No More Smizing: America's Next Top Model Is Over

attends The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California.

No More Smizing: America's Next Top Model Is Over

The long-running series will end after Cycle 22.

Published October 14, 2015

We just got a sad piece of Tyramail: America’s Next Top Model will end after Cycle 22, the show's creator Tyra Banks announced on Twitter today. "Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it's time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!" she wrote.

The long-running competition series, which debuted in 2003, has already lasted longer than most model's careers and in 12 years enriched our lives with terms like "smizing," "booty tooch" and, of course, Miss J's signature model walk — who hasn't practiced that in the hallway a million times?

Jokes and fun aside, the show also became an unexpected champion of diversity in the modeling industry, launching the careers of Black models/actresses Toccara Jones and Eva Marcille, and welcoming a wide range of beauty standards into its fold.

We will miss the runway and photo shoot antics of the aspiring models and the brutally honest (sometimes harsh) critique of the judges, but if we know Tyra, she's got something bigger and better up her sleeve. 

Indeed, we're not the only ones Tyra cast her spell on. Watch Bow Wow try to hold it together after planting a smooch on the former top model on 106 & Park, below:

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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