Tyra Banks Announces Departure From ‘Dancing With The Stars’

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After three seasons, Tyra Banks has announced that she will be leaving Dancing With The Stars. 

In a brief interview, Banks said, “I feel it’s time for me to really focus on my business and entrepreneurship, but also producing more TV but behind the scenes.” She continued, “So, you know what? I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor.” 

She went on to talk about where her passions are right now. “I think my heart, my soul is into my business, it’s also into producing new TV. I really, really want to focus on my business and you can’t do that hosting a show, so you’ll see me creating things, not just hosting.” 

Tyra began her hosting DWTS in 2020 as well as launching her own ice cream brand called SMiZE & Dream in the United Arab Emirates. 

The supermodel also spoke about choosing between launching her show or the ice cream brand and she said, “I don’t know if it’s my mother that has put this inside of me, but I feel like everything that I’ve done is always for a reason, even when I was modeling.” 

Banks continued, “Yes, I wanted to be on the covers of everything, but then it went from being about ‘me, me, me’ to ‘we’ and about understanding what I represented as a Black woman. Understanding what it represented, me as a Black woman on the cover of a magazine, and a little girl seeing me and being, ‘Wow, I didn’t know I was beautiful, or that I could be anything [that I wanted to be],’ I realized it was bigger than me.”