Tyra Banks has always been known for her gorgeous face and enviable shape, but if you think she's spending her days obsessing over calorie counts, think again.
The America's Next Top Model host revealed to Us Weekly that she's a big proponent of living realistically — which, for her, doesn't include drastic diets.
"I don't believe in diets," she said at an event for the upcoming season of ANTM on Wednesday, August 7.
"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," she added. "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. 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."
She went on to voice her opinions of juice cleanses ("liquid s—t") and cellulite ("not a flaw that I want in a photo"), although she admitted that, for some of the girls on her show, weight loss is a necessary part of success.
"I don't do a good job of helping [my girls] lose weight, even if they might need to," she said. "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. I know how to choose a shot that's the most flattering."
As for equating success and the size of her body, Tyra said she simply doesn't do it anymore.
"I was at the height of my success when I was at my biggest," she said. "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!"
Source: Us Weekly