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"Being a black woman in this industry comes with adversity. Doors have been slammed in my face because of this and of course that gets you down but for some reason there is something inside of me that goes, 'You say I can’t? Really? Watch me.'"
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as always... you're the best!!! an inspiration to a lot of people!!! Love you mommy Tyra!! :D
 
Go girl! I believe in you! You got a lot of something to prove that you're ahead of them! Be yourself!!!
 
if you hv talent nobody can stop u and tht talent u hv :) .. keep it up !!!!!
 
Dem hips don't lie missy woo woo 
 
it is like that, always try to bring you down
 
you go girl,give them the bird...
 
This is a microcosm of life...confronting adversity/intolerance of diversity is something we all face. But when you succeed through it as you have Tyra...it's tremendously "mental rewarding". Adversity makes us stronger....sometimes we need it to keep us pushing!!!
 
Black, white or yellow, you are absolutely gorgeous! Keep fighting!
 
Tyra Banks I think you have the most beautiful color in the universe will continue to fight for it
 
Very very nice pic Tyra, beautiful!!!!
 
thats great statments and motivation.
 
Sure Tyra and your most recent break up was a white man. Haha...you make me laugh but its friday so its cute
 
Being a black woman trying to do anything comes with adversity. You either choose to struggle through it or allow it to defeat you. Thank you for struggling through it.
 
Multiply that times 100 for those of us that are not as good looking as you. We are lucky if we even have a taxi cab door is open for us.
 
as a black man in the land of the free and the home of the brave(LOL) i understand yes she is a beatuiful BLACK woman
 
WoW +Mckyle Mackwame ... it is not about who she dates or breaks up with that matters... it is not about who ANYONE dates or breaks up with that matters!! And it is the mentality like yours that feeds the continual problem of racism!! As a human being you should not be judged by your race, ethnicity, weight, sexual orientation or whom you choose to date!! You sir should be ashamed of yourself for such a comment!!
Thanks Tyra... keep pushing and being a positive example of beauty and also being beautiful!!
 
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wtf is up with her hair she looks like a freakin lion man the pics people find
 
The problems, make you stronger.
To meet tomorrow, what's important.
Never get arms.
 
I love for that Tyra I read your comment and you make me feel stronger
 
i really love dis pic its beautiful!!!
 
Really, you have doors shut in your face? You want adversity, spend 2 days in my shitty job you spoiled baffoon.
 
you're so beautiful love you just the normal
 
lol at you +Tyra Banks there are millions of "Black" (why even bring colour into the equation) women who face discrimination every day what ever their profession . Women will always be discriminated against until they are seen for who they are not what they look like .... are you helping this cause with your career??? nope thought not
 
OMG!!! I LOVE THE HAIR!!!! I LOVE MAKING MY HAIR BIG!! ITS MY BIG TEXAS HAIR DO!!!!!!! BUT YOU ROCK IT!!!!! :) UR MY IDOL!!
 
I am sure your looks opened a few doors though
 
U r amazing!!!
No body can say otherwise 
 
Tyra,you are one of the most respected and adorable black women.I like your "watch me" attitude,most sistas can say it but never act upon it...
 
i love your attitude and your hair is well... wow
 
wow i LOVE UR HAIR AND WHEN ARE U GOIN TO HAVE A NEW SEAZON OF AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL
 
Ignorance is the cancer of this world..... Support to you!
 
ya ya black in black , sooo stunning u girl :)
 
you r my role model I luv u! u go guurrl!
 
You already proved you can, because you did! "This is for the real women." in my Bun B voice*
 
lov the hair and u r a great inspiration 2 all and i admire u 4 dat i really want 2 b on your show though so that i can prove the unproven
 
ppl shouldnt do that i think that African America skin is beautiful and women should be proud of it and i think u embrace it u r and will always be my idol last year i did a project on u
 
You are an inspiration person for all of us. God bless you. You are a great model and business woman.
 
Well Tyra.... I dont have a clue who u inspire?! I know u stand for women/young girlz empowerment BUT u inspire the guys too!!! I learned so much from u?! I watch the interview the NY times magazine and the Cynthia McFadden one. U come across so strong...!!! Thnx 4 the inspiration. One of my goal is to work for u on ANTM before cycle 20! As one of the male models. Love u so much and thnx again. XXRR 
 
well im indean and i dont here anything for indeans so i dont feel bad for the blacks so dont get it twisted what im saying
 
Really?! Trying being a white male in today's world. There are as many doors being shut in face now as you had then, and I don't have pretty face to fall back on. Yeah, sure, call me racist, it's easy enough, but it won't change the trueth.
 
