America’s Next Top Model 8 debuts tonight

Tonight, The CW debuts America’s Next Top Model 8 at 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour premiere.

The 13 models will “face tougher challenges and photo shoots ranging from the very glamorous to high-tech to controversial,” according to The CW.

Two of those models, Diana and Whitney, are “plus-sized,” a first for the show. Earlier reports said this season included larger models overall–not necessarily plus-sized, but not crazy thin, either. Just looking at the models’ arms in the promotional shot, however, doesn’t quite support that report.

America’s Next Top Model 8 [The CW]
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