America's Next Top Model to accept MALE contestants for the first time (but will the boys be able to handle Tyra)
22:27 GMT, 17 October 2012
For almost a decade America's Next Top Model has been a female-only contest.
But next season the show is to get an injection of testosterone, as male contestants will accepted for the first time.
Tyra Banks, the series' creator and host, took to Twitter to convey her excitement, writing: 'ANTM 20. Bring on the boys!'
Cause for celebration: The next season of America's Next Top Model will welcome male contestants for the first time in almost a decade
Both male and female models will live in the same house, and all will battle it out to be crowned winner.
America's Next Top Model first aired in 2003, and there have since been 19 cycles of the series.
It was confirmed yesterday that cycle 20 will debut in 2013 on the CW network, although a specific premiere date has not yet been announced.
It is only known that the show will start airing in summer instead of the fall, in a bid to boost ratings.
Hit show: America's Next Top Model has been running since 2003, and yesterday it was confirmed that cycle 20 will air next year
There is also no word on who will feature on the judging panel.
Tyra Banks shook up the series when she
parted ways with Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander.
were replaced with male model Rob Evans, Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant and social media correspondent Bryanboy.
panel for Cycle 19 also saw the addition of Kelly Cutrone.
America's Next Top Model is currently in the midst of its 19th cycle, which stars college students.