You didn’t expect Tyra Banks to go into her 19th season (sorry, cycle) of America’s Next Top Model with “smize” as the only made-up word in her repertoire, did you?
Oh no. This year’s group of aspiring catwalkers are going to be hearing a lot of talk about how ‘flawsome’ they are — that is, both flawed and awesome — from their fearless leader. Banks hit Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote the show’s inaugural college edition, which premieres Friday on the CW, but of course most of the time was spent talking about one of Tyra’s favorite subjects: her forehead! Or fivehead, rather, as she refers to it right before inducting Fallon into the club (apparently there’s a four-inch cutoff). Other highlights included Instagram show-and-tell, synchronized booty tooching, and the requisite smizing lesson.
We’re starting to think that Tyra is planning on casting Cycle 20 exclusively from late night hosts, and is getting in some before-show training. If it counts for anything, we think Jimmy would run circles around Conan, even if the latter has the definite height advantage. It’s all part of his flawsomeness.