Former TV show employees claim Banks was a 'diva'

Former supermodel Tyra Banks has been criticised by former employees on her TV show who say she was extremely difficult to work for.

One former crew member said: "There had been high turnover of employees for years. It was pretty difficult to work for Tyra.

"She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal. She really is a diva."

Another ex-employee added: "Everything had to be done Tyra's way."

It has been claimed that Tyra failed to tell workers on the show that it was coming to an end before she alerted the media, and many who have previously worked for the 36-year-old beauty are not surprised.

An ex-member of the production team explained: "It wouldn't be surprising. When the show moved from Los Angeles to New York, several staffers weren't even directly told about the change - they heard through the grapevine that it was going to move locations. Even so, a lot of those people gave up their lives on the West Coast so they could continue working for the show. Now they're out of luck."

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