Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Tyra Banks is showing us why she is still the fiercest of them all in the newest issue of PAPER Magazine. The supermodel, former TV host and entrepreneur literally transforms herself into a “Tyga” (with the help of Kim Kimble) as she opens up about returning to “American Next Top Model” next month and the joys of motherhood. She also talks about how it would take an act of God to get her to walk down a runway.

“That was a different phase of my career,” she explains. “A fierce one, mind you, but the past. It would take a hell of a lot of convincing to get me to come out of retirement.”

Check out all the photos + more excerpts from the interview below: 

“One thing I know is from studying business, they say your brand is not what you say it is, it’s what they say it is. I thought Top Model would be fine without me hosting, but the social media sphere let me know that was not the case.”

“I wouldn’t say I’m being my normal self on Top Model,” she says. “I’m being the crazy version of myself on Top Model sometimes.”

Photo Credits:Vijat Mohindra for PAPER