One of MediaTakeOut.comís faithful reached out to us, claiming that she was DEFRAUDED by Tyra Banks and her show. The girl , who attends an IVY LEAGUE college, claims that she was pushed into lying on Tyra's show about being anorexic. Now she says that her life is ruined.
Here is her story:
My name is Lin W, and I am the actress/model who appeared on Tyra Banks' pregorexia segment that most recently aired on January 2010.
With last summer being the season that numerous models/actresses were getting preggo and looking skinny, [Tyra] decided to do a segment regarding this issue. I signed on to doing the show with a clear understanding that I as a model, would be explaining to America my healthy eating/diet habits that I adopted while pregnant. . . while also promoting a show that I recently appeared on.
Instead, 30mins before taping on the day of the show, the producers give me a script to memorize with lines about how I starve myself because I care what my boyfriend thinks, and staged responses to the questions Tyra would ask me (I only eat 2 cups of rice a day, I refuse to let myself gain weight, LIES LIES LIES)
The producers even took the footage I recorded, and wiped out all the detailed explanations i had given. . . instead leaving parts in to make me look like an anorexic.
Not to mention, Tyra hissing at me to "poke my tummy out to look more preggo" for more of a reaction when I get on stage, and 2 producers yelling at me to "cry" on que when pictures of malnourished babies came up.
Now I was under contract to do this, but the whole time during the show I was really confused and emotionless. like "wtf, this is so left field"
Basically, I was hired to portray a false image of myself. as an anorexic pregnant woman.
The result of this? Wave upon wave of people making threats to incarcerate me or put me in a hospital, my medical records were tapped into, and overall distress amongst my family.
I feel that Tyra needs to be put on blast for this, because her treatment towards me was wrong. Had i really been a lady with an eating disorder instead of some actress they paid to play this role, it really would've shaken that woman up.
All i want out of this is a re-taping and an apology. To switch up on me last minute and make me memorize lines to s*** that wasn't even asked.
You know there's TWO SIDES to every story. But if Tyra did this, she is REAL FOUL!!!!
Im pretty sure they made her sign a contract...we will see how far this lawsuit goes
Sounds a little fishy....
Moment of silence for Tyra show.......... Amen
umm, i didnt read all that - all i know is that thank god tyra's show is coming to an end. Bc it sucked.
wow!!...well a lot of shows do this for ratings...Tyra is arrogant and thinks she
The whole show is a fake
Who knows she could just be trying to save face. "rape"
wow thats crazy
Hmmm sounds a little strange. She would have a contract to appear not to say certain things up So y didn't
she just object and tell the truth??
ROGER THAT! Tyra is a FAKE herself! Anything for ratings. She's desperte
The tyra show is so over. Have yall seen the latest show topics?? wtf is that ish?
that aint right..
TO BAD SHE NEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING BEFORE SHE SIGNED UP...YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN.
She had a choice, she coulda have not followed through. breach of contract, if it was different from what she agreed upon.
As crazy and as nutty as this story sounds, I kind of believe this girl because I will never forget that episode that Tyra did about the "Chris Brown/ Rhianna situation" and she had two guests on her show that were also on T.I's show Road to Redemption. It was the couple where the guy never been to a college football game and T.I. took him to one.
it wouldn't be a far reach.. i think some shows like that are scripted or its been known to be scripted soooo..
SO WHAT THE WHOLE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS FAKE
YOU HAVE TO PLAY THE GAME
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get ova it...
Y didnt u jus say no den walk off??it aint like she put a gun 2 ur head *** tell u 2 do it.....ii bet she only doin dis 2 get sum money frm tyra
I believe it..plenty people came out sayn Tyra is a phony..fall back Ms Banks.U reachn mama ur times up!
how can she do a lawsuit when she agreed to say the scripts given to her. everyone knows tyra shows are scripted with actors to get more ratings. nothing new
this b!tch needs to sit her *** down,she signed the contract,and probably got alot of money,and tyra i love you girl,but your show is WACK
i think *** was wit it until *** started threatening to lock her ***
up...WTF a ivy league gotta do wit it...apparently they let stupid ppl in ivy
Tyra had this couple on the show where the guy says that he beats up his girlfriend and they have a kid together. But this same couple was also on T.I.'s Road to Redemption. I forget thier whole situation on T.I.'s show, but all I rememeber was that the guy T.I. was trying to mentor had never been to a college football game and T.I. took him to one.
When I saw that same couple on Tyra's show, that was basically the last show I watched. I really respected Tyra up untill that point.
this is very true. i had a friend go on tyra before and they COMPLETEY fabricated and changed her story, told her when to cry and how to answer tyra's questions... tyra is a mess.
Luv-Lee - lol I saw both episodes (T.I and Tyra), I was trying to figure out if they were f'real or not.
This is not a good look for Tyra, this is like the third time someone's "outted" her .. some people on the show do seem a bit too extreme. I sometimes think why someone would choose to go on national television and admit some of these things they say/do.
I SAW THAT SHOW & SHE SEEMED PRETTY ***'*** AWARE OF WHAT WENT ON. COME ON NOW, PEOPLE! SHE SAID THEY CHANGED UP ON HER IN THE LAST 30MINS, BUT HOW DO U EXPLAIN THE FOOTAGE FROM HER HOME THAT WAS PRESENTED DURING THE SHOW? WOULDN'T SHE HAVE TO RECORD THAT BEFORE HAND?? SHE'S A LIAR, THAT'S HOW
As far as the whole Tyra allegedly feeding this chick story lines? I'm not surprised if true.
Isn't that what happens in most of these shows anyways so they can land ratings & create controversy/shock value @ the same time,so please! LOL
Another thing,why does this chick suddenly feel the need to but Tyra "on blast" @ this point if she still agreed to continue taping despite her not liking the way things were going?
She signed the contract as well as got paid,correct? but now it's an issue?
Not trying to throw shade on her but c'mon...she was aware & still proceeded.
I wanna see this episode!!!
Question: What did the baseball bat say to the baseball??
THE WHOLE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS FAKE
This s h i t don't even add up.
It doesn't even matter, the show is done because it was whack!
She is lying...she let Tyra come into her home in everything to show how she eats and excerise cuz she didn't want her man to leave her for being fat....lmao....stop it
Wow I'm disappointed in Tyra. There have been too many people that have been on her show that have come out now saying that her show is staged. Tyra sit down and stick with ANTM!
i believe tyra fake *** wud do something like that maybe to save her failing show...thats sad.
Dats Why Ya Boy Stay Watchin' MAURY. Girls Always Running Back Stage Cryin'. Thats Entertainment!
LOL NEVA liked tyra fake aszz .. She needa tawk bout real ***
i'm not shocked didn't the guy from the Wire (that played Namond) do the same thing..lied about not wanting to go to college or something..and admitted Tyra faked that show too? He said it on some radio show if I'm not mistaken. I wouldn't be surprised by this.
Tyra will never do some ish like dat...well b***** if u were never pregorexic, why the fu*k would u take ur
azz on the show??? Attention ***!!!
Dang tyra... but tha whole entertainment mix is a mess...
NOTHING NEW WE ALREADY ESTABLISHED TYRA WAS PRETEND
tricked her into lying. what. you really cant trick no one into lying. everybody wanna sue everybody for money
Tyra get it 2gether !!!
BLAH BLAH BLAH
UGH these chick are always trying to get money
where tha *** was i?? I only gained ten pounds during my pregnancy and it was all in my belly area and i ended up with a six pound five ounce strong little girl, perfectly healthy. and now i dont even qualify to give blood cuz im underweight. Ive applied to be on the tyra show before and never get picked because im not model pretty and probably too real for her. Oh and she is lying about being paid to lie. Her story doesnt make much sense attall.
GIRL BYE....WHY ARE YOU SAYING SOMETHING NOW...DID THE MONEY TYRA PAID YOU RUN OUT AND NOW YOUR SEEKING A QUICK PONZI SCHEME AS A MEANS TO GAIN SOME CASH?
BTW...I'M NOT A TYRA FAN.
How do you feed somebody fake story lines? Clearly she thats not what she was doing while she was pregnant, so why would you say so. She probably just didn't get the money she was promised so not she trying to expose somebody.
wait this could be true. my mother friend was on tyra nd he had to lie about being married to a gold digger. yall can look it up. he was a black man with glasses nd they had kids on there talking bout marrying for money at like 9 yers old. i mean he said it wasn't bad cuz he got paid. she's probably really upset about it.
Tyra is a sellout! I've stopped watching her show for a very long time now. But at the same time Tyra didn't force that young lady to get on national television and lie. She knew what the deal was. But Tyra is a scandalous, lying, person. Not surprised by her at all. This is the same woman giving advise to our youth. These snakes in this grass I tell you.
O stop crying & take ya 15 mins of fame...
OH COME ON!! hER DUMB *** DID THE SHOW! TYRA HAS BEEN KNOWN TO PAY GUEST!! THIS CHICK IS GOING TO LOSE THE CASE! SHE IS WACK!!
People will do everything for a buck. A real acting gig is when you are doing tv sitcoms, movies, or broadway!!!
maybe she's saying something now because that fake ash show got canceled and the contract she signed don't mean jack ne more.The point is that Tyra is fake
Tyra is so *** irritating. I believe that girl because Tyra is not getting anymore ratings. she's *** boring
I've heard this once before about Tyra making ppl lie for ratings! lmao
honestly this aint the first time i heard some *** like this about tyra banks . she is real foul and now im glad that her show is being canceled like really she is a bxtch ! i pitty you girl ! at least next time you will knoe !
I don't think there is any validity in her wanting to sue. She read the script and knew it had no truth to it but proceeded anyway with a contract. Why not opt out when coming to this realization? That was just plain stupid!!
If there is any truth to Tyra and her staff doing such a thing. Her ethics are in question.
Tyra makes me nauseous.
she was a paid actress. she didnt have to take the pay. but she did. if tyra gave her these lines on paper all she had to do was keep the paper as proof that she was just acting. then when child welfare or whoever come by i would show them the paper wit the lines on it. TV and movies are not real everything is acted out including reality none of that stuff is real she didnt understand the game. its like playing a *** role and having people think you *** in real life. ALL of tv is acting except for the news.
nothin new ppl already came out and said the same thing
Um, no credibility from this "woman". She signed on to carry out this charade, now she wants to sue....riiight, she's no better, than the story she's telling. BTW. all tv shows are edited, and scripted so no one should be surprised! Com on people!
Um, the fact that she attends an "IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL" DOSENT MEAN SQUAT!!! After all former President George Dubya Bush, attended one as well if I recall correctly!
Well all reality and talk shows r scripted, I just didn't know they were completely false.anyway, she went along wit it, that's her problem,she can't sue now
she took the money so she cant say nothing. she knew she was playing a role and now she wanna complain after the fact. when she saw the script all she had to do was walk off the set.
lol. i believe it! but yea u gotta get over it hun...
i saw that show too.....this is the 2nd person who claimed that the tyra show was fake
F U C *** Tyra I hate that *** she so F U C *** I *** STUPID I gave mto the story that she was a *** last year they jus now reporting it a few weeks back cuz it's the truth and even the model judge from her LOW RATINGS model show said it herselfnon Wendy Williams show!!! That got contracted for 2 more years "how you doing Wendy"$$$$$$
Thats ***... I was on the Tyra show... It airs 5/4/10 and all they wanted was the real story... They even write down what you first told them so you don't go all off center and try to lie about something later on... Tyra wants real stories... This chick just wants attention..
Tyra is as fake as they come!
Okay, she's full of ***. You're a grown woman and you let Tyra Banks force you into portraying you in a manner that doesn't reflect who you are? What part of the game is that? You're bogus, as hell, weak & just trying to snag some cho. FOH!
don't believe it at all!!!!!!!
She's the dummy who took the bait..everyone knows Tyra is the fakest trick walking
MAN this sh*t BLOWS ME! how these wanna be actors tryna sew tyra for THEM lying on
there show .. they coulda said no aint like tyra put a gun to their heads *** said
"say it bxxtch" no that wasnt the case..so why ?
THIS *** IS TRUE AND DOESN'T SURPRISE ME ONE BIT BC TYRA IS DOWN W ILLUMINATTI AND SOME TOPICS U CAN TELL R ALL ACTORS THAT IS Y HER RATINGS WENT DOWN YET SHE HAPPENED TO WIN DAYTIME AWARDS!
everyone should know by now most of it is fake. then why do it? $$$$$$$$$$$$
waved a loaded gun at your head right?? what if you had won?? wld you still be suing?? uh huh!!
But at the end of the day she wasn't forced to do ***. You agreed to do it, if it was that much of an issue you shouldve got up and left.
Idk if I believe this story. Cause I saw this episode when it aired (& it did NOT air on January 2010) so that's a lie. & on the show the girl was the one disgusted by her own body in the mirror in her home. This chic is tryna get air time. Every talk show fabricates somethings; but this chic wholeheartedly agreed to do this. She need to stop.
im sick of these tricks
dis stupid *** iz lien her skinny azz off just want sum damm money as soon as black women or men white folks wanna take it away from dem becuz dey got mo money than there candy azzes *** azz skinny girl
How is she mad at Tyra? She should be filing a lawsuit with the producers. She dumb as hell anyway for signing up for the Tyra show. Everybody knew she's bougee and wack and does NOTHING for the black community. She be thinking she doin *** for young girls when actually she ain't doin nothing but acting fake as hell. Can't wait til her show gets cancelled and can stop exposing black people making us look worse.
she agreed to da contract so she jus need to calm all dat lawsuit talk down.. she jus mad cuz ppl started gettin on her for what she sed... if she didnt agree wit it *** da first place she should have jus back dwn... she jus wanted a lil publicity... Tyra Show lame anywayz lol
Hey ***, don't sign anything you don't understand.
TV is fake
Someone wants money
she's just looking for money
I'm not reading all that.
All for ratings.
They really think people are stupid, well most are, but to take a story and fake it up to get ratings is pitiful.
*** be happy your ugly *** was on tv.
mann Tyra shows are not FRAUD! If this girl is saying this..(IF)!! because i know MTO lies. But if she is saying all this, it is for attention! I really want to see if Tyra gets sued, & if she doesnt yu know this is a lie! Seriously im guessin the 16year old baby is a lie too! & there is really people who is pregnorexia!!! & MTO, yu also said that tyra show as canceled & within the next 2weeks, it was on aqain...quit with the lies MTO..once again! haha
& another thing, tyra could have gotten some real pregnorexia girl to do the show. sooo it does not make any since for her to get some random girl to do that. When there is really people out there that are pregnorexia. Chick find some other way to get money and not through tyra! & BTW I am a huge fan of tyra banks soo dont lie on her..shes a good role model.
She looks like Ruthie from the real world.
WHY EVEN GET ON A SHOW KNOWING THAT U WILL B STAGED INTO WAT U WILL BE SAYIN *** Y HAVE A SHOW IF ITS GONNA BE ALL LIES COME ON TYRA NO WONDER SHE GETTIN CANCELLED
Tyra's show is fake... she should have kept modelin
HAHA , MY FRIEND WAS ON THE SHOW BEFORE, AND SHE TOLD ME THEY COACHED HER TOWARDS WHAT THEY WANTED HER TO SAY.
THIS *** IS SO STUPID AND IF THIS TRUE TYRA STUPID TOO,*** DO ANYTHING FOR SOME *** MONEY..
I dun thinks so.
Yeah right! I did not read where they put a gun to her friggen head, people always wanna project blame on everybody except themselves, she could have simple said an emphatic NO and bounce.
WHO CARES NEXT STORY
I thought everybody knew this about Tyra and other talk shows...she just now getting it. I'd rather work cleaning fast food rest rooms than sign on for one of those talk shows... Too bad honey.
TYRA AND HER SHOW IS WACK SO NO WONDER SHE DOES STUPID ***...
Wow, that's terrible if true. I wouldn't be surprised though. I remember someone saying she made people say scripted things awhile back. Her and that show seem kinda phoney anyway...
TYRA SHOW IS WACK NA! DON'T NOBODY WATCH HER CHIT NO MORE! NEXT...
How can sumbody make u memorize lines?
If she didn't do it why in the hell would she stay around to be coached? *** don't agree to do something then re-*** months later! 5 min of fame is up.....next!
tyras annoyinq ; &; she is over dramatic !
tyra show wack is *** anyway....qot that girl lyin like dat, SHAME ON U TYRA... lmfao.
forget the lawsuit lets focus on a much harsher reality!!SHE is a model?wtf? Horrible!
I believe this girl
OFCOURSE HER SHOW IS FAKE 90% OF ANY "REALITY" TV IS FAKE. EVEN THE COURT SHOWS ARE FAKE. I HAD A FRIEND ON JUDGE JUDY AND HE GOT PAID $2500 TO ACT OUT AN SCRIPT(CASE). TRYA BEEN EXPOSED B4 THO FOR MAKING A GUEST SEEM RACIST ON ONE OF HER RACIST EPISODES. THE PPL ON HER SHOW HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT THAT THEY CANT SAY ITS SCRIPTED OR THEY CAN GET SUED SO IF SHE SAID SUMTHING ITS HER FAULT.
ANY GROWN PERSON WHO SITS AROUND WATCHING THEM TYPE OF SHOWS DAILY IS A BASIC *** BORING *** WITH NO COMMON SENSE THAT IT IS FAKE. GET OFF YA *** TRICKS AND CLEAN SOEMTHING.
Wow the 3rd time someone said dat well I always thought it was strange when she would talk over them like as to say they forgot their lines so shell give it to them in a question bad tyra real bad