How did you get your hair to do that?? If stylists did it do you know how they did your hair?
 
Christopher: I would like to know what doors have been closed to you ?
 
Yeah it's tough, I don't mean to belittle this but we all have adversity in this life, it shouldn't happen to you because your black but even if you were white you would have adversity to deal with. We all get it and it's real important to not take this personally and to keep your mind on your goals and don't let this kind of adversity deflect you from your goals. I'm real glad to see you made it because your one of the most beautiful women in the world and I would never have seen you if you had never made it as a model. I don't know how many people you saw but I didn't know that there were so many in the fashion industry that are blind in one eye and can't see out the other for not seeing just how drop dead gorgeous you are. On top of that is that gorgeous and perfect figure to compliment your looks, the hair is amazing in the photo and that dress is pure dynamite on you. I love the belt it really shows off all those fantastic curves that you have. Are you back from Vietnam or are you off somewhere else? Are you holidays or business? How are the wounds healing? Don't forget it'll get better every day just so long as you work at it, good luck and I sure hope to see more of these fantastic photos of you.
 
Girl u look good in your black keep it up.
 
you tell 'em girl, I don't know how 'they' could refuse that beautiful smile.
 
she looks a litte like the 80's but the hair lloks great on her lol
 
You're one of a kind. BIG UPS TO TYRA!!!!
 
awesome!!! great!! super!!! wow!!! the best pic!!! GENIAL!!! :)
 
And as Finance major with a high GPA, I think the same hold true for me...as those of my friends who called me "smart pant" got hooked up with internships. Its just laughable; if only they knew how ready I am to start my own venture...facebook...at Le Grenadier Thadal
 
VERDADEEEE,NAO E NADA FACIL....MAS TU VENCESTE E ES O ORGULHO DE MUITAS...
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Tee Jay
 
Super model, role model, model person.
 
wow thats quite some hair and hips
 
Proper, like that and with attitude please ;-) Black is Beauty & not stupid...
 
u r really a strong women and u have proved urself to all of them who slammed thir doors on ur face 'cuz u r black. that's what inspires me most about u
 
Tout est possible si l'on croit en soi, et si on évite d'écouter les autres, si on ne se laisse pas écraser par eux. Peu importe sa couleur, son statut social... Si on croit en soi, on y arrive!!
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Be Strong and don't give up or give in cuz chances are the people who do that are probably jealous (:
 
i need help starting buisness can you help, aaron..
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Amazing photo of a amazing woman!

"Never surrender. Never give up"
 
True! What I Love the most is that you are humble after aLL the fame and success. I mean, stiLL, that is just my observation for I don't know you personaLLy. Haha. We Love you big time! xO
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больше всего я стремлюсь в искренности тех чувств что вошли в меня и я говорю тебе снова тайра, что расстояния не проблема у меня в нью- йорке живет друг он знает вас и готов помочь мне в общении с вами но вы не смотря ниначто смогли зацепить мое сердце больше чем кто либо вы мой кумир, мой друг ,мое солнце
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Smart / Talented / Beautiful....and HOT!
 
Hey Tyra, I really admire you, I have two children that you would call black, I am at a turning poing in my life because my children refuse to call themselves black. They are mixed 75/25 black /white Irish. We were watching your show one day and it was about race hating self. My children are raised by there father and i together and my husband does not call himself black and he is darker then you. Our children have been raised to choose for themselves and they choose to call themselves men. Please understand if folks like yourself and other continue this race color issue it is never going to change. It does not matter what your color is. What you do with other attitudes towards you will make or brake your life. If would just think of yourself as a woman and woman only things would be different. You would look at the world different. I was born the daughter of a Irish white /black -father, /white mother. I look totally white. I don't clam either. I am just a woman of the world and a happy one at that. When are we going to get to the point in the world where color has no meaning. Please think of yourself as a beautiful, strong , smart, Woman of the world and nothing more then others will look past your color.
 
heay tyra my real name is Quori Lighon fromTampa Florida and i am 12 years old and have been watching your show and americas next top model for the longest (even though my mom says not to ) because im not even gonna let my mom get in the way of my dream of being a model. Even though people make fun of my birthmark on my face. i have learnde a lot from you and the one thing that i have always wanted to ask is if you could make a program for kids to learn from you about modeling. i love yoou no matter if you say ye or not and thank you for the oppertunity of letting me even be able to type to you in the 1st place praise GoD luv u Tyra
 
You're sooo inspirational! Being African-American, you can get typecast (something I know from being a little actress in local musical theatre productions). But that gives you a little bit of a competitive edge =D
 
You go TYRA. I live off of the you can't, so I can show them otherwise!
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Standing up for who you are, that is what its all about. Look where its gotten you!!
 
