Snap! Janice Calls Foul Over Tyra’s Apology
First Published: August 19, 2010 9:39 PM EDT Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Janice Dickinson isn’t buying Tyra Banks’ apology over the skinny-waist “America’s Next Top Model” promo scandal.
On Monday, days after a spot promoting Cycle 15 of “ANTM” prompted headlines over a 19-year-old 6’2” model from Dallas who stunned the judges with her miniscule waist — a midsection so tiny Miss J Alexander could touch his two hands around it — Tyra issued an apology. She added that it was “impossible” for her to “see everything that’s created before it’s released.”
Janice, who spent some time herself behind the “ANTM” judges’ table, told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson on Thursday that she isn’t buying Tyra’s excuse.
”[Ex]cuse me, but Tyra is the executive producer of that show,” Janice told Shaun. “She has her finger on everything. No, I don’t believe it.”
“You don’t buy her apology?” Shaun asked.
“What? Please!” Janice said.
“I’m here to say that Tyra Banks has her finger on everything,” Janice continued. “It’s her show. She’s very controlling. She’s the hardest working woman on that show. She has her finger on that pulse – trust me.”
Janice said the show shoots things for a reason.
“Everything they shoot is intentional,” Janice added. “Don’t tell me different. I did it for five seasons. Snap,” the former supermodel declared.
When asked by Shaun if she wanted to keep the picture of the skinny-waisted model, Janice suggested that women should have healthier frames.
“No, I do not. I think this picture should be burned, you know, along with the concept that women should be too thin. Women should be healthy,” she said.
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