Tyra Banks The New Host of America’s Got Talent


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks will be the host of the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent.” NBC said Sunday that the supermodel and creator of “America’s Next Top Model” will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. This comes after previous host Nick Cannon quit the show.

The 36-year-old comedian recently sat down with ET while filming “Wild ‘N Out: Live in Times Square,” where he opened up about not wanting to be “defined” by his job.

“The entertainment industry itself [can] compartmentalize you,” Cannon shared. “[People] get caught in a sense of like, ‘You should be happy to be here,’ or, ‘It is the dream job. Things like this don’t come along to everyone.’ But things like that don’t define me.”

The new season of America’s Got Talent will be aired live this summer from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.