‘ANTM’ is officially over and done and we can’t stop crying

First, get your Kleenex, because we’re about to break your heart. The beautiful and always amazing Tyra Banks has just announced that after 12 years and 22 cycles (that’s seasons for you non-ANTM watchers), America’s Next Top Model is officially ending. And of course, we are feeling a whole lot of this:

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TyTy first broke the news on Twitter to her 1 million plus ANTM fans with this brief message:

This of course led many of us to begin mourning over the loss of our favorite sometimes-guilty pleasure.

Shortly after, she expanded on the announcement via Instagram with a sweet and heartfelt message about all the awesome things ANTM accomplished as the “first reality show based in the fashion world” and how we should keep on keepin’ on even after the show is over:

  “Our diehard fans know we’ve expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again.”

At this point, we are already besides ourselves.

But we continue to read the message because what else do we have left? In true Tyra fashion, she finds a way to make us all still feel hopeful about the future by making us remember to stay fierce, keeping it classy with this uber-positive feminist message to her fans:

  “I hope you continue to love your freckles, your moles, your big forehead, your big eyes, your small eyes, your pointy chin, your tiny boobs, your full chest, your ivory or ebony skin (or every color in between) – the stuff about you that makes you well…you. And I hope you’ve learned a heck of a lot from watching. I have an inkling you have. May your photos (and selfies) be forever fierce. May you always find your light. And may you werk hallways like runways. Always remember, you are beautiful & BOOTYful.”

So what do we do now? Watch every episode we can up until the big finale on December 4th (which also happens to be Tyra’s birthday), and of course, follow her every step on Instagram of course because she is the best.  

Love you, Tyra! We’ll miss you, ANTM!

(Images via CW, Giphy, Instagram)