Tyra Banks has signed on to replace Nick Cannon as host on the upcoming 12th season of America’s Got Talent. “Tyra is the complete package: Out-of-this-world talented, funny, brilliant and all heart,” Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, says in a statement released to Entertainment Tonight on Sunday. “In whatever she has done, she has always connected with audiences around the world.”
The show also confirmed Banks’ new gig by posting a photo of her on a red carpet to Instagram with the caption, “America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam, @tyrabanks!” Banks previously served as the host of America’s Next Top Model for 22 cycles on UPN and The CW and hosted her own daytime talk show Tyra for five seasons.