Tyra regains model figure

Retired supermodel Tyra Banks has lost 13,6kg in five months after photos of her in beachwear left her in tears on her US TV talkshow.

Retired supermodel Tyra Banks has lost 13,6kg in five months after photos of her in beachwear left her in tears on her US TV talkshow.

Banks insisted that the shots of her in a bikini during a winter break were just taken from a bad angle as she launched a "So what" campaign on her TV show and urged the tabloids to stop poking fun at her weight loss and weight gain.

At one point she broke down on her show, stating: "With all the self-esteem my mom instilled in me, the criticism still hurts."

But the terriblephotos forced Banks to take action. And, after months spent eating healthily and exercising, she has dropped 13,6kg, according to Life & Style magazine.

An insider told the publication: "She's eating healthy foods. But they're ones she likes, so she's more apt to maintain her diet." And Banks has completely revamped the food backstage at her show.

Marcellas Reynolds, a frequent guest on The Tyra Banks Show, said: "The craft-service table is now entirely absent of junk food and carbs. All you see are lean turkey sandwiches and loads of fresh-cut veggies and fruit." - Wenn

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