In a new interview on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan, Tyra, 42, admitted she's still "very scared of" Naomi, 46, after the supermodel bullied her during her early modeling days. According to Tyra, Naomi felt threatened by the younger star's quick rise to success.
Tyra and Naomi in November 2005. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The industry was saying, 'Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place,'" the former America's Top Model star began. "So, you know, it wasn't fair to Naomi, but her response, to this day, was... I'm very scared of her."
"I don't want to go too deep into the past, but it was very difficult, very, very. Some of the lowest times of my life I'm dealing with that," Tyra continued. "She reacted strongly, but I [now] kind of understand where that was coming from inside of her."