Tyra Banks Defends Her Unique ‘DWTS’ Dress After It Was Compared to a Dinosaur

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Tyra Banks is speaking out to defend the unique dress that she wore on Dancing With the Stars this week.

The dress became a viral meme with people comparing the look to a dinosaur from Jurassic Park. The film’s Twitter account even tweeted out a “who wore it best?” poll!

Tyra defended the Julian Mendez Couture look while appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night (September 29).

Click inside to find out what she said…

“Different is what? Better,” Tyra said. “I don’t have time to be normal in a pretty dress, because nobody is going to say anything about a pretty dress. You’ve got to push it and go for it.”

“My stylist was like, ‘Yeah, we did know that you looked like a lizard before the social [memes] started,’” she added.

Tyra also talked about the story behind the dress while chatting with E! News‘ Daily Pop.

“There’s a base of that dress. It looks like a normal, beautiful dress from the ’90s,” she said. “Then I go on the stage in front of the audience and everybody, and I put on the wing thing. And everybody was like, ‘Oh!’ because they thought the first thing was the normal dress.”

“I call it Victoria’s Secret wangs. It’s not wings. It’s got an ‘A,’” she jokingly said. “That’s how we did it.”

Check out a recap of all the scores from this week’s episode of DWTS.

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