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Fired Paulina Porizkova Reveals Tyra Banks' Diva Attitude

May 16, 2009 07:22:25 GMT

The dismissed 'America's Next Top Model' judge said that everybody was ontime but Tyra Banks only showed up 6 hours later, and that's where Paulina's problem is with the show.


Paulina Porizkova
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Paulina Porizkova was being implicit when she revealed on Craig Ferguson's "Late Late Show" earlier this week concerning the reason she has been fired from "America's Next Top Model". But the judge who was the replacement of Twiggy, opens up more to Access Hollywood regarding the real reason she was let go. And it concerns a lot with Tyra Banks.

In the "Late Show", Paulina admitted that producers thought she has a big ego. Explaining further what she meant by that, the supermodel said on "Billy Bush Show", "I must admit I was having a little bit of an issue with Tyra being late for every judging. It's six hours later and I feel like I am being told my time is not as valuable as hers. They pointed out that I should shut up and be grateful for the job and that Tyra is really busy."

She continued, "I think that my little hissy fits about 'Well, we are all here on time. Why can't she (Tyra)?' didn't go over all that well." Asked whether she has had a conversation with Tyra, Paulina said "I wouldn't know (what kind of person Tyra is) because all I know of her is literally when we are on set talking to each other in front of the cameras. That is the only time she would speak to me."

Fans of "America's Next Top Model" saw her on the show for the last time on Wednesday, May 13 when the finale of cycle 12 was aired. And Paulina said she has been looking for a job in Los Angeles. Rep for The CW has confirmed that Paulina is no longer involved in the show.

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posted by wtevr on Nov 10, 2009
i hear the contestants of the show get jobs modeling for jc penny or worse. It doesnt really help them. If thats true they mine as well do it on their own!
posted by tired of tyra on Nov 10, 2009
tyra is good at making everything about her! Like with pics of her all over the models house! how ridiculous! Shes fat, ennoying and so over rated!
posted by fgf on Jul 23, 2009
i mean i think
posted by sullin on Jul 10, 2009
Tyra Banks needs to get a clue. Clearly she thinks she is so much better than everyone.
posted by indie on May 18, 2009
I really liked ANTM, I watched all seasons but I think it's getting worse. It's more about the drama now. I started to the Germany's Next Top Model with Heidi Klum as the host and you can really see the difference. They are really teaching the girls valuable things to become a successful professional top model. That's what lacking in ANTM now, it became 90% drama and 10% modeling. It's sad because a lot of girls do have the potential to be a model.
posted by lupolupo on May 17, 2009
paulina didn t really fit into antm...she took it to serious,this show is not about finding the best model,if those girls learn from constructive critisism or end up as some destroyed tv trash doesn t matter to them...tyra is just a superficial stupid joke like that whole crappy tv show...paulina should be glad she s out of it...
posted by UK_girlie on May 17, 2009
Yes it probably is more classy to keep ssshhtum (mouth closed shut) after being fired, but perhaps Paulina is too angry, the emotions are too raw, so when she is asked these questions on a talk show, she cannot help but reveal her bitterness towards being fired. I didn't warm to Paulina I'm afraid... she didn't seem personable... but then if she had been waiting around for six hours sometimes, waiting to film, perhaps it's forgivable for her mood to be less than friendly? I liked Janice, I have to admit...bring her back! Though I know she most likely won't. Tyra shouting in that episode (when she said one of the models who'd been eliminated didn't take it seriously...remember that ep.?), that is a part of Tyra's personality... then, don't we all have a temper tantrum from time to time... it's just that most of us don't have a camera to show off our *ugly* side to the world! lol So there are two sides to every story. Both Tyra and Paulina have their good and bad points. The main thing is that the show is good and entertaining...which I think it is! We've just started seeing Britain's Next Top Model....Sadly Lisa is no Tyra and Huggy is no Paulina (what is UP with those lips!!??! lol)...and don't get me started on the photogs! We have NOTHING like a Nigel to drool over here... boo. Take care everyone :-)
posted by lou on May 16, 2009
this just proves what a hack tyra is. not only is she a joke in the fashion industry, she is a bigger joke as a tv personality. Tyra is a self obessed deluded has been just because she never became a supermodel like paulina, or twiggy, or janice, or kimora.
posted by urface11992 on May 16, 2009
My friend has actually met Tyra, and she said she signed her autograph book and gave her a hug and was overall really nice. I never really liked Paulina since she told Anya she looked "stupid" in her CoverGirl shoot. Paulina is mad at her employer for being late?? Really?? Maybe if she had something else going for her besides Top Model she would know what it means to be busy...
posted by insane on May 16, 2009
I can't believe all these people who are bashing Paulina. I've bumped into her a bunch of times, and she is such a nice woman. I mean, a REALLY really kind, sweet person. I think Tyra comes off as being a total airhead with no thoughts in that little head of hers. And Paulina comes off as very grounded, and extremely intelligent. When she speaks, she makes sense. She gives her perspective in a smart way. People don't like what she has to say, because she is critiquing the models. But that is her job - to give the models criticism. That is how they can work on fixing themselves, or finding another career path. I can't believe all these people who watched the show and found Paulina to be stuck up and obsessed with her looks. She really is the opposite. And Tyra is a total lunatic!!!!
posted by chris on May 16, 2009
yeah tyra banks sounds like a bitch.the producers, only show you what they want, thats why you never see them talking to each other, because they don't. tyra always looked like she thought, he crapp don't stink.
posted by Blah on May 16, 2009
Paulina is one stuck up snooty B*tch!!!!!! She is sooo negative, she is tooo Obsessed with herself! looks good on her... Looks dont get you anything and everything u want Miss Porizkova! and bashing tyra behind her back, rather then take her aside after a show... not very classy of a girl who claims to be "CLASSY" and "elegant"

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