September 09, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Word on the streets is that talk host and “America’s Next Top Model” queen Tyra Banks is feuding with her ex-friend, Janice Dickinson! The feud started when Tyra heard mumblings that she “stole” Janice’s idea to feature a transgender model on “ANTM” as Janice did on “Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency.”
When Tyra was asked if she and Janice were feuding she jokingly replied to Extra,”You have to watch the ‘Tyra Show’ to find out.”
Tyra told Extra,”The reason why we have a transgender, actually, is we discovered her!” Tyra went on to say that they approached Isis Tsunami after she out-posed other models last season. “She was actually posing better than our top model girls were, and I was like, ‘Find this girl,’” said Tyra. “So they found that girl, and we found out that she was not born a girl.”
This past week during the premiere, Isis received a lot of air time and was pressed by Tyra during the interview stage to tell everyone what is different about her. Isis very comfortably told the judges panel that she was born in the wrong body and was pre-op trangendered. She did not keep this a secret from the other girls either and it caused some controversy in the house. The worst part of it was when isis had to do a modelling shoot to get young Americans to vote. The girls stood behind the panel cat calling her and treating her very badly.
Tyra’s decision to have Isis on the show has brought cheers and jeers among Americans, but for the most part cheers, especially Trangendered rights groups who feel that Isis will tear down alot of the misconceptions people have about the condition.
ANTM airs Wednesdays on the CW at 8 PM ET.
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