Tyra Banks before ... - Jason Merritt/FilmMagic.com... and after! - Doug Meszler/Splash NewsTwo years after telling the world to "kiss her fat a--"when an unflattering bathing suit photo took the Internet by storm,Tyra Banks proudly showed off her new, more streamlined figure in a NewYork City photo shoot Monday. The supermodel turned actress turned TVhost, famous for championing "real beauty," has reportedly gone from asize 14 or 16 to a size 8.
Two weeks ago, Banks talked about her weight loss with CNN's Larry King:
"WhenI told the world to kiss my fat a--, I remained that size for twoyears. I maintained it with my ice cream and my salad with ranchdressing and croutons and bacon bits."
Tyra also explained toLarry how she got the idea and motivation to lose the weight -- shestarted a weight-loss challenge with her "America's Next Top Model"staff members:
"We were sitting around a table and kind of trashtalking," Banks said. "And decided to do this challenge because we alllove food. I trash talked so much where I had to win -- and I did."
The talk show host has reportedly gone from a size 14 to a size 8! - Doug Meszler/Splash News
Banks, who elevated her status as
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