“I had mentors telling me in order to expand your production company and have new things, you have to delegate.You create and you move on, so that’s where I am right now with the show is more overseeing in general,” Banks — she now juggles a cosmetics line, dubbed Tyra Beauty, a production company, and an upcoming teaching gig at Stanford — admits.
“It’s something that’s been on the tip of my fingers for so long, so it wasn’t necessarily difficult [to let go]. I wanted the show to continue; I wanted to keep it new.
But I still want to do runway and high-fashion work.
I want to stay on top,"' she said, adding: 'With Vogue’s new mandates, things, I hope, will now change for the better.'Tyra has long been advocate for female empowerment and famously appeared on TV with a ball-busting message for the people who had made fun of her after holiday photographs showed her looking heavier than normal.
I want to take this new revamped season and say, ‘Look, models.’” Being turned down for modeling jobs is something Banks herself is no stranger to and even incorporated the sting of rejection into the show’s track record of championing diversity and self-acceptance.
“Even though I was a successful supermodel, I was hearing ‘no’ quite often…