Credit: Splash News Photo: Tyra Banks at the Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala in NYC on April 24, 2012

Welp, it looks like life really does go on in the America's Next Top Model world even after Nigel Barker, J. Alexander, and Jay Manuel have been fired.

Though Tyra Banks is clearly torn up about the changes — she told Access Hollywood that it was a “difficult” decision — it seems like she's back to her bubbly self at the TIME's 100 Most Influential People In the World event in NYC last night (April 24).

Tyra flaunted her curvy bod at the event while hamming it up on the red carpet in a purple gown. We know she's excited to give ANTM a new boost, but we're simply not ready to be that smiley yet!

Catch the next episode of ANTM Cycle 18 on Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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