Tyra Banks Shows Off Her New Figure
Tyra Banks is looking fit and fabulous, having reportedly dropped over 30 pounds from her highest weight two years ago. The supermodel and TV host was seen flaunting her figure in a New York City photo shoot, showing off her new size 8 frame. Previously, she was wearing size 14-16 at the peak of her weight gain.
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Speaking about her defense of her physique a few years ago, Banks now says: "I might be doing a little TMI (too much information) - I always feel great when I don't have clothes on ... When I told the world to kiss my fat a**, I remained that size for two years. I maintained it with my ice cream and my salad with ranch and dressing and croutons and bacon bits."
Banks has since dropped the weight and also has been on a personal revealing kick. To kick off the new season of her show in September, she ditched her hair enhancements (see: weave) and showed off her natural hairline.
"I've worn weaves and wigs and pieces and clip-ons and clip-outs and clip-downs and around since I was 17, 18, and I wanted to show the real me. I wanted to show the raw me, and I just got out of the shower," Banks told Larry King during an interview.
In 2007 during the peak of criticism about her weight, Banks told PEOPLE: "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?"
Banks went on to say that it's not her weight gain or personal issues that caused her pain, but the sharp words from critics.
"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."
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