'America's Next Top Model' Star Tyra Banks Popped My Zits!!!

10/15/2015 12:07 PM PDT

Tyra Banks had her models' backs on "America's Next Top Model," according to former contestant Don Benjamin

We ran into Benjamin, one of the finalists from Cycle 20, Wednesday at the Grove in LA, right after it was announced the show would be ending its 12 year run.

Benjamin had his thoughts on why 'ANTM' was throwing in the towel. He also had nothing but fond memories from his run on the show ... especially of Tyra, who knew no boundaries.

Let's just say her coaching skills went way beyond the booty tooch and smize ...