The announcement was made by The CW's president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff during this morning's upfront presentation.
It was later confirmed by Jay Manuel, who wrote on his Twitter account: "Surprise!"
The competition will return to The CW for its 15th cycle later this year. The 14th season wrapped up last week, and saw Krista White scooping a contract with CoverGirl, representation with Wilhelmina Models and a cover spread with Seventeen magazine.
This season also saw the addition of new judge and Vogue editor André Leon Talley.
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