Tyra Banks recently sat down to talk to People magazine about the plus size pics of her that recently hit the internet.Tyra says she was not so much bothered that the pics became public, but rather the harshness of those who seemed overjoyed that she was no longer model thin.Having never been called fat before was a shock Tyra says she was not prepared for and revealed that she does not always eat the way she should and thus her weight fluctuates.You can read part of the article on the next page and though I don’t have the images of “Big Tyra”, I do have recent pics of her from the Producer’s Guild Awards held earlier this week and the sista is still lookin’ good to me.
People magazine article
Tyra Banks, who has gained weight since her days strutting the catwalk, says she was upset when unflattering photos showing her in a one-piece bathing suit were mocked on the Internet.
“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,” the 33-year-old talk-show host says in an interview in the Feb. 5 issue of People magazine.
The photos show Banks on a beach during a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. They had popped up earlier this month on a celebrity gossip Web site with the not-so-nice headline: “Tyra Banks is Fat.”
Banks, who hosts the syndicated “The Tyra Banks Show” and the CW network’s “America’s Next Top Model,” tells the magazine she weighs 161 pounds and has fluctuated from 148 pounds to 162 pounds, depending on how well she’s taking care of herself, since retiring from modeling in 2005.
“I don’t want to sit in front of you and be soap-boxy and fake and say, ‘I love myself, I’m beautiful, it’s great,'” says Banks, who is 5 feet 10 inches tall. “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 the muffin top, that’s when I say, ‘Damn!'”
In other words, yes, she has put on weight, though not nearly as much as recent tabloid stories have suggested.
Banks says “I’m not the healthiest eater” and isn’t required to “live up to that model standard anymore.”
“I’ve made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where’s the pain in that?” she says. “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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