“When I did my show, created my show or whatever, I also created a persona on ‘Top Model.’ And it’s a character … So, when I’m sitting there and I have all this make-up on, and I’m like, ‘Your picture’s not fierce…’ talking all that and reprimanding the girls, that is a character … I don’t do that, like, in real life; I’m passive aggressive. I’m anti-confrontational; I’m even in coaching to learn how to be confrontational. It’s a character, but people think it’s real. I’m so not sexy. I know how to turn it on for a picture, but I’m not sexy in real life.”
– Tyra Banks on her “ANTM” alter ego. I wonder if she calls her alter ego Tookie. I wonder if she looks in her mirror each morning and whispers, “I am Tookie” to her reflection. I want to believe this so badly — that Tyra is really humble and meek and not the egomaniac she comes off as. Really I do. [Clutch Mag]
Heads up! This post is going to contain major spoilers about the season finale of “America’s Next Top Model.” Last night the winner was crowned, someone was disqualified, and there were a whole lot of unanswered questions that I had to get to the bottom of. Spoilers, after the jump! Keep reading »
If you thought the all-star season of “America’s Next Top Model” was indication that the model competition show had jumped the shark, think again. Now Tyra Banks is releasing an ANTM fragrance called Dreams Come True … Uh, that’s not exactly what happens to the winning model on ANTM, but we’ll let Tyra have her delusions. You know, there’s a whole generation of ANTM viewers still willing to give Tyra their ratings and money, and they only have to wait until January when the fragrance will be released. We’re not exactly sure what Dreams Come True will smell like, but Racked has some ideas. And let us know if the idea of an ANTM fragrance entices you. [Racked]
Well, here it is, the pinnacle of “America’s Next Top Model” glory. Cycle 16 winner Brittani Kline shows off her retro smize in Beauty In Vogue. Click through to see more of her noir-inspired spread. What do you think? Did she make mama Tyra proud? [The Fashion Spot]
Remember when Tyra made the girls of cycle six of “America’s Next Top Model” pretend they were some broken down dolls? It looks like art is now imitating reality TV. In this spread for Vogue Italia – you know, the magazine that ANTM’s winner gets a spread in? – photographer Tim Walker shoots models Audrey Marnay and Kirsi Pyrhonen as different kinds of dolls. Et tu, Mr. Walker?