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There Is No Age Limit To Audition For "America's Next Top Model" Now

*Oprah voice* You get to be a model, you get to be a model, you get to be a model!

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A few weeks ago, it was announced that Tyra Banks would be returning to America's Next Top Model, the show she helped co-create and turn into an international franchise.

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In a press release last month, Banks said the "intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart." As such, Rita Ora's one-season stint as host has come to an end.

Though details regarding the next panel of judges have yet to be revealed, Banks did disclose a major detail about the upcoming season: There will be no age limit in order to audition.

"You know, I've stood for diverse beauty and erasing cookie-cutters when it comes to what is deemed beautiful," Banks said in a video posted to her Instagram over the weekend.

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"I don't care how old you are, honey, you just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel," Banks said. In years prior, model hopefuls were no older than 27 years old.

In addition to age being a non-factor now, Banks also highlighted that people of "all shapes" were also welcome to audition. The most recent cycle of the show received a bit of flack for having no plus-size contestants.

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