Tyra Banks talks about being fat

January 25th, 2007 // 196 Comments
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Tyra Banks is publicly talking about her recent weight gain (she’s 5’10″ and currently weighs 161 lbs), and tells People magazine:

“I get so much mail from young girls who say, ‘I look up to you, you’re not as skinny as everyone else, I think you’re beautiful.’ So when they say that my body is ‘ugly’ and ‘disgusting,’ what does that make those girls feel like? I still feel hot, but every day is different. It’s when I put on the jeans that used to fit a year ago and don’t fit now and give me the muffin top, that’s when I say, ‘Damn!’ 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. I’ve made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where’s the pain in that? If I was in pain, I would have dieted. The pain is not there – the pain is someone printing a picture of me and saying those (horrible) things.”

Being fat is cool if you’re a sumo wrestler or a circus freak or a hot dog eating champion, but usually it’s just gross. I’m not saying fat people can’t be sexy, they just have to be clever about it. You know, like printing out a full sized poster of a supermodel and taping it to their neck. Or getting everybody in the world drunk. Or not being fat.

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  1. RunningWithCarsAndBoysWithScissors

    first

  2. cuesta_rey

    you go, girl!

  3. RichPort

    OK fine… I’d hit that. But I won’t smile… much…

  4. mike hawk

    tag team tyra! i’d go on that hog hunt

  5. thefonz888

    its nice that she’s setting the example for girls to be more confident about their bodies, but everytime she opens her mouth she’s also setting the example for girls to be idiots

  6. BarbadoSlim

    She’s a cow.

    And what’s with the alien forehead.

    this thread should be ….interesting.

  7. MrSemprini

    It would not bother me in the least if my wife looked like that…even the funny thing she’s doing with her arms. And, the makeup. And, the swimsuit. Better be safe and just take that off.

  8. mztry

    Tyra is MAGNIFICENT!

    What a great role model she is!
    ____________________________________

    What do your mothers and sisters look like you nasty ass jerks who put women down?

    MAY YOUR PEENIES ROT AND FALL OFF!

  9. BarbadoSlim

    told ya!

  10. She can gain another 15 pounds and I’d still hit it. With some barbecue sauce.

    Word.

  11. wedgeone

    #8 – you just yelled “Peenies”. I’ve not heard anyone say that in 20 years!! ROTMFFLMMFAO! >^D

    However, this news is almost 24 hours old. I can’t believe that the Fish just now posted it. Damn, buy, you’se slow!

    Yah – I’d still break my peenie off in her, though.

  12. mike hawk

    mom \ sister-total fresh hotties. what’s a peenie? is that like a cro-magnum, archeivel wang? OK FINE MOM

  13. chelsea_423

    Um, why is she fat? Most famous people have a reason why they’re fat, like they’re pregnant, they’re beefing up for a film role, or they’re dating K-Fed. She needs a good reason dammit!

  14. mike hawk

    #11 lolpimp

  15. whitegold

    She got lazy and let herself go big time. She just stopped trying. Which is pretty bad, cuz like she said, she made her money off her looks and with all her money, she shouldn’t have a problem staying in shape. She just straight up got lazy. And back in the day, I thought she was so damn hot! But I still like watching America’s Next Top Model, and yeah, I don’t mind admitting it!

  16. whitegold

    Sumo wrestlers are the coolest fat people. I saw sumo wrestling in Japan. That was so friggin awesome. And how come that Japanese eating hot dog champion isn’t fat?! Shouldn’t he be?! The guy eats like 100 hot dogs?! Why isn’t he a friggin blimp? I wish I could eat 100 hot dogs. I like hot dogs. Then again, that guy must have some wicked bathroom issues for the next few days while trying to pass all those dogs through his system. Damn.

  17. whitegold

    Hahaha, I wrote “Japanese eating hot dog champion” and now I’m giggling my friggin ass off thinking about some giant world champion hot dog that goes around eating japanese people. I’m an idiot haha. Clearly I meant that Japanese guy who wins all those hot dog eating competitions.

  18. BarbadoSlim

    Sadly, like many black female celebrities, she’s gotten lazy, she just stuffs her fucking piehole, she’s got a monster ‘tude and does no exercise. She’s all miss ‘thang *snaps fingers*

    I fucking HATE that shit. And that show of hers is bullshit, America’s Top whaaaaaaaaa?

    really? how many of those girls are supermodels now?
    bitch puhleeeeze.

