Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Tyra Banks latest shoot for US publication 'V Magazine' has just been released, in between her busy schedule for her hit tv show 'America's Next Top Model' she managed to strike a pose showing her skills as a top model herself are second to none!
The shoot plays homage to the cult 70's movie 'Mahogany' which stars Diana Ross as a girl from the Bronx who makes it as a world famous model & fashion designer.
Tyra herself as become one of the most famous & influential women in America, starting out as a Model to TV Presenter & Entrepreneur who is also the show's producer for ANTM, so it is fitting to see her in this modern day take of the movie.
Tyra herself has always taken a very healthy view of self image & never succumbed to the 'heroin chic' look that happened in the 90's, she looked further ahead at other opportunities in producing & writing, she says ‘I created America’s Next Top Model one-hundred percent. I was in my kitchen making tea one morning and I looked out the window and the idea popped into my head. I wanted it to be American Idol meets Ford Supermodel of the Year meets The Real World.', the critics dismissed it at first but were soon proven wrong by Ms Banks as it's since been sold in 120 countries - Go Tyra!!!!