Tyra Banks removes age limit from 'America's Next Top Model'

Tyra Banks has reclaimed her position as the head of 'America's Next Top Model' (ANTM) judging panel and the supermodel has removed the contestant age limit from the show.

The television producer has announced she is removing the age limit from the 'ANTM' contestant application, opening the modeling competition up to contenders of all ages.

"There have been 23 cycles of America's Next Top Model, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger.

"You know what I hear all the time? 'Tyra, come on! Why have an age limit?' So, you know what? I'm taking that age limit off. You want to audition for America's Next Top Model? I don t care how old you are, honey," Banks said in a video message she tweeted.

Banks, however, asks potential contestants to come prepared to do two things: "You just need to know how to 'smize' and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel," she says. Banks recently confirmed she would return to the show she launched back in 2003.
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