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Celebrity Quote Of The Day: Tyra Banks On Bigotry And Rome

by | 1st, June 2008

tyra-banks.jpgWHO is Tyra Banks? Well…

Tyra Banks has 275 smiles. Like a star athlete who has perfected a jump shot or a curveball, Banks has studied, honed and mastered the smile. In her arsenal are the “surprise smile,” the “angry but still smiling” smile, the “flirting with boyfriend” smile and the “commercial” smile, which, like the rest of Tyra’s smiles, was designed and perfected when Banks, who is now 34, began modeling at 15.

The engmatic smile may still allude her:

“Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command,” Banks told me.

Tyra Banks has presents US TV’s The Tyra Show – think Jeremy Kyle meets Being Anthea Turner:

When she was 20, she wrote in one of her notebooks: “If Michael Jordan can sell tennis shoes and Magic Johnson can sell cars, I can sell cornflakes. I can and I will. So just sit back and relax because here I come. . . . I’m going to hurt and abuse.” Banks looked pleased when she read that passage aloud. “It was a moment,” she said now. “When I showed that to my mom the other day, she said, ‘You didn’t just happen overnight.’ ”

Tyra also fronts America’s Next Top Model, a TV show where she gets to live the dream and be hurtful and abusive:

She studied another photo. “This girl is a bombshell,” she said. “Is she Southern?”

“Yes,” Mok said. “I wonder if she’s bigoted. That could be interesting.”

No irony there. Who needs a bigot, like those Southern girls.


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