tyra banks model return Tyra Banks returns to modeling; 'Top Model' earns fashion credTyra Banks doesn’t believe in that saying, “Those who can’t do, teach.” Why not both?

The 36-year-old has ushered 14 seasons of runway wannabes on “America’s Next Top Model” and officially retired from modeling herself in 2005, but now she’s back and “smizing” for the cameras.

]]>confirms the agency. And these will be legit jobs, not just ones she’s created so she can have photos up on the walls of the “Top Model” house or hire noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker to take. After 14 cycles, this is a good sign to legitimize “Top Model,” which has been becoming more and more ridiculous with each passing season. Also adding fashion cred is “Top Model” severing its relationship with Seventeen magazine and teaming up with Italian Vogue as a sponsor, reports the LA Times. Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley made his debut as a judge on the show this past season and is signed on for two more, so this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. We don’t necessarily think these changes will make “Top Model” any more serious, but perhaps this will open up the show to even more fashion industry luminaries to drop by. We love us some Benny Ninja, but really … Follow Zap2it and Zap2itHanh on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook  for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Steven Meisel