Speaking during CNN’s U.S. TV special Dinner with the Kings, which aired this past Sunday, Tyra Banks has confessed to creating an alter-ego to boost America’s Next Top Model ratings.
“When I did my show, created my show or whatever, I also created a persona on Top Model. And it’s a character. So when I’m sitting there and I have all this make-up on, and I’m like, ‘Your picture’s not fierce…’ talking all that and reprimanding the girls, that is a character.”
Apparently all of this was an act for the cameras:
My favorite part of the TV special was when Tyra tried to play it dumb and tell us she is not sexy:
“So it’s a character, but people think it’s real. I’m so not sexy. I know how to turn it on for a picture but I’m not sexy in real life.”
No, Tyra. You are absolutely right. You are not sexy at all.