Tyra Banks on Why She's Returning to 'ANTM': ' I Have to Be There for It to Continue'


Tyra Banks on Why She's Returning to 'ANTM': ' I Have to Be There for It to Continue'


Tyra realizes that it may be a mistake for her 'to have walked away,' as fans of 'America's Next Top Model' are vocal in voicing their disappointment in the model over her retirement from the show.
Fans of "America's Next Top Model" are on cloud nine when Tyra Banks announced her return to the show as a host. Recently, the supermodel/host revealed as to why she decided to come back to the long-running show after exiting the popular modeling competition last year.

"My fans on social media-and not just my fans, but the fans of the show-were very vocal to a point where I was like, 'Maybe it was a mistake for me to have walked away?' " Tyra revealed to TV Guide at the Freeform Upfront red carpet.

She figured out that to avoid the show from being axed, the only solution was having her back as a host. "From a pleasing the fans and then looking at the business side, I think I have to be there for it to continue," she explained.

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During her 22-season hosting, the supermodel-turned-business mogul had created many new words and catchy phrases known as Tyra-isms, much to fans' like. When asked about which Tyra-isms she liked the most, she revealed, " 'Hoe, but make it fashion' is my all-time Tyra-ism." She continued, "There was one model that was looking very too sexy and I was like, 'OK, pose sexy in the shot, but make it fashion.' "

Tyra decided to quit the show when the series moved to VH1 last year, ending a long run at The CW and WB. And now, Tyra is set to return for "America's Next Top Model" upcoming season, taking over the hosting duties from Rita Ora.


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