Mama’s back, y’all.
After letting pop star Rita Ora take the wheel for a single season, Tyra Banks is making her grand return to VH1’s America’s Next Top Model next year, and EW has an exclusive first look at the fierce teaser for the show’s upcoming 24th cycle.
“Did you miss me?” Banks says in the clip above, which sees her brandishing a set of ANTM-emblazoned brass knuckles atop a sleek runway, throwing a few punches into the air.
Banks, who relinquished her position at the head of the long-running reality show’s judging panel for cycle 23 — the show’s first to air new episodes on VH1 — announced her return shortly after India Gants took the ANTM crown after a season filled with romance, trampolines, and unicorn onesies.
Supermodel Ashley Graham, Paper creative director Drew Elliot, and celebrity stylist Law Roach — all of whom joined the ANTM family last year — will retain their spots as judges for cycle 24.
Banks — also a cosmetics mogul — announced that she’d do away with ANTM’s strictly enforced age limit, opening the competition up to models of all ages for the forthcoming edition.
“In putting these girls on the show and saying, ‘You are beautiful,’ I wasn’t necessarily telling them they were beautiful; I was using them as a vessel to tell millions of girls around the world who looked like them that they were beautiful,” Banks previously told EW of the show’s impact on beauty standards. “This has always been a passion of mine. It’s so nice to see it’s normalizing. I guess Top Model has normalized what difference is in beauty.”
America’s Next Top Model cycle 24 premieres at the top of 2018. Watch EW’s exclusive teaser of Banks back on the runway above.