After winning an Emmy earlier this year for her daytime talk show, Tyra planned a celebratory event with other African-American models to mark Vogue Italia’s all black model issue. It was supposed to be a celebration of the spirit and beauty of the African-American woman but audience members say it turned into “Tyra-Fest”. After ignoring her fans in the audience for over two hours, she then put them to work in the hot New York sun.
A source tells the publication, “You could hear her going on and on because she was standing right behind the stage curtain. She’s talking and talking. Meanwhile, you have the entire audience waiting almost two hours for the taping to start.”
“She leaves us waiting, and everyone is sitting there complaining, and then she comes out and doesn’t say a word about it. She didn’t even say hello, she got right into her script. She acted so cold towards everyone. She’s a phony. She had the audience prance down the street and then release black balloons. It was so disorganized, people fell over the press outside and almost trampled two little girls.”