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I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.
– Tyra Banks
Dab – don’t rub – cream formulas onto your skin. Rubbing washes out the color, so do that only if you’ve put on too much.
By no means am I trying to change the modeling industry.
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.
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?
I’ve wanted to adopt since I was eight, nine years old. I really do think I will.
It’s kind of embarrassing, but in my early 20s, I used to want to be a princess. But I didn’t want to have to marry somebody in order to do it!
I am a businesswoman who goes to work every single day.
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.
One of the big, most underlying messages for me is celebrating beauty that is not typical.
I don’t have the best self esteem; mine wavers month to month, but I know how to pick myself up.
I do look at ‘Modelland’ as a franchise.
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.
I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that’s where I got famous.
You’ve got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that’s got it goin’ on.
We are often told we can’t have brains and beauty, and I really hope that my message is that you can put on that red lip and curl your hair and put on that power dress – you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.
There have been top supermodels in the past that weren’t as tall as the industry demands, like fashion icon Kate Moss.
I’m very comfortable speaking to millions of people, but not comfortable in a small, intimate social setting. Like cocktail hour. I get very panicky.
Even when I was a teen model, I didn’t think it was fair that I had to enter the acting world to get insurance.
Because beauty will be so readily accessible, and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.
The creation of my cosmetics experience has been years in the making.
I have scars on the backs of my arms from dressers in Paris scraping me with pins as I was taking a shirt or gown off.
I have a poverty demon. I’ll ask my accountant if I can afford something, and he’ll say, ‘What are you talking about?’
I grew up wearing a uniform to school, and now I have my stylist come to my apartment and create outfits for me to wear. Otherwise, I’d never get dressed.
I know some women are intimidated by makeup.
You can’t model for the rest of your life, so it is important to diversify your career.
Flaws are awesome – so, ‘flawsome!’ I love making up a word.
I’m frugal. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.
A smart model is a good model.