Tyra Banks spoke to People Magazine about her body reports Sky.
Tyra, 33 told People magazine: "I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else'.”
She is talking about the time when she gained 30 pounds in 1997 which lead to headlines such as "America's Next Top Waddle" and "Tyra Pork Chops." She admits that reading those headlines did hurt
"So when they say that my body is ugly and disgusting, what does that make those girls feel like?
"I still feel hot, but every day is different. It's when I put on the jeans that used to fit a year ago and don't fit now and give me the muffin top, that's when I say, 'damn!'"
Tyra, who is 5'10", said she fluctuates anywhere from 148 to 162 pounds.
She admitted: "I feel more comfortable when I'm lighter - I sleep better, I snore less, I have more endurance when I work out, my arms look better."
But, the TV host/model isn't one bit ashamed about gaining weight: "I've made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where's the pain in that?
“If I was in pain, I would have dieted. The pain is not there - the pain is someone printing a picture of me and saying those things.”
"(TV executives) think it's better when I'm at 155 pounds - at 145, they feel I'm not as relatable."