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Tyra Banks Flash Mob Flaunts Real Hair

Tyra Banks Flash Mob Flaunts Real Hair

Tyra Banks and her flash mob strip down to flesh-colored body suits and toss away their weaves in New York City’s Union Square on Monday morning (August 18).

The 35-year-old talk show host will trade in her trademark weave and debut her never before seen “natural hair” on the Season 5 premiere of The Tyra Banks Show on September 8 @ 4PM ET/PT on The CW.

Tyra said, “This season on The Tyra Show we’re taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they’ve got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that – no fake hair, I’m rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we’re declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!”

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66 Comments

# 1

thats not weird at all….

FIRST

# 3

She’s a nut job.

# 5

I love Tyra she is soo nice

# 7

If the point is to show who you are and be proud then why isn’t she showing her body like the other woman and she still has her wig on. She’s a hypocrite.

# 8
kate bosselin @ 08/17/2009 at 12:40 pm

wow. she’s def no Oprah

# 9
ThickChocolate @ 08/17/2009 at 12:46 pm

I might watch this. My hair isn’t long, but long enough. So I do not feel the need to wear a weave. But some of these chicks need to keep their clothes on.

that’s her real hair????

That’s not her real hair.

Her real hair is like a black women, like lamb’s wool.

Black hair is tough as a steel. Very matty too.

This is not her hair.

I don’t think you’ll see her real hair till the ep. airs. You gotta watch to see it.

That is her real hair. Pretty!

dingbats: that is not her real air. she said she will air it on the premiere. that is obviously why she is wearing that bandanna over the weave. and how does anyone know what black women’s hair is like?

blacks are the most diverse genetically people on the planet. a black couple can have a white looking kid like vanessa williams who has straighter hair or a colin powell (he has wavier hair and both his parents are black) or a fro, or curly or whatever. there is no one thing with black hair. it is all different.

put 20 black people in a room and you will have 20 different shades and 20 different hair types. whereas whites are more unified in terms of types and skin tones.

on another note, tyra is a nutjob though. a total nutjob. how did this woman get famous? geez.

Black hair is wirey and tough.

This is not her hair. This is fake.

Black women think they’re fooling us with their fake hair. We all know when it’s straight, it’s fake.

Stop trying to hide the obvious Tyra and Atlanta Housewives.

Why is she the only one wearing a fullcovering body suit?

Black woman have the most horrible hair in the world. It�s digusting and that�s why they all wear fake weaves and hair.

Tyra is no different.

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stop being a *****. you probably sit out in the sun for days just to look like us too

Take off your tops and bottoms to be real for me.

Tyra is suck a *****. Why is she in a body suit and everyone else is a 2 piece? could it be because then they can’t air brush her? And everyone knows that black women have nappy headed bad hair, just like us white gals have horrible flat gross hair. . So she comes out in a big afro? This is supposed to be a statement? And WHY? Rating .

Realme2008 @ 08/17/2009 at 2:35 pm

Oh, please most Black women have beautiful hair. The thing about being African American is hair texture varies with each individual, and it’s usually not the same. Most Caucasian people usually have the same hair texture. Hair is just hair at the end of the day, so don’t come on here leaving ignorant racist remarks.

@Realme2008:

Please! Black women have nappy wool like hair.

It’s obvious and so fake.

i don’t get all the racists comments here… it’s just hair wow

blackhead @ 08/17/2009 at 3:05 pm

black kinky hair rules

Please! Black women have nappy wool like hair.

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switch meds. you NEED to calm down

blackhead @ 08/17/2009 at 3:24 pm

I love black kinky wool-type hair in a ponytail

You guys are so stupid, shes showing her hair on the first EPISODE, in front of the studio audience….

Funny, how people are hair obsessed. Anyone who says bad things about black women has not had the pleasure of being with stunning and beautiful black women. They are so diverse. They come in all shapes sizes, colors and hair types. But no need to debate this here on a celeb blog. Racism against black people has been rampant for centuries. Comments here are proof of that. And then people judge black people for crying racism in certain situations. Black people are the most discriminated people on the planet. Why? Because they are distinct, unique and a mystery to non-Blacks. God judges in the end. He really does. Black women are beautiful: everyone from Grace Jones, to Lauryn Hill, to Iman, to Vanessa Williams, to Gabrielle Union, to Lena Horne, to Billie Holiday, to Naomi Sims (former model). I am not black but my parents taught me to honor and respect black people for their strnegth and beauty. Our hair – white hair – is prone to lice whereas black hair is not – now they could attack us for that but what would be the point? I know women who lost all their hair due to chemo therapy. Seriously, what is the point ob being obsessed about something you lose down the line anyway? Tyra is still dumb as bricks though.

