Daytime Emmys Host Tyra Banks: I Want People to Say 'Has She Lost Her Mind?'
Tyra Banks knows how to make a statement, and that’s exactly what she plans on doing when she hosts the Daytime Emmys.
“I’m really excited because I like to shake things up,” Banks tells PEOPLE of hosting the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in April. “I think being silly is so fun.”
Though she says the show will still “give respect where it is due,” the America’s Next Top Model host is also looking forward to “pushing the envelope.”
Banks told PEOPLE three things daytime fans can expect on the show.
An Exciting Opening Number
Banks says she won’t be singing for the audience, but she’s hoping to perform a Billy Crystal-esque showstopper.
“I’m excited to attempt an intro where people go, ‘Has she lost her mind?’ and then for them to go, ‘You know, she did lose her mind, and I enjoyed every minute of that craziness,’ ” says Banks, who spent Tuesday shooting promos for the awards show with Pop, the network airing the ceremony.
Some Runway-Worthy Wardrobe Changes
Banks’s hairstyle options may be limited now that she’s got a pixie cut, but that doesn’t mean she’ll stick to one look for the whole show.
“I wanted to do eight [looks] in two hours,” says Banks. “But I just talked to my stylist, and she said I was crazy, so I think it is going to be six looks in two hours.”
An "Unscripted Speeches Only" Policy
“I don’t like it when people pull out a speech,” says Banks. “I think people at home want to just feel your emotion.”
And as a two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Banks knows a thing or two about acceptance speeches.
“It just feels so much better when it’s spontaneous,” she says. “I always think, ‘How many speeches are tucked in people’s pockets or tucked inside their dress or cleavage that they go home and they didn’t win and then they have this written-out speech?’ ”
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Pop.