17 Classic Tyra Banks Moments to Celebrate Her ‘ANTM’ Cycle 24 Return

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17 Classic Tyra Banks Moments to Celebrate Her ‘ANTM’ Cycle 24 Return

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17 Classic Tyra Banks Moments to Celebrate Her ‘ANTM’ Cycle 24 Return

Seriously, why did we think America’s Next Top Model could continue without Tyra Banks?

Sure, Rita Ora did a decent job at the helm of Cycle 23, but to really capture the magic that’s kept the series on the air for 14 years, you need the OG host, creator, and executive producer.

Luckily, our prayers were answered this week when VH1 announced the supermodel would return to topline the upcoming Cycle 24, filming this summer.

“I missed my ANTM baby so Mama's back!” she tweeted following the exciting announcement.

Hooray! Click through for 17 classic Tyra moments that prove we’re nothing without her.

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 premieres later this year on VH1.

17 Classic Tyra Banks Moments to Celebrate Her ‘ANTM’ Cycle 24 Return
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Shutting down Cycle 21 model Denzel’s homophobia

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Shutting down Cycle 21 model Denzel’s homophobia

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Making the Cycle 13 theme all about her

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Making the Cycle 13 theme all about her

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Using the show to debut her music career

Using the show to debut her music career

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Demonstrating the “smize”

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Demonstrating the “smize”

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Introducing the “booty tooch”

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Introducing the “booty tooch”

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Going Diva Mad!

Going Diva Mad!

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Faux passing out

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Faux passing out

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Almost losing her wig

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Almost losing her wig

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Doing her best Beyonce

Doing her best Beyonce

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Showing us, ahem, “acting”

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Showing us, ahem, “acting”

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Traumatizing models with a tarantula

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Traumatizing models with a tarantula

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Making it fashion

Making it fashion

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And a vertical runway

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And a vertical runway

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Doing faces like this

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Doing faces like this

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Oh god, and whatever this is

Oh god, and whatever this is

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Ahh, and this!

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Ahh, and this!

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And of course: “We were all rooting for you!”

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And of course: “We were all rooting for you!”

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Seriously, why did we think America’s Next Top Model could continue without Tyra Banks?

Sure, Rita Ora did a decent job at the helm of Cycle 23, but to really capture the magic that’s kept the series on the air for 14 years, you need the OG host, creator, and executive producer.

Luckily, our prayers were answered this week when VH1 announced the supermodel would return to topline the upcoming Cycle 24, filming this summer.

“I missed my ANTM baby so Mama's back!” she tweeted following the exciting announcement.

Hooray! Click through for 17 classic Tyra moments that prove we’re nothing without her.

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 premieres later this year on VH1.