This week Gawker published an article about former America’s Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss’s devastating battle with meth addiction (she will be appearing in an intervention on Dr.Phil today) and former ANTM winner Karidee English commented on the article. In her post she blamed the show and it’s creator/host, Tyra Banks, for not supporting the young women who appeared on the show in their careers once the cameras stopped rolling. The women who win the title of America’s Next Top Model are not given the career support they need to navigate this tough industry and use this launching platform correctly, according to Karidee. She even called out the show for psychologically messing up her and perhaps Jael, because the show made them famous but they couldn’t get work because of their association with it. More
Topic: Tyra Banks
I have always given Tyra Banks credit for being more than just a pretty face. Once a teenage model, Tyra now runs a media empire. I have commended her for her choice to pursue education and really understand the business side of her job but the recent news that she lied or rather embellished about her Harvard Business School degree is so disappointing. She once said, “There’s a difference between a career and a business. I’m not looking to build a company based on fans. Don’t chase the money, even if you want to be a banker. Chase the passion. Chase the dream.” Yeah Tyra. But don’t chase a dream if you are lying about it on the way there. More
Tyra Banks recently told The New York Post that she thought about leaving America’s Next Top Model, the show she created, produced and hosted, because she was so stressed from micromanaging. I am learning how to delegate, and how to empower people,” she says. “It has decreased my stress more. Now we are going to be producing so much more television.” More
Three former supermodels are all trying to transition their career into mentoring and consulting. Which will be the next Tyra Banks? More
Prepare to feel really bad about your office. Tyra Banks new office complex in Manhattan which will be in the same building as her new leadership center for girls sounds pretty amazing. It is under construction right now but when it is done the 30,000-square-foot building will have a bakery, a “wellness center” (we’re not sure what that means exactly), a studio space, and a planetarium (what every office needs.) Add a few Oompa Loompas and this could be Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. More
It has been reported that Tyra Banks is dating a much younger man, model Robert Evans. This is great in pro-cougar news (he is 14 years younger than her) but it gets a little shady because Evans will is an upcoming judge on Tyra’s show, America’s Next Top Model. Office romance is always a tricky thing, but is Tyra in an especially bad light because she recently fired three of her judges from the program?
According to reports, entrepreneur and former model Tyra Banks will be graduating from Harvard Business School by next month. On Valentine’s Day, Banks sat down for a 90-minute conversation with Harvard Business School’s associate dean, Youngme Moon. During her candid, 90-minute chat, as excerpted by The Harbus, the school’s independent newspaper, the media mogul explained why she enrolled in the school’s Owner/President Management Program. Banks said that she made the decision to take classes at Harvard because she wanted to be taken seriously as a businesswoman. ”There’s a difference between a career and a business. I’m not looking to build a company based on fans,” Banks said. More
As New York Fashion Week kicks off, style-watchers will meet a whole new crowd of young models and designers hoping to become the next household name in fashion. For many models, the goal is to become so well known you don’t even need your last name any more: Think supermodels like Cindy, Iman, and Tyra. As hundreds of hungry (often in both senses of the word) young wannabes arrive in New York City, we decided to take a look at some former runway superstars who transferred their catwalking skills into major business empires. More
In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal Harvard Business School student, author and CEO and founder of Bankable Productions, Tyra Banks admits that stress from her career took a toll on her health. While she was writing her new book Modelland, now a New York Times bestseller, she said, “Honestly, chilling for me was eating a meal. I couldn’t just look at the ocean. And in hindsight that wasn’t healthy. How can I say this without tearing up? I got a little alopecia from the stress.” She was writing the book while filming America’s Next Top Model, which she also created and produces.
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Tyra Banks fancies herself an actress in this ad for the upcoming America’s Next Top Model All-Star show. Thankfully, the real models whom she’s trying to impersonate make an appearance, too, before it’s over. More
Although plenty of celebrities become stars without having to go to college, there are quite a few whose formal education has helped them succeed even further. These celebrities – from Tyra Banks to Shaquille O’Neal – show us that you never stop learning. More
There’s no doubt that Tyra Banks has crossed the line from model to mogul – she’s an executive producer on her show America’s Next Top Model and is currently enrolled at Harvard Business School. And like many celebrities, she’s getting into the book publishing business. While it’s nothing unusual for a star to increase their brand exposure by getting a book deal (Snooki, The Kardashians, and other reality stars have taken this route), Banks insists that she’s not like the others. More