All rights reserved. There are few models as outspoken as Tyra Banks and even fewer who've gotten their own talk shows. Thankfully Tyra did, and it brought us one of the most epic instances of "girl power" on television. TV Guide has named Banks' memorable "Kiss my fat ass! The short but powerful speech was prompted by tabloid criticism of a bathing suit photo of Tyra looking curvier than usual.
Tyra Banks: KISS MY FAT ASS. :]
Tyra Banks talks body image, hair on 'Larry King Live' - medeaediciones.com
Today marks an iconic moment in American history—the day Tyra Banks told everyone to kiss it. Ten years ago on Feb. Amid the weight scrutiny, Banks sported the same bathing suit on the set of her show as she looked into the camera and delivered a now-famous and fiercely empowering teary-eyed monologue. Tyra Banks Presents:
Tyra Banks Stuns in the Swimsuit Issue That Made Her a Star
Did you wake up on Saturday morning, bloated with ego, voice still scratchy from screaming "Fat ass! Well, then you're probably not Tyra Banks Look in the mirror and check for eye-smiles just to make sure. On Friday night, while most of America was off not seeing The Love Guru , Tyra Banks, Rachael Ray, that woman from The View , and various nameless, mannequin-faced soap stars were being whisked through the K-Mart style lounge like the daytime stars that they are for the Daytime Emmy Awards. It was a night no one will ever forget, mostly because they didn't watch it in the first place.
Tyra Banks is an accidental cheerleader. A strange leader, indeed, for the war against the increasing objectification of women's body image. She is not a feminist, an academic, an arguer. She is not a thinker.