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May 22, 2003 - Tyra Banks spoke with Extra TV about her new UPN show saying, "It's not really like a reality show, because we're showing their lives 24-7. But we're also creating a real star. This person is going to be famous for years." Watch a video clip here.

May 22, 2003 - Tyra Banks was on Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday night to promote her new UPN show. Check out a transcript on the forums.

May 21, 2003 - Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly did a humorous Q&A with Tyra Banks and asked her what's a bigger faux pas for a contestant: a bad bikini wax or a runway wipeout? "Wiping out on the catwalk. You can put a little concealer on a bad wax job and it'll cover up the redness, but you can't really retouch busting your ass on the runway." Read more.

May 21, 2003 - Tyra Banks was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday night to plug her new UPN show. Tyra revealed that she's now 143 pounds. She explained, "Most models my height, I'm 5'10", they're about 120. When I started modeling I was about 118, but I was 17 years old, so. I was thin and young." Read more.

May 20, 2003 - Tyra Banks was on MTV's Total Request Live on Monday to promote her new series on UPN. She also critiqued some aspiring models on the show. Check out a transcript here.

May 19, 2003 - Us Weekly reviewed Tyra Banks' new UPN series 'America's Next Top Model', giving it two stars -- "Looks great, less filling." Apparently the women are hot, but there's no catfights or drama queens.

May 17, 2003 - Tyra Banks will be on MTV's TRL on Monday (May 19), the Late Night with Conan O'Brien, BET's 106 and Park, and The View on Tuesday (May 20) and Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday (May 21). 

May 17, 2003 - Maxim magazine announced their 'Hot 100' for 2003 list, where Tyra Banks was listed at #38. Christina Aguilera topped the list. Check out the entire list here.

May 16, 2003 - Tyra Banks was on hand for the 2003-2004 UPN Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday (May 15). Check out pictures from GettyImages

May 14, 2003 - Tyra Banks, joined the Kidd Kraddick morning show on Monday to talk about her latest gig on the new, if not original, TV reality show America's Next Top Model. Audio at kiddlive.com has since been removed.

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