Tyra Banks is ready to admit she isn’t perfect, but she also refuses to let the haters get her down.
The Dancing With the Stars host shared a response to the backlash she’s gotten on TikTok: "Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing with the Stars … and yeah, it wasn't perfect. Yeah, I had a lot of fun but I messed up, I said the wrong words, but I kept, kept going."
Banks likened her response to that of contestant Skai Jackson, who made a misstep during her samba with Alan Bersten. "She got back up and she kept going, and because of that she's here for another week," Banks said. "So the message is: I messed up this week, Skai messed up this week, but we're gonna keep on going and going."
"Forgive yourself when you mess up and keep going," Banks concluded.
The 46-year-old has been in hot seat since replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as host for season 29 of DWTS.
She previously told People of her hosting duties: "Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest shows on TV, with a huge audience, and I really respect that. I can't come in with a battering ram and try to change everything. That would be a bad business decision and dumb leadership. So I'm not doing that. […] I have respect for him. And when the network called me, I sat on it for a very long time, because I knew what Tom had done. The host is the ringmaster. And I thought, 'Can I bring something fresh and exciting?' I called my mama and she said, 'You need to do this.' So I'm going to bring what I bring!