Tyra Banks hates diets and she encourages the contestants on “America’s Next Top Model” to embrace their natural figures as well.

The former supermodel turned television entrepreneur dished about her personal struggles with body image during an interview with Us Weekly to promote the new cycle of the modeling competition show.

“I don’t believe in diets” she said,” adding that she doesn’t want the her “Top Model” contestant “to feel all crazy like models in my day felt.”

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“We stock the house really bad, and then they complain, like, ‘We’re eating all this crap!’ For me, I don’t want them to feel all crazy like models in my day felt. I don’t care –gain some weight, whatever,” she said. “I know how to choose a shot that’s the most flattering.”

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel went on to say that her curves and cellulite have not stopped her from being successful in the fashion industry.

“To me, it’s like, I lost weight a couple of years ago and that just changed the way I ate, it changed the way I thought. I actually got too thin because I have tunnel vision. So when they said this is what you have to do, I was too strict, and I realized I needed to cheat way more because it didn’t look good,” she confessed. “I didn’t realize I was too thin until I started seeing pictures and I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t like that. That doesn’t look good.’I need some ass.'”

“I was at the height of my success when I was at my biggest,” she added. “So then I go, ‘Why am I shedding weight for press when, like, I told the world to kiss my fat ass and had Emmys and Top Model was at its peak and I was on Time magazine’s top influential people two times in a row — all with a big ass!”


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