‘America’s Next Top Model’ Will No Longer Have an Age Limit

We think of modeling it is easy to think about young girls from Russia between the ages of 17 to 21. Casting young models has been the formula for over 20 seasons of the hit modeling reality-competition TV series, America’s Next Top Model. But one particular model is trying to make a drastic change to the show.

Just days after Tyra Banks took over America’s Next Top model from the runway model, fashion icon, producer, designer and TV industry superstar is already making changes to show’s casting call. On Saturday, Tyra Banks announced via Twitter that casting for the 24 cycle of America’s Next Top Model will consider applicants of all ages. The age requirement change is something that has never been done before. In fact, the limit had previously set at 25 years or younger.

“There have been 23 cycles of America’s Next Top Model,” Banks told her followers, “and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years or younger. You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on. Why have an age limit?’ So you know what? I’m taking that age limit off.’”

So if you’re an aspiring model, here’s your chance to star in the next season of America’s next top model.

Tyra Banks previously hosted America’s next top model for several seasons and even served as the show’s executive producer. Earlier this month Tyra Banks revealed that she would be taking over Rita Ora’s hosting duties. It is important to note,  Banks walked out of hosting the show when the series moved to VH1 last year after running for several seasons on the CW network.