Tyra Lynne Banks is an American supermodel, television personality, talk show host, actress, businessperson and singer. She became famous first as a model in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and New York, but television appearances made her even more so.
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I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
As my mom wiped the tears from my face, she said, 'Tyra, you know what we’re going to do about this? We’re going to go eat pizza.' We sat in a tiny pizzeria in Milan and strategized about how to turn my curves into a curveball. In a way, it was my decision not to starve myself that turned me into a supermodel, and later on, a businesswoman.
Don't make excuses - make improvements!
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
I hate when models say 'Oh, plastic surgery is just a wrong thing.
What are you talking about? You won the genetic lottery. You look like this specimen that's making people everywhere feel insecure and you're going to ridicule someone for getting plastic surgery?
Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.
As a model, you're so used to taking your clothes off that you just don't care.
I'm a big fan of Lady Gaga. I think she's kinda what modeling is about in a way: Unique-ness, different-ness, edginess, quirkiness is actually special and I think her message is - I wouldn't say it's exactly like my message - but there are similarities in embracing your uniqueness. When she talks about being born this way, I really think she's absolutely fabulous.
I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants.
I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people.
Girls of all kinds can be beautiful; from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned
Its so important to understand your good attendance ups your chances of graduating.
I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it.
I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.
Well, I don't think of myself as a diva.
I'm too dorky! Look at my shoes. (Points to the aforementioned sneakers.) I always look like this. I don't always want to be "working."
In high school I definitely had a clique of friends.
And what I loved about it was that we were healthy and good girls.
I've made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where's the pain in that? If I was in pain, I would have dieted. The pain is not there - the pain is someone printing a picture of me and saying those horrible things.
In terms of bullying, there are so many new laws in America, I am not sure about worldwide, but in America, the laws for bullying are getting strict. And I am really excited of how strict they are and I think it has cut down on a lot of bullying. As a kid I was a bully and I was bullied. I lived both sides of it. To see what is being done with bullying now is super important.
Keep in mind that we should always thank those who hurt us, especially those who did so bad we are forced to transform. They risk the eternal verdict of going to hell just to make us better than who we are.
I won't say if I'm single or dating or married or divorced. There's boundaries.
Love is an excuse to be stupid
I think I'm too young to be a mogul. I think I'm too young for that.
I think a lot of business students chase money and then they burn out.
They have early retirements, not because they want to retire and chill... But because they hate their job and they are miserable. I don't chase money.
I always feel great when I don't have clothes on.
Every woman has a story.
It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too.
There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are
I don't like looking at awards everyday because I feel like they can make you lazy. So, I give them to my Mom and let her look at it everyday. They are symbols of the hard work she put into me. Her sacrifices allowed me and my team to win those awards. But I don't look at any awards everyday.
I know this is weird... I am a Black woman and I am not mixed with any Asian blood or Chinese blood at all, but for some reason, as a child, the movie, The Last Emperor, had a serious affect on me. I can't understand why. But there's something that the movie did to me.
Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.
Perfect is boring, human is beautiful
I liked college guys but they could tell I was just a skinny girl.
Flaws are awesome - so, flawsome! I love making up a word.
Most of my career is spent in a meeting.
.. dressed sharply, looking really great; negotiating over a table, strategizing or coming up with new marketing plans or new ideas. And that makes me really, really happy.
I think my magical dream land would have all of my friends from high school and elementary school. I'm extremely nostalgic so my closest friends are people from my childhood.
I am totally against plastic surgery.
A lot of people think I have breast implants because I have the biggest boobs in the business. But I was a 34C when I was 17...They stay up when I wear a push-up bra. But if people could see me when I come home and take off my bra, how could they think these are fake?
I'm not just retiring from the runway, I'm retiring from all modeling.
God, I love saying that! When I was 18, my mom said I have to have a plan. I decided I'd leave on top. I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.
You can have all the potential in world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing.
You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.
I think it makes women feel better to find fault with other women. I do that, too.
I close my eyes while driving and just sing along. I always open them again in time.
When I am full, I stop eating.
It was really hurtful to me. I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else, I think you're beautiful.' So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and 'disgusting,' what does that make those girls feel like?
Girls of all kinds can be beautiful.
Girls of all kinds can be beautiful - from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It's not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box...Think outside of the box...Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.
Love every part of yourself. Even the things that frustrate you. They make you who you are!
Because my hands are rough and wrinkley, they are my least favourite feature.
An ex-boyfriend used to call them 'Freddy Kreuger' fingers.
Modeling chose me, I didn't choose modeling.
My nutritionist says, 'If you bite it, write it.
' Writing down everything that you put in your mouth really helps. I don’t count a damn calorie. But when I’m really trying to eat healthy, I write everything down. It really holds me accountable and puts me on a healthier path.
From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.
I don't like the label 'plus-size' -- I call it 'fiercely real.
' On 'Top Model,' we call it fiercely real. I don't want to use the term 'plus-size,' because, to me, what the hell is that? It just doesn't have a positive connotation to it. I tend to not use it.
A lot of young girls think that the opposite of fake is rudeness.
And just as ugly as fake is, so is saying whatever is on your mind because it's the truth.