Underneath all of Tyra Banks’ many personalities, the America’s Next Top Model hostess claims there is still a heart beating. In this fall’s ANTM Cycle 19, Tyra says she will be revisiting some of the “magic” that made Cycle 1 so special.

A lot of that magic will apparently come from the “real Tyra,” so to speak. She tells TVGuide that “I created a character and unfortunately her name is ‘Tyra.’ So people think that it's me. And it's totally not.” She continues, “In Cycle 19 I'm going to return to who I am as a human being, which is more like my talk show.”

Tyra says she recently took every episode from Cycle 1 with her on her Eat, Pray, Love-esque vacation. She says she “dissected every second of it. I wrote notes about ‘what was the magic that made this show a hit in the first place?’ I loved everything about Cycle 1.”

The fact that many of Cycle 1’s modelstants — from Elyse the intellectual to Robin the religious plus-size model — are still so memorable even 9 years later makes us feel encouraged that Ty Ty will look for similarly provocative modelstants who are big on character, less so on cattiness.

Watch the premiere of ANTM Cycle 18 tonight, February 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Source: TVGuide

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