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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Tyra Banks attends The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. VH1 announced Thursday, March 16, 2017, that Banks will return to host the reality show, “America’s Next Top Model," next season. Production is set to begin this summer. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Tyra Banks lifted the age limit for 'America's Next Top Model' contestants


Are you 28 years old and super bummed that you're too "old" to compete on "America's Next Top Model"? 

Well, fear not, because supermodel Tyra Banks just lifted the cap on age restrictions for people who want to compete. 

The 43-year-old supermodel was recently reappointed to anchor the reality series, which is entering its 24th season.

“There have been 23 cycles of 'America’s Next Top Model,' and every single cycle we say you have to be 27 years old or younger,” Banks said in a video posted on Saturday. “You know what I hear all the time? ‘Tyra, come on. Why have an age limit?’ So, you know what? I’m taking that age limit off.”

In the video, Banks added that the modeling competition will still be judged based on the same criteria. 

“You just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel," she said.

People are pretty excited about this announcement.

Banks produced and hosted "America's Next Top Model" for 22 seasons. The latest cycle was hosted by British singer Rita Ora, but now Banks is back. 

WENN contributed to this report. 

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