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Tyra Banks Announces Plus-Sized Teen Model Competition

Tyra Banks is kicking off the first ever plus-sized modeling competition!

Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 19, a size 12-20 and 5’9″ or taller. Enter here if you fit the bill!

The winner will receive a one-year modeling contract with Wilhemina, a fashion spread and cover shoot with Tyra on her Magaline and a spread in a major fashion magazine.

“I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty,” Ty said, “and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out.”

Finalists will be introduced on the show on Tuesday, March 2 and the winner will be crowned the following day on the show!

The Tyra Show airs at 4 PM on the CW!

Tyra Banks Ends Talk Show

Tyra Banks is putting an end to The Tyra Show after just five seasons.

“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” the 35-year-old talk show host tells People. “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”

Tyra will wrap up the fifth and final season in Spring 2010.

“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Tyra says. “There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart. And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”

Tyra will focus on launching Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company.

Tyra Banks Celebrates Beauty Inside and Out

Tyra Banks poses with Top Model judge and noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker at her first B.I.O. Summit in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday (December 16).

Ty took in local culture and learned about traditional New Zealand greetings, including the hongi, or touching of the noses!

The 36-year-old model spoke about expanding the definitions of beauty at the international event. “I’m asking women around the world to make a pledge to expand their definition of beauty….Think outside of the box. It’s time for you to celebrate and help redefine beauty,” Tyra wrote on her website.

You can submit a 30 second video to Tyra‘s Beauty Inside & Out site saying how you plan to redefine beauty!

“I’m going to be looking at every single one,” Ty wrote. “Seriously.”

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Tyra Banks Rocks Larry King's Suspenders

Tyra Banks shows she can make anything sexy, even Larry King‘s famous suspenders, on her holiday show airing this Friday (December 18)!

The 36-year-old model, who was given the pair of suspenders from Larry after she appeared on his show in November, surprised her entire audience comprised of deserving moms with lots of giveaways!

With the help of some holiday hunks, Tyra gave out early holiday gifts to the lucky moms, including a trip, Movado watches and Kiehl’s products!

Don’t miss Tyra‘s holiday show, this Friday (December 18) at 4 p.m. on the CW!

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Tyra Banks Teaches Cookie Monster How to Smize

Tyra Banks gets her hair checked for weave tracks by Sesame Street residents Rosita and Elmo on an upcoming episode of The Tyra Show, airing this Thursday (December 3).

Cookie Monster will get a lesson in smiling with his eyes (Tyra calls it “smize” for short); Rosita, who proudly wears her hair au naturel, will share hair tips with Tyra, and the gang will help Ty, 35, host and answer the audience’s questions on the episode. Fun!!

Don’t miss Tyra and the Sesame Street gang on The Tyra Show, this Thursday (December 3) at 4 p.m. on the CW!

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50 Cent Carries $25,000 In Cash 'Just In Case'

50 Cent stops by The Tyra Show on an episode airing Tuesday (December 1) to talk about his new CD, book, movie and cologne.

The 34-year-old rapper shared what it was like to film a nude scene in his upcoming movie and revealed a wad of cash in his back pocket! 50 said that he carries $25,000 in cash on him at all times “just in case something happens.”

“I like to have cash on me because it feels like I have money,” he shared.

For more from 50, including what Tyra said to make him do a spit take on the show, don’t miss The Tyra Show TODAY at 4 p.m. on the CW!

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Tyra Banks & Princess Tiana: Disney Darlings

Tyra Banks makes one of her signature silly faces while posing Disney’s newest princess, Tiana, at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom on Friday (November 20) in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Also pictured dressed as Princess Tiana — (L-R): Kimani Smith, age 6, from Fredericksburg, Va.; McKenna Pope, age 10, from Lodi, N.J.; and Shadeh Belgrave, age 8, from Jamaica, N.Y. Earlier this week on her talk show, Tyra surprised the three girls and their mothers with a vacation to Walt Disney World where they attended a tea party in their honor with Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. The young girls’ first-time visit to Walt Disney World with their mothers and Banks will be featured Wednesday, Nov. 25 on The Tyra Show @ 4PM on The CW.

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