Anyway, since I heart Tyra’s ability to make everything about herself I found this short article from Forbes Magazine when they asked Tyra what she thought the American Dream was. Let’s read together, shall we?
For me it’s a real toss up on who my favorite resident “crazy” is. I mean, do I go with Dina Lohan or do I go with Tyra Banks. I think that Tyra is consistently crazy so I may have to go with her. Anyway, while Kimora Lee Simmons debuted her KLS collection, Tyra Banks single-handedly made each photo opportunity about herself. Brilliant. Tyra started with “out-kissing” Kimora, then “out-smiled” another guest, and then closed the event by “out-eating” the guests at dinner. Good for her.
“The American Dream is about fulfilling your potential to the max. It’s not a chase for material goods, it’s about learning what inspires you in life and creating a plan to turn it into your life’s work…. I guess I’m traditional in that I believe hard work and determination have a lot to do with achieving one’s dreams. When I was a model, my dream was to have a talk show, so I made a plan to do it–and look at me now.”
Don’t get me wrong, Tyra has made a success out of herself. Great! I’d kill for her money. I like how Tyra basically says that she is the American Dream without actually having to say it. Pure brilliance.