Entertainment behind the scenes
Tyra Banks strips down to promote new season
She was promoting the upcoming season of “The Tyra Banks Show,” her chat program that moves to the CW network this fall. It is the same network that airs Tyra’s “America’s Next Top Model” reality TV contest.
So Tyra stripped down to her knickers, make that a body suit, to say to the world that her new season is going to be about “celebrating inner and outer beauty and owning and rocking what you’ve got.”
Tyra has always been outspoken about women’s body images and the media’s perception of them. Readers may remember a few years back when several celebrity publications ran some rather unflattering pictures of Tyra in a bathing suit. Afterward, she went on her own media campaign to respond, saying things to the effect of, “so what. I am who I am, and this is the body I have.” Our words, not hers. But we say, “You go girl!”
And to support her new season’s campaign of “rocking what you’ve got,” Tyra is going one step further. On the show’s Sept. 8 premiere, she is taking the weave out of her hair and appearing au naturel — her hair, that is. ”No fake hair,” Tyra says in a release promoting the show, “I’m rocking my REAL hair.”
(photo credit: Warner Bros/Michael Loccisano)