  19. biatcho

    I think I had that same bathing suit, back in fucking 1985.

    mztry is fat, that explains so much!

  20. Folu362

    WHERE HAS ANGRY FERRET GONE?

  21. CarrieBekah

    tyra looks fine…hell im skinnier than her and i think she is sexier than i could ever be because she knows how to work what shes got.

  22. mrs.t

    I think Ferret’s mom grounded him from the computer.

  23. eastboundanddown

    She’s still hot and I still love her.

  24. mrs.t

    And, Tyra looks fine. Who among us hasn’t dealt with the January Muffin Topper? I’m still working on mine every fucking morning at the goddam gym to no avail. Fucking Christmas cookies.

  25. jesseeca

    is this suppose to be a pictue of her being fat because i don’t see it. and i’m pretty sure 161 for 5′ 10″ isn’t fat for her size frame.

    anyway, i guess when you strut around in underwear for a living, people will call you out for gaining weight. who cares. people only have to answer to themselves, not the media.

  26. SHes gross you need a reason to be that fat girls should not be co mfortable looking like that ecspecially in ur twentys or teens its like saying i dropped out of highschool and im ok with that u should dtill feel smart if it was supposed to be there there would be room for it being fat is failing as a person dont tell me all these beast oh wait “real” girls have thyroid problems I cook/eat more than rachel ray and im 5’7″ 120-30 pounds size 1-3 dont excercise plus tyra better not settle back all the guys she know are used to geting everythiing and the best of it which one wants her fat ass
    http://www.myspace.com/sashambrosia

  27. mrs.t

    ambrosia? Go take your meds and do your Algebra homework. And read a book, paying careful attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  28. BarbadoSlim

    I feel how the females here are giving her love. I get it
    But one thing ladies, Miss Tyra here makes her living pontificating on that crappy show of hers about how models should look. And more than one has gotten kicked off for weighing considerably less than 161. So while it’s nice that you are being considerate for her just know that she wouldn’t do the same for you.

  29. jesseeca

    ambrosia, why the fuck are you constantly telling us your height, weight & size and how much you eat and how you fry all your food?? no one cares!

    and no one cares how you hate “fat” people.

    and how exactly are you a size 1-3, 5’7″ and 120-130 lbs. that math doesn’t work.

  30. biatcho

    Isn’t ambrosia some form of gooey marshmallow disgustingness they serve in college cafeterias? If so sounds like the name fits this freakshow perfectly.

  31. biatcho

    And this justifies my opinion that anyone & everyone who has a myspace page is a psychotic, lonely freak.

  32. BarbadoSlim

    I give you Ambrossia

    Ahahahahahaha this is from her MySpace, typos are all hers:

    “am of jamaican heritage actually double shot espresso wake u up in the mornin
    Im moving to NYC for college for genetics and biochemical engineering hopefully modeling but realistically college i am presently in princeton mass”

    yuoe decide

  33. BarbadoSlim

    *you, ouch!

  34. BarbadoSlim

    I especially love this one, let’s call it the thoughts of an up and coming “geneticist engineer” enjoy: (and weep for the future)

    I have not updated because of three things 1. Im lazy and spend ll day eaing and staring at myself in the mirror and gosssip websites. 2. I have dial up internet cause where i live and attempting to do anything is depressing and 3. Fucking college appplications College is the shit your gorgeous ( well some of us) and you can do whater you want wherever ( well some of us) anyways applying is fucking tiring i dont care if i mispelled im gorgeous. They ask you all these stupid questions. What do you do during the average week Brad fucking Pitt what does this have to do with my major. I mean highschool is a useless piece of shit so leaders of said shit can look cool ehrn you do good on state testings it doesn’t prepare you for life other than pretty people and nerds rule I want to go to your college because i have a choice in what i learn. to people actually write what they mean lets be realistic. I want to go to your college cause my parents did ad i reall have no choice i know where im going to work anyways. or I want to go to your college cause alll my friends are going or my boyfriend/girlfriend. Or i want to go to your college because its near or cheap my rant is over

  35. jesseeca

    like i said in the other post, she has to actually graduate highschool. from the looks of it, it’s not going to happen.

    i don’t think she even knows how to form a sentence properly.

  36. Seargant Sexy

    She is not fat! 5’10″ and 161 lbs? Give me a break. That is just ridiculous. That is well within normal range for someone who is 5’10″.

