Here’s an excerpt of a recent interview Tyra Banks had with Michigan Avenue Magazine:
In announcing the end of her daytime talk show, Banks has raised a lot of questions about what’s next for her and her production company, Bankable Enterprises. We won’t have to wait long to find out. Tune into Banks’ finale on May 28, she says, to see her unveil her big-picture plans. Today, she’s just hinting at what’s ahead:
“We’ll be changing up what we all consider fairy tales. It’s changed quite a bit since I was a little girl, but still the traditional Prince Charming/princess scenario has a long way to go. Maybe the princess will save the prince, and the princess may have a big nose or a big ol’ booty. Her beauty will still make the prince and the audience swoon.”
“Perceptions and stereotypes don’t change overnight, but I feel I was put here to do whatever I can in my power to challenge those stereotypes,” she says.
Two recent examples: “The Fiercely Real Teen Model Search,” a search for plus-size teen models, which she launched this year with plans for it to become an annual contest; and “True Beauty,” a reality show she helped produce that is set to return this year.
If we’ve learned anything by watching Banks, it’s that we can’t under estimate her ability to outthink and outmaneuver her detractors—especially now, as plans for her production company unfold.
“I don’t want to give too much away, but there will be books, there will be films—and, who knows?—I could be coming back into your homes on the TV screen sooner than you thought.” READ THE REST HERE!