Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself.

I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.

Tyra the businesswoman is very close to - and I hate third person, but you said it, oh, chiiild, you said it - but me the businessperson and me the person: very similar. I can be in a business meeting and be all 'Wooo!' and 'Oh, child!' and still be talking revenues and profits and cash flows.

I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous.

My natural hair texture is very kinky.

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.

There have been top supermodels in the past that weren't as tall as the industry demands, like fashion icon Kate Moss.

There's no excuse for rudeness.

I look at myself and pick out the things I don't like. No matter how much I work out, I never get muscle tone in my butt and hip area.

I always feel great when I don't have clothes on.

Working women, moms, students, they don't have a lot of time to spend on their faces.

I used to love writing in my journal.

When I'm coming offstage after my show, I'm thinking about what's on my TiVo.

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.

I think the rise of Asian models is an absolutely beautiful thing.

I'm obsessed with making women look and feel more beautiful than they ever thought possible.

On 'America's Next Top Model,' I mentor girls on television. When that TV goes off, I actually mentor other girls in the modeling industry - girls that have not been on 'Top Model,' but who appear in 'Vogue' worldwide.

I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.

It's so important to understand your good attendance ups your chances of graduating.

From offstage until the moment I walk onstage, I constantly tweak my talk show and 'Top Model', but at the same time, I often leave my private life by the wayside.

Not wearing make-up? I can do it, and don't think twice.

I actually studied with The Groundlings.

When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who... owns NYC practically. That's a mogul. I feel like I'm on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it's a word that gets thrown around easily.

What I don't like to see is when models of different races come in and out of fashion.

I've made millions of dollars with the body I have, so where's the pain in that?

I gave myself a year to be a supermodel. And I said, 'If it doesn't happen, I'm going back to school.'

I love Boston; it's like Paris.

My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.

I would not recommend a teen getting into modeling if they're not solid when it comes to their grades and school. That comes first. My mother always told me that came first.

The one thing I like about being a celebrity more than anything is being able to get into any restaurant I want.

Let's have fun at work.

You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.

Believe it or not, I don't wake up looking like a supermodel.

I don't have that 'OMG, I gotta get married' thing! If it happens, it happens, but it's never been like, 'Oooo, I need to do that!'

Whenever someone says I'm the next Oprah, I always respond, 'Child, there's only one Mahogany, and only one Oprah.' There are no others.

I used to have this joke: 'Every hallway is a runway.'

I'm a big fan of Lady Gaga.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner have the exact same eyes.

I grew up wearing a uniform to school, and now I have my stylist come to my apartment and create outfits for me to wear. Otherwise, I'd never get dressed.

I ain't no cougar.

I don't have to have a child come from my womb to have a connection. Children that are already born are beautiful to me. I can definitely be a mother to them.

I think we should be unapologetic that we excel - and look beautiful while doing it.

The president of Victoria's Secret promised me a lifetime supply of Victoria's Secret products, even after I decided to leave the company. But once I left, he only let me have it for a year. So I have a bone to pick.

I wish I was harder; I wish I didn't care so much about being the nice girl all the time because a lot of the time people can take kindness for weakness, so I wish I had a little bit more 'oomph' in me.

I love daytime television.

Sephora is fantastic. I go in there. I get lost. There are so many great things in there.

If I tried to start modeling right now, I wouldn't be a supermodel because it's all about celebrity.

Models now need to promote themselves, think like businesswomen and diversify their careers by doing other things. Chances are very slim that a mere model will become a household name today.

Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?