America's Next Top Model, the most successful and longest-running fashion reality TV series in history, is back and returning to its glory days. After 22 cycles over 12 years, the show is ripe for reinvention on a whole new network. This Fall, Season 23 of ANTM will be strutting down the runway on VH1 with a brand new host, new panel members, and a slew of new experts. Returning to its roots, the competition will once again feature an all-female cast competing for the crown and a whole new set of prizes. The upcoming season will also return the show to the place where it all began: New York City.
As models have moved from exclusively existing in the world of fashion to being broader pop cultural figures, ANTM will reflect this major cultural shift in showcasing modeling as a whole new form of fashion. In 2016, modeling is a way to explore broader notions of entertainment, fame, and celebrity while showcasing yourself as a brand. Models are more relevant than they've ever been before which will make the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model as resonant in culture as the show has ever been.