Tyra Banks has revealed that she was inspired to become a talk show host because designers were not happy with her look as a model.
She told the New York Times magazine recently: “My biggest obstacle was that I was black and curvy.
“[The modelling agency had a list of] designers who would not book me because of my hips and breasts.”
She claims the agency then asked her manager-mum to get Tyra on a diet but her mum refused: “My mother told me the whole thing as we were walking down the street in Milan.
“She said, ‘They say you’re too curvy. Let’s go order pizza.’ We walked into a pizzeria, and we discussed a career change.”