changed (well, not the annoying judges), thanks to the inclusion of male models last season. The guys added a fresh new element to an otherwise stagnating show. Tyra Banks is happy with the results, as she made clear in a recent interview with Digital Spy. “Oh my God, it’s almost like Top Model‘s a new brand. The ratings are higher, we’re trending constantly on Twitter, because we’ve added guys.”

Part of the value of adding guys, in Tyra’s opinion, is that it keeps it interesting not only for audience members but also for the show’s beloved host. Of course, this change represents just one of many seen in the past few years.  ”I don’t get bored, because we constantly change it up. There’s so many teaches and challenges and photo shoots…if you do what you love you won’t get bored and it’ll never feel old.”

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3 Responses to “Tyra Banks Wants To Continue Featuring Guys On America’s Next Top Model”

  1. juanita Says:
    February 11th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    No it is not better.The show will never be the same without Nigel.

  2. Machelle Says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Having the guy models does make the show more interesting, but replacing Nigel, Mr. Jay and Miss. Jay was not a good move.

  3. Theresa Says:
    May 2nd, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Bryan Boy, Kelly and all the audience twitter/video tripe bog down the show. I flip stations anytime that is on. Also, the photographs at the end of a shoot were my favorite part of the show (I wish the whole show was about models and the photos)but it seems like that has been dropped in order to spend more time with all the above said tripe.


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