Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Former runway diva Tyra Banks has never been one to hold her tongue. The one time Victoria’s Secret model was on the red carpet this week for a private fashion show and sneak peek of Top Model’s  new season, when she told Us Weekly that she didn’t believe in diets and says she is very comfortable with her voluptuous bod.

“I don’t believe in diets,” the supermodel told Us, alluding to juice cleanses and that “liquid s–t,” which she has dubbed the “Class Reunion diet.” Detoxing might work for a red carpet or a wedding, she explained, “but the minute you bite one piece of real food, you’re going to gain [the weight] right back.”

080913-fashion-beauty-tyra-banks.jpg234A few years ago Banks was criticized by the media for having gained too many pounds. However, Banks says when she looks back at that point of her career, she was actually in high demand despite all the extra “junk in the trunk.”

“I was at the height of my success when I was at my biggest,” she added. “So then I go, ‘Why am I shedding weight for press when, like, I told the world to kiss my fat ass and had Emmys and Top Model was at its peak and I was on Time magazine’s top influential people two times in a row — all with a big ass!”

Banks also mentioned that she has never encouraged her models on the show to diet either stating that she “knows how to choose a shot that’s the most flattering.”

She also went on to say that while she loves her new curves, she doesn’t love the cellulite that has developed.  “I have too much cellulite right now. The shape is fine, but, honey,  I have on stockings! I can’t do short skirts without stockings anymore, so I don’t like that.”

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Photography Credit: Us Weekly