Tyra Banks is speaking out through her reps to slam a report from earlier this week claiming she wants to ban any of the ‘Real Housewives’ from ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
via Page Six:
“This is 100 percent untrue,” her longtime publicist, Elana Rose of the Rose Group, told Page Six on Thursday. “She’s a huge fan of the ‘Housewives’ and everyone knows Tyra is a businesswoman first. As a businesswoman, why would she say anything against the ‘Housewives’? She has nothing to do with casting.”
We’re told that Banks even “just tried to get one of her really good friends on the ‘Housewives!’ She watches the shows. She loves them.”
The model turned mogul is also quite familiar with some of Bravo’s stars as she used to model with Cynthia Bailey and Eva Marcelle got her start on “America’s Next Top Model.” We’re told she’s also a huge fan of NeNe Leakes.
Banks’ affinity for the network doesn’t stop there.
“She loves Andy [Cohen],” Rose said. “She’s been on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ several times. She’s a huge fan of the Clubhouse.”
The Tyra Banks Company Chairman and CEO most recently visited the clubhouse as a guest alongside Marcille in February.
Perhaps Banks will take former “RHONY” star Bethenny Frankel up on her offer to chat on her new podcast, “Just B with Bethenny Frankel.”
The Skinnygirl mogul, 49, tweeted on Thursday — after criticizing the now-debunked report — that she’s “welcome anytime as she has built a successful brand on her own in her own way.”
Now that we think about it — Tyra should just go ahead and join a ‘Real Housewives’ franchise herself.