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Tyra Banks: Stick a fork in 'America's Next Top Model,' it's done

Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks at odds

 

The end of the runway is near for “America’s Next Top Model.”

Tyra Banks confirmed Tuesday that cycle 22 may be the last for the long-running reality competition 

“We may be coming to an end soon,” she told FOX411.  

“There is only so long that a show can last and it is kind of nice to walk away from something before it walks away from you. That is what I did with modeling. I was like, ‘I don’t know how may years I have left, so let me go out real big.’”  

Banks, 41, confirmed the program would continue in dozens of international territories.

“America’s Next Top Model” premiered in May 2003 on the UPN network but has since suffered from sagging ratings.

By the end of cycle 21, the audience, which once topped 6 million, had eroded to 1.5 million.

The new season — featuring Banks and fellow judges J Alexander and Kelly Cutrone — kicks off Wednesday evening on CW and will feature the program’s first deaf contestant.

Banks, meanwhile is preparing for the launch of a new syndicated talk series, "FABLife."

The program, set to premiere September 14, will feature a panel of “lifestylists” including (DIY girl) Leah Ashley, (fashion expert) Joe Zee, (home improvement guru) Lauren Makk and (show cook) Chrissy Teigen.

Banks exited the talk show circuit in 2011 after hosting six seasons of “The Tyra Banks Show.”

“I was probably at my most lucrative and most unhappy,” she told reporters at the annual Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.  

“When ‘Tyra’ ended, I said, I’m done with talk.”

Guess not.

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