In high school, Tyra Banks experienced taunting from her peers and was made fun of for her forehead. She was considered an "ugly duckling". Thankfully she grew an inner trait that helped her in the long scope of things - self worth.
When she was 15, she began modelling while attending school, however she was rejected by four different modelling agencies. Thanks to another developed trait, she persevered and continued with what felt right in her heart. Eventually, by age 16, her grit and resilience paid off and she was finally signed to an agency where she took a leap of faith and fled home for Milan. She would eventually become the first African American woman to appear on Sports Illustrated and GQ.
Today, Tyra Banks is a very successful businesswomen who is a talkshow host, a best-selling author, actress and she also created and hosted America's Next Top Model. Here are 15 quotes by Tyra Banks that literally prove she knows the requirements of success.
1.) Self-respect and inner beauty:
“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.”
2.) Limitless competition with yourself:
“I’m competitive with myself. I always try to push past my own borders.”
3.) Obtain Self-Worthiness:
“I know I'm an overachiever, and I'm not apologetic about it.”
4.) Focus on all the positives:
“Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that!”
5.) Keep your visions personal:
“There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.”
6.) Take risks:
“I don't think me walking away from modeling was scary for me. In hindsight, I think it was very risky, when you talk about risk. Because it paid the bills.”
7.) Accept all aspects of yourself:
“You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.”
8.) Have strong supporters, and keep your dreams and values aligned:
“When modeling agencies were saying that I was too big and gaining weight, my mom said, 'OK, we're going to discuss what they're saying over pizza, and we're going to plan the future of your career which doesn't involve you having to be skinny.”
9.) Disregard the hate:
“I have a big forehead, and I got made fun of all time. When I was a little girl, they used to call me 'five-head.'”
10.) Work ethic:
“Chase your dream, work to the extreme.”
11.) Be yourself:
"Stay fresh, stay true, stay you."
12.) Lose the perfectionism:
"Perfect is boring, human is beautiful"
13.) Have faith in your visions:
“Journalists told me that a talk show wouldn't work. Some told me I was going to get canceled before my first season was up.”
14.) Abundant mindset towards money:
"I'm not afraid of wanting money at all. Money will give me more power to do things that are truer to my spirit than what I'm already doing."
15.) Have a strong sense of purpose:
“The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me.”
There you have it, 15 quotes by Tyra Banks that could certainly guide us in our own lives...
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