TYRA CONFRONTS PORN DOPPELGANGER BANXXX The woman who has been making TYRA BANKS' life a misery came face-to-face with the supermodel on her TV chat show. Adult film star TYRA BANXXX (corr) stunned the model/TV star when she appeared on the front cover of porn industry magazine Xtreme, dressed up to look like the real Tyra. In a taped segment on her daily show, which will air on Thursday (06OCT05), Banks confronted her doppelganger and declared she's taking her name back. Banks also told Banxxx, whose real name is ALANA, how shocked she was upon first hearing that the Xtreme magazine cover girl was using her name. She says, "For a second I was like, 'Did they put my head on someone else's body?' I thought that it really did look like me. "The first thing that went through my head... It wasn't anger, it was more of a curiosity, and an empathy like, 'Where does this girl come from... And what led her to this?'" Banxxx has agreed to retire her name, insisting she never intended to offend her heroine. She tells the real Tyra, "Growing up, everyone always said I should be a model and everyone said I looked like you... You're an inspiration to me." By way of thanks for letting the name go without legal action, Banks has offered to help her doppelganger escape the adult film world and find employment in another field.
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