For more than a decade, Tyra Banks served as the head judge for her hit TV show, “America’s Next Top Model,” and ruled the reality TV airwaves with the pop culture phenomenon. However, after 22 seasons and 12 years on the air, Banks and the CW announced that the show was being canceled. Not surprisingly, fans of the show began to petition for the series to be moved to a new network, and much to their delight, the series will get a fresh new start on VH1. Unfortunately, Banks won’t be back for the next generation of “ANTM,” leaving many to wonder who would take her place. Now, rumors are spreading that, shockingly, Karrueche Tran, may join the revamped “ANTM” judges panel.
As previously reported, Banks isn’t the only judge who isn’t coming back to the show. When VH1 announced that they’d pick up “ANTM” for a new season, they also revealed that they wanted to give the venerable series a modern spin and cast an all-new set of judges.
Although Banks won’t be back as a judge, she will still serve as an executive producer on the show. And the decision comes as yet another sign of Banks’ shift toward focusing more on work behind the camera.
Though Banks may still be attached to the show, producers have some big shoes to fill when it comes to replacing her as a judge and rumors have been floating around that the legendary supermodel may be replaced by rising fashion stars like Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid.
However, the most interesting rumor floating around is that producers are talking with Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Tran, to come on board as a judge.
“They’re changing the style and tone of the show,” said a source about the new direction of the show and cast.
And things would definitely change with Tran, who is a model-turned-it-girl, taking a lead role on the show.
What do you guys think? Would Tran be a good addition to the revamped “ANTM” or would she be a bad fit? Let us know in the comment section.