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Born: 1973-12-04
Profession: Model
Nation: American
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I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous.

Tags: Famous, Living, Model

I think every woman would want to do something about their cellulite!

Tags: Woman

I think I'm too young to be a mogul. I think I'm too young for that.

Tags: Young

I used to love writing in my journal.

Tags: Love, Used, Writing

I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.

Tags: Run, Seem, Time

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.

Tags: Career, Control, Love

I'm not sure exactly how gossiping about my life with my audience really helps them.

Tags: Audience, Life, Sure

I've had my heart broken one too many times.

Tags: Broken, Heart, Times

I've made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where's the pain in that?

Tags: Body, Millions, Pain

In high school I definitely had a clique of friends. And what I loved about it was that we were healthy and good girls.

Tags: Friends, Good, School

Journalists told me that a talk show wouldn't work. Some told me I was going to get canceled before my first season was up.

Tags: Show, Talk, Work

My aunt used to call me light bulb head because my head is small at the bottom and bigger at the top. But it was a term of endearment.

Tags: Light, Small, Used

My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.

Tags: Bad, Guitar, Hurt

The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women.

Tags: Runway, Society, Women

There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

Tags: Dreams, Goals, Tell

When I am full, I stop eating.

Tags: Eating, Full, Stop

You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.

Tags: Accept, Fool, Learn

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.

Tags: Business, Strong, Women

From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.

Tags: Life, Moment, Time

I love being able to go to a store, let's say... a store like Topshop or Zara or maybe even Macy's, depends on what department, and not have to look at the price tag.

Tags: Able, Love, Maybe

I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.

Tags: Actually, Loved, Show

I've been singing for six years. I've been in and out of the studios with top producers, but it wasn't something I was ready to express to the public or to the press. I wasn't ready to come out. I wanted to perfect my voice and be 100 percent positive that I could come out right.

Tags: Perfect, Positive, Wanted

It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too.

Tags: Beautiful, Life, Said
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Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

Tags: Art, Best, Time

When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who... owns NYC practically. That's a mogul. I feel like I'm on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it's a word that gets thrown around easily.

Tags: Serious, Thrown, Word

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.

Tags: Accepting, Self, Yourself

I love the confidence that makeup gives me.

Tags: Confidence, Love, Makeup

I'm competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.

Tags: Past, Push, Try

Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?

Tags: Girl, Sexy, Women

I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay if there are flaws here and there.

Tags: Flaws, Here, Sometimes

My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.

Tags: Mom, Off, Waiting

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.

Tags: Appreciate, Beautiful, Beauty

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.

Tags: Design, Next, Wanted

Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.

Tags: Black, Problems, Women

I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots.

Tags: Enjoy, Fashion, Looks

A smart model is a good model.

Tags: Good, Model, Smart

I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people.

Tags: Cool, Either, Wall

I've always seen modeling as a stepping stone.

Tags: Modeling, Seen, Stone

You can't model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.

Tags: Career, Life, Rest

I feel more comfortable when I'm lighter - I sleep better, I snore less, I have more endurance when I work out, my arms look better.

Tags: Less, Sleep, Work

I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself.

Tags: Friends, Lost, Within

I have so many goals.

Tags: Goals

I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care.

Tags: Care, Seen, Tower

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.

Tags: Food, Love, Whatever

I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'

Tags: Baby, Hip, Old

People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.

Tags: Acting, Career, Hope

Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.

Tags: Become, Themselves, Today

I don't like expensive things... I just can't help looking in a magazine for the splurge and the save.

Tags: Help, Looking, Save

I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like. No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area.

Tags: Matter, Pick, Work

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.

Tags: Food, Kinds, Love
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