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[ # ] Tyra Banks told to lose weight or she won’t be holding her picture next year on ANTM?
October 7th, 2006 under America's Next Top Model

Talk show host Tyra Banks has consistently said that she wants be the next Oprah Winfrey. And that has the CW Network nervous. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that executives at the new CW Network are worried that Tyra is putting on too much weight. A producer for the CW network told MediaTakeOut.com that Tyra has been instructed to lose weight immediately. According to our source, "Tyra still looks good, but she’s put on close to 50 pounds since starting her talk show … things are really getting out of control." Our source continued, "I mean, she doesn’t have the greatest personality, so if she starts getting too heavy, it could be a real problem for the show." But the bigger problem, tells our source, is with Tyra and America’s Next Top Model. The producer tells MediaTakeOut.com that if Tyra doesn’t lose weight, she may not return next season. Our tipster explains, producers were not happy with the way Tyra looked this season. Adding, "when you see [Tyra] next to the girls on the show, you realize how much weight she’s put on … it’s almost ridiculous." And the pressure by her network bosses has already caused Tyra to back down on a pledge she made to fans. MediaTakeOut.com has discovered that promo photos for ANTM were photoshopped in order to make Tyra look slimmer. This goes directly against the supermodel’s promise not to have photos of her digitally enhanced. When she announced the promise, Tyra told reporters, "Modeling is an unreal business, but I wants to make it more real." Representatives for Tyra were not available for comment.

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I doubt that The CW would really do that because this is their highest rated season to date and she is the show.

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  • Brandi Castaneda

    America, where beauty is an edit and the women who do not look like the pictures of a magazine will forever be compared.

    “how do i tell my girlfriend that she needs to lose weight or i will leave?”

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