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Tyra Banks quotes (31)

A smart model is a good model.
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Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts.
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Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?
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Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
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From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.
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I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people.
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I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots.
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I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself.
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I have so many goals.
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I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care.
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I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like. No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area.
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I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
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I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.
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I love the confidence that makeup gives me.
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I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.
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I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'
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I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.
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I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
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I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
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I'm not sure exactly how gossiping about my life with my audience really helps them.
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I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.
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I've always seen modeling as a stepping stone.
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It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too.
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Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.
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My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.
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Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.
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People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.
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The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women.
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There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.
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When I am full, I stop eating.
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You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.
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