Tyra Banks Says Goodbye to Top Model

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Do you want to be on top? Well, if you do you may have to try another avenue than the television modeling phenom Top Model. Tyra Banks took to her Instagram with grim news for modeling hopefuls. Banks shared her feelings on why she believes that the popular show has run its course. Tyra explained,

Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it’s time. Our diehard fans know we’ve expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again. Yeah, it’s time. It really is.

Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done.

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#ANTM brought the intimidating modeling world to the masses. We were the first reality show based in the fashion world. 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!!! And what rhymes with 22? You. And you and you and you and you! YOU made Top Model what it is. We are a global force that has so many international versions around the world because of YOU! That’s amazing and beyond anything that I ever dreamed.

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I set out to create a show where Perfect is Boring. 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. And I have an inking you have. May your photos (and selfies) be forever fierce. May you always find your light. And may werk hallways like runways. Always remember, you are beautiful & Bootyful. And please, keep on Smizing each and every day for TyTy.

Fierce & Love,

<3 Tyra

Top Model begin it’s record-breaking fashion reign back in 2003 and has remained a force to be reckoned with for the past 13 years. Banks was quite humble in her statement, but the numbers do not lie when it comes to the show’s immense success. On a global scale Top Model was seen in 120 countries producing over 180 seasons.

Tyra Banks is role model for all black girls as well as women who have that small, little dream and are desiring to bring it to reality. Like Banks you can reach for the skies and go further, you can be amongst the stars but shine brighter and you can go for the goal, achieving the gold. So then, back to the question at hand, do you want to be on top? Well, our dear ladies, the answer is all up to you.

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