Tyra Banks keen to teach 'smizing'

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is keen to teach a top sportsman to “smize” so he looks good in pictures.

The supermodel attended a gala to celebrate TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Among them is basketball star Jeremy Lin, who attended Harvard university. Tyra recently graduated from the business school there, and revealed her excitement when she realised Jeremy was also a student at the establishment.

He has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Tyra is sure she can help him improve his poses.

“It’s funny, he went to Harvard, and I went to the business school, and my last couple of days, I was in the student store and his cover of Sports Illustrated was up [on the wall]. And one of my friends was like, 'Oh my god! He used to go here!' And I was like, 'Are you serious? He’s the phenomenon!' So I took a picture with his picture and tweeted it, so it would be nice to teach him how to smize [Tyra’s word for smiling with the eyes]. Especially if he’s not been having a good game,” she told The Cut.

Tyra is behind the reality show America’s Next Top Model and recently caused controversy when she decided against renewing the contracts of Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel – who have all appeared on the show since it began.

She’s tried to explain her reasons for the shake-up.

“We've reached a point where we feel that the show just needs a new boost, and there's a lot of people that go into that decision, and it's very difficult because I love [Nigel Barker, J. Alexander, and Jay Manuel], and, I mean, they're my guys. They've been there since the beginning of the show. But they'll still be there because my partner Ken Mok and I, we have projects that we're developing and we're a family, so it doesn't end,” she told Access Hollywood.

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