Tyra Banks makes it her mission to help women on her daily talk show, but she didn’t always exhibit such model behavior.

“In elementary school, I was the mean girl,” she tells OK!. “I would kick girls out of our group and make them go play with the non-popular kids.


"I was pretty bad,” she confessed.

Tyra, 34, whose DVD The Clique hits stores Nov. 18, blames her brother for her conduct.

“He was such a bully that I used to get my power back at school,” said the host America’s Next Top Model and the Tyra Banks Show.

So, what changed? Tyra turned into a tall, skinny teenager!

“I became the freak, the weirdo that everyone would stare at,” she said.

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