So we kinda saw this COMING, right? Tyra Banks is set to return as HOST for 'America's Top Model' cycle 24!! Excited, right? YES!!
Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest! Thank you for all the amazingness you brought to ANTM 💋— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 16, 2017
In his own statement co-executive producer Ken Mok said of Tyra’s return,
Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize. We’d like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro. She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.
Rita was ok, but she was NO TYRA, nor was she trying to be. The REBOOT was needed, because the FRANCHISE has a LOT of LIFE left and I think they were CUT SHORT on the CW! So VH1 revamping the show was the BEST MOVE! THAT BEING SAID, with Tyra returning, she needs to bring that OLD FLARE back. THE JUDGES PANEL needs to be TOP NOTCH! The TWO GUYS NEED TO GO! I am sure they are good in what they do in their respective fields but they did not RESONATE with the CORE FANBASE in my opinion. They were CATTY for no reason and PALE comparisons to past judges. LAW ROACH is NO MISS J ALEXANDER.....at all! And the other one... I DON'T EVEN remember his name...but his SCREACHING during the photoshoots was enough to drive me to another channel--IJS. Now Ashley Graham can stay... BUT THE OTHER TWO... please show them the door....
Tyra DEFINITELY needs to call Miss J Alexander back and Jay Manuel to be CREATIVE DIRECTOR of the shoots.... Jay Manuel's WORK is LEGENDARY on 'Top Model'. If they could reign it in--Janice DIckinson would be good back on the panel...even Nole Marin to spice things up. Needless to say, we are sure Tyra's RETURN will be the TALK of the industry when she UNFOLDS it.... When they ZIG, she ZAGS, so her return is a HOT TOPIC we will be WATCHING CLOSELY!
With another NEW GIG, Banks will be one of the HARDEST WORKING FEMALES in the business! TWO big 'AMERICA's gigs--new host of 'America's GOt Talent' and 'America's Next Top Model', we will be seeing A LOT of QUEEN of SMIZE!
Oh and another thing... HOPEFULLY 'Top Model' goes back to being CO-ED! The MALE MODELS need some FACE TIME too..and the sexual tension in the HOUSE ups the ante on the DRAMA. SO as more DETAILS unfold, we will bring it to YOU!