Tyra Banks

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (48)

  • Tyra Banks: Always act like you're the prettiest girl in the room, even if you don't feel like it at the moment. And when you're going out, make sure all your friends in the group look and feel hot too! You'll be Team Hotness -- and as you walk in, all eyes will be on you.

  • Tyra Banks: (to ET on choosing models on ANTM) I always try to go for different looks, I try to not make girls look like girls from the previous season. We have some really high fashion-looking girls this year.

  • Tyra Banks: (to ET on pushing for plus sized models) I have been pushing to have two plus-sized models on since season six, I got tired of having one girl in that house who didn't have anyone to identify with. I also wanted to be racially diverse so that everyone could look at these girls and identify with them. We finally got these two strong, plus-sized girls this season.

  • Tyra Banks: (to ET on the 'rag mags') It wasn't so much the picture, (that appeared in the tabloids), it was the negative comments. If it was just the picture and it went away, I'd be like, 'Ha ha. Whatever.' To call that ugly, so many girls are seeing that and I needed to let them know that's not ugly.

  • Tyra Banks: (about being thirty pounds heavier than in 1997 when she first made it as a swimsuit model) I still feel hot, but every day is different. It's when I put on the jeans that used to fit a year ago and don't fit now and give me a muffin top, that's when I say "Damn!"

  • Tyra Banks: (after unflattering photos of her in a swimsuit circulated on the Internet with headlines such as "Tyra Porkchop" and "Tyra Banks Is Fat") It was such a strange meanness and rejoicing that people had when thinking that was what my body looked like. It was really hurtful to me.

  • Tyra Banks: (about the harsh criticism she recieved from the news media after becoming thirty pounds heavier) 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?

  • Tyra Banks: (on Janice Dickinson) She is an amazing woman, a handful, but still amazing, and gives the best sound bites in the world. But we mutually decided that she should start doing other things.

Show More Quotes

Trivia (39)

  • Tyra was left embarrassed after strapping in to a lie-detector machine on an episode of her chat show. Asked if she was jealous of Oprah Winfrey, she said no, but was called out by the machine.

  • One of Tyra Bank's celebrity fans is actress Eliska Amor who says she considers Tyra a role model for inspiring healthy body image and confidence.

  • Tyra Banks has a difficulty saying the word "frighteningly".

  • According to Namco, Christie Monteiro's (a Tekken character) look is based on Tyra Banks.

  • Tyra's favorite television shows include Heroes, Will & Grace, and Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

  • Tyra admires Oprah, Jay Leno, Isiah Thomas, and Cindy Crawford.

  • Tyra is allergic to dogs but she still likes Beagles.

  • Tyra calls herself "The Queen Of Cheap".

Show More Trivia