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Tyra Banks: Beauty stopped me becoming a billionaire

FashionBy Sunday World
Tyra Banks: Beauty stopped me becoming a billionaire

Tyra Banks says she would be a billionaire by now if she hadn't been born beautiful.

The model and entrepreneur has carved out a hugely successful career for herself on and off the catwalk but claimed that her beauty and "personal brand" have stopped her from taking on lucrative offers.

When asked by The New York Time Magazine: "If you hadn't been born so beautiful and couldn't be a model, what do you think you'd be doing?," Tyra replied: "I probably would have made a hell of a lot more money by now."

The 'America's Next Top Model' host added: "Because I have a personal brand, I have to worry about all this personal-image stuff. I am constantly saying no to things because of it. If I didn't, child, I think I'd be in the billionaires' club."

Tyra, 41, also revealed that when she met US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton they discussed cellulite.

She said: "Oh, my God, she was so relaxed and so cool. We talked about cellulite and she was like: 'Yeah, I've got cellulite, and I look in the mirror, and I don't have any clothes on, and I don't like everything I see.' It was that kind of conversation.

"I actually like Hillary personally. She was just so free-flowing."