It looks like Tyra Banks is over daytime TV.
After appearing on the talk show FABLife for just two months, the model and businesswoman made the decision to step down from her position on the Disney/ABC show to focus on her cosmetics line TYRA Beauty, E! News reported. Her rep confirmed the news.
“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” the 41-year-old claimed in a statement. According to the Los Angeles Times, she added that she would be “devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, Tyra Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures.”
Tyra is expected to stay on as an executive producer through December. She said she will “continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show,” E! reported.
Her panel of former co-hosts includes supermodel Chrissy Teigen, interior designer Lauren Makk, YouTube star Leah Ashley and fashion editor Joe Zee. The show has not announced if they will be replacing Banks.
Banks also provided a long Instagram/Facebook post explaining her newly needed focus on TYRA Beauty. She wrote, “I’ve made an executive decision to keep following my heart and spend more time focusing on my army of entrepreneurs, my Beautytainers, so we can bring the power of transformation to people everywhere.”
The Harvard Business School graduate continued:
“You all inspire me. Sharing how hard you’re working to make your life better. Showing your friends that beauty is right at their finger tips. Rackin’ up those Bank$igns and achieving your BFOGs–those Big Fierce Outrageous Goals, baby! What you put into your biz is what you will get out of it, and I’m doubling down and working even harder for YOU.”
This comes just after news broke that America’s Next Top Model, a cyclical competition in which aspiring male and female models compete to become the next “it” girl or guy in the industry, time would come to end as Cycle 22 wraps up on The CW.
It seems like Banks is walking away from television in general. Or is she?
Deadline reported talk of ANTM Cycle 23 appearing on another platform. The show runner and executive producer Ken Mok is all about it and Banks is reportedly supportive. The reports say that she wants to continue on as an executive producer. If the show does return, it’s unclear whether Tyra will host or if she’ll just be involved behind the scenes.
However, she confirmed last month that she thought it was time for the show to end. “Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it’s time,” she tweeted last month.
Banks plans to maintain her relationship with Disney/ABC, E! reported. Recently, she finished up filming for her guest appearance on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Black-ish. She also plans to develop Life-Size 2 for the Disney Channel.