If you’ve been watching television lately then you might have heard that America’s Next Top Model just got a whole new makeover. After it appeared that the show had run its course with 22 cycles on CW, CBS still saw promise in the brand and recently sold the franchise to VH1. Although Tyra Banks, creator of the show that built modeling careers for various women from across the country, will no longer serve as a judge on ANTM, she will continue to work behind the scenes (with a few guest appearances!) as executive producer.
In the first episode of the rebranded version of ANTM, Tyra introduces herself to the ladies and discusses that this season isn’t just about high-fashion looks — it’s about finding a woman who can be a BAUCE on and off camera. The mission of the show is to find women who exude beauty and entrepreneurial smarts to build a sustainable brand and career. Fairly titled “Business, Brand, Boss”, episode one of the new season dives deep into the attitude and flair of the new top model that the show hopes to reveal. Think you have what it takes to be a BAUCE? Here is how America’s Next Top Model defined it: