Tyra Banks never gets old. After 21 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, you’d think she’d can it just as she did with her namesake show. Surprisingly she still finds something new to do season after season. And with each cycle getting crazier than the previous, there’s also much more to learn about modelling and life from both Tyra and the contestants. So in celebration of the near end of its 21st cycle and Tyra’s birthday—she just turned 41, by the way—here are a few life lessons we ought to keep in mind.
RULE #1: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
We are no longer bouncing babies in stinky diapers. Cut the others some slack and learn to pick up after yourself. It’s for your own good.
RULE #2: NEVER FORGET YOUR MORALS
The deeper meaning of the Gif above is that we need to stand by a code of ethics.
RULE #3: LEARN TO LET GO
If it's meant to be, then it will run its course. Otherwise don't push for something you know can't happen.
RULE #4: KEEP IT CLASSY, NEVER TRASHY
Hoochy might have been a thing back in 2007 when the Pussycat Dolls decided to loosen up their buttons. But do remember that there is a time and place for frisky business.
RULE #5: GET REAL
Fakes and imitations are never half as good as the original.
RULE #6: FACE YOUR FEARS
We all have something that we are afraid of. However, this doesn’t mean you should be consumed by fear.
RULE #7: CLAYGO
Until proven by science, the whole concept of Interstellar remains to be fiction. Let's all do our part in keeping our home clean.
RULE #8: EMBRACE YOURSELF
Learn to love your body. You’re stuck with it for the rest of your life so better take care of it.
RULE #9: OWN UP TO IT
Whatever you do, do it with integrity.
Any last words, Tyra?
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