Tyra Banks Shows Off Ripped Physique

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A week after revealing her real hair in a push for ratings self-esteem among women, TV mogul Tyra Banks showed off her buff new arms on The Tyra Show.

The talk show host says she and seven friends challenged themselves to a three month "get fit, get healthy challenge" beginning this January.

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"At first it started as a game ... and then it actually turned into a lifestyle for me," she says. "I didn't work out like crazy, [but] I would exercise."

Then she kicked it into another gear.

"I actually bought a treadmill and elliptical. I got rid of one of my couches and I watched Sex and The City episodes on the elliptical and treadmill."

Banks says her slimmer looks have earned her some attention, which is pretty much all she wants in this world, so you can call it a success.

Tyra Banks is ripped ... and pumped for her latest ratings initiative.

"I thought it was going to be private thing me and my friends were going to be doing, but then the media started taking notice and showing pictures of before and after and me losing weight and I felt kind of exposed," she said.

"I wasn't trying to proclaim to the world 'I got fit and I got healthy and I got in shape' because I felt kind of conflicted. Especially, after the 'kiss my fat ass thing.'"

"It's still fat by the way. I just feel better inside!"

Alright, then.

Tyra Banks says she had to train herself to work out. As a model, she says she "used to just rely on metabolism" but that changed as she aged.

Love her or hate her, she really does look good.

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