Tyra Banks gets raw and real about the dark side of the fashion industry

Tyra Banks has released a video titled "The UpriXing Begins" — about her experience as a supermodel in promotion of her new business venture ModelLand — “A place where everyone can live the ultimate modeling fantasy.” Banks tells Yahoo Entertainment, "The video is almost me going back in time and being able to say every single thing I wanted to say but couldn’t."

She also talks about the painful memories during the early years of her modeling career. "In between every fashion show and every photo shoot I’m on the phone with my agent and being told no, I can’t do something because of the color of my skin." Banks credits her mother for keeping her motivated and helping her find the strength to push forward, and create shows like "America's Next Top Model."