Fierce supermodel/proud mama/college professor聽Tyra Banks is out to solidify the fact聽that beauty has no age limit (check out Naomi Watts鈥 age-defying beauty routine聽for further proof) with an exciting new twist for聽America鈥檚 Next Top Model. Not only will Banks be聽returning to聽the show, but the聽upcoming聽season will have NO聽maximum age limit聽for its contestants. FINALLY!

Traditionally, the reality TV show has capped its models at 27 years old. Although the minimum age is staying put at 18, cycle 24 will be inclusive to woman of all ages, meaning we could soon聽see more beauties like Mercy Brewer, the 50-something model starring聽in Lonely lingerie鈥檚 latest campaign. The 43-year-old host announced the change via an Instagram video, saying, 鈥淵ou know I鈥檝e stood for diverse beauty and erasing cookie-cutters when it comes to what is deemed beautiful.鈥

鈥淭here have been 23 cycles of America鈥檚 Next Top Model and every single cycle, we say, you have to be 27 years old or younger,鈥 she continued. 鈥淜now what I hear all the time? 鈥楾yra, come on! Why have an age limit?鈥 So you know what? I鈥檓 taking that age limit off!鈥 YAS, QUEEN.

鈥淵ou wanna audition for America鈥檚 next top model? I don鈥檛 care how old you are, honey, you just need to know how to smize and be open to learning how to work the runway like a supermodel,鈥 concluded Banks.

Thinking about trying out? All you have to do is send three snaps, your name, age, height, and weight (yes, all shapes and sizes are welcome too!), plus your contact info to, as well as via Twitter using the hashtag#michellemockcasting.

We can鈥檛 wait to see what diverse contestants this cycle will bring!

Would you want to compete on聽ANTM? Tweet us @BritandCo.

(h/t E!;聽photo via聽Cindy Ord/Getty)