Tyra Banks announces that ‘America’s Next Top Model’ is scrapping age limits

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Everyone over the age of 27 who dreams of smizing with the starsTyra Banks has got your back.

The model and host of the majority of America’s Next Top Model (hi Rita Ora) announced major changes for the show’s 24th season. As casting begins, Banks confirmed that all ages will be allowed to enter.

I’ve stood for diverse beauty and erasing cookie-cutter when it comes to what is deemed beautiful. There have been 23 cycles of Americas Next Top Model, Banks said in the PSA, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years or younger.

“You know what I hear all the time?” she continued. “Tyra, come on. Why have an age limit? So you know what? Im taking that age limit off.’

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“You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a super model,” she explained.

Start practicing your fierce looks now, folks. We are all rooting for you.

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