Tyra Banks named new host of 'America’s Got Talent'
Yesha Callahan, The Root | 3/13/2017, 11:13 a.m.
Former America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks is the new host of America’s Got Talent in the aftermath of Nick Cannon quitting the show in February.
Banks tweeted her news Sunday: “Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt.”
“I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true,” she said in a press release. “I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed.”
Contestants better be prepared to “smize” for the cameras now.