Supermodel Tyra Banks is embodying the true meaning of self-love and she’s not ashamed to tell the world about it. Since her 2019 appearance on the Sports Illustrated cover, the 46-year-old has recently admitted she’s gained close to 30 pounds and she is in love with every ounce of her body.
In her latest appearance in Harper’s Bazaar Food Diaries segment Everything Supermodel Tyra Banks Eats In A Day, the model spoke about the weight gain.
“Right now, you can’t tell because I have on a men’s blazer, [but] I am 25 pounds heavier than I was on the cover of a very famous swimsuit magazine that came out last year,” she said. “It’ll come off one day. But not today.”
The ModelLand creator speaks candidly about her daily intake of the different kinds of food she eats. Viewers who tuned in get a chance to hear her speak in such a jovial tone.
In the video, Banks stated she starts off her day with strong coffee and a scooped-out bagel loaded with a cream cheese “moat.” If she doesn’t have time for lunch, she snacks on things like sesame bars, cauliflower puffs, and licorice. “Or, sometimes I want them all at once.”
In her usual quirky tone, she continued, “I have a very interesting relationship with food,” Tyra said.
“I have to say that it is one of the most important things in my life. A lot of my personal life, and the things I like to do, and my hobby is food. Finding new restaurants, doing a challenge where I can’t go to the same restaurant again for six months. Finding food festivals. I love a supper club. [Food] is a true, very important thing to me.”
The California native even has an “indulgent” habit that involves ordering the same type of cuisine from two different restaurants and comparing the results in an epic taste test.
“I do it with my son, I do it with my man, we line it up and then we score the different restaurants with the same item. What happens is, the next time you order, you know where to order from because one of them is always nasty.”
Although she is not a chef herself, Banks revealed that one of her favorite things to make home is candied bacon coated in a sauce that includes Sriracha, maple syrup, and fresh-ground black pepper.
Banks retired from runway modeling almost a decade ago but decided to return to do the iconic Sports Illustrated cover. History was made when the mogul became the first black woman to grace the cover alone at the age of 22 in 1997 where she admitted she was drastically smaller than she was in 2019.
The ANTM host came onto the scene at the age of 16 when she signed with Elite Model Management. The iconic model began her career at 15. By the age of 18, Banks had become a modeling hit across Europe.