Also, when a black woman has straight hair, it is not fake: it means she put a straightener in it. Some white women with curly hair – Jewish women, etc – do it too. A lot of Latinas especially Dominican and Puerto Rican women straighten their hair. They call it a “relaxer” – a chemical straightener. This is very different from a weave. Ok, can you tell I have gay black male hairdresser friends…lol! They can tell a weave a mile away! lol. I know a black couple with wavy hair who had a straight haired daughter who looked kind of Indian. Some recessive gene thing I guess…

1st of all i hate her, period
2nd i hate it when girls wear weaves, not only do you look stupid because it’s obvious it’s not your hair, you look shallow that you need to wear fake hair to make yourself feel better

They don’t straighten their hair.

They weave and wear wigs.

Look at Wendy Williams, the tranny.

@brangelina fan 4 life: None of them you mentioned are beauties.

USMC_WIFE @ 08/17/2009 at 6:09 pm

Just because everyone has different hair textures does not make it ok for people to be rude. Hiding behind a computer tends to give alot of people an ego boost but still shows their ignorance. If Tyra as crazy as she is wants to show her natural hair good for her. Not all black women wear wigs or weaves either. Im guessing none of you have heard of a relaxer? Everyone should just keep degrading opinions to themselves. I know all people are entitled to their opinions but some people go overboard when telling what they think. In the end its not about hair at all but respect that should mean the most. Ok enough of that lol…OORAH!

they have frizz ball heads

I LOVE African hair types! Whether it be textured and wild or curly. I have long, thick and very straight hair which would never hold a curl, so give me hair with texture and any day. By the way, whats with the racist comments??

Tyra, are you going to rock your real hair for one episode only, or are you going to switch between your real hair and a wig during your regular season? To rock it for one episode only is a waste of time if you are trying to instill natural beauty into the young generation. Why make a big deal of it, just simply rock your own hair when you want to. That’s what I call natural beauty. One time only, doesn’t mean a thing!

Wooly bully hairballs

:) Cute I thought it was funny

I am black and my hair is not wirey and matted, in fact it is quite beautiful. It may not be wavy, straight or soft as Caucasian hair but i wear it proudly and i LOVE it. Some black people choose to wear weave but many black people in the Caribbean appreciate their hair and wear it in braids, twists or locks. Everyone including Tyra has the right to wear thier hair however they choose.

@brangelina fan 4 life:
WHO REALY CARES IF THATS HER HAIR OR NOT??? A NUT JOB??? i DONT THINK SO..i AM 65 AM WATCH HER MOST EVERY DAY…SHE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS..MY THREE TEEN GRANDDAUGHTERS ALL LOVE HER… SHE’S ONE LADY THAT DOESNT ACT ALL HIGH AND MIGHTY…;O) LOVE THAT THE MOST ABOUT HER

@brangelina fan 4 life:
I dont understand why you call her dumb?? if she doesnt know the ansure to something she tells you so…
now for the hair one more time…I have four great children half white half black and all four of them have different hair types my GGdaughter has the nappy hair…one GGson have nappy the other two have wavie hair and nice and soft.. then thers my 26 year old granddaughter her hair is so thin she has to wear a weave to make it look like she has hair…and then theres me…I am white and my hair is so stright that I have to curl it ev ery day…yuck…

# 15….why?….i mean really….really….everyone knows what black hair really looks like…no need to cover that up………

# 23…..why are you lying to yourself…i mean really….do you actually think black people have ” beautiful hair”…the beautiful part is what i don’t get………some history books can prove to you that black people most certainly donot have “beautiful hair”…….
plus……..its the truth…search it up and you’ll have a good look yourself….

well…everyone…….no one can be or is better than anyone else……….no matter how much they try to be better than others they will not be ……no one is perfect…….therefore we are all beautiful in our own ways….whether its your smile….your personlity……your face…..or your hair….we have all something to be proud of…..hey black people may not have ” beautiful hair”…but come on…half of them look like models………they all have nice white teeth…….they are as tall as ever…and have great bodies…now thats their beauty……some of them also have nice eyes…..some….not all….

