From Victoria’s Secret to the Art of the Smize: How Tyra Banks Built an Empire Out of Fierceness


When Tyra Banks told Tiffany to “be quiet,” it was only because it pained the America’s Next Top Model host to no end to witness what she felt was a promising young talent frittering away her big chan’

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“Mama always told me that I was beautiful no matter what and that I was worthy no matter what, and that’s the message I want to pass on to women and men everywhere,” Banks reflects in’Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty and Being a Boss. “It ain’t about me. It’s about us. I don’t want you getting in your own way as you strive to reach your big, fat, sexy, juicy goals.”

It’s been more than 13 years since Banks’sent Tiffany Richards packing on Cycle 4 of’ANTM, and those uncomfortable eight minutes have’been psychoanalyzed for eternity, but the message has never stopped coming across loud and clear.

  • Publisher: E! Online
  • Date: Tue Dec 04 03:00:00 PST 2018
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America’s Next Top Model British Invasion: Cycle 18, Episode 7 :: Estelle

This week on America’s Next Top Model British Invasion (Cycle 18, Episode 7), the girls posed as art installations alongside singer Estelle. Read Kidzworld’s recap of ‘Estelle,’ which aired on April 18, 2012, to discover what you missed.

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For this week’s challenge, the 8 remaining contestants teamed up with a group of young girls to create PSA’s (Public Service Announcements) to promote Tyra’s B.I.O campaign. The campaign targets anti-bullying, and promotes beauty inside and out. The British team had more spunk in their PSA, earning them the challenge prize – a video message from each of their loved ones.

Tyra Banks Says She Almost Wasn’t a Victoria’s Secret Model Because of Her Hair

You don’t need us to give you the rundown on Tyra Banks‘s decades-long career; from signing as a model at the age of 15 to bringing “smize” into modern vernacular, she’s a true icon. She was the first black woman to have a contract with Victoria’s Secret, wear Angel wings, and wear the Fantasy Bra‘which she wore not once, but twice, first in 1997 and again in 2004. However, before all of that happened, Tyra almost lost her chance at making it in the industry because stylists didn’t know how to do her hair.

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Tyra Banks Explains Her Reasons For Getting A Nose Job Early On In Her Career

She may be the queen of perfecting poses and of course the ‘smize,’ but supermodel turned mogul Tyra Banks has recently opened up about some things that seemed not so perfect for her. The America’s Next Top Model host recently did an interview with People magazine that detailed her opening up about the cosmetic surgery she has got done earlier in her modeling career. Banks stated that she believes ‘natural beauty is unfair.’

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According to Banks, the bones in her nose were ‘growing and itching,’ which kind of forced her to get work done on her nose so early. ‘I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery,’ she continued. ‘I admit it! Fake hair and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility, to tell the truth.’

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  • Date: 2018-03-29T21:00+00:00
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Tyra Banks Turns 40 (Photos) – Daily Beast

For the past 25 years, Banks has been tearing up runways and big screens around the globe. On her birthday, a look back at her fabulous career.

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