Tyra Banks Says Adieu

Hardbeatnews, NEW YORK, N.Y., Weds. Dec. 7, 2005: Clad in fiery red underwear festooned with multi-colored ribbons, renown supermodel Tyra Banks sashayed down the runway for the last time last night.

Banks, who is retiring from modeling at the top of her game, held a diamond-topped staff with a ‘V’ sign as she made her final appearance at the highly anticipated Victoria Secret fashion show.

There were no tears of joy, only smiles, as Banks and the other models made their final walk down the runway, before lining the top to dance and kick-up their feet to the infectious rhythm of ‘I Want Candy.’

The model, turned talk show host and TV producer, had earlier graced the stage with a sexy black ensemble and purple and turquoise two-piece panty and bra set, decorated with black costumed jewels.

The show, dubbed ‘the sexiest night of television,’ aired nationally on CBS TV at 10 p.m. last night and featured many of the models in skimpy but sexy lingerie that left little to the imagination. Viewers in Salt Lake City, however, had to wait until 12:35 a.m. to see the show since it was prempted by KUTV at primetime.

Performers include Puerto Rico’s Ricky Martin, who helped add sizzle to the show with a group of lingerie-clad dancers, who bumped and gyrated with the singer to his new song, ‘Drop It On Me,’ from the ‘Life’ album.

Multi Grammy winner Seal also performed as his wife, model Heidi Klum, strutted her stuff, blowing kisses to him from the catwalk.

Meanwhile, Bajan-born singer, Rihanna’s hot single, ‘Pon de Replay,’ was among the songs the models strutted down the runway to last night. The show also gave viewers a free backstage pass; with Klum taking viewers on a tour of what exactly goes into making the night a success.

The show returned after a one-year hiatus. – Hardbeatnews.com