Tyra Banks: TV Mogul or Hypocrite?

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By day, supermodel-turned-TV-magnate Tyra Banks hosts a talk show known for its message of empowerment to women. She is every woman's best friend.

Tyra Banks has your back! She has gained a big following over the years by defending females against the unfair judgment of society. She's done this by ...

  • Dressing up in a fat suit to gauge reactions among strangers
  • Wearing the same swimsuit on her show that she wore when celebrity gossip tabloids posted fat pictures of her, and telling critics to kiss her fat a$$
  • Most recently, abandoning her patented wigs, weaves and extensions in favor of her real hair, a message to women that beauty comes from within

But is Tyra Banks only out to boost her own celebrity?

Is her talk show a blatant contradiction of the values (or lack thereof) espoused on America's Next Top Model, which she produces and stars on for the CW?

The long-running reality show features contestants being judged by how they dress and look. Which is what modeling is all about ... but is the kind of thing that Banks, a supermodel herself, often denounces as shallow on The Tyra Show.

Clearly, Tyra Banks is a walking, talking contradiction. But does she see it that way, and perhaps more significantly, do any viewers of either show care?

Follow the jump for her two-part interview on Nightline ...

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Tyra Banks Biography

Tyra Banks Then and Now
Tyra Banks is a wanna-be Oprah. She's very pretty, but also self-important and obsessed with herself. The poor woman's Oprah Winfrey is... More »
Inglewood, California
Full Name
Tyra Lynne Banks

Tyra Banks Quotes

She is a 15-year-old, and I just wish everybody would leave her alone!

Tyra Banks [on Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photos]

Michelle Obama, you're one hot mama.

Tyra Banks