Tyra Banks has long been one of the most recognizable supermodels in the world, and now she's setting her sights on becoming one of the biggest makeup moguls as well with her cosmetics line, Tyra Beauty.
"We are making people be their own bosses," Banks told ET's Kevin Frazier in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. "I have people that come and join our army of beautytainers and they're making their money, they're doing their thing. Some are retiring their husbands, some are just having a little extra spending money, but I really want to empower people to be the CEOs of their lives."
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Banks told ET that life since welcoming her son has been "heaven," even when he tires her out.
"Even just last night, I picked him up out of his crib ... and I'm like, 'I know I'm not supposed to, he's sleeping all night,' but I just picked him up and I just held him for 20 minutes at three in the morning, knowing I had to be here bright eyed for a photoshoot,” she gushed of her baby boy. "It's that love."
"My team is very empowered and we're doing really well. Even when he was born, we were doing so well and I wasn't even there," Banks recounted. "It just goes to show, surround yourself with really strong people and empower them and they can really truly be successful."
One person she's enjoyed surrendering herself is Asla, who is also Banks' most trusted photographer.
"It's so nice to be able to do things together. Because we love each other, I can be like, 'I hate this shot, what is this?' and he can be like, 'You stand there and you stare into my camera.' I'm like, 'I don't want to!' and he's like 'You stay there!'” Banks shared “I would never let some photographer talk to me that way, and he would never let some model talk to him that way, but because we're family it's easy."
"There's ways of doing it traditionally and there's ways of doing it non-traditionally and we have to embrace it all," Banks said of the difficult industry. "But, I also warn the models of now, the supermodels of now, that they're going to be pissed in thirty years."