Tyra Banks has always played mother figure to the gawky goslings on her show, setting herself up as the ultimate aspirational figure (unlike foil Janice Dickinson, a poster girl for the hazards of supermodeldom). While the catty panel scorched girls for being too fat or too black, Tyra would retort with dignified speeches about the beauty of a plus-size model like Toccara, the dangers of bulimia, and her disdain for the black-bitch stereotype. She bumped a ghetto-fabulous single mom named Tiffany from last season for that very reason (Tiffany got in an on-screen bar fight, screaming, "That skank 'ho poured beer on my weave!"), but gave her a second chance this season after she took an anger... More >>>