Last week I posted about how Paulina Porizkova was fired by Tyra Banks. On Friday, I missed spotting this interview Paulina gave about the situation, but thanks to many of you who sent me the link, I had a very enjoyable weekend reading it over and over again. What was I reading? I was reading about how Paulina Porizkova doesn't really give a crap about Tyra Banks and that Tyra really messed with the wrong person when she decided to fire Paulina.
Paulina gave what is quite possibly the most charming throw someone under a bus interview in years. This is how you throw someone under a bus, then back up and do it all over again and still come out looking like a winner.
In an interview on the Billy Bush Show on Friday, Paulina had the following fun things to say about her experience on Tyra's show.
#1 - “I must admit I was having a little bit of an issue with Tyra being late for every judging. It’s six hours later and I feel like I am being told my time is not as valuable as hers. They pointed out that I should shut up and be grateful for the job and that Tyra is really busy. I think that my little hissy fits about ‘Well, we are all here on time. Why can’t she (Tyra)?’ didn’t go over all that well,”
I was going to say something really snarky here, but the thing is this shows Tyra has no respect for her employees. Yes, Paulina is ticked but she was making lots of money to be there. What we are forgetting about in all this is all of the crew who were also there for six hours and have homes and families and would like to see their kids and loved ones. If this happened consistently, then Tyra needs to schedule the shoot for six hours later than originally set. It's that simple. Paulina doesn't mention the crew because she is obviously focused on herself and her needs much like Tyra. Don't get me wrong. I love Paulina for saying this, but I think she forgets there were others waiting with her.
#2 “I wouldn’t know [what kind of person Tyra is] because all I know of her is literally when we are on set talking to each other in front of the cameras. That is the only time she would speak to me.”
Seriously Tyra? You don't make small talk? You don't talk about which stores do the best job of selling tranny clothes? You don't share Christmas party stories with your employees? I think Tyra is busy. What I also think is that she is disorganized and not efficient with her time. Either that or Tyra is the most inconsiderate person in the world. Hmmmm. OK, you're right, lets go with inconsiderate.
To listen to the interview with Paulina, click here.