Tyra Banks Returning As Host Of 'America's Next Top Model'

Tyra Banks is bringing her fierce “smize” back on camera for “America’s Next Top Model”!

The supermodel will be returning as host of the hit VH1 show for Cycle 24 after serving as Executive Producer and making a guest appearance on Cycle 23, the network announced on Thursday. 

“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,” she said in a statement. “After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ‘ANTM’ is woven into my DNA.”

Tyra Banks attends Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Money 2016 on September 24, 2016 at Cedar Lake in New York City

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Tyra also posted about the news on Twitter on Thursday.

“I missed my ANTM baby so Mama’s back!” she tweeted.

She also tweeted to Cycle 23 host Rita Ora on Thursday.

“Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest,” she said. “Thank you for all the amazingness you brought to ANTM.”

“ANTM” isn’t the only show Tyra will be hosting this year – last Sunday it was announced that she will replace Nick Cannon as the Season 12 host of “America’s Got Talent.”

— Stephanie Swaim