In the five years of her talk show—which ends its run at the end of this week—Tyra has single-handedly familiarized a nation with weaves, wigs, tracks, and extensions. Here, we look back at her contribution to society.
Sadly, this week is the last for Tyra. After five seasons, she leaves behind a legacy of hair weaves, fathers who bikini wax daughters, interviews with presidential candidates, and general buffoonery. Here, we compile our 10 favorite moments.
Today, mothers who've invested a college education's worth of spa and beauty treatments on their kids—ages 9 and under—appeared on Tyra. What's even more ridiculous is that the angle of the show was all, "Isn't this cute?"
Today, Tyra dedicated an hour to "menstruation." In September, she made a big deal about dedicating an hour to "periods." What's the difference? Not important! What's important is the difference between "coochie" and "vagina," which one woman asked Tyra today.
On today's episode, Tyra Banks interviewed mothers who admit to smoking pot as a way to unwind or deal with the anxiety of child rearing. As one mother put it, "I think life is better when you feel good."
Today, Tyra Banks interviewed women "with two vaginas". The last time Tyra had more vaginas than women on her stage, it garnered her show a lot of publicity. This time, she found as many vaginas as she could.
Want to lose your appetite before Thanksgiving? Today on Tyra, Heidi Montag claimed that sex with husband Spencer Pratt produces 30 orgasms per session. Tyra asked her how that was possible, and Heidi, motioning with her hands, referenced Spencer's "equipment."
Miss J is known to ANTM fans as a character, but today on Tyra—while promoting his book Follow the Model—he revealed personal aspects about his life, coming out of the closet, and the fact that he's a father.
On today's episode, Tyra interviewed men who are "obsessed" with obese women. However, it seemed a lot more like a fetish than an obsession. One guest, Scott has been attracted to 400-pound women ever since he was a little boy.
On today's episode, Tyra interviewed adults with disgusting habits, like eating their boogers, eating their toenails, eating their scabs, wearing dirty undies for a week, and popping zits.
Today's Tyra featured a 16-year-old boy who claims that he's now straight after ridding himself of homosexuality through an exorcism performed by a self-proclaimed prophet (who was also on the show and happens to be batshit crazy).
According to Tyra, the mission of her new "magaline" (pronounced "maggah line"), called Tyra, is to "redefine beauty online." She also wrote a manifesto for her new venture, for which she provided an audio version.
For the premiere of the fifth season of her talk show today, Tyra wore her real hair. Then she sat down to interview Perez Hilton and pretended like she doesn't read his site or hate his guts.
Yesterday's Tyra featured a debate between heterosexual single women who believe that husbands and children hold women back from reaching their full potential and married, heterosexual women who believe that women aren't complete until they've found a man and started a family.
Today, Tyra interviewed a couple who remained chaste during their courtship. After two years of marriage, they are both still virgins, because the thought of sex sends the woman into a panic.
On yesterday's episode of Tyra, proponents and opponents of gay marriage took the stage to debate both sides of the issue. For some reason, audience members were forced to wear shirts declaring their sexual orientation.