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Tyra Banks for FAULT Magazine


Tyra Banks goes goth for Issue 15 of Fault magazine.

Banks chatted with Fault about Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model, which hits the CW11 later this month. The upcoming season will be different from all the others because men will bee competing alongside the female contenders.

On the changes for Cycle 20:

“It is very exciting! It is our Anniversary 20th Cycle and we are featuring male and female models. So, aside from a whole new type of modeling from the men, there’s lots of love connection drama and edgy photo shoot themes.

It’s also really important to me to stay on the cutting edge of trends in photography and technology. In addition to still having ANTM fans as the fourth judge; we’re doing some exciting new things that fans will see during judging that will really wow them.”

On keeping things fresh and new in the modeling world:
“I think it is crucial to keep moving forward in the world of modeling and photography; there are so many innovative things that can be done that have not been fully adopted by those worlds yet.”

On her many Tyra-isms:

“It’s great because it means that when words like ‘smize,’ ‘tooch’ and ‘flawsome’ are penetrating people’s psyches, so is the larger messages behind them.”

“Anybody can perfect the smize and give that model look. You can ‘tooch’ your booty and work it no matter your shape or size. And being
‘Flawsome’ is embracing yourself and your uniqueness, flaws and all. It’s really cool to hear those words used so mainstream now. Look out for the newest catch phrase, inspired by the 20th Cycle of America’s Next Top Model: the ‘booch’ or ‘boy tooch.'”

 On the words that describe her appeal:

“Fierce, flawsome, beauty and booty.”

Check out the rest of Banks’ photos from Fault, over at DailyMail


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Tyra Banks, Annalynne McCord & More Attend CW Network’s 2011 Upfront

The CW Network’s annual Upfront Event took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 19, 2011 in New York City. Shane West, Tyra Banks, Mario Lopez, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Annalynne McCord and various others members of the CW Network family attended the event. Check out some arrival pictures of the stars below.

 Photos by Andy Kropa/Getty Images

Upcoming Cycle Of America’s Next Top Model Will Be An All-Star Season

Looks like Tyra is switching things up for the upcoming season of America’s Next Top Model.   According to, cycle 17 of ANTM will return to The CW with an All-Star edition.

Instead of bringing in a new set of models to compete, the upcoming season will feature some of the shews’ most memorable contestants as well as those who were deemed as “break out” models.

The names of the contestants, if they’ve even been picked, have not be released yet.  Hopefully Tyra will have a season devoted to men at some point, because after this many cycles it was  time to change things up a bit.

Tyra Banks ending talk show after 5 seasons

Model turned talk show host Tyra Banks has decided to end her Emmy winning talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. The show began September 12, 2005. the show moved to The CW network this past September. after a few Emmy wins for her talk show, Banks has decided to end the show to focus on other projects.

Here’s what Banks told People magazine”

“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” Banks tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”

“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks says.

“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” says Banks in  a letter that can be found on the model’s website.

Cycle 15 of  Bank’s show America’s Next Top Model is set to air in February.

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