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."

More in this Section

MasterChef unveils its nine semi-finalistsMasterChef unveils its nine semi-finalists

Katy Perry shares update on her baby with fansKaty Perry shares update on her baby with fans

Coronavirus: Pink reveals positive testCoronavirus: Pink reveals positive test

Reflective Mark Hamill thanks Star Wars fans for an ‘extraordinary journey’Reflective Mark Hamill thanks Star Wars fans for an ‘extraordinary journey’


With documentary film ‘Fantastic Fungi’ set to take the world by storm, Joe McNamee looks at the fabulous world of mushroomsDocumentary explores the magic of mushrooms

I lead a very busy life — I’m a mature student in college — and I separated from my partner but the separation was my decision. I hate myself when it beckons as it ultimately makes me fatter, it has the reverse effectDear Louise: I had my bulimia under control. But the demon has returned

This year has been particularly difficult and stressful, and I think that’s an even more important reason to make time for your health.Derval O'Rourke: Resistance is far from futile and necessary

Best-selling author Faith Hogan is keeping the faith during the lockdown, thanks to her Moy Valley haven in Ballina, Co Mayo.Shape I'm in: Keeping the Faith during lockdown

More From The Irish Examiner