Banks states that she has always had a curvy body even in her earlier and slimmer days of modeling where she was always 20 or 30 pounds heavier than most of the other supermodels. Your email address will not be published. Sign me up for the newsletter!
Tyra Banks: Am I looking to be Oprah? Oh, Lord, if I tried, I would fail. Banks: She is like the -- the Godmama, you know?
Kesha pulled a Tyra Banks on Sunday night, giving us deja vu to the talk show host's infamous takedown of her body shaming critics. In a since-deleted Instagram video, Kesha gave her haters the finger and mooned the camera. In case you somehow forgot, Tyra made talk show history 10 years ago after photos of her in a swimsuit went viral online.
Tyra Banks is one of the most famous supermodels in the world, largely thanks to "America's Next Top Model" and her legacy as the first black Victoria's Secret Angel. But Banks is the first person to admit that her road to success in the fashion industry was bumpy and demanding. The "Perfect Is Boring" author recently opened up to Business Insider about the difficulties she has faced with body image and unrealistic weight expectations.
It has been nearly three years since the unflattering Tyra Banks bathing suit shot seen—and viciously mocked—around the world first surfaced, and ever since then the talk show host has been downright defiant in her defense of full-figured women. So what does it mean now that Banks, 35, is sporting a noticeably slimmer figure, having dropped roughly 30 lbs. Tyra loves her body no matter what size she is—and thinks every woman should feel that way.
Today marks an iconic moment in American history—the day Tyra Banks told everyone to kiss it. Ten years ago on Feb. Amid the weight scrutiny, Banks sported the same bathing suit on the set of her show as she looked into the camera and delivered a now-famous and fiercely empowering teary-eyed monologue.
Back inshe put on the swimsuit she was photographed unflatteringly wearing by paparazzi while at the beach to make a statement that she was confident in her body at any size. It was a moment that resonated with so many women. So I have something to say to all of you that have something nasty to say about me or other women that are built like me.
First came Gwyneth's Goopand now Tyra Banks has launched her own online venture that she calls a "magaline" her version of an online magazine. The headline that caught my eye? I kind of love Tyra.
There are few models as outspoken as Tyra Banks and even fewer who've gotten their own talk shows. Thankfully Tyra did, and it brought us one of the most epic instances of "girl power" on television. TV Guide has named Banks' memorable "Kiss my fat ass!