Tyra Banks has been all over the celeb news radar in the last few days because on the September 8 season premiere of the Emmy-winning The Tyra Show, she went au naturel with her hair -- "no wigs, extensions, no nothing," she said.
Doing this is part of Banks's mission to help redefine the emotional issue of beauty for women, both within and without, she said in a widely-circulated AP article. Banks said she's learned from past shows, especially when it comes to trusting the insights she developed in the fashion industry. "It's more honest. There's nothing worse than sitting there and pretending" ignorance while a guest delivers tips she could share herself.
And to do so, Banks, who appears on Forbes magazine's 2008 Celebrity 100 list of the rich and famous, launched her online magazine the same day that her natural hair made its debut. WWD reported that Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out -- which she's dubbed a "magaline" -- will share her expertise. "I'm really interested in helping women take control of their futures, take control of their destiny. One of my lines in my manifesto on the website is to be the CEO of your own life, be in control of your own life," Banks said.