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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.

Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Picture

"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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We've brought you our Plastic Surgery Hall of Fame. Now we present to you our Celebrity Weight Loss Hall of Fame ... or Shame, as it is in many cases.

For every celebrity weight loss success, there is an equal and opposite celebrity weight gain... or celebrity weight loss gone horribly, horribly overboard.

Sometimes stars mean well, but fall off the boat and pack the pounds back on. Other times, they end up trying TOO hard and skipping a meal or 30.

The technical term for the latter is Mischa Barton Syndrome (MBS). Here's a look at the former OC star looking healthy last year and emaciated now ...

Mischa Barton Then and Now

Wow. Looking good, Mischa. When was your last meal, Thanksgiving?

Follow the jump for many more examples of celebrity weight loss winners and losers - those who have either tried way too hard or not hard enough.

NOTE: In the interest of mixing it up a bit, we didn't even include Jessica Simpson - though you can find many, many photos of her on our site!

Now, on to the Hall of Fame and Shamers ...

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