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Tyra Banks

If you happen to see this, thank you for embracing your curves and giving the hollywood media a reality check. It's about time someone did this. You look hot and I'd rather be you any day. You are the new standard.

Thu. Feb 1, 9:11am

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i really gained a new respect for her when she appeared in the same swim suit as in the tabloids to protest the article! and she is not a perfect size 4 figure, either! she looks curvy, feminine, confident and great! i think it's absolutely awesome that she is not taking this laying down and is giving a voice to the less-than-perfect crowd. i would love to see pictures of the photographers in their skivvies on the covers next week so we can all see who's calling the kettle black!

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:11 AM

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I think she looks fat. I liked her better before.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:22 AM

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...because you don't like fat people?

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:26 AM

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Too bad we all can't be as happy with ourselves as she is. I wish I had her confidence.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:51 AM

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Well, her courageous stand has already given me more confidence. I'm also tall, and since going on a diet, I now weigh less than she does, and she looks pretty good in that photo spread, so I'm encouraged to believe that I look pretty good, too.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 11:07 AM

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i think she's always been a great roll model no matter what her weight-she's always been a little more curvy than the rest of the models and seems really down to earth. i think it's great that she's telling everyone how much she weighs and flaunting it! the woman is TALL-161 lbs is NOT fat!

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 1:18 PM

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She is too much of a fierce crazy diva for me. And now she's 2x her size...have we forgotten Star Jones????


Thursday, February 01, 2007, 1:51 PM

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how do you dare use such charged and offensive language on this site especially? karma, karma, karma...

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 1:54 PM

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Don't give in to the "let's pick a fight because I'm bored at work" crowd. That's getting pretty old.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 2:36 PM

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and people wonder why we have a society full of unhappy women with BAD body image ....

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 3:27 PM

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Wow, this thread is getting ugly. The only thing missing is a way to blame this on the Republicans.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 3:30 PM

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i like tyra. i want to point out, though, that she is not alone in being a curvy, svelte woman in the celebrity spotlight these days. jennifer hudson is beautiful and embraces her body, just as is beyonce. patricia arquette is also not skinny, but dresees up with confidence. the fact that tyra had to point out very enthusiatically that she was not as fat as they pictured her to be and denied gaining as much weight as was claimed took a little away from her addressing the issue, but i still applaude her.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 3:40 PM

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks looks gorgeous and her weight is considered healthy for her 5'11" frame. It's those kind of comments that cause women to obsess about being thin and try to take drastic measures to lose it. We need more media icons like Tyra embrassing their healthy beautiful bodies instead of stars who are secretly anorexic or bulemic with skeletal frames being the poster children for what beauty is suppose to be.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 5:51 PM

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I love Ty-Ty, but I do not love her granny bathing suit.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:14 PM

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i think she looks good, definitely not fat. i really respect that she's willing to put it out there how much she weighs. I never liked her much before but she's really growing on me, the way she is addressing really relevant issues in a very direct way. she's pretty awesome. i think she could stand to lose a little weight, but she definitely doesn't have to.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 10:31 PM

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Queen Latifah is another big woman who does not run away from her weight...

As someone pointed out, the starlets from the early days of Hollywood were much curvier-- (just look at old "pinup" posters from the 40s and 50s.)

I applaude her in being comfortable in her own skin. More girls and women should learn to be comfortable and confident in their own skin-- Beauty is not just skin deep-- personality plays a big part, too!

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 11:31 PM

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I'm one inch taller than Tyra and currently weigh about 15 pounds more than she does at her FAT weight. The only time I weighed her "model" weight was when I was so ill I was vomiting everything including water for a week.

My goal is to be 154, which pretty much falls into the weight her tv producers want her to be according to this article:,,20009611,00.html
"In fact, it appears that by adding a little padding, Banks the businesswoman has earned a bit of credibility: Her talk show is now entering its second season, and the most recent season of Top Model delivered its strongest ratings ever. "(TV execs) think it's better when I'm at 155 lbs. – at 145, they feel I'm not as relatable," she explains. "

Friday, February 02, 2007, 12:37 PM

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I totally missed this one...what magazine is she interviewed in?

Friday, February 02, 2007, 3:46 PM

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she's the cover story on a recent people magazine.

Friday, February 02, 2007, 3:47 PM

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At 5'11 and 150 pounds she is perfectly healthy, she looks awesome and by god I'm sick of the media playing up these stick figures all the time. My grandmother was in a concentration camp and she often remarks that the models today don't look much different then the suffering people in those camps!

Friday, February 02, 2007, 11:16 PM

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That's an eye-opener 11:16!

Sunday, February 04, 2007, 11:33 AM

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