Banks goes undercover, dresses as man


Last year, Tyra Banks donned heavy padding to experience the world as a 350-pound woman. Now the talk-show host has gone undercover as a man in a rapper's posse.

Banks, 32, was stripped of her supermodel looks to become a guy for an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show" that is set to air Nov. 13.

"I actually had a suit thing that went over me that made me have pecs and, like, a six-pack," Banks, who underwent five hours of preparation for the transformation, told AP Radio in a recent interview.

"And I was so muscular that it covered all of that breast tissue underneath it. We had to give me like, a heavier brow bone and a man's chin and bone structure."

Though she became manly enough to infiltrate Chingy's entourage, her voice was a giveaway.

"Chingy kept saying that my voice was way too high and I had to fix it, so I would go, like, 'You know, what's up? ... You know, you lookin' kinda good,"' said Banks, speaking in a low, gruff tone.

Banks' get-up fooled a young woman, who gave her a bit of a surprise.

"She kissed me," Banks said. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, that was really weird.' She ran up and kissed me 'cause she thought that kissing me would get her closer to Chingy."