America's Next Top Model stopt! En dit is Tyra's reden

'WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!'

22 Cycles staan er op tape. Maar nu is het einde dan toch echt in zicht. Tyra Banks kondigde op Twitter aan dat America’s Next Top Model stopt. Het is over, uit, finito met de modellentalentshow die sinds 2003 nieuwe Amerikaanse (en af en toe een Brits) gezichten lanceerde in de modeindustrie.

De bitterzoete mededeling van Miss Next Topmodel herself luidde als volgt:

 

Chrissy Teigen, Tyra's FABLife co-host (en immer on top of Twitter) antwoordde direct met een reactie die hoogstwaarschijnlijk voor velen spreekt:

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Vervolgens toog ‘TyTy’ naar Instagram, waar je toch net iets meer tekens kwijt kunt dan de 140 op Twitter, om maar eens even samen te vatten wat 12 jaar en 22 seizoenen America’s Next Top Model nou eigenlijk betekent hebben. En om nog maar eens te benadrukken dat íedereen vooral zijn of haar imperfecties moet omarmen. Dat je niet kunt zeggen dat er geen moraal in het verhaal zat.

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

A photo posted by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on

 

'May your photos (and selfies) be forever fierce.'