No More Age Limit for “America’s Next Top Model”!

Tyra Banks will be returning as host for cycle 24 of America’s Next Top Model, and she’s making some changes.

This time around, there will be no more age limit. For the past 23 cycles, there was an age limit of 27, but Tyra has heard the complaints and decided it was time for a change.

The former supermodel made the announcement in a Twitter video on Saturday, saying, “There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger. You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on. Why have an age limit?’ So you know what? I’m taking that age limit off.”

But not only did Tyra announce the age limit was gone, she also gave out info for an open casting the show is having.

This isn’t the first time Tyra has brought changes to the show. Past cycles have seen co-ed themes with men and women as contestants competing against each other as well as season dedicated to only college girls.

The long-running reality competition show is now currently airing on VH1. This upcoming season will be Tyra’s first as host since the show has moved to a new network. Last season, Rita Ora served as host.

Next season of America’s Next Top Model should be interesting with its mix of older and younger contestants.