I know a lot of people hate Tyra, but she’s cute! I love her quote towards the end of the excerpts about how Michelle better know how to take a fierce picture. That’s so Tyra for ya!
Tyra Banks pays homage to Michelle Obama in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Clad in a slinky black shift dress and pearls, she poses next to a Barack Obama look-a-like in the White House.
“When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling,” Banks, 34, says in the issue (out August 19). “I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They’re like, ‘Well, he hasn’t won yet,’ but I’m like, ‘Yes, he has, because he’s gotten this far.
“So what gives me tears is if Barack Obama wins, kids are going to say that a black man can be president, too,” she goes on. “I think it will give so many people ï¿½” black, Latin, Asian, even white people that feel forgotten ï¿½” hope. I did not think I would see it in my lifetime, and I’m only 34.”
“With Barack Obama, his becoming president is them becoming president because Michelle was there from the beginning,” Banks says. “Without Michelle, he wouldn’t be there.”
The talk show host calls Michelle “one hot mama.”
Banks’ prescription for a modern first lady?
“Oh, I want her to not take herself too seriously,” she says. “She’d need to know how to take a fierce picture, but at the same time be able to eat fried chicken, have grease on her fingers, and be okay with getting photographed like that, too. I’d want her to feel like every child in America is hers ï¿½” to have a true connection.”