Tyra Banks Talks ANTM Changing High Fashion, Leaving Talk Show

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Fresh off of throwing up the deuces to her talk show FABLife, Tyra Banks is also saying good-bye America’s Next Top ModelIn a new interview with USA Today, Banks talks about how ANTM contributed to high fashion, lessons she’s learned about TV ratings and her departure from daytime.  Check out a few excerpts:

 Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

How ANTM has changed high fashion:

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.

Tyra’s biggest TV lesson:

I didn’t follow metrics as much as I should have. We didn’t look at ratings and go, Oh, that episode rated (highly) so next year let’s do that again with a twist…We just went off of our gut and what we thought would be good.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

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.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams