Tyra Banks

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Real name is Tyra Lynne Banks
Also known as BBQ
Was born at 4 December 1973 (now is 44 years old) in Los Angeles, California, USA
There is some small facts about Tyra Banks:
  • Has an older brother named Devin.
  • CEO of her own company TYInc.
  • Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine.(1994)
  • In 1994, she started the Tyra Banks Scholarship.
  • Professional model.
  • (1996) Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world.
  • First African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition (Winter 1997). She was captured in a red/pink polka dot bikini by Australian photographer 'Russel James (I)' for the issue that went on to become one of the best-selling covers ever for the magazine.
  • Is a "Youth Correspondent" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) , and there is speculation that 'Oprah Winfrey' is training Tyra to eventually take over the show (as of February 2000).
  • (2000) Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year."
  • Size 9 shoe. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Does not drink alcohol.
  • Started a singing career with the song "Shake Ya Body", introduced on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003) .
  • Ranked 54 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
  • Claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, 'Naomi Campbell (I)' . Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.
  • Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song "Shake Ya Body," which appeared on her show "America's Next Top Model" (2003) .
  • Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program.
  • Was accepted to UCLA and USC.
  • Signed with Elite Model Management her senior year of high school.
  • Her mother, 'Carolyn London (I)' , is a professional photographer, and worked as her manager.
  • Grew up in Inglewood, California.
  • Her friends used to call her "The Black Widow" because she used to break up with men she was dating before they would break up with her.
  • Her mother 'Carolyn London (I)' is her best friend.
  • Her brother Devin's ex-wife and children appeared on an episode of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) when the models are in Japan.
  • When she was eleven, she grew four inches and lost 30 pounds.
  • Her older brother Devin tormented her as a child. As adults, the two are friends.
  • Her parents, 'Carolyn London (I)' and 'Don Banks (III)' , divorced when she was six years old.
  • Is allergic to dogs.
  • She and 'Naomi Campbell (I)' reconciled on her talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show" (2005) (November 2005).
  • Received the Michael Award for "Supermodel of the Year."
  • Was named "Woman of the Year" for 2000 by Sports Illustrated.
  • Served as maid of honor at the wedding of best friend 'Kimora Lee Simmons' to 'Russell Simmons'
  • Her first name is Danish, and traces back to the Viking era.
  • Godmother of 'Kimora Lee Simmons' 's and 'Russell Simmons' 's daughter Ming Lee
  • Played as herself in the 1996 Nike commercials with basketball star 'Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway' and "Little Penny" Hardaway (voice of 'Chris Rock (I)' ).
  • As a model, she had the following restrictions: - No Frontal Nudity - No Birds - No Cats - No Fish - No Cigarettes - No Alcohol.
  • As of February 2007, cites "Heroes" (2006/II) as her favorite TV show, and her favorite Heroes character as Hiro, played by 'Masi Oka' .
  • Says her favorite cycle of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) is Cycle 1, because the girls did not know what to expect.
  • Chosen by FTC Publications Class-Elite Magazine (USA) as "The Role Model for Models" [2007].
  • She was raised in Inglewood, California with her brother Devin, and attended Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girl, independent Catholic private school in Los Angeles.
  • One of only two people to ever receive the editor's copy of the FTC Publications International Model's Guide. The other was 'Naomi Campbell (I)' .
  • Wore braces for two and a half years to straighten her teeth.
  • While a high school student, Tyra applied to five colleges with the intention of majoring in film and television production.
  • Within Banks' first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows--a record in the business for a newcomer.
  • Attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, California, a popular Catholic girls' school, where she claims that her classmates made fun of her because of her height and weight.
  • One of only four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $18 million.
  • Until season 4 of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) , she would spend an hour with every girl who got kicked off the show, talking with them in private. The producers asked her to stop this.
  • She has been an advocate against racism in Hollywood.
  • To promote the new season of her talk show, Tyra stripped down to a bodysuit to say that her new season is going to be about "celebrating inner and outer beauty". Tyra has always spoken about women's body images and the media's scrutiny of female beauty. She was given a 'Do Something' Award for a celebrity who is doing something good in the world of style.
  • Has ended her four-year relationship with banker John Utendahl [December 13, 2011].
  • Attending Harvard Business School [January 1, 2012].
  • Childhood friend of 'Kenya Barris' , co-creator with 'Ken Mok (I)' and her, of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) .
  • Received a diploma from Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program [Februay 23, 2012].
  • Dropped out of Loyola University, at age 17, to pursue modeling.
  • Cousin of 'Nichelle Rodriguez' , an acting manager in Los Angeles, with the company, "Inspired Talent Management", whom also owns and runs the film acting camp, "Young Actors Camp", for kids and teens.
  • The first African-American model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine.
  • The first African-American model to appear on the cover of the Victoria's Secret catalog.
  • Has a son, York Banks Asla (b.January 27, 2016, was born via gestational surrogate) with her boyfriend 'Erik Asla' .
  • Is in a relationship with 'Erik Asla' . They have a son together.
  • Is in a relationship with 'Erik Asla' since 2013. They have a son together.
Also look some video clip about Tyra Banks:
There is the list of movies, where Tyra Banks was taked part:
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1 38th NAACP Image Awards movie 38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 as Herself - Presenter
2 Eight Crazy Nights movie Eight Crazy Nights 2002 as Victoria's Secret Gown
3 Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter movie Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter 1994 as Hostess
4 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael movie Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 1999 as Herself ("Too Funky" video)
5 Most Shocking Talent Show Moments movie Most Shocking Talent Show Moments 2011 as Herself
6 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2010 movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2010 2010 as Herself
7 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful movie Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful 2014 as Herself
8 The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 as Herself
9 The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 as Herself
10 The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 as Herself
11 The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 as Herself - Presenter
12 The Victorias Secret Fashion Show movie The Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2003 as Herself
13 The Victorias Secret Fashion Show movie The Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2010 as Herself
14 Americas Next Top Model movie Americas Next Top Model 2003 as Herself - Judge and Photographer
15 The Tonight Show with Conan OBrien movie The Tonight Show with Conan OBrien 2009 as Herself
16 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies movie 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 as Herself - Place #60
17 1996 Billboard Music Awards movie 1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 as Herself
18 1998 ALMA Awards movie 1998 ALMA Awards 1998 as Herself
19 1998 MTV Movie Awards movie 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 as Herself
20 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards movie 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 as Herself
21 2000 Essence Awards movie 2000 Essence Awards 2000 as Herself
22 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards movie 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2001 as Herself
23 2011 Do Something! Awards movie 2011 Do Something! Awards 2011 as Herself
24 29th NAACP Image Awards movie 29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 as Herself
25 34th NAACP Image Awards movie 34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 as Herself
26 35th NAACP Image Awards movie 35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 as Herself
27 37th NAACP Image Awards movie 37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 as Herself
28 A Woman Like That movie A Woman Like That 1997 as Herself
29 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 2007 as Herself
30 BET Awards 2009 movie BET Awards 2009 2009 as Herself
31 Cleavage movie Cleavage 2002 as Herself
32 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute movie CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2007 as Herself - Presenter
33 Coyote Ugly movie Coyote Ugly 2000 as Zoe
34 Craptastic! movie Craptastic! 2012 as Herself
35 Elmopalooza! movie Elmopalooza! 1998 as Herself
36 Fashion Rocks movie Fashion Rocks 2005 as Herself
37 Fashion Rocks movie Fashion Rocks 2007 as Herself
38 Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? movie Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 as Herself
39 Halloween: Resurrected movie Halloween: Resurrected 2002 as Herself
40 Halloween: Resurrection movie Halloween: Resurrection 2002 as Nora
There is the list of interview of Tyra Banks:
  • "USA Today" (USA), 2 December 2015, Vol. 34, Iss. 56, pg. 2D, by: Andrea Mandell, "Tyra on what's past, what's next - 'Smize' and other fallout from 13 years of 'Top Model'"
  • "Woman's Day" (USA), September 2015, Vol. 78, Iss. 9, pg. 64, by: melissa Matthews Brown, "Tyra Knows Beauty"
  • "Family Circle" (USA), February 2009, Vol. 122, Iss. 2, pg. 40, by: Stephanie Emma Pfeffer, "Take It From, Tyra"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 19 December 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 51, pg. 38-39, by: Tyra Banks, "My Big Year"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 7 November 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 45, pg. 30-31, by: Jessica Coen, ""Q & A: Tyra Banks""
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 11 September 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 37, pg. 84, by: n/a, "A Model Talk Show"
  • "Vibe" (USA), June 2000, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, pg. 141, by: Shaheem Reid, "Body Rock"
  • "Seventeen" (USA), April 1998
  • "Expressen" (Sweden), 5 May 1995
  • "People" (USA), 11 April 1994
There is the list of some articles of Tyra Banks:
  • "USA Today" (USA), 2 December 2015, Vol. 34, Iss. 56, pg. 1D, by: Andrea Mandell, "As 'Top Model' exits, Tyra's still its touchstone"
  • "Los Angeles Times" (USA), 11 October 2015, Vol. 134, Iss. 312, pg. C9, by: Lauren Beale, and Neal J. Leitereg, "HOT PROPERTY: Tyra Banks to sell 'FabLife' estate"
  • "AD Rotterdams Dagblad" (Netherlands), 8 June 2012, by: Tom Tates, "Tyra Banks verliefd op piepjonge playboy"
  • "Spits" (Netherlands), 29 January 2010, "Tyra Banks pakt mode-industrie aan"
  • "Harper's Bazaar" (USA), September 2008, pg. 516-525, by: Laura Brown, "American Dream"
  • "Parade" (USA), 13 January 2008, pg. 5-6, by: Emily Listfield, "'None Of Us Is Perfect'"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 2005, Vol. 52, Iss. 12, pg. 25, by: n/a, "She Walked in Beauty"
  • "Parade" (USA), 26 September 2005, pg. 20, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Tyra Banks"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 2 September 2005, Vol. 1, Iss. 837, pg. 50-52, by: Clarissa Cruz, "Looker Who's Talking"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 24 July 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 30, pg. 30, by: Bruce Fretts, "12 Wildest Celebrity Meltdowns Ever! - #12 Tyra Banks blows up"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 20 March 2004, Vol. 52, Iss. 12, pg. 40-43, by: Bruce Fretts, "The end of the runway for Tyra?"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 2004, Iss. Winter, pg. 180, by: Albert Chen, "Apres Beach, Where?"
  • "Jet" (USA), 26 May 2003, Vol. 103, Iss. 22, pg. 56(5), by: Margena A. Christian, "Tyra Banks: says 'it's a lot more than just looks' to become 'America's next top model'"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 14 December 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 50, pg. 16, by: Mark Schwed, "Grapevine"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 16 November 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 46, pg. 20-26, by: Michael Gross, "The Secret of Their Sex-ess"
  • "Just for Black Men" (USA), January 1999, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pg. 32-35, by: Anonymous, "The Top 10 Sexiest Women"
  • "Women's Sports and Fitness" (USA), June 1998, pg. 46-51, by: Jonathon Van Meter, "Tyra and Spoon"
  • "Ebony" (USA), May 1997, by: Lynn Norment, "Tyra Banks: on top of the world - African American fashion model"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 21 February 1997, Vol. 86, Iss. 7, pg. 170-176, by: Richard Hoffer, "Banks Shot"
  • "Just for Black Men" (USA), December 1996, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 30-33, by: Kate Ferguson, "Oh, Those Black Supermodels"
There is the list of some printed articles of Tyra Lynne Banks:
  • "AD Rotterdams Dagblad" (Netherlands), 8 June 2012, "Tyra Banks verliefd op piepjonge playboy"
  • "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 30 January 2010, Iss. 3
  • "Spits" (Netherlands), 29 January 2010, "Tyra Banks pakt mode-industrie aan- part of article"
  • "Harper's Bazaar" (USA), September 2008, pg. 3+516-517+519-521+525, by: Alexi Lubomirski, "Fierce Fashion"
  • "Playboy" (USA), March 2008, Vol. 55, Iss. 3, pg. 114, by: staff, "Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities"
  • "Playboy" (USA), March 2006, Vol. 53, Iss. 3, pg. 120, by: staff, "Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities"
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 2005, Vol. 52, Iss. 7, pg. 161, by: Todd Williamson, "Grapevine: Banks Yankers"
  • "Playboy" (USA), March 2005, Vol. 52, Iss. 3, pg. 164, by: Marion Curtis, "Grapevine: Banks for the Mammaries"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), April 2004, Vol. 28, Iss. 127, pg. 54, by: staff, "Athletic Supporters: Tyra Banks"
  • "Playboy" (USA), March 2004, Vol. 51, Iss. 3, pg. 168, by: Dimetrios Kambouras, "Grapevine"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 2004, Iss. Winter, pg. 178, by: Walter Iooss Jr, "Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Hall of Fame"
  • "Sports Illustrated: Ultimate Swimsuit" (USA), 5 November 2002, pg. 91-92+104
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), March 2002, Vol. 24, Iss. 103, pg. 87, by: staff, "Music Video Vixens: From "Too Funky""
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), November 2001, Vol. 23, Iss. 100, pg. 42, "100 Sexiest Celebrities Of All Time Nude! #55 : Saving The Environment"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 2000, Vol. 47, Iss. 12, pg. 148, "Sex Stars 2000"
  • "Maxim" (USA), November 2000, Iss. 35, pg. 166, by: Matthew Jordan Smith, "Five for the Ages"
  • "CKM" (Hungary), November 2000, Vol. 3, Iss. 11 (25), pg. 41, "Kielégíthetetlenek"
  • "Vox" (Hungary), November 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 11 (43), pg. 76, "A Sakáltanya sztárjai"
  • "Black Men" (USA), July 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 4, pg. 30-40, by: Anonymous, "Women of Summer"
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), January 2000, Iss. 98, pg. 9, "Gyerünk, Tyra!"
  • "GQ" (USA), January 2000
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2000, Vol. 13, Iss. 4, pg. 94-95, by: staff, "Treasured Chests: 2nd Set - # 2 Tyra Banks"
  • "GQ" (USA), July 1999
  • "Photo" (France), June 1999
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1999, Vol. 46, Iss. 5, pg. 180, by: Peter Kramer, "Grapevine: All the Way to Banks"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 1999
  • "Max" (Australia), January 1999
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 8, pg. 78-81, by: staff, "Model Behavior: Tyra Banks"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 3, pg. 94-97, by: staff, "25 Sexiest Women of 1999 - #1"
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 1998, Vol. 45, Iss. 7, pg. 185, by: Fitzroy Barrett, "Grapevine: All The Way To Banks"
  • "Photo" (France), July 1998
  • "Photo" (France), June 1998
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 1998
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), Winter 1998, Vol. 88, Iss. 7, pg. 122-123+126, by: Robert Erdmann, "Maldives"
  • "GQ" (UK), October 1997
  • "Man" (Spain), September 1997
  • "Max" (USA), May 1997
  • "Photo" (France), March 1997
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 21 February 1997, Vol. 86, Iss. 7, pg. 150-160, by: Russell James, "Tyra"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 1997
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, pg. 11, by: staff, "Star-tistics"
  • "Just for Black Men" (USA), December 1996, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 94-97, by: Anonymous, "Hot Chocolate"
  • "Max" (France), November 1996
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 1996, Vol. 43, Iss. 7, pg. 163, by: Bill Davila, "Grapevine: Banking on Tyra"
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1996, Vol. 43, Iss. 5, pg. 125, by: n/a, "Super Models"
  • "GQ" (USA), February 1996
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 29 January 1996, Vol. 84, Iss. 4, pg. 78-79, by: Walter Iooss Jr., Robert Huntzinger & Marco Glaviano, "Hot Spots"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1996, Vol. 9, Iss. 2, pg. 90-93, by: staff, "The 25 Sexiest Women of 1996: # 2 - Tyra Banks"
  • "Elle" (USA), January 1995
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1994, Vol. 41, Iss. 12, pg. 172, by: Gretchen Edgren, "Sex Stars 1994"
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1994, Vol. 41, Iss. 5, pg. 120-121, "Barely There"
  • "Elle" (UK), May 1994
  • "Seventeen" (USA), June 1993
  • "Elle" (USA), March 1993
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 22 February 1993, Vol. 78, Iss. 7, pg. 69+73, by: Paolo Curto, "Florida Keys"
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), February 1993
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1993, Vol. 40, Iss. 1, pg. 149, by: staff, "The Year In Sex"
  • "Harper's Bazaar" (USA), November 1992
  • "Elle" (USA), November 1992
  • "Elle" (USA), October 1992
  • "Vogue" (UK), October 1992
  • "Vogue" (UK), September 1992
  • "Elle" (USA), July 1992
  • "Mademoiselle" (USA), July 1992
  • "Mademoiselle" (USA), March 1992, by: Steven Klein, "Wild & Wonderful"
  • "Glamour" (Italy), March 1992
  • "Marie Claire" (France), September 1990
  • "Elle" (USA), February 1988
The image of Tyra Lynne Banks was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Harper's Bazaar" (USA), September 2008
  • "Tros Kompas" (Netherlands), 21 July 2007, Iss. 29
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 20 March 2004, Vol. 52, Iss. 12
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 16 November 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 46
  • "TV direkt" (Germany), July 2002, Iss. 16
  • "Total Film" (Hungary), October 2000, Iss. 18
  • "TV Hören und Sehen" (Germany), September 2000, Iss. 35
  • "Maxim" (USA), August 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 8
  • "Black Men" (USA), July 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 4
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2000, Vol. 13, Iss. 4
  • "Just for Black Men" (USA), July 1999, Vol. 3, Iss. 4
  • "P.O.V." (UK), April 1999
  • "GQ" (USA), January 1999
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 3
  • "Cosmopolitan" (Spain), July 1998
  • "Photo" (France), July 1998
  • "Seventeen" (USA), April 1998
  • "Shape" (USA), December 1997
  • "Photo" (France), November 1997
  • "Man" (Spain), September 1997
  • "Maxim" (UK), August 1997
  • "Cosmopolitan" (Germany), 1 July 1997, Iss. 7
  • "Details" (USA), May 1997
  • "Cosmopolitan" (Germany), May 1997
  • "Fitness" (USA), March 1997
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 21 February 1997
  • "GQ" (Spain), December 1996
  • "Just for Black Men" (USA), December 1996, Vol. 1, Iss. 1
  • "TV-Spielfilm" (Germany), November 1996, Iss. 23
  • "Anna" (Italy), 26 May 1996
  • "TV-Spielfilm" (Germany), April 1996, Iss. 9
  • "GQ" (USA), February 1996
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 29 January 1996, Vol. 84, Iss. 4
  • "TV-Spielfilm" (Germany), October 1995, Iss. 21
  • "Max" (France), July 1995
  • "Elle" (USA), December 1994
  • "Elle" (Spain), January 1994
  • "Essence" (USA), June 1993
  • "Elle" (Spain), October 1992
  • "Harper's Bazaar" (Germany), August 1992
  • "Vogue" (Spain), 1991
  • "Marie Claire" (France), September 1990
  • "Cosmopolitan" (USA), February 1990
There is the list of some quotes of Tyra Banks:
  • Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself. You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.
  • Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic, erotic women. Why can't we be the sexy All-American girl next door?
  • Believe it or not, I just really know how to pose well. It took me five years to learn what my best angles are.
  • [on 'Adrianne Curry' 's complaints that she did not receive what was promised her as the winner of "America's Next Top Model" (2003) .] I have an invested interest in all the girls. I take Adrianne's struggles to bed with me at night. Adrianne's problem was that she went to Europe to try to make it and nobody knew who she was there. So it was like starting over. But after a girl leaves the show it's really up to her to be aggressive and try to succeed.
  • I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's OK if there are flaws here and there.
  • I took guitar before ... well for two months but I remember nothing. My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.
  • [About 'Barack Obama' , who was in running for President in 2008]: When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling. I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They're like, 'Well, he hasn't won yet,' but I'm like, 'Yes, he has because he's gotten this far.'
  • [About her longtime struggled with chronic stomach aches]: I would get major attacks. I would be in bed for days, it was so painful.
  • [on watching "Sex and the City" (1998) , while exercising]: I got rid of one of my couches in my living room and I watched Sex and The City episodes on the treadmill or the elliptical, so Sex and the City lasts 30 minutes - that's how long I'm on the elliptical.
  • [on re-evaluating her eating habits by keeping a food diary]: I switched up my unhealthy eating habits for healthier eating habits, and I haven't had a tummy attack since December '08.
  • My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are. There's a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart. And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a 'Tyra Show.' I really love you all.
  • [on her decision to end "The Tyra Banks Show" (2005) in 2010]: I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.
  • [Who said about her teenage years in Los Angeles that being a supermodel wasn't a goal nor a dream]: It wasn't something that I always wanted to do -- it wasn't like I grew up and looked at magazines and said, 'Oooh, that's so glamorous, I wanna do that.' It found me. I was thin, I was 98 pounds, I was 5 foot 9, I was an inch shorter than I am now. So that is not just supermodel thin, that's just like, what's-wrong-with-her thin, and I had very low self-esteem because nothing I could do would make me gain weight.
  • [When she began to question about the natural of beauty and the role race played]: I know that I got the covers of those magazines and that I had a very successful commercial side of the modeling industry. I think it had to do with my coloring and the fact that my eyes were green and my hair is sandy and my skin is caramel-colored. And I look at who society puts on a pedestal when it comes to black beauty, and a lot of the times it's a biracial girl, or a girl that does have lighter skin. I have made it one of the missions of my life to redefine and to open up the small box of what beautiful is.
  • [on 'George Michael (II)' ] I knew something was different and interesting about him. I knew he was extra special. I had such a crush on him like nobody's frickin' business. I was just like, "Why do I feel so comfortable with him?" I'm that little prepubescent teenage girl feeling so comfortable with him. It was probably because he was gay. I think young girls, their first crushes are gay men. It's a non-threat. Now I look at it and think, "Oh my God, he was gay. That's why I liked him. It was safe and he was gorgeous and stunning, and that amazing voice. And he was shaking that ass." He really resonated with me. Later I was in his music video "Too Funky." I went from being in love with him to being like, "You're fierce, bitch!"
  • It hit me after graduating from Harvard, we just have to do a college cycle!
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