Because we all know white women do not wear weaves and hair pieces. Please. Britney Spears is an example. Paris Hilton wears extensions. Jessica Simpson and Paris have their own line of hair extensions. Black women are not the only race of women who wear fake hair. And are we really getting our panties in a bunch about the texture of black hair? Like someone stated above its just hair. Chris Rock has a movie coming out soon about this very thing. I suggest more than a few people go see it when it comes out. And calm your nerves.

I thought I was on the wrong site for a second. The comments are on some Perez Hilton thing right now. Very tacky.

Black people have hair like wool, hm?

Sounds like the description of Jesus in the Bible.

wow, all you white kids need to shut up with these racist comments.

@mkly:

Are you serious? You just made so many generalizations it’s ridiculous. All white people have long blonde hair, “they” all have fair skin, “they” all have blue eyes, and “they” are all white trash. That’s a pretty ridiculous statement, isn’t it? Think twice before sharing your ignorant, racist comments.

As a black woman, my hair is not matted, wired, wool-like, or rough. I care for my hair and all of the above do not apply. The people who made these generalizations about “black hair” must live in small town trailer park country that aren’t even on the map like “PoDunk, USA”. Obviously, they haven’t seen jack…don’t know jack. All black women have difference texture hairs that can range from thick to fine texture. Some black hair is more tightly curled than others.

And I have seen plenty white women’s hair that looked like a bushy bird’s nest. Some of their hair also smells nasty when wet.

omg/ I think everyone should just stop! Who realy cares about the texture of white/black/ Indian/ Asian/ or latians/ realy this should not be a debate/ it’s sad that race is still an issue in 2009/ I blame you because it’s starts @ Hm and what you teach your kids/ and they go out in the world and make familys and they teach there kids the same! @ the end of the day we are serving one God! And we are going to 1 heaven and 1 hail/ we are all brothers and sisters!get along and make a change for the good not the bad! And for those who still want to me races let them! My mom always said you can never stop someone from talking about you! But you can give them something to stop talking about! For those who don’t get it stop replying to them and let them talk to there self and continue to pray for our nation !

@toto:

Im an african american and I dont have any chemicals in my hair, my hair is soft and wavy and if I blow dry my hair after washing, my hair is straight. Wigs and weaves and hairplants are worn by every race even men wore partial wigs to cover bald spots,everyone should go back in their history to see who invinted the wig and see who was the first person to wear it.. once you find the answer it would stop some of the negative comments..

WE SHOULD NOT JUDGE ANYONE UNLESS WE ARE PERFECT..OOPS WE ARE ALL HUMAN AND NO ONE IS PERFECT. THAT MEANS WE SHOULDN’T THROW STONES. STOP BEING JEALOUS IF SHE WAS DOING BAD HER SHOW WOULD HAVE BEEN CANCLED..OOPS HER SHOW COMES ON EVERYDAY ..THAT MAKES ALL OF YOU HATERS WORTHLESS SHE IS NOT LOSING SLEEP OVER YOUR NEGATIVE COMMENTS …

@LEACOVEY: Lol I guess u didn’t get it!

abbydabby @ 09/01/2009 at 4:08 pm

@USMC_WIFE:
100 percent true! ive been black my whole life.. and the last time i checked i still am.. but there are sooo many different hair types and textures.. its like a right of passage when it comes to hair in the black community.. i remember my first relaxer, my first sett of cornrows my first weave, hairpeices… its just something that black wemon do, i love being black becaus ei can do sooo many different things with my hair.. its not to be shallw or to”fit it” its to be haow i want to be , tyra is going a little bit overboard i think, but her initiative is okay though.

Tyra Banks needs to make peace with what she’s got, just like every other human being. As far as the silly comments about race and hair, obviously from uneducated people. I do hair for a living and every person’s hair is different. Not all Caucasian people have straight hair and not all African American people have kinky hair. If that was the case, then I wouldn’t have a job, and all of these styling products and tools wouldn’t exist. I have had to put more wigs and weaves in Caucasians hair than any other race, as well as straighten/sleek their hair etc. I have sold more straightening appliances to them as well. I’m white and I know better, it’s all in how you care for your hair. You can have frizzy hair and it doesn’t make it kinky. If you take care of your hair, then it will be shiny and healthy. The problem with most people is that they don’t take the time to find out what to use and how to care for it. i have tons of clients of color who have straight healthy hair and they don’t wear weaves or anything. They just know how to take care of it. Maybe some of you should get an education.

BlackHair. @ 09/09/2009 at 7:25 am

@public:

Nope, that is deffienetly not true.

Not ALL black hair is matty or nappy or whatever the hell you said.

