Tyra Banks Waving Goodbye To Her Weave

Monday, Aug 17, 2009  |  Updated 5:30 PM EDT
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Tyra Banks Waving Goodbye To Her Weave

Tyra Banks is getting rid of the weave.

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Tyra Banks is saying "So long!" to her lovely lengthy locks temporarily.

The supermodel-turned-television mogul will ditch her bouncy mane for the season premiere of "The Tyra Banks Show," a rep for the talk show confirmed to Access Hollywood.

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Tyra will reveal to viewers her "natural hair" on the program's Season 5 premiere, which is set to air September 8 on The CW.

"This season on 'The Tyra Show' we're taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they've got and be proud," Tyra said in a statement. "For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that - no fake hair, I'm rocking my REAL hair."

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Tyra is hoping her de-weavement will encourage others to show off what their mamas gave them.

"This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we're declaring National Real Hair Day," Tyra's statement continued. "We welcome everyone to go natural with me!"

And the star will also be stepping out of her tailored clothes too. She recently ventured to Union Square in New York City, to tape a segment for her show while dressed in a flesh colored body suit and just a scarf on her head.

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This isn't the first time the media mogul has gone natural for her show. In January 2007, Tyra took to her talk show stage in the same bathing suit tabloid photographers previously caught her wearing on vacation, and which magazines printed while criticizing her weight.

"Luckily I'm strong enough and I have a good support system… so I can overcome these attacks. But if I had lower self esteem I would probably be starving myself, right now," Tyra told her audience at the time. "But that's exactly what's happening to women all over this country. So I have something to say: To all of you that have something nasty to say about me, or other women that are built like me, women who sometimes or all the time look like this, women whose names you know, women whose names you don't, women who've been picked on, women whose husbands put them down, women at work or girls in school, I have one thing to say to you, kiss my fat a**."

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