Tyra Banks has decided to end the Tyra Banks show.
On her website, she says:
Hey there. I want to share some news with you. This will be the lastseason of The Tyra Show. I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms,hair salons for the past 5 years. The thing is, The Tyra Show is not leaving because of YOU. Most times, a show leaves the air because not many people are watching. Well, you all ARE watching, in recordnumbers. You must know this love and support is always felt by me andit's given me the courage to take more exciting steps in my life. SoI thank you for that.
As many of you know, several years ago I made the decision to leavemodeling - at the height of my modeling career - and although it was the most terrifying move, it was the BEST decision and led to mefulfilling some big lifelong dreams.Now, I'm a bit nervous and excited for my next HUGE steps which willallow me to reach MORE women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are!
There's a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in myheart, and for years, I've been working on the next big ideas and new ways to reach out to you. Besides continuing full speed with America's Next Top Model (which starts it's 15th season), True Beauty (which is in its second season), and Tyra.com, this year I'll be unveiling some HUGE surprises from me and my company Bankable - new out-of-the-box projects. And I'm incredibly excited to announce that I'll be launchingBankable Studios soon, which means my company will be making MOVIES!!! And what I love about creating new projects is that it also creates new jobs for talented people, in front of and behind the camera.
And if you've been reading the papers, you know that the televisionworld is changing! And there's this little thing called the DIGITALEXPLOSION that's flipping how the old companies are doing businessand how people like me can talk and vibe with you. So a few months into the new year, you'll be seeing a whole new digital Tyra.comworld.
I'm so excited and I wish I could tell you about ALL of the newstuff, but there are people here with me now telling me to stop typing and keep my lips shut about our new projects! So, I will...
Of course, I am saddened that my talk show staff will be affected by these changes. We all just got together for the holidays andrejoiced and celebrated together. They are the best people in the world. I really love them. But it's not goodbye to them, it's'see you around the corner.' Because these people are so TALENTED! And their talent will lead them to great things ahead.
Before I go, I have to pay homage to the ultimate Queen of Talk,Oprah, who made a huge impact on my life by giving me my first shotin daytime TV. We all know she announced that her last year with her talk show will be in the 2010-2011 season. We will all miss her show so much. And to you Oprah: You have had, and continue tohave, such an amazing impact on me. I salute you.
And I salute YOU, my amazing family of viewers: Thank you so sosoooooo much for your support and love. Without you, there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.
But hey, we still have a lot of time together on the talk show thisseason on the CW. We're not wrapped yet. So keep watching. I have some fun episodes planned that you gotta see!
I'm very laid back and easy going. I like to meet people, read, talk about politics, culture and life. I am a huge comic book fan (X-Men family and Wonder Woman) I also want to say that I am a proud black gay man...no 'down low' drama here