Almost every african american is mixed with something, Tyra banks is deffinetely not all black, and thats g oing back to slavery times when a white man raped a black woman.

i am a caramel beauty and my hair is soft and long. i am considered black so there. dumbass.

kilyoudead @ 09/09/2009 at 7:27 am

@snowcone:

NOT ALL BLACK HAIR IS WIREY IN TOUGH.

i take it you’re probably white.

so you should deffinetely know why its not tough. cause of your damned ancestor.

i’ll admit, if there was no raping back then, then MAYBE what you’re saying is true. but black people are one of the most diverse races ever.

@snowcone:

TO ALL YOU DUMBASSES THAT THINK BLACK WOMEN HAIR IS ALL NAPPY AND COURSE AND HARD TO MANAGE. YOU’RE WRONG.

IM BLACK. AND MY HAIR IS SOFT AND WAVY.

BECAUSE IM MIXED. AND IM NOT SAYING THAT’S TYRA’S HAIR, I DONT KNOW. BUT IT VERY WELL COULD BE.

gawsh i bet everyone saying that is white. no offense, but what the hell do you know about black women hair. nothing. so how about you shut the hell up and learn some **** before you say it. kay?

I’m 13 and im black. I am in 10th grade and black girls are straightening their hair, and though most of them are short they still have great features. And those boys dont notice them and so they are insecure and feel the need to straighten their hair. Yes, this does make the hair more natural but don’t judge those who choose to twist, lock or braid their hair. The blacks and whites both have their gifts and their lack thereof. In fact, in my experience the black girls have the most curves, and the “fair” girls who do get more privileges tend to be an “easier” pick for the boys. This is a very broad generalization. I happen to have past shoulder length hair as i am an indian, african and scottish breed. And I AM PROUD. So if you are truly so narrowminded as MKLY or TOTO i feel sorry for you as u r truly pathetic persons who have beliefs in ideas that are foolish and riduculous. Black women need to embrace themselves, and it makes me sad to see we dont.

@dundies:

Get real people. Unlike your racial identity or ethnic background you cannot identity a race of people by what there hair is supposed to look like. These are ignorant racist statements. If a white woman gets a perm on her hair to make it curly (like black hair) is that not her real hair. All Black people do not have the same type of hair. I have seen white people with hair curller than mine. You have no idea what you are talking about. Are you Black? Do you have Black hair? What are your conclusions based on. I surmise that it is very hard for you to see with that sheet covering yours eyes. There is no black hair or white hair. Don’t hate.

Novalinnhe @ 09/21/2009 at 7:50 am

Firstly, those who used the word ‘nappy’ aren’t necessarily being racist; that might just be the only world they know to describe the afro texture with. Please stop calling people racist straight away, as it only generates more problems than there are.

However, to those who are very -clearly- being racist – please go away. Racism is something that should’ve died a long time ago, and why it still exists I have no idea.

The colour of your skin is exactly that. A colour. Milky white, chocolate brown, mocha, cream, straw, cappuccino – even that stunning charcoal black Alek Wek is.

Just a colour.

Could the moderators of this site please delete the racist comments? It reflects badly on you if they’re left here…

Gilbert Alexander Middleton @ 09/23/2009 at 5:16 pm

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their
time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever
good enough! (“Maya Angelou”)

I’m 14 and I’m black. My hair is between wavy and kinky but mostly kinky, I wear my hair both straight and natural, and just because it’s straight doesn’t make it a weave. I never wore fake hair at all, my mom wouldn’t allow it, and I’m glad because my hair is healthy and beautiful natural and straight. That’s the thing about SOME white people, they run their mouths with incorrect information. Like this white lady asked my dad a few years ago was his air weave (he was wearing braids) just because you have braids doesn’t mean you wear weave either! SOME white people really need to wake up on the right side of the bed, lol! That’s like me saying all white people have hideous straight, limp, flat, dull, they have lice, and their hair has the least body in the whole world. This is not true, nobody is all the same. White people, black people, latinos, asians, whatever you are your hair will not be the same as anyones because everyone is different!! I bet the people posting this stuff are probably whtie, no offense to the whites with sense, but it’s just discusting on how low your education seems. I feel like for someone who is only a teenager I am less ignorant than you and I”m not even in high school yet, lol. But what can I say not everyone can be smart, because then who would people with sense have to teach heh? We need people of lower terrestrial stock to differ from right? Well This was angering and interesting because I just used words in my vocabulary that i forget about, lol. But hey! People of all races can be pretty ignorant. And i Love Tyra!!

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