Dr Oz: Tyra Banks Body Image Mission
Dr Oz was joined by Tyra Banks to give her advice for every woman who has never been made to feel pretty enough. On a previous show, Tyra Banks confessed to Dr Oz that even she had been bullied. When she was 11-years-old, she grew 3 inches and lost 30 lbs. As a little girl, she was the bully and overnight she became the victim of bullying. She went through a mild depression because kids (and adults) made fun of her. Even years later, as a supermodel, her agency called her mother (who was her agent at the time) and gave her a list of agencies in Italy that did not want to work with Tyra because of her full boobs and hips. Since then, Tyra has dedicated her life to helping women feel better about their bodies.
Tyra Banks Discrimination Battle
Tyra said her mother was a strong woman, so during the times when people told her she wasn’t strong enough, she had mom saying she was okay and good enough. Not every woman had that strong person, so Tyra tries to be that support.
She says, if we don’t have that support, we need to look inside our selves. When she was younger, her mother told her to go to the mirror, take off all your clothes and look at your body. Point out one thing that you like about yourself. It could be your eyes, your hair or even your fingers. Find that one thing. If you don’t have people around you helping you do that, do it for yourself. Come back a few days later and find something else you like about your body.
Tyra felt that people who bully have something inside of themselves they feel isn’t good enough, so they use bullying to bring power to themselves. Because of this reason, she has had to cut friends out of her life.