Following the departure of Nick Cannon, Tyra Banks was announced as the new host of the popular ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Tyra Banks was a former host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’, and she would be taking over from Nick Cannon who hosted the show for eight seasons between 2009-2016. She is the new presenter of the show, and would be working with judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum.
The 43-year-old beauty is looking forward to connecting with the contestants and helping them make their dreams come true – as well as teaching them to smize, her famous expression meaning smile with their eyes.
The model wrote in a statement: ”Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible.
”I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true.
”I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”
The upcoming season would be coming up sometime this summer.