After 23 seasons, Tyra Banks is saying goodbye to the age limit on "America's Next Top Model". As casting begins, Banks confirmed that all ages will be allowed to enter. In the message, she explains that she's always promoted diverse beauty and wants to do away with "cookie cutter" models. Tyra, come on! Why have an age limit? There have been 23 cycles of America's Next Top Model and fans have been complaining there is no reason for an age limit, so now the age limit will be permanently removed.
"America's Next Top Model" ended its original run in 2015, after 12 years and 22 seasons. We are all rooting for you.
Banks said she doesn't care how old a person is anymore and anyone who can learn to work the runway like a supermodel should be given a chance to do so.
"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. It is important to note, Banks walked out of hosting the show when the series moved to VH1 past year after running for several seasons on the CW network.
As filming for the 24th cycle commences, Tyra has switched up the rules tremendously, announcing it is now possible for anyone of any age to try out for the competition. Rita Ora was the host for that single seasons to mixed reviews.
Banks still acted as executive producer on the show as it moved from the CW network to VH1.