There are few things on this earth I enjoy more than smacking down Tyra Banks. The reason is that she never just does anything half assed. When Tyra screws up, she screws up good and when she is a bitch, she is the biggest bitch on the planet.
I will have to say though that even for Tyra, this is world class. She can go the rest of her career and I doubt she could ever come off more heartless than this. She can try and try but this is the cream at the top baby.
Last year Tyra had a makeover show for people who had suffered in their life. Until now they couldn't speak about their experience on Tyra's show because the participants have to sign a gag order which lasts for one year from the date of their appearance on the show. The following accounts are from this week's Enquirer.
Woman #1 -
Jodi Hughes is a 39 year old woman. She has cervical cancer and lupus and is raising her two children, one of whom is legally blind on her own. Well, Jodi was thrilled that Tyra wanted to do a makeover of her and Tyra flew Jodi and her two kids out to the show.
Jodi says things went bad the minute they stepped off the plane in Los Angeles to tape the show. "Jordan, 17, and Nick, 10 - who is legally blind - were left sitting on a curb outside the studio lot for hours with no food, no phone and no money while Jodi underwent her “transformation” - which included nothing more than the services of a professional makeup artist, a new dress and a cheap, painful hair weave, she says. Tyra’s producers scripted her lines for the show, Jodi says. “The producers told me to say: “Thank you, Tyra, for making me feel like a woman again.’ That was the most humiliating part.”
Actually I think the most humiliating part might have been the fact that Jodi had spent months regrowing her hair after chemo and the weave destroyed it all. The weave also infected her scalp and necessitated an emergency room visit.
On the same show was a woman who had no arms. Instead of getting the woman something useful like artificial limbs, Tyra instead got the woman a $500 purse. Great, she can carry the purse around with her teeth. Instead of realizing what idiots they were, the producers of the show told the woman she should be grateful that someone would give her a $500 purse. Hell you know Tyra probably got it the night before at some swag suite and said to herself this would be perfect for a guest. "It is a little scratched. Hell, I will give it to the woman with no arms. She can always sell it on E-Bay if she doesn't want to look like a little dog with it in her mouth."