‘America’s Next Top Model’ Winner: “Tyra Banks Exploits Women”

Published: Monday 9th Nov 2015 by David


‘America’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 22 beauty Mame (above) is currently on course to becoming one of the show’s fastest rising stars.

Unfortunately, she now stands as one of many ‘Top Models’ who have received a warning from one of its past winners.

What she’s telling them.

Beware of Tyra

Ms. Angelea Preston won the 17th cycle of the hit TV show but soon found herself working as an escort when editing on the series worked against her.

She shared:

Tyra exploits women, period. Once she gets out what she wants from you, then you’re done to her. You’re nothing. She preaches on TV that she’s just like you, that she helps girls, but she doesn’t help girls. She exploits them. Nobody wanted to work with me after the show.  was labeled a bitch and super ghetto, so when I would walk into agencies, a lot of them recognized me from the show. The show exploited my personality in such a negative way that it stopped my career from flourishing.

Unable to work Preston supported herself by working as an escort and soon learned that the show’s production company  had discovered her secret.

Then, under the guise that they were concerned about her well-being offered her a spot on their All Star season following what she describes as an “intervention.”

Alas, the network stripped her of a title when they discovered what she says production already knew and she now claims Tyra did nothing to support her when that happened.

I think why they took it from me, is because it makes their show look like the crock of **** that is. If I had escorted before I came on the show, they would have used it to further exploit me. They would say, ‘Hey, she was an escort, but we put her on America’s Top Model, and we made her great.’ But because it happened after, how could they say their show created such a great opportunity for me, when it didn’t? It lead me into a path that I wasn’t supposed to travel down, coming off a show like that.

It gets worse.

For, Preston also claims that after feeling extremely ill on set she woke up to find Banks sitting before asking her if she was OK. She wasn’t. Why?

The model claims that show runner Ken Mok hid the medication that had been sent to her so that he could capture the dramatic episode on camera.

Reps from the show are yet to respond.

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  1. Credits November 9, 2015

    I stopped watching this show years ago but it is becoming a pattern for these reality stars to blame the editing in how they are portrayed on TV. It’s not the editing…IT’S YOU.

  2. Visitor November 9, 2015

    Nasty but not shocking.

  3. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 9, 2015

    I just can’t with Tyra. I believe EVERY word. On the other hand, I still cannot believe this beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent, and professional woman stood before America as one of the top 5 candidates for Miss USA 2015 and placed 5th…even though she CLEARLY gave the BEST answer out of ALL women when asked her finalist question. The funniest thing to me too is that a Hispanic woman placed 2ND after all the hideous trolling Trump did before the event aired. If that’s not racism rearing its ugly head, then I don’t know what is.

  4. Lorax November 9, 2015

    I believe it.

    Tyra Banks has always come across as a false, pretentious bītch to me who thinks she is God’s gift to the world of modelling and this isn’t the first time that a model from the show (winner or not) has echoed the same sentiments about her.

    That’s why I Love my Girl, Naomi Campbell. I don’t believe she was the way Tyra made her out to be either… either way, Naomi DRAGGED that ass through the dust and left her scavenging for breadcrumbs, she knew Tyra was a fake, egomaniacal cow who loved to play innocent!!!

  5. MUSICHEAD November 9, 2015

    The choices a person makes always reveals their true character. The fact that this woman blames Tyra for her CHOICE to become an escort out of all the things she could have done shows that she is an opportunist and likes playing the victim role. I do believe Tyra takes a hands off role after these models leave her show but so what? Tyra is not a modeling agency, she is just a public platform to begin your career. The rest is up to the girls. I believe this model’s bad choices and bad attitude is why she is where she’s at today. WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU (in my Tyra voice) lol.

  6. The George Patterson November 9, 2015

    All reality TV shows exploit all of its cast. If you don’t like it, don’t do reality TV. This should be common sense by now. You could always get your modeling, acting, or music career without a camera following your every move. At this point people should go into reality TV with a plan. I’m not saying Tyra’s an angel, but I blame the cast. “Take responsibility for yourself”


  7. shakira stan November 9, 2015

    Naomi is the only black super model ,Tyra’s career was a joke .Yes she became richer due to having a sharper business sense but she will never be a super model .

  8. shakira stan November 9, 2015

    And she even looks fatter than Beyonce currently

  9. Barb-wire November 9, 2015

    Haux sit! Dumb trick out here doing the absolute most. You won bit¢h, now you wanna be spoon fed? I hope Tyra won’t respond to this cheap escort.

  10. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy November 9, 2015

    Girl, you went on REALITY TV! As I am sure the production staff edited you for a more dramatic role, it was still your actual behavior; there are only so many sound bites they can use. It was YOU who decided to behave in such a way; they can’t make up altercations you had with the other girls. At the end of the day, reality tv is a business geared to make a profit.

  11. livelovelaugh November 9, 2015

    I find it funny how she’s the only top model winner to say something negative about tyra. I’ve seen a lot of winners and contestants in magazines, TV shows, etc. I believe she made herself look that way on tv. Editing doesn’t even do that much, esp. When she had an attitude in like every episode. Plus, she was likeable period.

    • The Truth November 9, 2015

      The very first one talked bad about her Adrianne Curry said that the production didn’t keep its promises and Tyra got ghost

  12. livelovelaugh November 9, 2015

    * I meant she wasn’t likeable

  13. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy November 9, 2015

    Shoutout to Mame who looks like a sun kissed, chocolate-American, goddess. God wasn’t playing when he made her

  14. What now November 9, 2015

    This is so f****** disgusting! I do believe wat she is saying is true, bc Tyra is all about herself (refer to her talk show if u don’t believe moi) and ANTM is nothing but an American Idol for beautiful ppl gimmick. Tyra is just the face when it reality it’s Covergirl’s decision-making that decides on the winner and losers. IDK y ppl do reality TV knowing that is going 2 b most likely the outcome.

  15. Ciah’s Turtle November 9, 2015

    who cares

  16. JanStan November 9, 2015

    Wait. So let me get this right. She only had 2 career options? Supermodel or w****? Every fast food job, call center, retail outlet was completely staffed? What she does for a living is her business but the nerve to blame someone else for making her a w**** BECAUSE she didn’t become a supermodel. BS on a godly level. Fux this bish.

  17. mario November 9, 2015

    First off ANGELEA did not win her cycle so the source is already wrong. ANTM is only a plat form not a free ticket to be A list.

  18. Danny Bey November 9, 2015

    Then how do you explain the successes of Yaya DeCosta, Eva Pigford, Tocarra Jones, Whitney Thompson? JUST to name a few. Bish shuddup.

  19. Juan1n4Mil1i0n November 9, 2015

    Lol, you people believe anything. But real fans of the show will know that Angelea was NOT a winner in any season of Top Model. She wasn’t depicted as a b**** either, she was lazy and everyone knew it. It’s no ones fault that she began to escort, Eva was depicted in a way more negative light and she still got booked. even Tiffany (we were all routing for you) became successful after the show and even worked for Tyra… Bye Angelea

  20. Janet January 20, 2016

    Angela was super ghetto and a b****, and now she has to escort to pay bills? Why not get a job or go to school? People who stay blaming others for their problems usually stay at the bottom.

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