Is Tyra Banks really all she’s cracked up to be? Is she really this wild fun loving lady we all think she is? Read on for my opinion….
So, today me and three of my best friends spent 5 grueling hours at the Tyra Banks Show. Yes, we signed up for it and yes we all willingly went but I think I can speak for all of us when I say, we didn’t get what we expected.
The personality that Tyra Banks displays is loud, obnoxious, fun, exciting….you name it….Tyra just looks crazy and fun (sometimes annoying). We expected her to be all she hypes her self up to be from her craziness on ANTM and her 3 seasons of talk shows. We were unfortunately to say seriously disappointed. They tell you to arrive at the show by 10am at the latest and to dress “business upscale”. We arrived at 9:30 not wanting to be late since they implement terror in ticket holders through e-mail and make it seem like a big deal if your not there by 10. We were greeted by of course employee attitude…yes yes that’s their job..sure. We stood there in line probably until 10:30…eventually they starting letting people in by lines. Went through security…the whole shh-bang and took our seats in the presumed “green room” which looked like a shelter home…. I mean don’t worry I wasn’t expecting any glamor I’ve been to shows before…I’m just describing it as best I can.
We sat in the uncomfortable banquet hall chairs for what seemed like more than an hour or until we couldn’t feel our butts anymore…nor our toes…because we were wearing our “business upscale” heels. In sitting here for what seemed like a year…we were able to take in the fact that about 1/5 of this large crowd, that continued to grow, was actually following this “strict dress code”. Some people were just awful… and let me warn you I get bitchier when I’m aggravated and boy was I ever aggravated. My friends said they probably try to scare people into dressing good in the e-mail so that people will try their hardest and they’ll end up getting a crowd thats dressed some where on the middle of the scale…yeah sure whateverrr.
Anyway as the room continued to fill with unfortunate outfits… we sat…not knowing anything… We couldn’t know what the show was about (they wanted to see the “real look of surprise” on our faces when we found out), we couldn’t know when we were going to start, or how long it was going to take! And that’s another thing, they don’t tell you how long they are going to tape until you get in the studio and your stuck. So us college students that assume 2-3hours (WHO NEEDS MORE THAN THAT FOR AN HOUR SHOW?) ….Well we were thrown in the flames when forced to skip any classes we may have needed to attend. But we signed up for this right??…yeah we know.
Funny thing is when they actually started to seat people at like 11:30 or later…they took the last 26 people that had gotten there and let them go first! Ummm HELLLLOOO we’ve been here since 9:30!! Some people earlier… and your just letting in all the people that got here at 11!?? Sooo pissed… I haden’t eaten yet because we had to get up so early and no coffee…no water… no cookie… no nothing! What kind of operation is this!? are we in jail??? Alright I’ll move it along… We got seated… as we walked in the temperature descended and we walked by rooms of employees wearing their warm sweat shirts and drinking water and coffee, we thought about mobbing them, but held back. Us four fortunately got good seats…probably because we are ridiculously good looking..(j/k)… We eventually figure out the show was “Fashion 101” I’m like greatttt we skipped our classes at real fashion school…for 5 hours of this! Tapeing finally started a little later than noon.
When Tyra actually came out I have to say we were all shocked. First time I ever saw her in person and she was perfect. Tiny waste… tall…real women hips! and she looked as perfect as a barbie doll. Unfortunately when we all expected her to come out and greet everyone, at least say hellloo (i wasn’t expecting her to give out hugs or anything) and get excited and everything…nope she was shy/mute/dead…looked at the ground, looked at the screen…didn’t even look at the audience. When the camera was rolling all of a sudden there was the over to top Tyra… yeah FAKE! I have to say I’m not the biggest Tyra fan in the world but I am a fan and this was just disappointing… Is she not really this bubbly lady we all think she is??? Even when the guests came on… like Tracey Reese and Stacey from Alice & Olivia… it seemed like she didn’t even acknowledge them. Only when Kimora Lee Simmons arrived 3 hours late did she at all seem nice and fun. Kimora was great she was gorgeous seemed nice…was waving to the audience and saying hi…her I love… but Tyra….sorry your going to have to do something to make me believe again….
I’ve been to other shows…. sometimes during a break or a clip the host turns to the audience and says hi maybe asks some people where they are from… gets everyone excited…nope not a peep. It makes me wonder if lots of celebrities are like this? If they have “fake-TV-personalities”…. hmmm… or maybe she was just “working” whatever regardless I expected more from here. One of the stage hands kept trying to get us excited and crap… with the promise of more prizes…people just ended up making fools of themselves…I think they were just trying the hide the fact that it took 20 fucking minutes for Tyra to change her outfit and look perfect… yeah she changed 5 times..oohh it was the fashion ep…my bad…WOOPIEE… we just sat there…alone…cold…and disappointed…
So at the end of the 5 hours… not letting us go the the bathroom because they only have “one” bathroom… they gave us either a bag of chips…a bag of popcorn…or a granola bar… hmmm thanks….why don’t I just pass out of dehydration now… And they were planning on making us film more! Thank god they canceled that part! I had a headache because I’ve been living on my own spit for the past 5 hours!!! On our way out thankfully our section got to go first…who knows how long it took to get the rest of them out. We got a lovely set of five nail polishes from a special Tracey Reese for Sally Hansen collection and a KLS lip gloss. Well shit…. I would of rather been paid 10 dollars an hour for that. But I will be giving myself a mani/pedi later because the colors are FABULOUS!
Doesn’t Trya promote “being yourself”? Well then why does she have this fake TV persona? All in all..yes I cannot lie… I signed up for this… I was excited for it… I couldn’t sleep last night because I was so excited… and upon leaving I regretted even coming… Hopefully Tyra was just having a bad day…I hope that’s the case. Oh well I guess you win some you lose some.
Rosa Cha, Tracey Reese, Alice and Olivia, Roberto Cavalli, and Kimora Lee Simmons