  37. BarbadoSlim

    Notice how our culture has degenerated to the point where people who make something useful of themselves by using their brain are looked down upon by the illiterate.

    UN-FUCKING-BELIEVEABLE

  38. Pointandlaugh

    Hey Tyra: Shut your pie-hole, FATTY.

  39. Ivan the Horrible

    More cushin for the pushin!

  40. heyheyhey

    am I reading this wrong, because to me her comment made no sense. she said “I feel more comfortable when I weigh less”, and then gave a million reasons why its better being lighter…then said what’s the harm in being a fatty.

    hmm…

    i have to be reading this wrong, or else someone would have pointed that out

  41. heyheyhey

    oh, and Tyra is the biggest attention whore in maybe all of the entertainment industry, and out of her fucking mind

  42. danielle

    Yes..she is fat..in the eyes of blind people!

    Calling someone with actual breast, thighs and (gasp) hips FAT? WTF??

    Just because she isn’t made like a deformed Russian boy does not mean that she is fat.

    Ridicule your own bodies. Pathetic.

  43. schack

    Barbado Slim:

    When you’re online, you’re talking to people you can’t see. You don’t know if they’re black, white, or so good with computers that they can trace down your IP address, look up your info, and come down to whatever smarmy town you live in, and beat the racist shit out of you.

    She’s fat, she’s incredibly narcissistic, and she’s an idiot- but I hardly think black actresses have set a precedent for that.

    This website is about hating people for what is conceivably their own fault, which if its going to skirt hypocrisy, has to be executed with tact and wit. Your line about black actresses, which is symptomatic of the tragic insecurities you must have for being white, but falling so far short of the dream of “white power,” only makes the fool ouf of you, you poor, impotent, belligerent fuck. I hope it sucks you down.

  44. heyheyhey

    43–nicely put, but usually the best response to the racist posts [which seem to happen here on EVERY entry about a black celebrity] is to ignore them

  45. Niecy

    She has retired from modeling and she doesn’t have to worry about her weight as much anymore. I can totally understand a little weight gain.

    She looks fine on her show. This is a bad picture or a bad bathing suit.

  46. Niecy

    She has retired from modeling and she doesn’t have to worry about her weight as much anymore. I can totally understand a little weight gain.

    She looks fine on her show. This is a bad picture or a bad bathing suit.

  47. Niecy

    She has retired from modeling and she doesn’t have to worry about her weight as much anymore. I can totally understand a little weight gain.

    She looks fine on her show. This is a bad picture or a bad bathing suit.

  48. schack

    BarbadoSlim:

    When you talk to people online, you don’t know whether they are black, white, or so good with computers that they can trace your IP address, and use your info to come find you in your smarmy hometown and cut your racist little fingers off, or worse.

    Tyra is fat, lazy, incredibly narcissistic and idiotic, but I hardly think black actresses have set a precedent for that.

    This website is about deriding people for what is conceivably their fault. If that’s going to be done while skirting hypocrisy, it needs to be executed with wit and tact. YOU only showcase your own insecurities, which obviously involve falling short of the dream of “white power,” you poor, impotent, belligerent fuck. I hope it sucks you down.

  49. schack

    BarbadoSlim:

    When you talk to people online, you don’t know whether they are black, white, or so good with computers that they can trace your IP address, and use your info to come find you in your smarmy hometown and cut your racist little fingers off, or worse.

    Tyra is fat, lazy, incredibly narcissistic and idiotic, but I hardly think black actresses have set a precedent for that.

    This website is about deriding people for what is conceivably their fault. If that’s going to be done while skirting hypocrisy, it needs to be executed with wit and tact. YOU only showcase your own insecurities, which obviously involve falling short of the dream of “white power,” you poor, impotent, belligerent fuck. I hope it sucks you down.

  50. schack

    BarbadoSlim:

    When you talk to people online, you don’t know whether they are black, white, or so good with computers that they can trace your IP address, and use your info to come find you in your smarmy hometown and cut your racist little fingers off, or worse.

    Tyra is fat, lazy, incredibly narcissistic and idiotic, but I hardly think black actresses have set a precedent for that.

    This website is about deriding people for what is conceivably their fault. If that’s going to be done while skirting hypocrisy, it needs to be executed with wit and tact. YOU only showcase your own insecurities, which obviously involve falling short of the dream of “white power” you poor, impotent, belligerent fuck. I hope it sucks you down.

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