Fans were ELATED when Tyra Banks announced that she would be RETURNING as HOST of her HIT reality-competition show, 'America's Next Top Model'! Well the fans have even MORE to be thrilled about. For the next cycle, Tyra has REMOVED the age limit to be eligible to compete!
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“There have been 23 cycles of ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Banks said in a video posted online Saturday. “You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on. Why have an age limit?’ So you know what? I’m taking that age limit off.”
“You want to audition for ‘America’s Next Top Model’? I don’t care how old you are, honey,” she said. “You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel.”
Banks launched “America’s Next Top Model” in 2003, but passed hosting duties for the 23rd cycle, the first to air on VH1, to Rita Ora. In March, Banks announced she would take back the role she originated in addition to hosting “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ‘ANTM’ fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart,” Banks said upon announcing she would return to host “ANTM.” “After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ‘ANTM’ is woven into my DNA.”
Hmmm.. did you see what I saw...or didn't see? There was no INDICATION that you had to be FEMALE? Could Tyra Banks be bringing back the GUYS this time around? You will recall that 'Top Model' enjoyed 3 successful cycles with male models competing alongside the ladies. Tyra even crowned 2 MALE WINNERS Keith Carlos & Nyle Demarco.
The drama ans sexual tension in the house made for good tv, so maybe with the new changes, MAYBE Tyra will bring the guys back for the NEXT CYCLE as well......
TIME WILL TELL... until then..SEND IN THOSE audition reels!