America’s Next Top Model’s new season debuts tonight—and everything’s different this time around! “I’m not a person who just gets comfortable,” the show’s host and creator Tyra Banks told InStyle.com at the New York premiere of Cycle 19 this week. “Over the years, there have been so many copies of America’s Next Top Model, and they can’t catch us because we’re a moving target.” This season, the target moved to college—a decision influenced by Banks’s time spent at Harvard Business School—with the cast featuring 13 women from universities across the country. “We tested their IQs [intelligence quotients] and their EQs [emotional quotients], and their IQs are off the charts in terms of the history of Top Model,” said Banks. “These girls are super smart, but they still fight!” And not only are the contenders different, the cast is, too. Banks returns to the judges table with power publicist Kelly Cutrone, as well as newbie Rob Evans, a former boxer and male model, while fashion blogger Bryanboy joins as social media correspondent and Katy Perry’s stylist Johnny Wujek is the photo shoot creative consultant. You can also vote for your favorites, too! Tune in to watch the new era unfold on The CW tonight at 8/7c.
Plus, see Tyra Banks’s transformation!