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October 16th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Model/Mogul Tyra Banks empowers young women with TZONE foundation, talks about raising money through 'Flawsome Ball'

From supermodel to super-mogul, Tyra Banks was one of the first African-American models to be on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" and top runway shows like Victoria Secret. She went on to create and produce the hugely successful TV competition "America's Next Top Model" and even hosted her own daytime talk show.

Tyra has also created the TZONE Foundation to empower young women and teach them career developing tools. It gets a permanent new home with a newly constructed Girls' Club here in New York City.

Now, she's in New York to raise the money for that center with a "Flawsome Ball," which is going to happen on Thursday night.

This morning on "Starting Point," Tyra Banks joins Soledad and the "Starting Point" team to explain the motivation behind the "Flawsome Ball" and why it's important to get across a message of acceptance to young women.

Filed under: Women empowerment
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  1. hesea

    so it's not about issues, it'a high school popularity contest?

    October 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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