Tyra Banks teased her upcoming outfits on Dancing with the Stars hours after it was announced that contestant Jeannie Mai was forced to withdraw from the ABC celebrity ballroom competition due to a health scare.
Ahead of the live show, the America’s Next Top Model alum took to her Instagram page to hype up her own fashion game. The 46-year-old beauty shared a pic of last Monday’s dramatic Halloween couture, then promised fans that this week, she will rock her favorite color of yellow, as well as a mind-blowing neon ensemble when she makes her usual grand arrival into the DWTS ballroom.
Tyra did mention the celebrity dancers’ upcoming “relay” dances, which she teased would be “next level.” However, she did not address the sudden departure of Jeannie, which is a major development in the competition considering there was supposed to be a double elimination for Week 8.
Instead, Tyra encouraged fans to tune in for the “glam” and “jams” on the ABC dance-off, where her grand entrances and outfit changes have become an extra attraction on the show.
In the comments section, Tyra’s fans praised her looks and said they can’t wait to see her latest outfits.
Meanwhile, some of Tyra’s co-stars used their social media space to post supportive messages for Jeannie, who withdrew on Monday morning after she was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition in her throat that requires immediate surgery.
In an Instagram video, Cheryl Burke and her partner, AJ McLean, recorded a message for The Real star. You can watch the clip here.
“Jeannie, you have been such a light on this show and I will miss having your energy on set. You are in our hearts as you go through this. Love you, sis!” Cheryl captioned the clip.
Val Chmerkovskiy also paid tribute to Jeannie on Instagram as he noted that she was a “joy” to watch every week.
“Sucks to see the experience end on this note for you,” the veteran Dancing with the Stars pro wrote.
In comments to the announcement of Jeannie’s exit on the official DWTS Instagram page — as seen here — pro dancers Keo Motsepe, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Karagach, Peta Murgatroyd, Britt Stewart, Sasha Farber, and more posted-well wishes for the ailing star.
Tyra will have the chance to explain how Jeannie’s departure will affect tonight’s elimination and the planned relay dances during the live edition of Dancing with the Stars.