Tyra is now smizing her way to the reality competition series.
Tyra Banks is done coaching everyone on how to smize after 22 cycles of America’s Next Top Model. Now she has been tapped to replace Nick Cannon as the host of America’s Got Talent.
The veteran supermodel and former America’s Next Top Model host will present the coming twelfth season of AGT. Tyra replaces the rapper-actor, who hosted the NBC talent show from 2009 to 2016.
On Sunday, one of the show’s judges, Howie Mandel broke the news on social media with a warm welcome to Tyra on behalf of the AGT crew.
He tweeted, “Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can’t wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell.”
Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell will return to America’s Got Talent as judges too.
Later, the feisty model likewise confirmed her new job. She took to Twitter to make the announcement. She also made a series of filtered but ultimate Tyra poses on Snapchat.
Earlier this year, Cannon announced his exit from the franchise amidst controversy. It was allegedly due to a racially stirring joke he told in a stand-up special.
He decided to leave after eight seasons of hosting. According to Cannon, NBC executives threatened to end his contract after he “disparaged the brand.”
“I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist and a voice for my community, I will not be silenced, controlled, or treated like a piece of property,” the comedian-host revealed.
He also said, “Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’ for so called unruly actions. I will not stand for it. My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head.”
Meanwhile, Tyra talked about her views of the show. She said, “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible.
The fashion icon also said, “I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”
Tyra added she loves how AGT brings a distinctive feeling into the viewers’ home. Ultimately, she enjoys how the show captured the best of people. After all, she is quite familiar with individuals who give it their all to make their fierce and tremendous dreams come true.