Tyra Banks Named New Host of 'America's Got Talent'

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Supermodel Tyra Banks attends Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Money 2016 on September 24, 2016 at Cedar Lake in New York City.

NBC says Tyra Banks is taking over as host for the 12th season of America's Got Talent.

The model and television personality is replacing Nick Cannon, who presided over the competition series from Seasons 4 through 11 before announcing his departure last month.

"America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam, @tyrabanks!," the show tweeted Sunday.

Nick Cannon to Leave 'America's Got Talent' Amid Drama

Nick Cannon to Leave 'America's Got Talent' Amid Drama

The host made the surprising announcement in a Facebook post Monday.

"Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can't wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell," Banks confirmed.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.