iVillage Woman of the Week: Tyra Banks

Each week we pick one woman who's done something to make us proud.

This week we're loving Tyra Banks. She's gone above and beyond her usual fierceness and gained tons of well-deserved positive attention.

For the season premiere of The Tyra Show, she ditched her signature weave and showed off her natural hair. The episode focused on showcasing natural beauty and healthy body image, and Tyra talked to women with insecurities about their hair.

Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model premiered Wednesday night, and Tyra showed that she's an equal-opportunity employer – and in the modeling world that means giving short girls a chance! The new contestants are all under 5'7, and Tyra's showing the fashion world that models don't have to be super-tall to rule the catwalk.

And Tyra also went head-to-head with notorious blogger Perez Hilton, saying that if he stopped bad-mouthing celebrities' underage children, she'd have him as a guest judge on ANTM. Too bad Perez broke the deal this week by trashing Tallulah Willis. Maybe he should go into our Celeb Time Out!

What celeb are you loving this week? Chime in below!

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