Supermodel/Supermogul TYRA BANKS is returning as host for Cycle 24 of RealiTV Model Competition AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (ANTM), and; she transforms into a TIGER as the cover story for the WINTER 2017 issue of PAPER Magazine!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
On her return to ANTM:
"I stepped away, but social media was calling my name in my sleep, screaming they were pissed off at me that I deserted [the show]. I needed to bring my butt back, so I did. One thing I know is from studying business, they say your brand is not what you say it is, it's what they say it is. I thought Top Model would be fine without me hosting, but the social media sphere let me know that was not the case."
On next level changes for ANTM:
“It's going to be #NLF – NEXT LEVEL FIERCE. The battle between the generations is on. Who says 40 is too old to get your model game on? Not me, boo."
On a full-time return to the runway:
"That was a different phase of my career.A fierce one, mind you, but the past. It would take a hell of a lot of convincing to get me to come out of retirement."
On juggling the various aspects other careerwuth being the mother of a soon-to-be 2-year-old son:
“There are some mornings where I am sleepy. My son is just like, 'Mama, wake up. We are playing. We are going to have a party. We're going to do the happy dance. You just have to keep going."