A few weeks ago, we reported that Tyra Banks was leaving her daytime talk show FABLife. Recently, Banks spoke with USA Today about leaving the show and the end of her long-running CW series America’s Next Top Model.
America’s Next Top Model ends tonight, December 4th, on The CW.
While Top Model is ending after 22 seasons, FABLife only premiered a few months ago on September 14th. Banks announced she was “scaling back” her commitment to the talk show in order to focus on her new cosmetic line.
Banks, on the impact of America’s Next Top Model:
We were doing themed fashion shows on Top Model, and people were thinking I was crazy. Like, I’m going to have rain all over the runway, or I want girls walking in water that’s ankle-deep. And now that’s normal. Every season Chanel is in a strange location doing something that’s a theme, whether it’s a protest or in an airport.”
On leaving FABLife:
I realized that if I stepped away (from show business) for five years to start this business, I need to focus on this and not run my company in emails and in quick meetings between shows of FABLIfe. And I made that decision.”
What do you think? Are you going to watch the America’s Next Top Model finale? Do you watch FABLife?