Tyra Banks goes undercover as 350-lb woman
Hey, did you know that people are mean to obese women? Supermodel Tyra Banks, in another stunt for her talk show (she has previously had her breasts mammogrammed on her show to prove they’re real), turns investigative reporter to uncover the truth!
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 2) – Tyra Banks has gone undercover as a 350-pound woman. Banks wore the fat suit to experience what it’s like to be obese.
“It seemed like the last form of open discrimination that’s OK, and I decided to put on a 350-pound suit myself and live that life for a day and see what happens,” the 31-year-old former supermodel told AP Radio in a recent interview. “And it was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life.”
Banks said she was shocked at the reaction.
“I started walking down the street and within 10 seconds, a trio of people looked at me, snickered, looked me right in my eye and started pointing and laughing in my face,” the talk-show host said. “And I had no idea it was that blatant.”