"ANYBODY EVER SLAM ANOTHER DOOR IN UR FACE, CALL ME, THEY'LL NEVER SLAM ANOTHER DOOR AGAIN!"
Vilo C
 
Bravo vous avez été courageuse et persévérante !

Great job !
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You go girl!!!!! you know what to do and how to do it!!!! =)
 
CULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF YOU GO TYRA LET THEM KNO WAT IT IS
 
TYRA! YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN I'VE EVER SEEN!!! WOW!
 
Tyra , I have been watching your succeed for such a long time even thou I'm on the opposite side of the world, as a Maori Woman, all Woman with adversity regardless who we are & what we are, we have that inner strength too push on & open doors for others who need the extra loving! Kia Kaha Tyra!
 
I think it draws more fans to your light, Tyra! God bless!
 
TYRA BANKS....THE LEADER OF BLACK WOAMEN LOL LUV YA THO...
 
TU UNE FEMME MAGNIFIQUE QUE SE SOIT PHYSIQUEMENT OU MENTALEMENT du moins c'est l'image que j'ai de toi de part tes émissions ou des interview continue a nous ravir et j'espere que cela durera longtemps
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YOU GO GIRL LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
omg ur look so pretty here!! in black too but fair skinned like u!!
 
Tyra voce é maravilhosa linda d +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ love brasil bjs....
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minha bebe te ama e quer se como voce lindaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
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God i love this photo tyra look at those hips xxx
 
i <3 trya banks!!! me and my BFF always watch americas next top model LOL
 
Love the hair, and you go girl, I'm a white woman, we have our fair share of doors slammed in our faces simply for being a woman, I'm sure it's twice as difficult for you, but your right, I love the can do attitude it brings up in us when we're told we can't!!
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You in a country where there would be doors shut in Blacks face I am in South Africa where doors are shut on White people. I have the exact same saying just like that "Watch this SPACE" you go GIRL!!!!
 
That is just gorgeous in every way: You, your words, and fighting back (for a long time) against adversity! Also, who was the photographer? I'm loving this photo.
 
Love the hairstyle the belt, and full attire..Looking glamurous and fierce!!!!
 
Egipitian(oops:) ) hair style
 
hi ms tyra you are so beautiful..........
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wowooooooooooooooooooo,
 
i love this.. you are such a beautiful woman! Thank you being such an inspiring person!
 
YOU MAKE THAT DRESS BEAUTIFUL ON YOU TYRA
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Beda Ch
 
wow i like this hair...
 
we are the colored people, when we are sick, we turn green, when we are sad we turn blue, when we are embarrised we turn pink, when we are mad we turn red, when we die, we are purple. so therefore we are really the colored people (caucasion people)
 
My Dear Beautiful Angel. As it has been said Black is Beauty. So you have it. Let envy and jealousy never distract you Honey. Above all I sincerely, honestly and truely LOVE the Tyra Banks Presenter.
 
I would love to just sit down with you, have a cup of coffee, just listen, and pick your brain.
 
GIRL U HOTT AND U KNOW IT. WORK WAT U GOT. WE GOT A BUTT AND BOOBS.......
USE THEM!!!
 
I like what you wrote and sometime's it is heard living in this world today and being black we have so much to look fawered to
 
Being Hispanic also has its own unique challenges. I find I thrive best when told "I can't", as it lights a fire than only success can quench.
 
They told you you couldn't, and look where you are!
成良
 
china 金毛狮王
 
amazing! I like your hairstyle! Well done
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U ROCK BABY! I'M PROUD OF BEING ETHNIC + PROUD OF MY "BLCK-SOUL"! ♥
 
i think you look really good in this pic,
 
This very beautiful ah, transparent and classic.Black White Gray is always popular.
 
LOVE THE HAIR!!! MY WIFE BIANCA DOES IT LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME!
 
focus and do the best the rest leave it to whoever.clean heart congrats
 
U know you look like beyonce did u know that like seriously
 
you look like beyonce
 
you look like an angle passing by
 
those curves compliment the dress
 
love the hair..vintage look
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