ICYMI, Tyra Banks Is Allowing People Of All Ages To Apply For "Top Model"

*Oprah voice* You get to be a model, you get to be a model, you get to be a model!

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Tyra Banks would be returning to America’s Next Top Model, the show she helped co-create and turn into an international franchise.

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Tyra Banks would be returning to America's Next Top Model, the show she helped co-create and turn into an international franchise.

In a press release last month, Banks said the “intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart.” As such, Rita Ora's one-season stint as host has come to an end.

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Though details regarding the next panel of judges have yet to be revealed, Banks did disclose a major detail about the upcoming season: There will be no age limit in order to audition.

Though details regarding the next panel of judges have yet to be revealed, Banks did disclose a major detail about the upcoming season: There will be no age limit in order to audition.

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“You know, I’ve stood for diverse beauty and erasing cookie-cutters when it comes to what is deemed beautiful,” Banks said in a video posted to her Instagram over the weekend.

“I don't care how old you are, honey, you just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel,” Banks said. In years prior, model hopefuls were no older than 27 years old.

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In addition to age being a non-factor now, Banks also highlighted that people of “all shapes” were also welcome to audition. The most recent cycle of the show received a bit of flack for having no plus-size contestants.

In addition to age being a non-factor now, Banks also highlighted that people of "all shapes" were also welcome to audition. The most recent cycle of the show received a bit of flack for having no plus-size contestants.

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