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Posted in Tyra Banks on August 24, 2011 by fadedblog

Tyra Banks visited the Cirque Du Soleil cast of Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Wednesday (August 24).

Looking fresh-faced and fancy-free, the supermodel-turned-television personality could be seen swinging in the air with the help of a few acrobats before sitting down with the entire cast for a photo op.

Tyra is currently making the rounds promoting her new teen fantasy novel Modelland.

Meanwhile, in a new blog post on her Type F website, Tyra offers up some suggestion on how you can bring “the fa-fa-fa-face to Facebook.” Some highlights:

Work That Signature Pose: When I’m in doubt, I stand with my feet a shoulder-width apart, bend one knee, suck in my tummy and put a hand on my hip—the stance makes my curves look great even if I’ve skipped a workout. Find your own signature pose by clicking through your favorite photos of yourself. See if you can find a pattern. Do you turn to a 45-degree angle for a slenderizing effect? Do you favor a cute little head tilt? Practice in the mirror until you’ve got the look perfected!

Stand Tall: No matter your height, stand up straight with your shoulders back. As a tall girl, I sometimes get tempted to slouch when I’m presenting at an awards show. I think I’m looking all cool and not look-at-me peacocky, until I spot myself in the monitors seeming a mess because I’m not standing up straight. There are ways to own your inches without hunching over into lumps and bumps—the last time I stopped by The View, I posed with my beautifully petite hostesses rocking a bent-knee disco stance that put me at their level, without making me look like Igor’s big sister.

Lock in Your Lighting: Photographers recommend shooting candids in daylight or with soft, diffused light (think a scarf-topped lampshade), but most of the time you just have to work with what you’ve got. Avoid harsh overhead lighting or fluorescent bulbs. And, yes, candlelight is flattering, but not if the votive is flickering away under your chin like you’re about to tell ghost stories. Move that sucker to the side for a more flattering effect.

Take Your Own Flash Photo: Snap a full-length picture of yourself before you head out for the evening. That way you can spot a too-sheer top or too-light foundation before the evidence is fixed in pixels (believe me, I learned this one the hard way!).


Posted in Adam Lambert, David Beckham, Demi Lovato, JoJo, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Bell, Rose McGowan, Tyra Banks on August 14, 2011 by fadedblog

It was a union of showbiz BFFs as Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian joined forces on the red carpet at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood today (August 14).

While singing sensation Demi looked fresh-faced and happy, reality TV star Kim looked freshly pulled and tucked as they attended the annual show side by side.

Demi is among the performers at the 2011 Do Something Awards. She is also nominated in two categories, the Do Something Charity Song and the Do Something TV Star awards. As for Kim? Well, she’s busy promoting her upcoming made-for-TV wedding to Kris Humphries.

Bands Foster the People and OneRepublic with B.o.B to will be on hand to deliver performances during the show, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by Glee‘s Jane Lynch.

Also in attendance? American Idol rocker Adam Lambert, Dax Shepard, R&B songbird JoJo, Justin Bieber, Kerry Washington, Kristen Bell, Rose McGowan, Sophia Bush, Tyra Banks and Zachary Levi.

VH1’s DoSomething Awards began in 2007 and were first televised live from L.A. last year.


Posted in Tyra Banks on August 11, 2010 by fadedblog

So much for praising curves!

Tyra Banks takes a break from touting all things healthy in this new commercial for America’s Next Top Model‘s new season, starting in September.

CLICK HERE to watch the ad.

Check out the incredibly small waist of a 6’2” model named Ann, who appears to have “the smallest waist in the world,” says Tyra, before delcaring: “There’s something about her that I like!”

Potential ratings perhaps?