TYRA BANKS WANNABES
It had to happpen – Tyra Banks has developed a fanatical following of girl fans who want to be JUST LIKE HER! The studio where Tyra films her talk show is right next door to The Grove shopping mall in LA. On taping days groups of girls around 18 to 20 years old can be seen strolling around in packs of 4 or 5. They come in all skin colors and they wear tight jeans and layered tank tops with a big belt, ballet flats, and flat-ironed hair – just like Tyra. Mall salespeople have dubbed them “The Tyra Girls.” The girls are regulars in Tyra’s audience and usually they can be heard discussing the last show they saw or the next one coming up. Tyra, who also hosts “America’s Next Top Model,” seems more and more like a young Oprah.