Tyra Banks is continuing to hit back against tabloid critics who attacked her recent weight gain.
The former supermodel, who told PEOPLE magazine "I still feel hot," despite adding 30 pounds to her frame, appeared on her talk show wearing the swimsuit which started the cruel headlines.
Banks emotionally talked to her viewers, telling them that her strong self-confidence made her able to deal with the taunts. She went on to speak out against anyone who makes women feel unattractive because of their size.
She said, "Luckily, I'm strong enough and I have a good enough support system. I love my Mama, and she has helped me to be a strong woman so I can overcome these kinds of attacks, but if I had a lower self-esteem, I would probably be starving myself right now. That's exactly what is happening to other women all over this country."
The former Victoria Secret model addressed people who "have something nasty to say about women who are built like me ... women who have been picked on, women whose husbands put them down, women at work or girls at school - I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat a--."
The beauty added that in her top modeling days, she was up to 20 and 30 pounds heavier than other top models.
The tabloid media has dedicated much space to Banks' weight gain, showing an unflattering picture of her in a swimsuit in Australia below headlines such as "Thigh-ra Banks" and "America's Next Top Waddle."