Tyra Banks Announces the End of America’s Next Top Model

America’s Next Top Model is making its final trip down the catwalk of our hearts.

Host Tyra Banks disclosed on social media yesterday that her hit reality show would end after its current cycle—the show’s 22nd since it premiered in 2003.

“TYRA MAIL!” Banks began her tweet announcing the news. “Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it’s time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!”

Banks commemorated the show’s final milestone by posting an image of the number 22 to her Instagram account. In a long caption, the 41-year-old former supermodel admitted that at the beginning she didn’t believe the show would make it as far as it did. “I never thought my little idea would have people everywhere thinking differently about how they take photos. And I never thought we’d do 22 cycles. Whoa! So many!!!”


A photo posted by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:44pm PDT


“I set out to create a show where Perfect is Boring,” the caption went on to say. “So I hope you continue to love your freckles, your moles, your big forehead, your big eyes, your small eyes, your pointy chin, your tiny boobs, your full chest, your ivory or ebony skin (or every color in between)—the stuff about you that makes you well … you.”

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Banks followed up on Twitter to announce that the last episode of would air on The CW on Friday, Dec. 4, which also happens to be her birthday.

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