October 17, 2012 04:32:01 GMT
Male models will compete with female models in the next installment of The CW's reality competition series which is slated to air summer 2013.
"America's Next Top Model" has been renewed for a 20th cycle by The CW. The new installment of the long-running reality series will kick off in summer 2013 instead of the typical early fall or late winter premiere, and feature a new twist.
For the first time in the show's history, male models are allowed to compete. They will live in the models' house along with the female models. All of them will fight against one another to be the next America's Next Top Model and win a modeling contract. The next chapter will also give a chance to viewers to vote for their favorite models through social media sites.
"ANTM" has already featured some changes in its 19th cycle which is still ongoing. In addition to introducing Johnny Wujek and Rob Evans as the new creative consultant and the third judge respectively, the Tyra Banks-created show gives fans control over who is staying and leaving the competition.