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.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I used to really panic about finals. I didn't understand the concept of how you could have one test that encompasses the entire semester.

One of the big, most underlying messages for me is celebrating beauty that is not typical.

I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay if there are flaws here and there.

Just because you don't know if other people are experiencing the same thing as you are, it doesn't mean that it's not happening. Everybody doesn't necessarily share everything. Just know that what you're going through, other people are going through it, too.

I love Roald Dahl.

I don't think I'll always be on television.

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

The future is in photos for social media. More and more people are not reading, so I try to attach a photo to most Tweets.

I'm not afraid of wanting money at all. Money will give me more power to do things that are truer to my spirit than what I'm already doing.

When I was not connected with someone, I didn't get asked out that often.

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.

Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

A size 16 can be the best shape for you, and you can be healthy.

I think of dystopian as 'Mad Max,' as 'Book of Eli,' as the world is ending.