Tyra Banks 'does NOT like women,' former ANTM co-star Janice Dickinson claims amid accusations host is a 'mean girl'

FORMER America's Next Top Model panelist Janice Dickinson claimed Tyra Banks "does NOT like women" amid accusations the host is a "mean girl."

The supermodel has come under fire for her treatment of cast and crew during her ANTM days, after another co-host Jay Manuel said Tyra refused to speak to him after he took a hiatus from the show.



During an interview with David Yontef on his podcast Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef, Janice talked about her time being a judge at ANTM and revealed that Tyra also didn't like her.

She told David: "It was working on Tyra's show, sitting on that panel for incredibly long hours waiting for them to get their acts together.

"It was wonderful in the aspects that they flew us to marvelous places all around the world, like South Africa, Tokyo, Italy, France. We went to a lot places but sitting next to Tyra for hours and hours can be daunting because she didn't really like me. We didn't really get along.

"She didn't do Vogue and I did Vogue, I reminded her of that all the time and I didn't treat her like a producer. She would say 'But I'm a producer' and I was like 'Yeah, right, whatever.' Had I realized that the pick of each show was the choice of Covergirl, which handed out the certificate, money, and campaign – it was chosen by Covergirl and not the judges.

"When I found that out, I was kinda resistant to talk anymore because they wouldn't take my valuable words of wisdom and apply it to who should win and who should lose."



She further claimed that she never got a raise with every season, and further claimed: "If you want to get in with Tyra, you, compliment her 24/7.

"And you know, you just have to be able to put up with that type of woman who only likes gay men.

"She did not like me. She didn't like other women. She loved only like gay men."

Not only were Janice, 66, and Tyra, 47, co-workers on the runway, they worked together while they did ANTM.

Janice was a judge for the first four cycles of the show before she got fired and replaced with Twiggy.


Many others, like Jay Manuel and Lisa D'Amato, have spoken up about their negative experiences with Tyra during the iconic modeling competition.

Most recently, Naomi Campbell also spoke out against Tyra as she shared an article by the entertainment site The Things with the headline: "Here's Why Fans Are Starting To Think Tyra Banks Is The Real Mean Girl, Not Naomi Campbell."

The article makes certain points, including past incidents involving Tyra's show America's Next Top Model.

The TV personality would face harsh backlash for these past incidents and others, and eventually apologized on Twitter, saying, "Been seeing the posts about the insensitivity of some past ANTM moments and I agree with you.

"Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and am sending so much love and virtual hugs."

Naomi has also been accused of being difficult to deal with, but both models have butted heads in the past, especially while working on photoshoots together.

Tyra went on to become the host of Dancing With The Stars where she replaced Tom Bergeron, much to the audience's distaste.

Fans of the show were quick to criticize Tyra, with one person writing: "Holey Moley Tyra is HORRIBLE. @ABC call an audible and bring back Tom and Erin RIGHT NOW. #DWTS29 is not worth watching."

An additional person wrote of the new DWTS host: "It's called Dancing With the Stars, not the Tyra show. It's not all about you honey @tyrabanks."

One Twitter user asked: "Tyra's only gonna host this season right? This isn't for her sorry. Bring back Tom and Erin."

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