*Tyra Banks’s new daytime talk show “The Fab Life” will debut on more than 70 percent of television stations in the country this fall, and while production on the show has yet to begin, there’s already drama behind-the-scenes between veteran host Tyra Banks and model Chrissy Teigen.
Page Six exclusively reports that Banks and Teigen were “barely speaking” after the pilot for the show filmed last year.
“You never put two supermodels on the same show together,” said a TV insider of the rift. “Especially when one’s more than 10 years younger than the other.”
Of Banks, 41, and Teigen, 29 — who is married to singer John Legend and also stars on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” — the source said:
“They are so different. Tyra thinks about everything. She thinks about what to say, down to when to move her arm. Chrissy is from the new school, where she says whatever she wants.”
Banks “will lead a panel of diverse lifestyle experts” on her upcoming lifestyle chat show, co-hosted by Chrissy and including former Elle creative director and current Yahoo Style Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley. The panel will welcome celebrity guests and offer content to “motivate the audience to make their lives more fun and beautiful.”
Banks, who will also serve as executive producer of the show, recruited Zee, but ABC encouraged her to cast Teigen as a “social media expert.”
“Don’t look for her and Chrissy to co-host many segments together,” a source told Page Six.
A different source denied there’s any drama between the two women, saying it’s “a love fest” between Tyra and Chrissy.
“If Tyra had a problem with Chrissy, she wouldn’t be on the show,” said the source. “They’re friends there’s no drama.” As evident by Tyra’s Tweet below.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) June 13, 2015