Tyra Banks Announced As New Host Of ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ford Springer | Contributor

Former supermodel and longtime host of “America’s Next Top Model,” Tyra Banks has been announced as the new host of “America’s Got Talent.”

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One of the NBC show’s judges, Howie Mandel, announced the news on Sunday night on Twitter to welcome Banks as the new host.

Banks will likely have a smooth transition into the role after serving as host of “America’s Next Top Model” for 22 seasons where she made her catchphrases such as “fierce” and “smizing” famous.

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible,” Banks said in a statement Sunday.

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(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Cosmopolitan)

“I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. 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!”

Banks will replace former host Nick Cannon on the show after he resigned claiming that the network threatened to fire him for a racial joke.

Ford Springer



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