Tyra Banks is opening up about her journey to the cat walk in new interview and she spill the deets on still being scared of Naomi Campbell.. Also including being declined by six Los Angeles modeling agencies before being accepted by the seventh, exclusively as a runway model.
“I got to Paris, and it was very difficult. I did really well really fast, but then the industry was saying, ‘Oh, look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks! So Naomi Campbell, sit your butt down,’ ” Banks said during her appearance on Norwegian/Swedish talk show “Skavlan.” “It wasn’t fair to Naomi, but her response was … to this day, I’m very scared of her. It was very difficult — like some of my lowest times of my life — dealing with that.”
The pair eventually made up on Banks’ now-canceled talk show. “I cried like a baby,” she confessed.”
“My agents in Italy gave [my mom] a list of designers that did not want to hire me anymore because my body was getting thicker,” Banks said of being fat-shamed. “And she showed me this list of designers and I just started crying and said ‘Oh my gosh, Mommy, what do I do? Am I supposed to like starve myself? OK, maybe I won’t eat any bread anymore. Just salads with no dressing, salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner.’ ”With her mother by her side, however, starving wasn’t an option. “‘She says, ‘You know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna eat pizza.’ And she took me to a pizzeria in Milan, Italy … She said, ‘You write down every client in this world that likes a–. Your a– is growing, and I’ll be damned if my baby starves herself for this industry. So we’re gonna go where your a– is going.’ ”
When you’re a bad bitch and you know it these hoes shall be afraid, very afraid..