Tyra Banks On Keeping 'America's Next Top Model' Fresh

Tyra Banks On Keeping 'America's Next Top Model' Fresh

Tyra Banks chats on Access Hollywood Live about the 21st cycle of “America’s Next Top Model: Guys and Girls.” How has the show changed since adding guys to the mix? And, what’s the secret of the show’s longevity? Plus, what are the details of Tyra’s new talk show coming to ABC? “America’s Next Top Model: Guys and Girls” airs Mondays at 9/8c on the CW.

and a whole lot of fun. Mini babybel.snack a Little Bigger. More details of the 21st cycle of America's next top model guys and girls. Is this the second time we added guys to the mix? This is the second time. From a rating perspective it's like so many people are flocking to top model now to break in all the records. It's like I tell you what -- What is it about this show that can already be cycle 21? I'm obsessed as a creator and producer of the show. My team and executive producer partner, we're obsessed with making it new. Like not being about the status quo. We want to be a show that people try to duplicate but can never truly duplicate it but they're imitating it and we do that by constantly changing and in business school we call it being asymmetrical. It's hard to duplicate asymmetry. It's easy to duplicate a square or a circle. What are the guys bringing that's different than the girls? A totally different viewpoint. We have guys that are the most hardcore I don't know why I'm here, you know, I'm just trying to do this model thing but I don't care. You have a guy that's more soft and feminine and struggling back at home and not living his true self-. So you have so many different types of guys and it's so interesting and you have love happening. I like love. I like when there's cross over. There's all kind of love and triangles. It surprises me every moment. Every moment. And there's a guy witch or war lock? He's a warlock. He does all of these spells and potions and he's mixing stuff all the time and he says that he knows how to make people go home based on his potions. Is it working? Well, Kelly believed him. One of our judges. And she believes him because she said that she's a witch or wicken or something and I'm like I don't want to believe. Well, Mrs. Jay is back by popular demand. Yeah. He's family. We didn't stay out of touch when he wasn't there but it is nice to be like in touch like on the show and he, you know, has some of the most famous legs in this country. He has the most amazing runway walk in the world. Look at this. He's back. It's so fun. How are the contestants this season? How are the models? Are we going to see something really unique and different? They're both highly, highly competitive. The makeovers are insane. I like to say the top ever beard weave. What's that? Fake hair on his face to give him a weave. They're all about scruff. We have scared straight where as a model you need to be fierce no matter what. So we're scaring the Lin the livin the models and then you put a camera in their face and they're like I'm so scared. I'm scared. But like having to be fierce because you need to always know how to bring it for a photo. This Kardashian test. So I didn't know this, you can take a test to find out which Kardashian girl you are or sister. Yes. I took the test. I took all those tests on Facebook. I did in the sex in the city one. Who were you? I was Carrie. I think I could have been any of them. Have you done the sex in the city one? I haven't. I've done what kind of Martian are you and I'm taking it and it's so obvious I'm Chloe and then I tallied my score and I was Kim and I was like I know I like to wear make up and stuff but I felt like I was I'm Kim. Y are Kim. I don't know why. Kim, I'm you. This is so fun. We were talking about all of your great stuff going on. But I can't remember your love life if you are dating. Paparazzi catch it. But I like to live in private. But everything is happy and good. No I don't know. Check the paparazzi pictures. Am I smiling? And down the road we heard rumblings your talk show is coming back. Yes I'm doing a talk show but not the Tyra show. It's a whole new show with ABC. It's amazing. There's going to be a team of hosts with me that specialize in different sectors of lifestyle. From beauty to fashion to home. Oh neat. I'm going to be leading up the beauty, makeup and business and entrepreneurship and showing people across this country how they can be the CEO of their own lives and be their own bosses. Is it an all women panel? I don't know yet. We're trying to figure it out but it's coming up next year. It's going to be different, you knee, fresh. Not a copy cat. We know that daytime talk show thing is struggling a little bit. So it's like what we can do to make it new and fresh so I'm pulling out my producer hat and business hat and host hat and then my team hat. It will be fierce. Tyra always good to see you. Thank you. Tyra is America's next top model. Airs Mondays on the cw at 9:00.