Time To Update Your Dictionary With Tyra-Speak.

Being the first African-American model to feature on the covers of GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she broke the beauty norms and the rigid standards that society had built. From walking innumerable runways to being a Victoria's Secret Angel, Tyra Banks has been acing her game ever since she entered the fashion industry. The supermodel has built a legacy of her own, which we are sure she is proud of. Best known as the headmistress of ANTM (America’s Next Top Model), which she hosted for 12 years (22 seasons, to be precise), Tyra has made models cry and smile through her make-overs, and we definitely miss all the drama. On her 42nd birthday, we decided to wish the fierce and feisty woman by paying tribute to the lasting impact she’s had on language and have listed down 10 of the best Tyra-isms that the lady coined.

Smize
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This one tops our list because it is one of the first and most long-lasting of her branded words which holds true even today in the modelling world. It is a combination of the words “smile” and “eyes”. According to Banks, models should smile with their eyes and with their mouths. Look at her doing it like a pro.

H2T
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Pretty sure most of us use this phrase on a daily basis. H2T stands for nothing but, head-to-toe. It is a reminder by Tyra to the models that they should use their whole bodies while posing.

Ty-over
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A Ty-over is a transformative makeover that Banks gives her models in the show ANTM. It usually involves some drastic changes like a completely different hairstyle or cutting their hair really short.

Beautytainment
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Beauty + entertainment = Beautytainment. It is the intersection where beauty and entertainment blend.

No-neck monster
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Tyra urges models to show their necks while strutting the ramp. So a no-neck monster is a model who does not show his or her neck in photos.

Booty tooch
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It’s a way of sticking your butt out to make it look more flattering on the camera. Banks advises female models to Booty Tooch. Ladies, take note.

Bootyful
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The combination of “booty” and “beautiful” makes “bootyful”. It is also the title that plays in the adverts for Banks’ cosmetic line.

Flawsome
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This was a term of empowerment Tyra created to celebrate individuality. She believes that perfect is boring, so accept your flaws and be awesome (flawsome). Aww, we guess this one’s our favorite.

Sinnocent
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According to Tyra, you are sinnocent if you are both sexy and innocent.

Badassery
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The business of a perfect badass. Badassery is when you do all things “bigger, better and bolder”.

We hope you enjoyed reading the Tyra-speak and managed to smize, while reading the Tyra Banks dictionary. We wish the model-turned-mogul loads of happiness and luck on her special day. Happy birthday, Tyra Banks.  

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