'Dad Bods' are going viral again thanks to Tyra Banks: 'It's time to celebrate the thick fellas'

Tyra Banks celebrates “thick fellas.” (Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks celebrates “thick fellas.” (Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Tyra Banks has nothing but respect for the big-and-tall set.

While the America’s Next Top Model host has long championed curves, plus-size male models finally got their due with the Feb. 27 episode. Banks challenged her female contestants to collaborate with a group of brawny men, who proved that you don’t need six-pack abs to seduce the camera or put a smize in Banks’s eyes.



Though one contestant, Rio, complained about working with “fat-ass dudes,” Banks’s latest tweets prove that she’s here for the “dad bod.”




She also thanked “brawny lil’ boo boo” Zach Miko, the first brawny model at IMG Models, for appearing on the episode.

The show of support inspired many men to celebrate their bodies and send in photos — some of which were more “suitable for work” than others. Women also chimed in to praise the body-positive message and share their own love of fuller figures.






Maybe all this love for “thick fellas” will result in a special cycle just for them? We know a few guys ready to compete…

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