Tyra Banks announces she's leaving 'FABLife' to concentrate on cosmetics line
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/20/2015
Tyra Banks, the star of America's Next Top Model,has announced she's leaving her FABLife talk show after only a few months.
Banks revealed she's quitting FABLife to focus on her cosmetics line, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"This is a very difficult decision, but necessary," Banks said in a statement obtained by the Reporter.
"I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company's other entertainment ventures. I will, however, continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show."
Banks will continue to serve as an executive producer of FABLife through December, during which she'll still make appearances on the show several times a week. She also executive produces Top Model, which will reach the end of its final season in December after 12 years on the air.
FABLife features many contributors and co-hosts including Chrissy Teigen, interior designer Lauren Makk, fashion editor Joe Zee, and YouTube star Leah Ashley.
Banks originally wanted to be done with her daytime duties after a five-season run on The Tyra BanksShow, which wrapped in 2010, because she wanted to focus on the business side of her career instead. However, she reportedly changed her mind and decided to do FABLife after all because she thought it would be fun and exciting to share the hosting responsibility with other celebrities.