Tyra Banks: ‘Doubters can kiss my butt’

Tyra Banks delivered an empowering message during a recent talk in Hollywood, urging fans to tell haters to kiss their behinds.
The model and business mogul is one of America’s most famous stars, and as well as her booming business empire, Tyra is known for her uplifting speeches and regularly gives her fans pep talks, both on social media and in person.
On Sunday night (19Aug17) she appeared at Galore Media’s first annual female empowerment-focused Girl Cult Festival, where she roused the audience with her keynote speech.
“I want to talk to you about adversity and obstacles and haters and things in life that get in the way of whatever the hell that we want!” she declared. “Somebody telling you that you are not good enough, you can’t do it, it’s not gonna happen, it’s impossible, sit down, shut up, step aside, and move over for somebody else. I am here to tell you to tell them to kiss your big fat a*s! Or your flat a*s or your cellulite-and-stretch-marked a*s.
“Whatever kind of a*s you have, you tell them to kiss it. It’s so important to look past that and acknowledge that they’re tripping and they have their pain, but we’re not gonna let that keep us down.”
The 43-year-old has championed plus-size and male models on her popular America’s Next Top Model series, as well as conventional-looking runway stars, and teased she has a new boundary-breaking project in the pipeline.
Tyra also admitted she’s not immune to letting things get her down, but added the key to her success was compartmentalising her feelings and moving forward.
“I wipe my tears and keep it moving,” she shrugged. “When things are holding me down or making me sad, I try to keep them in little packages over here, so they don’t affect my work, and go back later. My work is king (or queen!). I don’t let things get in the way of career and goals.”

by WENN

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