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Tyra Banks: I was so successful, but I was exhausted and sad. (953 hits)

Tyra Banks has come a long way since her modeling career began as a teen. From being the first African American woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, to creating hit show Americaís Next Top Model and recently snagging a hosting gig on Americaís Got Talent Ė business is still booming. In a new interview, the 43-year-old mogul (and mommy) is giving us insight on businesses, branding and motherhood. See excerpts from the interview below.

On standing out during her modeling career:

" I really had a natural way of walking that was a little different, sometimes a little wacky, and I would notice people smiling. I was like ĎOh wow. They like this. This is my signature walk.í So thatís when I understood . . .that differentiation was important."


On why itís important for her to teach business and branding courses at Stanford:


"Branding is a skill that all of us need to master. Since societyís selfie-taking obsession with Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels means that thereís a personal brand that youíre building even if you donít know that you are. So I think itís best to be equipped with the tools to make sure that you are shaping something that can serve you in the future."

On why imitation is not a form of flattery:


"I pivot constantly in my career."



She adds that she thinks:


"ĎOh no, you will not catch up. .. .Boo, donít you know you should just make up your own thing, because weíre about to change this, and youíre going to look obsolete because youíre going to be copying something that I donít even do anymore?í And thatís why the other shows have not worked."

On being successful but feeling empty:


"I was on fire. I was so successful . .. .but I was exhausted and I was sad."



On how motherhood has changed her:


"I definitely focused on him. I didnít do any work at all for months."

On co-parenting with baby Yorkís father and getting help from her mother:


"We are co-parenting and doing such a great job raising him that I donít have to do less. So itís like this beautiful village around York. But Iím there every day.í"

On balancing a baby with business:


"[Iím] mama in the morning, and Iím mama at night and sometimes all day when heís with me and I donít feel like Iím going crazy at all."


By: Ė@kekesinglelady


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