ByElle McFarlane, writer at
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

"Mama's back!" Yes Tyra Banks, the Queen of the Smize, is toppling Rita Ora off the America's Next Top Model throne! Confirming that she will be returning as the rightful heir and host of the reality TV Show which transformed her from stunning supermodel into stunning supermodel with multiple personalities, unpredictable mood swings and more sass than a Goldeen on fleek, it's safe to say we never stopped routing for our Tyra to get back on top.

After 22 Seasons, Tyra Originally Called It Quits For America's Next Top Model

After 22 Seasons of high drama, which forced legions of aspiring young models to pose with dead fish, live bees, tarantulas, lube and to lie in a human-sized bowl of Greek salad, Tyra eventually called in quits on "her baby."

However, it didn't stay down for long. Only four months after America's Next Top Model was officially canceled, it rose once more like a fierce phoenix from the ashes with Tyra stepping behind the camera as executive producer, and British pop star Rita Ora taking on the role as host...but not for long.

"Cray Mama's Back!" Tyra Banks Returns As ANTM's Smizing Host

Announcing her return to the Show on Twitter and more recently on Instagram, Tyra who is also taking over from Nick Cannon as the host of America's Got Talent, has stated that she missed her "baby" too much, and has decided to return as the original "Cray Mama." In an official statement, Tyra said:

"I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart. After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ANTM is woven into my DNA."

And Rita? She's Just Looking Forward To Us Listening To Her New Music

Slated to start this Summer, America's Next Top Model Season 24 (!) will be notably without its most recent host, British pop star Rita Ora. However, no bad blood seems to exist, at least publicly, between Rita and Tyra with the two of them Tweeting their mutual appreciations for each other:

And then Rita totally changed the topic and brought the focus back to her first love, her music:


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