America’s Next Top Model launches its ninth cycle tonight, but you won’t have to wait to find which country the models-in-training will visit for their international modeling experience.

“It’s China,” judge Nigel Barker told OK! last night during the Gossip Girl premiere party at Tenjune lounge in New York City. “It’s the farthest we’ve ever gone on the show, and when we get there, we decide one city is not enough, we have to visit two.”

Nigel also revealed the show has another plus-sized model this season and its first autistic contestant. “The models are so much more flamboyant and so much more interesting, and it becomes wilder and wilder,” he declared. “This is probably going to be the best season ever."

America’s Next Top Model, cycle 9 season premiere airs tonight at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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