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Tyra Excited to (Finally!) Have Men Compete on ANTM | Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks Excited to Have Men Compete on America's Next Top Model

Originally posted 10/19/2012 01:20PM

Step aside ladies, it's time for the guys to smize.

"The male model idea has been around for five years," Tyra Banks told PEOPLE days after announcing that men will be competing alongside women on America's Next Top Model – a first in the show's history – for its upcoming 20th season.

And it wasn't an easy feat.

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Tyra Banks Schools Twitter Followers in Having Fun in Boston | Tyra Banks

UpdatePosted 10/17/2012 06:00AM

Tyra Banks Schools Twitter Followers in Having Fun in Boston

Originally posted 10/17/2012 06:00AM

Back to school!

Tyra Banks visited Boston over the weekend for a Harvard Business School reunion.

While in Beantown, the model mogul brunched with a girlfriend at Towne Stove and Spirits in the Back Bay.

Later that day, the America's Next Top Model creator shared a fun photo of herself and a friend posing in front of Boston Library.

"Harvard Business School cookies were passed out at my reunion. OPM rules!!!" she Tweeted later, giving a shoutout to the school's Owner/President Management program.
– Liz McNeil

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Did a Brit or an American Win Tyra's Top Model?

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America's Next Top Model: Who Won British Invasion?

Originally posted 05/31/2012 09:55AM

America's Next Top Model's clash of nations wrapped up Wednesday night, with Britain's Sophie Sumner and America's Laura LaFrate squaring off in the finale.

So, who did their country most proud? Read on to find out the winner.

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Tyra Promises Tears, Emotion & Angry Models on Top Model: British Invasion | Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks Promises Tears, Emotion & Angry Models on America's Next Top Model: British Invasion

Originally posted 02/29/2012 08:00PM

Tyra Banks embraces her anglophilia on cycle 18 of America's Next Top Model, which will pit British contestants against Americans when it premieres Wednesday.

"This is a boxing match between two regions," says Banks. "It's interesting to see these them battle it out to get on top."

Sure, every season has a makeover episode that comes with the requisite tears and resistance. But this season, the girls will be forced outside the box with amped-up style overhauls.

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FIRST PHOTO: Contestants on Top Model: British Invasion | Tyra Banks

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America's Next Top Model: Meet the Women Competing on British Invasion

Originally posted 02/17/2012 12:00PM

The British are coming!

Tyra Banks's hit show America's Next Top Model returns to the CW for its 18th cycle on Feb. 29 with a brand new twist: seven young women will compete against seven favorite contestants from Britain's Next Top Model.

"This cycle will feature a variety of seasoned women from across the pond that will do whatever it takes to make it as a model in America," reads a press release for the show. "They will compete against not only each other but a group of aspiring American models. Emotions run high, the women are divided and the competition is intense as they vie for the grand prize."

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Tyra Banks Met New Boyfriend While Traveling in Asia | Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Is Dating Again

Originally posted 01/17/2012 12:45PM

Alert Elizabeth Gilbert!

Taking a page from the Eat, Pray, Love author's playbook, Tyra Banks took a trip to Asia and found a new love.

"It's a total long-distance romance," a source reveals to PEOPLE of Banks's new Balinese love interest. "But it's a big deal."

Banks, who split with longtime boyfriend John Utendahl last fall, had gone to China shortly before the holidays to tape the latest season of America's Next Top Model.

She met her new man while traveling and after flying back to New York, she turned right around and flew back to Bali to spend the holidays with him, the source says.

A rep for Banks would not comment on her new romance.

Filed Under: Couples, Tyra Banks
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Why Was Top Model Contestant  Disqualified During Finale?

America's Next Top Model Finale Ends in Controversy

Originally posted 12/08/2011 08:30AM

America's Next Top Model crowned a winner Wednesday night in its all-stars cycle, but not before a shocking and largely unexplained disqualification of one of the final three contestants.

Lisa D'Amato, Allison Harvard, and Angelea Preston were battling for the crown, but after an unusual panel, the judges declared that Preston was disqualified – without saying exactly why – and that D'Amato and Harvard would square off for the title.

Eventually, D'Amato was named the winner, but the buzz around the Internet continued to focus on the nature of Preston's dismissal.

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Top Model's Isis: 'I Never in a Million Years Saw This Coming'

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America's Next Top Model: Isis King Says She Never Saw Elimination Coming

Originally posted 09/29/2011 12:30PM

Isis King is a model, fashion designer, actress and America's Next Top Model's only transgender contestant. The cycle 11 vet wrote about returning to ANTM, where she was branded as an "inspiration" and blogs exclusively for PEOPLE about Cycle 17: All Stars.

In her farewell post, King sounds off about posing on stilts, Camille McDonald's insensitive comments, being judged by Kristin Cavallari, and saying farewell to Tyra Banks and ANTM – again.
– Janet Mock

Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me. Here we are at the dreaded episode of my elimination. I never in a million years saw this coming.

The episode kicked off with reality TV star Kristin Cavallari stopping by our home to speak about her experiences in branding and how she stretched her reality TV fame into a career. She was very sweet and savvy, and later served as our guest judge at panel.

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Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on Top Model

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Kelly Cutrone to Replace André Leon Talley on America's Next Top Model

Originally posted 09/28/2011 09:40AM

The judging panel of America's Next Top Model will soon be getting a new look – in the form of fashion publicist and reality TV veteran Kelly Cutrone.

Cutrone, who appeared on MTV's The Hills and starred in Bravo's Kell on Earth, will replace André Leon Talley for cycle 18 early next year.

"I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years," says Cutrone, 45, who owns People's Revolution. "Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show."

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Tyra Banks Dines Poolside in Miami | Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Dines Poolside in Miami

Originally posted 09/21/2011 10:00AM

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