All good things must come to and an end. That’s what Geoffrey Chaucer said… and it brings down all the smizing America’s Next Top Model fans!
Year 2003 saw the debut of the reality-hit model search TV show, and after 12 years, Tyra tweets (still fierce) that the show, after its near-ending 22nd cycle, will really, really come to a close.
One Last Judging. One Last Photo in My Hands. One Last Top Model. The end of an era 2morrow at 9pm ET/PT… Join me one last time.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) December 4, 2015
For the current cycle, Cycle XXII: Guys and Girls 3, four models will meet again tomorrow for the second part of the finale. The models that will come out on top will be picked from Nyle DiMarco, Mikey Heverly, Mame Adjei and Lacey Rogers.
In a Youtube video of Entertainment Tonight, Tyra affirms that “I think we’ve done enough,” pertaining how the show revolutionized the world’s definition of beauty in the world of fashion.
Even 7 weeks back, Tyra posted on Instagram about the truth that shocked and saddened everyone.
TYRA MAIL! 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. #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. 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 hope you’ve learned a heck of a lot from watching. I have an inkling you have. May your photos (and selfies) be forever fierce. May you always find your light. And may you werk hallways like runways. Always remember, you are beautiful & BOOTYful. And please, keep on Smizing each and every day for TyTy. Fierce & Love, ?Tyra