How Tyra Banks Hid Weight Gain at Victoria's Secret Shoots
The famously curvy supermodel used subtle tricks to appear slimmer
Now, this is some supermodel advice we can get behind.
In her modeling days, Tyra Banks had a trick for eating what she wanted – and still looking fierce.
“When I would gain weight and I had a big Victoria’s Secret shoot, say they wanted me to shoot the cover of the swimsuit issue, I would just make my hair bigger to make my booty look smaller!”
The media mogul – who has a new syndicated talk show, Tyra Presents FABLife and a new cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty – continues, “I would be like, ‘I ate burgers for two months, and my ass is 10 lbs. heavier,’ so I would tell my hairdresser to clip more tracks in and tease it up!”
And the 41-year-old entrepreneur, who once told body-shamers to “Kiss my fat ass,” is still unequivocally proud of her curves.
“I don’t know where I got the self-esteem with my body,” Banks says. “Sure I’ve had insecurities, but I didn’t do extreme things.”
As for those inevitable social media bullies? “I love to block the haters,” Banks says with a laugh. “It’s empowering!”
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