When news broke that America's Next Top Model
moving to VH1, host Tyra Banks was clear that she would not continue with the show. Tyra gave up the hosting and judging chair to Rita Ora and that is the way things have stayed. People reports
that is now over, at least temporarily. Tyra Banks is returning to the judging panel for the America's Next Top Model
season 23 finale.
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Though Tyra stepped away from being in front of the camera on America's Next Top Model
she has remained a producer on the show. Before the season began Tyra teased that she might return to the show for a couple of appearances
but the finale will mark her first return to the show.
Tyra will join the current judging panel of host Rita Ora, supermodel Ashley Graham, stylist Law Roach and Paper magazine creative director Drew Elliott to decide the winner for season 23. In the finale the final three models, Cory Anne, India and Tatiana, will pose for a spread in Elliott's Paper magazine. The winner will have their photoshoot published in Paper. They will also receive a one-year talent deal with VH1 and a $100,000 contract with Rimmel London.
It is unclear if Tyra's return to the judging panel will last beyond this one appearance, assuming America's Next Top Model is picked up for a season 24. The best that fans can probably hope for is that Tyra coming back for the finale becomes a seasonal event.
But what do you think? Are you excited to see Tyra return to America's Next Top Model? Should the return become permanent? How has the show managed without her? Who do you want to win this season?